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NBA Championship Odds: Nets Pass Lakers as Favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook Following LeBron James Injury News

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The Brooklyn Nets have been closing the gap on the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020-21 NBA Championship odds market. Now for the first time, the Nets are the championship favorites on the NBA futures odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Nets (+280) and Lakers (+300) have flipped positions from 10 days ago. Brooklyn's championship odds as favorite is related to the LeBron James injury news. The Lakers forward is out indefinitely after suffering a high ankle sprain during the first half of Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

With Anthony Davis sidelined since Feb. 14 and recovering at least another two weeks from tendinosis and a calf strain in his right leg, the Lakers (28-15) are just hoping to get healthy for a strong second half. The Lakers are battling the Pacific division-leading Phoenix Suns (28-13) and Los Angeles Clippers (27-16) for the division crown.

Brooklyn (29-14) still trails the Philadelphia 76ers (30-13) in the Eastern Conference Atlantic division. Other top championship contenders include the runaway leader Milwaukee Bucks (27-14) in the Central division with +750 championship odds. The Utah Jazz (30-11) remain on top of the Western Conference Northwest division while also sporting the second-best against the spread (ATS) mark at 26-15. That's just behind the red-hot Phoenix Suns (28-13 ATS), who are 8-2 SU/ATS in their last 10 games.

Here's a look at the updated NBA championship odds at FanDuel Sportsbook for all 30 teams.

1. Brooklyn Nets (+280)

2. Los Angeles Lakers (+300)

3. Los Angeles Clippers (+550)

4. Milwaukee Bucks (+750)

5. Utah Jazz (+850)

6. Philadelphia 76ers (+1200)

7. Denver Nuggets (+2600)

8. Phoenix Suns (+3000)

9. Boston Celtics (+3400)

10. Miami Heat (+4600)

11. Dallas Mavericks (+5500)

12. Toronto Raptors (+5500)

13. Indiana Pacers (+8500)

14. Portland Trail Blazers (+8500)

15. Golden State Warriors (+16000)

16. New Orleans Pelicans (+16000)

17. San Antonio Spurs (+16000)

18. Atlanta Hawks (+19000)

19. New York Knicks (+19000)

20. Charlotte Hornets (+24000)

21. Memphis Grizzlies (+24000)

22. Washington Wizards (+24000)

23. Chicago Bulls (+25000)

24. Cleveland Cavaliers (+25000)

25. Detroit Pistons (+25000)

26. Houston Rockets (+25000)

27. Minnesota Timberwolves (+25000)

28. Sacramento Kings (+25000)

29. Oklahoma City Thunder (+25000)

30. Orlando Magic (+25000)

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