NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers open as favourites to win 2021 NBA Championship, Toronto Raptors with eighth-best chance | NBA.com Canada

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The 2019-20 NBA season isn’t over yet but it’s never too early to look ahead, especially if your team isn’t one of the two remaining for a chance to hoist the Larry O’Brien trophy.

Odds for the 2020-21 season are already out and according to the bookmakers, the NBA champion is likely to reside in the state of California.

The Los Angeles Lakers come in with the best odds to win the 2020-21 title at 4/1, followed by their cross arena rival LA Clippers at 5/1. The Golden State Warriors come in tied for the third-best odds at 9/1 with the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Warriors are set to welcome back two-time league MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star Klay Thompson. The Dubs also hold the second overall pick in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft which could add even more talent to an already proven roster.

The Bucks’ main objective this offseason is to continue to build a contender around league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Milwaukee fell short of their goal once again in 2019-20, so they’ll be hungrier than ever to reach the top of the mountain in 2020-21.

The Toronto Raptors have plenty of questions to answer around their roster this off-season, but oddsmakers still believe they have a 16/1 shot at bringing the LOB back to the north in 2020-21.

Here’s the full list of Odds to Win the 2021 NBA Championship, courtesy of BetOnline.

Odds to Win the Eastern Conference
Team Odds
Milwaukee Bucks 7/2
Boston Celtics 15/4
Brooklyn Nets 15/4
Miami Heat 6/1
Toronto Raptors 15/2
Philadelphia 76ers 12/1
Atlanta Hawks 33/1
Chicago Bulls 33/1
Indiana Pacers 33/1
Washington Wizards 33/1
Orlando Magic 100/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 125/1
Detroit Pistons 125/1
New York Knicks 125/1
Charlotte Hornets 175/1
Odds to Win the Western Conference
Team Odds
Los Angeles Lakers 11/4
Los Angeles Clippers 3/1
Golden State Warriors 5/1
Denver Nuggets 12/1
Houston Rockets 12/1
Dallas Mavericks 16/1
Portland Trail Blazers 18/1
New Orleans Pelicans 25/1
Utah Jazz 25/1
Phoenix Suns 28/1
Oklahoma Thunder 40/1
Memphis Grizzlies 50/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 125/1
Sacramento Kings 125/1
San Antonio Spurs 125/1

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