Following the trade of Anthony Davis from New Orleans to the Lakers NBA betting online perceptions have radically changed. LA sent the Pelicans Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first round draft picks. As a result, the gambling public has flipped its lid and pounded and Lakers all the way to the top of the futures board. Golden State opened as the NBA futures favorite for 2020 but is now the fourth choice. Milwaukee remained the second top pick to win the NBA title with Houston the third choice. Subsequently new and defending champion Toronto has dropped to fifth selection.
2019-20 NBA Futures Odds
Date and Time: Season Opens October 2019
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG: Los Angeles Lakers +260, Milwaukee Bucks +605, Houston Rockets 9/1, Golden State Warriors +650, Toronto Raptors +705, Los Angeles Clippers +1050, Philadelphia +1150, Boston Celtics +1250
Now with the NBA Draft and a summer of roster moves ahead action should be fluid. One of the players that may well be on his way elsewhere is Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors. Leonard is said to be a lead candidate to join the Clippers. Following that would be the possibility of yet another dramatic change of NBA betting online futures prices. As for the Raptors their fans should savor the moment. A repeat is looking less likely, even if Leonard stays.
Lake Show No Longer Dark
Fashion the putrid online wagering results of the Lakers last year. Los Angeles finished 37-45 straight up with only 35 payouts. Despite LeBron James arrival the year was wasted. As for James himself he was hurt much of the year and missed 27 games. However, the arrival of Davis has completely flipped the script. Davis will be entering his eighth NBA season in October. Ironically enough he missed 26 games this past season. But when on the floor he averaged 25.9 points per game. Certainly, the trade helps but sharps still question the Lakers viability.
On the whole the Bucks became one of the most popular teams on the board last year. Milwaukee lost only 31 out of 82 games against the spread. Additionally, they earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Bucks were 60-22 straight up. Milwaukee will have to endure a summer of regret. More emphatically they led the Raptors 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Only to lose four consecutive games and the series. Concurrently Golden State showed itself quite vulnerable and worn out. Bucks players, coaches and fans now realize the championship was there for the taking.
Houston head coach Mike D’Antoni has been haggling for an extension of his contract. Meanwhile top stars James Harden and Chris Paul are feuding. In fact, each player has demanded a trade. “Him or me” is the demand of the two teammates who no longer speak to each other. Hence the tumultuous Rockets are a shaky third pick.
Matchup to Watch
On this occasion the NBA betting online dynamics are quite unsettled. Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson could miss large chunks of the 2019-20 season. Increasingly there are several championship candidates.
NBA Betting Online Picks
In this situation the Bucks look like the most stable team and capable pick.
NBA Betting Online Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
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