The Lakers are the favorites to win it all again in 2021 with the Clippers, Bucks and Warriors close behind.
After the Lakers closed out the Miami Heat on Sunday night in Orlando, bettors began looking ahead to next season. The 2021 NBA Finals Odds are on the board and the money is already moving the lines on many popular teams. Let’s look at the current odds and what sportsbooks are offering the best value.
2021 NBA Finals Odds Early Odds Shopping
Sharp bettors know that the way to get the best value is to shop around for the best odds. Each sportsbook does things a little differently, and odds discrepancies can lead to finding bigger payouts on your bets.
After winning the 2020 Finals a few days ago, the LA Lakers are on top of the Vegas odds to win it all once again. The Lakers are the shortest odds, and thus the smallest payout to win the 2021 NBA Finals for +350 (3.5/1) at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Here are the current Lakers 2021 Odds from a few other top US Online sportsbooks:
The LA Clippers are second on every book’s board, with the best odds we have seen being also from BetMGM and Borgata. At +500, there is no better number out there right now on a LAC championship next year. At PointsBet Its +450 for the Clippers to win it all and most others trended at +400.
Another team near the top of all the boards is the Milwaukee Bucks. After an early exit from the NBA Bubble playoffs, the Greek Freak and the Bucks are expected to be dominant in the regular season again in 2021. Now, it seems the oddsmakers are giving them a great chance to keep it going and win next years’ finals.
The Bucks have +550 odds at PointsBet (5.5 to 1). This is the strongest payout we’ve seen by a slim margin, as all other books are carrying the Bucks at +500.
Golden State is No Sleeper Pick
After a 15-50 2020 season marred by injuries to Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, the oddsmakers have bounced the Warriors right back to near the top of the board. So, while bettors might have expected to find value in Golden State this year, the number is not so generous. At DraftKings and UniBet GSW has fallen to +600 after opening closer to +900. At BetMGM players can still grab +800 odds (8 to 1) on the Warriors to win the 2021 Finals.
Best Warriors 2021 Finals Odds: BetMGM Sportsbook +800 ($100 bet wins $800)
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