Handicapping 2020 NBA Championship Lines & Futures
Looking for 2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines & Handicapping Picks? The NBA season is still a ways away, but the bevy of free agent activity has led to a significant shift in the power dynamic across the league, altering futures odds significantly, making the board worthy of another glance.
Handicapping 2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines
Here’s a look at three favorites, two longshots, and two teams from the middle of the pack, with a recommended play from each category:
2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Los Angeles Clippers +325
The Clippers stunned the basketball world by adding Kawhi Leonard and Paul George seemingly (literally) overnight to make themselves the team with the biggest target on its back in the loaded Western Conference.
The duo dropped themselves into a prime situation with an owner willing to spend big and a roster that overachieved in a big way last season. There’s still some tinkering to be done with that roster, but they’re going to be a force in the West.
2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Los Angeles Lakers +500
The Lakers weren’t able to land a third major star in free agency, but Danny Green is a nice consolation prize to come into town along with Anthony Davis. Last year’s failures have already been forgotten as this team looks to get back into the postseason and beyond under new head coach Frank Vogel.
2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Milwaukee Bucks +550
Of all the uber-elite teams, the Bucks are in the best spot getting to play in the Eastern Conference. That makes their path to the NBA Finals the smoothest, and with the team effectively running back last year’s group that finished with the best record in the league and had a 2-0 edge in the Eastern Conference Finals, all signs point to this team continuing to play basketball into June.
The play: Milwaukee Bucks +550
2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Golden State Warriors +1300
It may not have been the transaction that drew the most headlines, but the Warriors made a really strong bid at replacing Kevin Durant by bringing in D’Angelo Russell to help fill in the scoring gap for both KD, and however much time Klay Thompson misses. Willie Cauley-Stein is also quietly a really high upside signing that can bring a new level of performance to a position that’s long been an afterthought on this roster.
2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Houston Rockets +1800
There’s a lot of trouble in paradise in Houston, with reports of stars James Harden and Chris Paul not getting along, but that could lead to bigger things for the Rockets if the team’s able to parlay a Paul trade into another piece to the championship puzzle (Russell Westbrook?).
Certainly nothing comes easy in the Western Conference these days, but the Rockets will surely be set up to succeed by Daryl Morey and co.
The play: Golden State Warriors +1300
2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Brooklyn Nets +4000
The Nets made some really splashy additions to their roster this offseason in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, but beyond the name recognition, there’s a lot to be considered about here, making it tough to see any sort of value in the Nets at their current price. Durant will be returning from an injury that’s incredibly tough to return from – one which he suffered very late in the season – and Irving has shown he can’t succeed as the No. 1 option.
2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines: Toronto Raptors +8500
The Raptors have been an afterthought this postseason, losing out on Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, and replacing him only with some low-risk value players at the wing. Even so, there’s a lot of championship-caliber talent on this roster, including a trio of All-Star caliber players in Kyle Lowry, Pascal Siakam, and Marc Gasol. Playing in the East means this team still has enough talent to at least compete for a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The play: Toronto Raptors +8500
All 2020 NBA Gambling Future Lines
- Philadelphia 76ers +1000
- Utah Jazz +1600
- Denver Nuggets +2000
- Boston Celtics +3000
- Portland Trail Blazers +3500
- Indiana Pacers +4500
- Dallas Mavericks +5500
- Miami Heat +6000
- San Antonio Spurs +7000
- Sacramento Kings +12500
- Orlando Magic +13500
- New Orleans Pelicans +15000
- Oklahoma City Thunder +17500
- Atlanta Hawks +20000
- Minnesota Timberwolves +25000
- Chicago Bulls +30000
- New York Knicks +30000
- Detroit Pistons +40000
- Memphis Grizzlies +50000
- Phoenix Suns +50000
- Washington Wizards +125000
- Charlotte Hornets +200000
- Cleveland Cavaliers +200000
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