2020-2021 NBA Eastern Conference Odds
|New York Knicks||+25000||+25000|
The 2020-21 NBA season is expected to begin on December 22nd, 2020. If everything goes according to plan, the condensed 72-game schedule will conclude in May. The playoffs should end in July 2021 in time for the Summer Olympics. Of course, this isn’t exactly set in stone as Covid-19 has created much uncertainty.
Many things remain up in the air. We can even expect more player moves in the lead-up to the new season. As this is being written, it appears that James Harden will be on the move with Brooklyn being the likely destination. This will almost certainly force bookmakers to adjust their Eastern Conference Championship odds. Brooklyn is already getting a lot of respect from bookmakers. They have the second-best odds to win the Eastern Conference.
Speaking of odds, the Milwaukee Bucks are the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals in 2021. Their championship aspirations were recently given a boost when the team added Jrue Holiday and Bogdan Bogdanovic to a roster that already boasts 2019-21 season MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Boston Celtics (+550), Miami Heat (+700), and Toronto Raptors (+750) will also generate plenty of futures betting action. The next level really only consists of the Philadelphia 76ers who are listed at +1350. The odds start to dip into long-shot territory after that. The Hawk, Pacers, and Magic chime in at +5500 while the Wizards sit at +6500. Bookmakers don’t expect too much out of Charlotte, Chicago, or Detroit. They are all listed at +10000 while the Cavs and Knicks are both sitting at +13000.
If you are interested in betting on who will win the 2020-21 Eastern Conference championship, you can have a gander at the most recent odds below. We will regularly update them throughout the regular season and into the playoffs.
2020-2021 NBA Western Conference Odds
|Los Angeles Lakers||+200||+140|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+260||+275|
|Golden State Warriors||+425||+1400|
|Portland Trail Blazers||+2200||+1600|
|New Orleans Pelicans||+3500||+3500|
|San Antonio Spurs||+15000||+8000|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||+4000||+20000|
The NBA is coming off a weird 2019-20 season in which the Covid-19 pandemic caused play to be suspended in March. Fortunately for basketball fans, the league was able to finish the season after play resumed in the NBA Bubble at the end of July. It took until October to finally crown the Los Angeles Lakers as the new NBA champions. A Western Conference team has now won five of the last seven championships.
The 2020-21 season is now upon us. While the NBA has slated December 22nd as the target date to start the season, those plans are subject to change as Covid-19 is still wreaking havoc. Nevertheless, bookmakers have already released their odds to win the NBA’s Western Conference championship. It should come as no surprise that the Lakers are favored. Bookmakers opened them at +175.
However, by no means is the Western Conference expected to be a one-horse race. At +225, the Los Angeles Clippers have high expectations. To say their recent playoff performance was disappointing would be an understatement. The once-mighty Golden State Warriors are also getting respect as they opened at +400 to win the west.
The Denver Nuggets opened at +900 while the Dallas Mavericks hit the boards at +1200. Anyone who made an early wager on the Rockets to win the Western Conference at +1000 is surely regretting their decision already. It looks like Houston’s championship window has slammed shut as Russell Westbrook and James Harden are leading an exodus out of the Lone Star State.
The Trail Blazers and Jazz both opened at +2000 while the Pelicans and Thunder opened at +3000 and +3500 respectively. After the Phoenix Suns at +4000, we have the long shots with Memphis (+8000), Minnesota (+10000), Sacramento (+12000), and finally the San Antonio Spurs (+12000). Some of these odds have already been adjusted, and there will almost certainly be more line moves leading up to and throughout the season. You can track the latest odds for the NBA Western Conference championship right here.