- The Los Angeles Lakers have the shortest odds at +225 Bovada to win the 2020 NBA Championship.
- The Milwaukee Bucks are listed with the shortest odds at BetOnline to win the 2020 NBA Finals with +250 odds.
- The Boston Celtics +1400 odds are the second shortest of any team in the Eastern Conference.
BOSTON – Now that the NBA’s All-Star Break is over teams and players now have their eyes set on making a postseason run. With much of the NBA season already in the book’s bettors should know the difference between pretenders and contenders for the 2020 NBA Championship.
Now is one of the best times to place a futures bet on top NBA teams to win the NBA Finals because once teams start to officially get eliminated from the playoff race the odds will become even shorter for elite teams this season.
Line shopping is one of the best ways to maximize your return at sportsbooks, especially with futures bets.
For example, at the online sportsbook BetOnline, the Milwaukee Bucks have the shortest odds to win the NBA Finals this year at +250. If you go over to Bovada, Milwaukee has the same odds (+250) but the Los Angeles Lakers have shorter odds (+225) at Bovada than the Bucks.
Boston Celtics Line Shopping
With the Eastern Conference being wide open this season a team that has longshot odds but a good chance at being in the NBA Finals are the Boston Celtics who are currently third in the East.
If rolling the dice on the Celtics, make sure you do some line research because they’re +1400 odds at BetOnline provide less on a return than the +1800 odds found at Bovada.
The Celtics have an excellent chance at making it to the NBA Finals this year with only the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks standing in their way.
Utah Jazz Line Shopping
A Western Conference team that must be line shopped is the Utah Jazz who currently has a grip on the fourth spot in the West with a 36-18 record. If betting on the Jazz futures odds take their +2000 odds found at BetOnline as opposed to the +1600 odds Bovada lists the Jazz at.
The Western Conference is the most competitive conference in the NBA, and it’ll be tough for the Jazz to overcome a team like the Los Angeles Lakers or the Clippers for a championship berth but they're certainly worth the gamble in the event they pull off the upset.
Getting the most profitable odds on your bets maximizes the potential money bettors can get back, so before these futures odds shift, make sure to place a bet sooner than later. Be sure to check at multiple NBA betting sites for the best possible odds on any futures bet.