The NBA season is just two weeks away, with two games beginning on Tuesday, October 22nd.
The New Orleans Hornets open up at the reigning champion Toronto Raptors and the battle of Los Angeles: Volume One between Clippers and Lakers will begin.
Now, with the NBA preseason in full force, all of the attention is on the Sixers futures odds betting market at PA online sportsbooks. DraftKings Sportsbook has provided a very interesting set of numbers, on just how much of the money has been bet on which teams to win the 2020 NBA Finals. Let’s take a look as Sixers fans may be happy to see their team getting a ton of support from PA sports betting fans.
|Team||DraftKings Sportsbook Odds||Percent of Handle|
|Los Angeles Lakers||425||26%|
|Golden State Warriors||1100||8%|
|Los Angeles Clippers||325||6%|
|Portland Trail Blazers||3600||2%|
|New York Knicks||25000||2%|
|New Orleans Pelicans||6000||1%|
Philadelphia 76ers NBA Title Odds
It is no secret that the 76ers are a championship contender this year. The additions of Al Horford and Josh Richardson along with rookie Matisse Thybulle will add versatility and defense for an already defensively-loaded basketball team. Bettors at DraftKings Sportsbook certainly feel that way, as the Sixers are currently bringing in 24% of the total money wagered on any NBA Finals future. Now, some of this has to do with regional betting as a lot of Sixers fans reside in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or nearby Delaware and Maryland. It’s easy for those residents to bet on the Sixers, but even still it proves the optimism for the Sixers this season.
The Philadelphia 76ers currently are +700 to win the NBA Finals on DraftKings Sportsbook, which are the fourth-best odds behind the Clippers, Lakers, and Bucks. Expect these odds to move during the season, so be sure to monitor the prices if you wish to bet on the hometown Sixers!
Teams to Watch
The Nets are currently +2500 to win the NBA Finals, but have eight percent of the total handle, third-most on DraftKings Sportsbook. We know Kevin Durant likely will not play this season, but with Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan added to a young and talented roster, the Nets could still make some noise. Bettors seem to think so as well, taking advantage of the +2500 value.
Golden State Warriors
Yes, the Warriors lost Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala, and Klay Thompson is out for likely most of the season, if not all. But, the Warriors still have Steph Curry and Draymond Green and added D’Angelo Russell and Willie Cauley-Stein. The Warriors are still the Warriors, and are +1100 to win the NBA Finals. They also have eight percent of the handle, so watching how they play early in the season will be a big factor on them for the futures market. Will Steve Kerr just continue the Warriors way, or will they regress? We will see.