The 2019-20 NBA pre-season is set to tip-off and if you are looking to make a few early NBA futures bets keep reading!
Early NBA Best Futures Bets
Boston Celtics regular-season wins over 49 ½ -125
Yes, the Celts lost Kyrie Irving and Al Horford. But, Boston still has some talent. Throw out what happened to the national team in Beijing over the summer. Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, and Jayson Tatum headlined that crew. Smart and Tatum barely played due to injury.
Smart, Walker, and Tatum will make up a formidable 3-headed monster squad when the real playing starts while Gordon Hayward should bounce back from an awkward 2018-2019. Boston will be much better than many handicappers think.
L.A. Lakers regular-season wins under 50 ½ -125
The Lakers should be much worse than many people think. No question, the frontline looks excellent. LeBron remains the best overall basketball player on the planet while Anthony Davis is the best center/power forward in the NBA…when healthy. And, that’s just it. AD has never been healthy for an entire season.
Not only that, but the point-guard position remains a mess. Go under.
L.A. Clippers win the NBA Championship +415
Two of the top 5 best players in the league are on the Clippers, Kawhi, and PG-13. LAC boasts the top defensive player in the NBA on their team in Patrick Beverly. Lou Williams is the best sixth man in the league while Montrezl Harrell, Maurice Harkless, and JaMychael Green should make up a serviceable, if not dominant, frontline.
Clippers all the way!
Field wins the Atlantic Division +152
Everyone’s hot on Philadelphia to beat the Raptors, the Nets, the Knicks, and the Celtics. It makes sense. Philly finished in second place, 7 games behind Toronto last season. Kawhi Leonard no longer plays for the Toronto Raptors.
But, the questions surrounding the Sixers remain. The biggest of which is whether Ben Simmons can lead this team from the point-guard position.
The Celtics have a couple of PGs worth noting, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart. The Raptors send one of the top point-guards in the league, Kyle Lowry, to the court every night. Kyrie is with the Nets. So, yeah, the Sixers look vulnerable to win the Atlantic.
Golden State Warriors regular-season wins over 48 ½
This is the slam dunk early best bet in the NBA. The Splash Brothers, Steph, and Kyle, remain. So does Draymond Green. DeAngelo Russell will spearhead the new Golden State second five. Kevin Looney, Andrew Bogut, and Willie Cauley-Stein give Steve Kerr 3 options at center. Hate on this team all you want, but 50 wins is a slam dunk.