Now that the dust has settled following the Milwaukee Bucks victory over the Phoenix Suns, which brought Giannis Antetokounmpo and co lead their team to a first NBA crown in over 50 years, it’s a good time to consider what next season’s title race has in store.
There’s been a lot of key movement in the postseason, with major figures trading up or down and others still unsure of their next locations. All of this has led to real fluctuations in the futures market, and with that in mind, we’ve isolated three teams to consider backing.
Some franchises have a great deal of repair work to do and others will just be looking to retain their top talent, which is easier said than done. This all plays a part in the NBA betting odds and as such you need to have your finger on the pulse, so as to be aware of any change, large or small, that occurs as this could have a great impact on your betting strategy.
Here are the three teams to put your sports betting bucks on before the new season starts.
L.A Lakers (+450)
Up until a couple of weeks ago the overwhelming favorites, the Brooklyn Nets, were miles ahead of their rivals but recent moves made by the Lakers elevated LeBron’s squad to be the Nets’ main competition. Carmelo Anthony was brought in alongside Dwight Howards and a plethora of new additions.
But chief among their captures has to be Russell Westbrook with the nine-time All-Star pick joining an ever-growing roster that should be able to go deep into the post season and help expunge the memory of a limp campaign last time around.
Phoenix Suns (+1300)
Yes they tasted heartache after going two games up in their final clash with the Bucks last month but their odds are deceptively long given the great form they showed. Their 51-21 regular season record was second only to Utah and star player Chris Paul doesn’t appear to be going anywhere.
The value of the 36-year-old can not be understated and the fact he is set to commit to a new four-year deal is great news for Monty Williams and odds this long are worth jumping all over.
Golden State Warriors (+1200)
It’s true that the Warriors have hit a slump over the past two seasons but their quality should not be ignored. Golden State hit five NBA finals in a row from 2015 to 2019 and that kind of form doesn’t vanish. Clearly Steph Curry is key to any hopes of a turnaround and the 33-year-old is very much in his prime and has it in him to lead the team back to the top.
It’s true that Steve Kerr doesn’t have a great deal of new talents from the offseason, yet, but there’s sufficient talent on his roster to really challenge.