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NBA championship odds Lakers Clippers Bucks are top 2020 NBA

The odds to win this year's NBA championship have not changed much even though the title will be decided in an unprecedented environment. Nobody is sure how exactly will impact the 2019-20 NBA playoffs, but one thing remains clear.

According to most sports books, if your name is not the Lakers, the Bucks or the Clippers, you have little-to-no chance of winning this year'sNBA championship.


The Lakerswere made to win the 2019-20 NBA championship whenthey landed Anthony Davis in June to pair him with LeBron James. Manysports books then as the title favorites after they landed both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in free agency. AsGiannis Antetokounmpoand the Bucks muscled their way to the best record in the NBA before the season was suspended March 11, Milwaukee joined the LA teams atop championship odds boards.

Now, as the Nick Margevicius Jersey NBA season continues in Orlando after a hiatus of almost five months amid the COVID-19 pandemic,the same three teams are the most popular picks to win the title despite such a unique scenario. In part because the Clippers are dealing with some roster concerns, the Lakers and Bucks are now the co-favorites to win the championship.

Below is the complete list of NBA championship odds for each of the 22 teams Pedro Avila Jersey in the Orlando bubble, plus a breakdown of the top five title contenders.

NBA championship odds 2020

Courtesy of , below are the odds for all 22 teams in the NBA bubble to win the 2019-20 championship.

TeamOddsLos Angeles Lakers+225Milwaukee Bucks+225Los Angeles Clippers+300Boston Celtics+1200Houston Rockets+2000Toronto Raptors+2500Philadelphia 76ers+3300Denver Nuggets+3300Miami Heat+4000Utah Jazz+4000Dallas Mavericks+5000Brooklyn Nets+6600Indiana Pacers+8000Oklahoma City Thunder+10000Portland Trail Blazers+25000New Orleans Pelicans+25000Memphis Grizzlies+25000San Antonio Spurs+50000Sacramento Kings+50000Orlando Magic+50000Phoenix Suns+50000

The list of NBA bubble teams consists of the 16 teams that were in the playoffs based on NBA standings when the season was suspended in March, plus the six teams that were six games or fewer behind the eighth seed in their respective conferences.

Those six teams are the Pelicans, Trail Blazers, Suns, Kings, Spurs and Wizards, sothe 2019-20 seasons for the Hornets, Bulls, Knicks, Pistons, Hawks, Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Warriors ended prematurely.

After each team plays eight seeding games through Aug. 14, the playoffs formatted normally despite all games being played in Orlando will begin.Game 7 of the NBA Finals (if nece sary) is scheduled for Oct. 12.

Below is the outlook for each of the top five teams based on the NBA championship odds board.

Lakers championship odds+225

Some have said this could be James' best chance to win his fourth NBA championship even though it's only his first season paired with Davis in Los Angeles. Part of the reason is the fact that, for the most part, the Lakers have continuity on their side as opposed to the challenges the Clippers face in the Western Conference.

The Lakersare without a strong defender inAvery Bradley after he decided not to participate in the NBA season restart, and Rajon Rondo is working back from a broken thumb. Trevor Hoffman Jersey That will put a little more on the likes of Danny Green,Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso (and James, of course) to pick up the slack on the perimeter defensively, because the Lakers can't expect much help in that area from recent roster additions J.R. Smith and Dion Waiters.

The bottom line is the Lakers were starting to click in March when the season was suspended, hence their No. 1 standing in the West, and the core of the roster remains intact.

The question is whether they can rediscover their stride, and whether the star power of James and Davis is stronger than that of Leonard and George and/orAntetokounmpo Allen Craig Jersey andKhris Middleton.

Bucks championship odds+225

The Bucks are a strange case, because few seem to fear the deer even though Milwaukee was dominating opponents before the season was suspended.

Led by a cheat code of a player inAntetokounmpo, thepo sible NBA MVP, the Bucks rolled to a +11.2 points differential in their 65 games through March 11, easilythe best in the league ahead of the Lakers at +7.4 and the Clippers at +6.5. They also are a top-five team defensively, allowing an average of 107.4 points per game.

Perhaps most important in this strange NBA bubble situation, Milwaukeeblows the LA contenders out of the water in terms of continuity. For now, no notable Bucks players are expected to mi s games in the season's restart. On top of that,Antetokounmpo and Middleton have played together for seven seasons.

If the Bucks can stay healthy, there's no reason to believe they can't be just as strong in Orlando as they were before the season was suspended. That'sspecificallythe case for the Greek Freak, who scored 67 points in 61 minutes of scrimmage time leading up to the restart.

Clippers championship odds+300

Many consider the Clippers the most talented team in the NBA because of their Leonard-George duo. Indeed, if that pair clicks in Orlando and the team finds the groove it had been seeking before the season was suspended, the Lakers and Bucks should worry.

The problem for the Clippers is they haven't had the time this season to build the chemistryfrom which the Lakers and Bucks benefit. Both George and Leonard have mi sed games due to either injuries or load management, and a couple key players in Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson didn't join the roster until February.

The Clippers also have had Hunter Renfroe Jersey to deal with some road bumps enteringOrlando, as five of their top 10 players, including Patrick Beverly,Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams, have mi sed time after late arrivals and emergency departures from the NBA bubble.

The good news for LA is Leonard and George have had no such i sues. The Clippers will be counting on those guys to do the job for which they were signed last summer.

Celtics championship odds+1200

Yes, there's a significant increase in the NBA championship odds from Milwaukee to Boston in the Eastern Conference, but the Celtics have to feel pretty good about their chances in the NBA bubble.

No notable Boston players will mi s Gerardo Reyes Jersey the restart, and the core of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward, Daniel Theis, Marcus Smart, Enes Kanter and Brad Wanamaker have established solid chemistry this season. This also is one of the best defensive teams in the league, as its106.8 points allowed per game are second behind Toronto's 106.5.

The Celtics' Tatum-Brown duo, though, isn't as strong as the pairs leading the NBA's top three teams. Boston also is hoping Walker's knee i sues don't flare up in the bubble, a development th

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