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Toronto Raptors

Toronto Raptors' title chances rise to fifth-best in latest 2020 NBA Championship odds update

The defending World Champion Toronto Raptors may finally be getting the respect they deserve.

After starting off the year with 33/1 odds to win the 2020 NBA Championship, the Raptors have played themselves into a better position in the latest odds update according to BetOnline.

Toronto now holds a 16/1 chance at repeating as NBA Champions, joining the Boston Celtics, who have the same odds.

The Los Angeles Clippers started out the season with the best odds of winning the title at 3/1 but they now share those same chances as the Lakers, their in-arena rival.

The Milwaukee Bucks remain the favourite to come out of the Eastern Conference with their odds slightly improving to 9/2.

The Utah Jazz have seen the biggest fall going from 16/1 at the start of the season to 25/1. Donovan Mitchell had a message for all the doubters on social media following the Jazz's blowout loss to the Raptors on Sunday.

Considering the Raptors have had both Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry miss extended time due to injury, it's an encouraging sign that Vegas is now giving Toronto the respect many believe they deserve.

There's a lot to be still learned about the Raptors with a tough month of December coming up and it will be interesting to see if they can improve on their chances of a repeating in the betting world's eyes as we flip the calendar over to the new year.

2020 NBA Championship Odds
Teams Openings Odds Current Odds
1. L.A Clippers 3/1 3/1
2. L.A. Lakers 7/2 3/1
3. Milwaukee Bucks 7/1 9/2
4. Houston Rockets 7/1 9/1
5. Philadelphia 76ers 6/1 10/1
6. Toronto Raptors 33/1 16/1
7. Boston Celtics 25/1 16/1
8. Denver Nuggets 16/1 16/1
9. Dallas Mavericks 50/1 25/1
10. Utah Jazz 16/1 25/1

*Courtesy BetOnline

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