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After a week of All-Star debauchery, the fun is over. NBA teams have their sights set on one thing: The NBA Finals. So does the FanDuel Sportsbook, as they updated their latest odds to win the 2019 NBA Finals over the weekend.
Post-#NBAAllstar2019 Break Odds to Win the 2019 #NBA Finals via @FDSportsbook— The Duel (@TheDuelSports) February 18, 2019
LeBron James clearly still holds a place in the conversation, as the Lakers possess the ninth-best odds despite sitting in 10th place in the West. At this point, I don't know if I would even take +3300 for them to make the playoffs.
The second-place Nuggets continue to tumble, as they sit at +3300 despite being only two games back from the Warriors. If they can get healthy, they'll be able to compete for home-court advantage and have a chance to knock off the Warriors.
The Raptors have something to smile about, as they have the second-best odds to take home the hardware. They are locked with the Bucks with 43 wins apiece, so coming out of the All-Star break hot will be crucial for the playoff landscape.
The Warriors are still a resounding favorite to win a third-straight NBA Title. They are fully healthy, have a superstar lineup, and own first place in the West. It might be more profitable to just bet on the runner up at this point.
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