NBA Championship Futures: Odds, Trends Before Resumed Season Tips Off

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 @WILLIAMHILLUSCURRENT ODDS (7/30/20)
LOS ANGELES LAKERS+150 (3/2)
MILWAUKEE BUCKS+280 (14/5)
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS +350 (7/2)
HOUSTON ROCKETS 10/1
BOSTON CELTICS14/1
TORONTO RAPTORS 16/1
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS 22/1
DENVER NUGGETS30/1
DALLAS MAVERICKS30/1
MIAMI HEAT35/1
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER40/1
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS40/1
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS50/1
UTAH JAZZ50/1
INDIANA PACERS125/1
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES 300/1
BROOKLYN NETS350/1
SACRAMENTO KINGS 400/1
PHOENIX SUNS 400/1
SAN ANTONIO SPURS500/1
ORLANDO MAGIC500/1
WASHIN\GTON WIZARDS750/1

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 LAKERS32%
MILWAUKEE BUCKS16%
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS11%
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS6%
HOUSTON ROCKETS6%
DENVER NUGGETS5%
BOSTON CELTICS4%
UTAH JAZZ3%
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS3%
BROOKLYN NETS2%

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 LAKERS18%
LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS 9%
MILWAUKEE BUCKS9%
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS8%
BOSTON CELTICS7%
HOUSTON ROCKETS6%
UTAH JAZZ5%
PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS 5%
DALLAS MAVERICKS4%
DENVER NUGGETS4%

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