The latest odds to win the 2020 NBA championship have been released by Caesars Entertainment.
The top three favourites remain unchanged from prior to the season's suspension back in March.
LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers are the favourites to win the title followed by the Bucks and Clippers.
Some of the other most notable trends:
- The Houston Rockets have tied for the fourth-best odds overall despite sitting in sixth in the Western Conference.
- The Toronto Raptors have worse odds than the Boston Celtics despite holding a three-game lead for second in the East.
- The Brooklyn Nets are now 60-1 to win the title. Back in March - when it was presumed both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving would be out for the season - the Nets were 750-1.
- The Pelicans (50-1) and Blazers (75-1) have significantly better odds than the Grizzlies (500-1) despite trailing Memphis in the West.
|Lakers||2-1||1st in West|
|Bucks||11-4||1st in East|
|Clippers||13-4||2nd in West|
|Celtics||15-1||3rd in East|
|Rockets||15-1||6th in West|
|Raptors||17-1||2nd in East|
|Nuggets||22-1||3rd in West|
|76ers||25-1||6th in East|
|Mavericks||35-1||7th in West|
|Heat||40-1||4th in Eat|
|Pelicans||50-1||T-9th in West|
|Nets||60-1||7th in East|
|Jazz||60-1||4th in West|
|Thunder||60-1||5th in West|
|Blazers||75-1||T-9th in West|
|Pacers||125-1||5th in East|
|Grizzlies||500-1||8th in West|
|Suns||500-1||13th in West|
|Magic||750-1||8th in East|
|Wizards||1,000-1||9th in East|
|Spurs||1,000-1||12th in West|
|Kings||2,000-1||11th in West|
The current plan is for the season to resume on July 31 in Orlando, Florida. Each of the 22 teams invited will play eight more regular season games followed by a 16-team playoff that will follow the normal format with best-of-seven in every round. The most notable change is the potential for play-in games for the eighth and final seed in either conference. If the ninth-place team is within four games, there will be a play-in for the final spot that's single elimination for the team in eighth and double elimination for the team in ninth.
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