NBA Finals Odds Slightly Favor Bucks Over Clippers and Lakers Heading Into Playoffs

NBA Finals odds favor the Milwaukee Bucks over the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.
NBA Finals odds favor the Milwaukee Bucks over the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers. / Harry How/Getty Images

There were times when it looked like it may never happen, but the 2019-20 NBA Playoffs are finally underway. And though the eight games fans got to see in the bubble provided plenty of excitement, they didn't do much to move the latest odds to win the NBA Finals, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Milwaukee Bucks (+260) have been the title favorites pretty much all year long, and they're still favored to hoist the Larry O'Brien.

NBA Finals Odds Update

Following Milwaukee in the odds are the Los Angeles Clippers (+300) and Lakers (+320). Notably, there's a significant drop-off after that, suggesting there's a clear-cut difference between these three and the rest of the league.

The reigning NBA Champion Toronto Raptors check in with the fourth-best odds (+1000), followed by the Houston Rockets (+1300) and Boston Celtics (+1700). The Denver Nuggets (+1800), Miami Heat (+3000), Dallas Mavericks (+5000) and Portland Trail Blazers (+5000) round out the rest of the top 10.

Even with all the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, it doesn't seem like there's going to be much parity this year, as the odds certainly point to a Bucks, Clippers or Lakers title in 2020.

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