Now that the dust has settled from the NBA free-agent period fans and gamblers have the ultimate reshuffled deck. The NBA betting futures dynamics have been flipped. While Kyrie Irving joining the Clippers topped headlines it was hardly all that happened. Houston has joined the top tier favorites with the arrival of Russell Westbrook. Overall the NBA has a level of potential top tier parity that has never been seen before. Even with the typical overreactions and hype, the Association has not had so many would-be champions. Extending that is the fact that Golden State’s dynasty is over.
2019-20 NBA Championship Futures Odds
|Date and Time:||Sunday, September 8, 2019, 1 p.m. ET|
Westbrook Ready to Launch Rockets
Commencing with the arrival of Russell Westbrook have the Rockets emerged as a top NBA betting favorite. Westbrook was 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player and a two-time NBA First Team All-Star. Last year Westbrook scored 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists per game. Few players in the NBA bring a more complete game. James Harden is now rid of his hated teammate Chris Paul. Of course, Harden remains the ultimate scoring machine with 36.1 points per game. Harden is a five-time NBA first-team All-Star and 2018 Most Valuable Player.
A Not So Golden State of a Dynasty
Namely, the biggest loss of the Warriors was Kevin Durant departing for the Nets. It was necessary for Golden State to re-sign Klay Thompson to shore up the roster. Thompson is good but not a sportsbook needle mover. Consider his 21.5 points per game in 2018-19. Durant posted 26 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. All of which means Stephen Curry will carry more of the burden. Curry averaged 27.3 points per game last season. Additionally, he is a three-time first-team All-Star.
Who Rules LA?
Of great concern is which player and team will take over Los Angeles. LeBron James and the Lakers are old money. To illuminate James missed 27 games in 2018-19. When in the lineup he did manage 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 8.3 assists per game. By contrast, the Clippers are the hot new thing for NBA betting. Fashion that Kawhi Leonard single-handedly carried Toronto to the NBA title. Leonard averaged 30.5 points per game this past playoff season. His playoff three-point field goal percentage was 38%. Correspondingly Paul George is a sidekick that the Lakers and James lack.
Milwaukee To Make More Buicks
Above all the Bucks were among the quietest teams during the free-agent frenzy. Milwaukee focused on shoring up what they already had. Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez were locked into staying in Brew City. More emphatically both were seen as absolute musts for retention. Middleton averaged 18.3 points per game with a three-point percentage of 37.8 this season. Following that was Lopez with 12.5 points per game and a 36.5 three-point percentage. Giannis Antetokounmpo was named NBA Most Valuable Player with 27.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per tilt. Embracing this are gamblers betting Milwaukee to win the title.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Milwaukee Bucks to win NBA title!
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