Lakers the Favorite to Win 2020 NBA Championship, Attracting Most Futures Bets

The NBA title chase is currently headlined by three teams atop William Hill’s odds—the Los Angeles Lakers at 2/1, the Milwaukee Bucks at 11/5 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 3/1. Despite the short odds for each of those contenders, the public has not been shy backing them to win the 2020 NBA Finals. 

The Western Conference-leading Lakers are also No. 1 among all teams in total number of tickets at 16% and total dollars wagered at 24%. In the same city, the Clippers are tied for second in total number of tickets at 8% and rank third in total dollars wagered at 10%.

Over in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are on pace to finish with the best record in the NBA, and consequently have attracted 20% of the total dollars wagered along with 8% of the total number of tickets.

Among the longer shots to win it all, the Houston Rockets (16/1), Boston Celtics (18/1) and Philadelphia 76ers (40/1) have piqued the interest of bettors. The Celtics and 76ers have each received 7% of the total number of tickets, while Philly has also brought in 7% of the total dollars wagered along with the Rockets.

Last year’s NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors, currently sit at 18/1 to repeat, and have drawn in 3% of the total number of tickets and total dollars wagered.

You can explore William Hill’s current NBA title odds and the latest trends in the futures market below.

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