NBA Finals Favorite Picks
With the NBA season motoring toward the playoffs, here’s three of the favorites we feel best about wagering on to win the championship.
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Milwaukee Bucks are favored right now, as they are getting odds of +250 to win. Other short odds to prevail are the Los Angeles Lakers (+275) and the Los Angeles Clippers (+350).
22214 Los Angeles Lakers +275
The Lakers have the top record in the West right now, leading the field by four games. They also have arguably two of the top five players in the league in LeBron James and Anthony Davis. There is a concern with the Lakers over depth, but LeBron can be unstoppable when he’s truly motivated. With the passing of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers seem to have added motivation to bring home a title to Los Angeles this season. LeBron has that championship experience not many can match.
22213 Los Angeles Clippers +350
The Clippers are currently third in the West right now, but what you have to like about them is their overall depth. Los Angeles has the best bench in the league and they are now adding another experienced guard in Reggie Jackson. L.A. has rested Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to be ready for the playoffs. We have seen what Kawhi can do in the playoffs from his title run in Toronto last year. Now, he has a great bench and an elite shooter in George by his side.
22202 Boston Celtics +1400
The Celtics are third in the East right now at 38-16. While the Bucks are the favorite to win it all right now, I question their roster makeup being able to win those tight championship series down the stretch. Boston has a nice combination of defense and scoring to be a real threat in the East. The trio of Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown each average over 20 points while Gordon Hayward is putting up over 17 per game. If Boston can shore up its frontcourt defense, I think they really can make a run to the Finals, then who knows?