After a long 141-day wait, the NBA will resume its season tonight in Orlando.
Before the Pelicans and Jazz tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, let’s view William Hill’s current 2019-20 NBA championship futures odds and trends. Additionally, here are the Eastern and Western Conference futures trends from earlier in the week.
When William Hill re-released its 2019-20 NBA championship futures in March, the Lakers were the favorites at 2/1. Los Angeles still atop the board, and its odds have lowered to +150 (3/2). The Bucks are next at +280 (14/5), followed by the Clippers at +350 (7/2).
Some teams have seen their odds in this market noticeably improve over the past month-plus, including a pair of Western Conference contenders in the Rockets (16/1 to 10/1) and Pelicans (60/1 to 40/1).
Besides the Lakers holding the status of title favorites, they also lead the way in both total number of tickets (18%) and total dollars wagered (32%). The biggest championship futures wager on Los Angeles as of now at William Hill is one Nevada bettor putting down $10,000 on Lakers 3/1 for a total potential payout of $40,000.
The Bucks rank second in total dollars wagered at 16% with the Clippers behind them at 11%, and each team has also captured 9% of the total number of tickets. Milwaukee has also drawn the largest 2019-20 NBA championship future bet thus far, when a New Jersey bettor placed $50,000 on Bucks 4/1 for a total potential payout of $250,000.
The only other team to rank in the top five in the two categories is the 76ers (22/1), as they’ve received 6% of both the total number of tickets and total dollars wagered.
Among the longer shots, two Western Conference teams have attracted noteworthy NBA championship futures.
A Nevada bettor put $1,000 on the Trail Blazers at 300/1 for a $301,000 potential total payout, while another Nevada bettor placed $2,000 on Mavericks 75/1 for a $152,000 potential total payout. Dallas and Portland currently have 30/1 and 50/1 odds respectively to win it all.
Check out William Hill’s latest 2019-20 NBA championship odds and trends below, which are available to bet in Nevada, New Jersey and Iowa.
|ODDS TO WIN 2019-20 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP @WILLIAMHILLUS||CURRENT ODDS (7/30/20)|
|LOS ANGELES LAKERS||+150 (3/2)|
|MILWAUKEE BUCKS||+280 (14/5)|
|LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS||+350 (7/2)|
|OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER||40/1|
|NEW ORLEANS PELICANS||40/1|
|PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS||50/1|
|SAN ANTONIO SPURS||500/1|
Top 10 Most Popular NBA Future Bets by % of Total $’s Wagered to win 2019-20 NBA Championship
|TO WIN 2019-20 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP @WILLIAMHILLUS||% of Total Dollars Wagered|
|LOS ANGELES LAKERS||32%|
|LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS||11%|
|PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS||3%|
Top 10 Most Popular NBA Future Bets by % of Total # of tickets to win 2019-20 NBA Championship
|TO WIN 2019-20 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP @WILLIAMHILLUS||% of Total # of Tickets|
|LOS ANGELES LAKERS||18%|
|LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS||9%|
|PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS||5%|
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