We are less than 2 weeks away from the return of the NBA which restarts on July 30, 2020. After such a long hiatus because of the COVID-19, basketball betting fans are wondering whether their team still has it. Many NBA fans will be watching the first game when the Utah Jazz take on the New Orleans Pelicans. However, the big question is about the NBA Championship Betting and the L.A. Lakers being the favorite team.
While the Jazz-Pelicans matchup will be good matchup at the Disney World Resort, everyone wants to know about the Lakers. This is because they are the current favorite to win the NBA Championship. Thus, for the current matchup against the Clippers, the Sports Betting Odds websites have the Lakers at -1.
NBA Championship Betting – Why the L.A. Lakers are the Favorite Team
According to Sportsbook Pay Per Head Providers, the odds for the Lakers to win the NBA championship are at +225. Basketball Betting picks experts believe that it is because they are a veteran team that got benefits from the pause.
During the NBA hiatus, several teams had trouble because of it while took advantage of it. For example, the Philadelphia 76ers saw their odds got from +1600 to +2000 to win the NBA Championship. The reason why is because they are not good while playing on the road. Since every game will be at the Disney World Resort, then they will play every game as the away team.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Lakers went from being second place to first place at +200. While it is true that the Lakers have Lebron and Anthony Davis, that is not the only reason why they are the favorite team.
This is because they are part of a veteran team that does well at hoe or away from home. In addition, the entire team is made of veteran players. Thus, the NBA pause gave them time to rest and now they will be able to show their true colors.