After a long pause in action, the NBA returns July 30th to close out their 2019-20 season. With all eyes on the NBA playoffs, which team is the favorite to win in the eyes of the oddsmakers at BetMGM sportsbook?
Three teams, per the oddsmakers, stand out among the pack with the shortest odds of winning this season’s NBA Championship. The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way and are the favorite among the postseason teams to be this year’s champion; they sit with the lowest odds at +250. But the Lake Show isn’t considered as a dominating favorite, as the Lakers are closely followed by the Milwaukee Bucks at +280 and the Los Angeles Clippers at +325.
New to the world of sports betting? At +250, the Lakers have an implied 28.57% chance of winning it all, or 5/2 in fractional odds. A $100 wager at +250 returns a $250 profit should they win the championship this season. The Bucks (26.32% at +280) and Clippers (23.53% at +325) round out the top three. From there, the odds get longer and quickly: The Houston Rockets (+1200 – bet $100, win $1,200) have implied odds of just 7.69% while the Boston Celtics (+1800 – bet $100, win $1,800) sit at 5.26%.