2020/21 NBA betting odds – Nets, Lakers and Clippers favourites

The 2020/21 NBA season is taking shape as we get ever closer to the play-offs, with the competing teams having now played a large number of matches and there are a growing number of sides who have already clinched a place in the final showdown at the end of the regular season.

In the Eastern Conference, the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have cemented a place in the play-offs and look set to be joined by sides such as Milwaukee Bucks and New York Knicks, while Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns were among the first teams to book their place in the Western Conference.

Who Are the 2020/21 NBA Betting Favourites?

Brooklyn Nets have been a standout basketball team in the Atlantic Division this season, landing 42 wins and suffering just 20 defeats, something which really marks them out as a dangerous contender and it’s little surprise that they are currently the outright betting favourites to win the 2020/21 NBA title.

However, this would be the first ever NBA triumph for the Nets and perhaps it will be one of the Los Angeles teams who end up landing the championship instead, with the LA Lakers and LA Clippers both having solid seasons which means they’re virtually guaranteed to be playing in the play-offs.

Which LA Team Have the Best Chance of Winning 2021 NBA?

The bookies currently think that LA Lakers have a marginally better chance of being crowned NBA champions, with Frank Vogel’s side having had an up and down campaign to date although they have been in a competitive Pacific Division and are still regarded as potentially stronger than the majority of other teams across the US.

However, the number of defeats have been substantial and maybe the LA Clippers are a better option as they look to challenge for their first ever NBA Championship title, with this side also expected to be clashing at the business end of the tournament.

Who Are the Other 2021 NBA Championship Favourites?

Utah Jazz have absolutely dominated the Northwest Division in the Western Conference and they could be serious contenders this time around, with Quin Snyder’s side playing some excellent basketball and they are closing in on a tenth division title although the last time they won a conference title was 1998.

Milwaukee Bucks have comfortably been the best team in the Central Division and perhaps they will double the number of NBA Championship titles under their belt, having previously triumphed in 1971.

Last season, the Toronto Raptors surprised everyone by winning the 2018/19 NBA title although the bookmakers take a dim view on whether the Canadian side can claim a consecutive victory during the 2019/20 season.

Betfair go as big as 40/1 that the champions retain their title, with the Raptors having beaten Golden State in the final last year after previously eliminating Milwaukee, Philadephia and Orlando.

Instead, the bookies are expecting an improved showing from the two Los Angeles teams this time around. The LA Clippers are a 3/1 chance with Ladbrokes and they will be looking to make a bigger impression in the playoffs this time around.

Last season, they were beaten 4-2 by Golden State Warriors who progressed to the final, although the operators are expecting them to go deeper this time around and they are considered as one of the best teams in the Western Conference.

As for Los Angeles Lakers, they could only manage tenth in the Western Conference last season although the bookies regard this as something of a blip and certainly respect their chances this time around.

Betfair offer a best price 4/1 that Head Coach Luke Walton guides them all the way to the title, with the Lakers only able to manage fourth place in the Pacific Division last season.

If the title isn’t going to be claimed by one of the LA teams, then perhaps Milwaukee are a team that can make a big impression and the Bucks were the outstanding team in the Eastern Conference when boasting a 60-22 record.

You can get a best price 6/1 about them this time around, with Milwaukee thrashing Detroit in the play-offs last season and also outclassing Boston before they fell short against the Raptors.

Philadelphia and Houston are next in the betting and both have strong enough credentials to make the playoff stage at the very least. The 76ers made it to the Conference Semifinals last season before that narrow defeat against Toronto and they’ll be keen to make amends.

As for Houston Rockets, they were another team who made the playoffs last season and went deep to the extent that they faced off against Golden State in the Conference semis before losing that match.

Golden State might be overpriced at 12/1 considering the Warriors performed so well last season and they were the standout team in the Western Conference after boasting a 57-25 record.

Steve Kerr’s side scalped some excellent teams en route to the NBA finals last season and will hope to draw on the disappointment in that final showdown to better effect this time around.


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