NBA Title Odds

NBA Title Odds Updated 2020

The NBA is slated to return to action on July 31st with 22 teams each playing eight games to finish off the regular season inside Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. That will be followed by a possible play-in tournament for the eighth seed.

After each of the 22 teams plays their eight “seeding” games the top seven seeds in each conference are in. Here’s is where things get exciting. If the 9th-seed in either conference is within four games of the 8th-seed there will be a play-in series for the final spot(s). Then the NBA playoffs play out as usual.

As we count the days until tip-off in Orlando, here are the latest NBA Title odds.

NBA Title Odds

  • Los Angeles Lakers +240
  • Los Angeles Clippers +300
  • Milwaukee Bucks +310
  • Boston Celtics +1300
  • Houston Rockets +1500
  • Philadelphia 76ers +2000
  • Toronto Raptors +2200
  • Denver Nuggets +2500
  • Dallas Mavericks +3500
  • Brooklyn Nets +3750
  • Miami Heat +4000
  • Utah Jazz +4000
  • Portland Trail Blazers +8500
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +10000
  • Indiana Pacers +10000
  • New Orleans Pelicans +11000
  • Memphis Grizzlies +50000
  • Orlando Magic +100000
  • Sacramento Kings +100000
  • San Antonio Spurs +100000
  • Phoenix Suns +100000
  • Washington Wizards +100000
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NBA Horse Challenge Odds & Betting Analysis

Horse Challenge Odds & Betting Analysis

The National Basketball Association looks to continue providing new options for hoops betting entertainment without playing actual games when it presents the 2020 NBA HORSE Challenge.

What is H-O-R-S-E?

HORSE is a game where a participant makes a shot. Everyone else playing must make the same shot. Players that don’t make the shot get accrue letters in the word HORSE. Once a player misses enough shots to spell HORSE, they are eliminated.

The quarterfinals for the 2020 NBA HORSE Challenge are on Sunday, April 12. Next Thursday, April 16 are the semifinals and championship. ESPN will air the tournament. State Farm will sponsor the event and donate more than $200,000 to charities that benefit coronavirus response efforts.

HORSE Challenge Odds & Analysis (To Win/To Lose)

Trae Young +305/-425

No dunks are allowed, which explains why Trae Young is the favorite. Young averaged 29.6 points per and shot 36.1% from three during the season. He’s one of the top scorers in the NBA and could win the HORSE Challenge based on 3-point shots alone. The key for Trae to win won’t be whether he makes 3 pointers. It will be from where, how far, he makes his threes.

Chris Paul +305/-425

A for sure future hall of fame player, Chris Paul is as creative as it gets. CP3 is a 37% lifetime 3-point shooter. Don’t expect Paul to rely on 3-pointers during the tournament, though. The Oklahoma City point-guard has more than that in his arsenal. What about a bounce off the floor, catch and then shoot to the hoop 15-footer while in the air? That’s a hint for you, Chris!

Zach LaVine +355/-535

LaVine can’t dunk, which means he must come up with some nifty shots, off the glass, double-off the glass, etc. We know the Chicago Bull has hops. Can he incorporate those hops into awesome HORSE shots?

Mike Conley Jr. +460/-780

Conley could try for some fresh finger rolls. He might try to shoot threes with his eyes closed. Who knows? The former Memphis Grizzlies’ point guard is a 37.5% career 3-point shooter, which means for +460 you can get a player that shoots better from behind the arc than LaVine, CP3, or Trae.

Paul Pierce +800/-1700

Good old Paul Pierce. The former Boston Celtic hasn’t played professionally for a while. Will it matter? Maybe not. While Conley, LaVine, Paul, and Trae have had to try and win NBA games, Pierce could hang out in his backyard and practice HORSE shots with his kids. Heck, we don’t know. Maybe, Paul has run horse tournaments while in retirement.

Chauncey Billups +850/-1750

The same goes for Chauncey Billups. The difference? Chauncey is all over television sets during the NBA Season. He should have some HORSE skills. They won’t be as tight as Pierce’s. Both should shoot well from behind the arc, though. But, neither has enough to get by CP3 and Trae.

Allie Quigley +1100/-2300

Quigley won back-to-back 3-point shootouts during her playing days. In her 11 years in the WNBA, Quigley was a 3-time All-Star and 2-time Sixth Woman of the Year. Allie can shoot, no doubt. Can she get distance on her threes the way Trae Young can?

Tamika Catchings +1250/-2750

Catchings is one of the best players in WNBA history. She’s a 10-time All-Star, a 2011 MVP, and 2012 Finals MVP. She also makes threes at 35.5%. Don’t let the odds fool you. She can hang with anyone on the hardcourt. Like everyone else in the tournament, Catchings has played HORSE her entire life. Tamika has a shot to take the whole thing as the biggest underdog on the board.

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NBA Top Games March 9-15

NBA Top Games March 9-15

If you aren’t excited about the current NBA season, you haven’t been watching and that means you have not been betting smart. Keep reading for the top games of the week that you need to watch and bet on.

NBA Top Games March 9-15

Monday, March 9

Milwaukee Bucks at Denver Nuggets

With their 53-10 record, the Bucks leave no doubt they’re the top squad in the NBA. However, Milwaukee is 1-3 ATS in their last 4 games. But Milwaukee faces a cold Denver squad. Back the roadies against the homies.

Tuesday, March 10

Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs

Spurs-Mavericks remains one of the more intriguing rivalries in the NBA. Dallas player Luka Doncic lit up the Spurs with 26 points, 10 boards, and 14 assists in the last contest. San Antonio can’t match up with Luka. Dallas takes this.

Wednesday, March 11

New Orleans Pelicans at Sacramento Kings

On paper, the Pels should dominate an overmatched Sacramento squad. But New Orleans won by just 2 points, 117-115, in the last head-to-head. At home, the Kings cover.

Thursday, March 12

Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks

Celtics-Bucks could be a preview of this season’s Eastern Conference Finals. Milwaukee won by just 5, 128-123, in the last game. Heading into the week, Boston is 2-2 ATS in their last 4. The Bucks figure to face a gargantuan spread, though. Take the points on the Celtics.

Friday, March 13

New York Knicks at Miami Heat

The Knicks have played well. They’ve lost 2 in a row SU but are 3-1 ATS in their last 4. NYK beat the Heat 124-121 in the last game. Not only that but Miami is 1-3 ATS in their last 4. Go Knicks.

Saturday, March 14

Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers

The 76ers don’t match up well with the Pacers. In the last game, Indiana upset Philadelphia 101-95. Domantas Sabonis, T.J. Warren, and Myles Turner all scored in double-figures. When Philly is forced to rely on their guards they struggle. That’s what should happen on Saturday. Indiana all the way.

Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks

Since Steph Curry returned, the Warriors have played tough. They’re 3-0 ATS. NBA handicappers overplay Milwaukee in every game. Bucks win straight up. Golden State covers.

Sunday, March 15

Houston Rockets at Portland Trail Blazers

These two accounted for 237 points in the last head-to-head. Portland won the game outright, 125-112. The Trail Blazers are one of the few teams that can match Houston at the guard positions. Give Portland the nod.

Denver Nuggets at L.A. Lakers

Denver’s not in good enough form to hang with the Lakers. Denver is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 while the Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6. L.A. bogarts another win.

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