Clippers Hold Steady as 2019-20 NBA Finals Favorites Despite Loss to East-Leading Bucks

Kawhi Leonard dribbles defended by Giannis Antetokounmpo in recent game between Clippers and Bucks.
Kawhi Leonard dribbles defended by Giannis Antetokounmpo in recent game between Clippers and Bucks. | Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Clippers sit at a somewhat disappointing fourth place in the Western Conference, and despite recent losses to the Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs, they remain favorites to win the 2020 NBA Finals at +320, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Clippers are 9-3 since Paul George returned to action, and have a +6.1 point differential, good for sixth in the NBA. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers remain second in NBA Championship odds at +390, and possess the league's second-best point differential (and best in the Western Conference) at +9.6.

The Bucks, who are tied with the Lakers for the best record in the NBA at 20-3, have a league-best +13.6 point differential. Milwaukee has now swept its season series against the Clippers, and is currently riding a 14-game winning streak.

The Philadelphia 76ers have the fourth-best title odds at +700, and currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a 15-7 record. The 76ers are coming off a road loss against the 7-14 Washington Wizards, but are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

The Houston Rockets round out the top five in NBA Finals odds, at +800. The Rockets are in fifth place in the Western Conference with a 14-7 record, and are coming off an impressive road win against the Toronto Raptors. James Harden leads the league in scoring at 38.7 points per game, averaging nearly eight points more than Giannis Antetokounmpo (30.8 ppg), who is second in scoring.

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