Handicapping 2019 NBA Championship Lines & Futures
Looking for 2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines & Handicapping Picks? With the NBA draft now behind us, and the all the bottles having been popped following the Golden State Warriors’ third title in four years, it’s now time to look forward to what’s ahead in the 2018-19 season.
Handicapping 2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines
The big question entering the offseason is where will LeBron James end up? It’s amazing to think we’re going through this process again, but bettors that can predict his landing spot will gain a huge value on that team’s future odds when all is said and done.
Here’s a look at three favorites, three longshots, and three teams from the middle of the pack, with a recommended play from each category:
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Golden State Warriors +140
After cashing tickets for over bettors in three of the past four seasons while narrowly missing out on making it four in a row, the Warriors simply can’t be overlooked, even if there’s no value to be had for supporters.
Entering this offseason it sounds like there were some issues in the locker room that needed to be dealt with, but if Steve Kerr made it work a year ago, there’s no reason to believe he can’t pull it off again.
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Houston Rockets +550
The Rockets had the Warriors in their crosshairs before an injury late in Game 6 of the West Finals sidelined Chris Paul for the deciding Game 7. It sounds like there are some contract issues for Paul to work through this offseason, and LeBron James making the move to the Lone Star State seems unlikely, so there good be a dip in talent on this roster year over year.
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Boston Celtics +700
The Celtics have the making of a dynasty, getting to the East Finals and putting a scare in LeBron without the help of Kyrie Irving or Gordon Heyward. LeBron deciding to play in Bean Town seems unlikely, but the Celtics have enough talent to make it through the East even without him.
The play: Celtics +700
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Los Angeles Lakers +800
The Lakers certainly didn’t show enough last season to warrant this spot on the futures board. This pricing is entirely based on the suspicion that LeBron will choose to play in Los Angeles. Given the noise around the Ball family, though, that seems like a decision he’d be unlikely to make his public persona.
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Philadelphia 76ers +800
The Process finally paid some dividends a year ago, and it caught the attention of LeBron, who’s rumoured to be considering the City of Brotherly Love as a possible destination in 2018.
If the King does elect to join Joel Embiid and co. in Philly, that could provide some disappointing results as the current roster composition of the 76ers wouldn’t be great for a ball-dominant player of James’ ilk.
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Cleveland Cavaliers +2000
Each of the past four seasons the Cavaliers have resided near the top of the futures board alongside the Warriors, but the prospect of losing LeBron drops them down here. He is a Cleveland native, and has won a championship with the Cavs, so maybe the pull of his home town will keep him around a while longer, in which case, 20-to-1 odds is incredible value.
The play: Cavaliers +2000
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Toronto Raptors +7500
The Raptors had the best record in the East during the regular season, but again ran into a wall in the postseason in the form of LeBron James. If LeBron chooses to move to the West and the Raptors can make a move for a star player such as Paul George or Kawhi Leonard, they might just be the team to beat in the East.
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Milwaukee Bucks +8000
The Bucks have so much talent that it’s just a matter of time before everything comes together and they become a dominant force in the East.
2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Los Angeles Clippers +10000
LeBron is rumoured to want to play in Los Angeles. Does he choose to join the Lakers and endure the Ball family?
Or, does he write his own ticket with Clippers, and try to build what he can in blue, still playing his home games in the same stadium?
The play: Bucks +8000
All 2019 NBA Gambling Future Lines
- San Antonio Spurs +6000
- New Orleans Pelicans +6500
- Miami Heat +7500
- Minnesota Timberwolves +8000
- Oklahoma City Thunder +8000
- Washington Wizards +8000
- Utah Jazz +8000
- Denver Nuggets +10000
- New York Knicks +10000
- Indiana Pacers +15000
- Portland Trail Blazers +15000
- Phoenix Suns +30000
- Brooklyn Nets +50000
- Charlotte Hornets +50000
- Chicago Bulls +50000
- Detroit Pistons +50000
- Dallas Mavericks +50000
- Sacramento Kings +50000
- Atlanta Hawks +100000
- Memphis Grizzlies +100000
- Orlando Magic +100000
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