Free tips NBA Betting Tips: LA Lakers the Team to Beat in the NBA Championship
Los Angeles Lakers still look the strongest bet in confusing NBA season
As is the case with numerous other sports tournaments around the world, the pandemic has added an extra dimension of uncertainty when making any NBA betting tips this season.
We’ve already had games being postponed, players being sidelined and teams taking to the court with the minimum eight active players this season. The fear of the championship being pushed into an enforced break is very real.
Amidst such uncertainty it’s become increasingly difficult to make any solid predictions how the remainder of the NBA season will unfold. You can keep abreast of all the latest NBA news over at BasketballIntelligence.net who provide daily NBA reporting analysis.
Recommended NBA Betting Tips:
- NBA Championship 2020-21 winners: Los Angeles Lakers @ 13/5 with bet365*
- Eastern Conference 2020-21 winners: Brooklyn Nets @ 7/5 with Betfair
- Regular Season MVP: Luka Doncic @ 4/1 with bet365*
Those are our expert’s NBA tips but if you are looking for a second opinion you can find more NBA betting predictions here at Tarpsoffsports.com.
LeBron’s Lakers Bookies Favourites
The Los Angeles Lakers went into the new season as the favourites to win the Western Conference finals again and to retain the NBA championship (now 13/5 with bet365).
Led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis, with former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol added to last season’s roster, the Lakers do look to be the team to beat.
At the time of writing (23rd January), the Lakers sit top of the Western Conference alongside the Los Angeles Clippers.
9:03 pm: Fifteen years ago to the minute, the great Kobe Bryant walked off the court with 81 points in a single game 🖤 pic.twitter.com/g2LQXxQPDO
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 23, 2021
There’s plenty of quality on the LA Clippers’ roster in the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and Serge Ibaka and they are certainly more than capable of pushing their neighbours all the way in the Western Conference.
It’s difficult to look beyond the LA rivals in the Western Conference, but if there is to be any threat to their dominance it could come from the Utah Jazz (12/1 with William Hill), Dallas Mavericks (12/1 with William Hill) and Denver Nuggets (13/1 with William Hill).
The Brooklyn Nets were always considered to be one of a number of contenders for the Eastern Conference title, but the addition of shooting guard James Harden from the Houston Rockets has propelled them into serious challengers for NBA championship. They are at present 7/5 with Betfair to win the Eastern Conference and 13/4 for the NBA championship with bet365.*
With Harden on the roster alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets are more than a match for anyone with the Big Three on board. However, there are defensive problems that need to be urgently addressed.
“You know who I was rockin’ tonight.”
Kyrie paying tribute to Mamba 🐍🙏
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 25, 2021
The Milwaulkee Bucks are probably seen as the main rivals to the Nets in the Eastern Conference, with Giannis Antetokounmpo being their game-changer. The Bucks are 10/3 with BetVictor to claim the Eastern Conference and 13/2 with bet365* for the NBA championship.
In addition to the Nets and the Bucks, the other teams regarded as serious contenders for the Eastern Conference are the Philadelphia 76ers (13/2 with Betfair), Boston Celtics (13/2 with 888sport) and Miami Heat (17/2 with Betfair).
NBA Player Betting Odds
In individual player betting markets, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks currently leads the betting in the Regular Season MVP betting at 4/1 with bet365*.
Others at bigger odds include:
- Nikola Jokic of the Nuggets can be backed at 15/2 with bet365*
- LeBron James is 9/1 with BoyleSports
- Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is 10/1 with William Hill
“My favorite player growing up was Reggie Miller.”
— NBA (@NBA) January 24, 2021
* NBA betting odds quoted were correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to change.