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Bucks finally overtake Los Angeles for best title odds

It’s taken a while, but Milwaukee now has better odds to win it all than both the Lakers and Clippers.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo controls the ball against Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon during the second half at Amway Center. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

It’s taken 17 weeks, but the Milwaukee Bucks are finally favorites to win the 2019-20 NBA Championship, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Bucks are at +290 to win it all, while the Lakers are second at +300 and Clippers third at +320. This could be a product of the Lakers and Clippers faltering lately.

The Clips are coming off a bad loss over the weekend to the Minnesota Timberwolves, allowing 142 points despite having a pretty healthy rotation. It’s just the regular season, so no need to overreact much, but L.A. has been inconsistent for a team so stacked. The Lakers aren’t playing great defense right now and are 6-5 in their past 11 games. The fatigue of the regular season may be getting to both teams, so the All-Star Break will be a good chance to get some rest.

The Bucks don’t appear ready to stop despite the Toronto Raptors on their tail in the East. Toronto has won 14 in a row and is somehow still 6.5 games behind the Bucks entering play Monday. Milwaukee has lost just two games in 2020 and has avoided a losing streak all season. It seems the Bucks should go the rest of the year without much competition for the No. 1 overall seed.

Let’s take a look at the updated championship odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook:

Updated NBA Championship Odds

Team Odds 2/6 Current Odds
Team Odds 2/6 Current Odds
Bucks +333 +290
Lakers +275 +300
Clippers +300 +320
76ers +1400 +1400
Rockets +1600 +1600
Jazz +2000 +2000
Nuggets +2000 +2000
Celtics +2000 +2000
Raptors +2500 +2000

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