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Tracking odds movement following busy NBA Trade Deadline

We go over the movement to win the NBA title this season in the aftermath of the Trade Deadline on Thursday.

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets reacts during the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena on March 24, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The 2021 NBA Trade Deadline was fast and furious with plenty of big-time moves. The deadline has come and passed, and we’ve seen a significant amount of line movement on DraftKings Sportsbook in its wake. The Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers all made significant moves. The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers fell a bit short of acquiring PG Kyle Lowry from the Toronto Raptors. Here we’re going to go over some of the line movement for each team from pre-deadline to post-deadline.

So if you take a look at the screenshots below, there are a few notable line shifts. The Heat got a big boost, going from 30/1 to 25/1 after acquiring Victor Oladipo from the Rockets and Nemanja Bjelica from the Sacramento Kings. The Heat only gave up Kelly Olynyk and Avery Bradley in the deal for Dipo, plus Moe Harkless and Chris Silva were moved for Bjelica. The Heat have a core of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Oladipo and Tyler Herro to make a run to return to the Finals.

The Sixers’ odds to win it all went up slightly after acquiring George Hill from the OKC Thunder. It wasn’t a big move, but Hill provides some more shooting and a veteran presence at PG off the bench. The Clippers also went up a bit after swapping Rajon Rondo for Lou Williams. The Boston Celtics also went up from 33/1 to 30/1 with the addition of Evan Fournier from the Orlando Magic.

The other big movers are the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers went from 60/1 to win it all to 45/1 by acquiring Norman Powell from the Toronto Raptors. The Blazers could also add another body in the buyout market and the team is also getting Jusuf Nurkic back from wrist surgery on Friday.

The Nuggets added JaVale McGee and Aaron Gordon, two versatile front court bodies that should help in a potential title run. Denver went from 20/1 to 16/1 to win it all by the moves. The Nuggets now have a rotation that is pretty stacked when healthy: Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr., Paul Millsap, Gordon, Nikola Jokic, Monte Morris, McGee. The Nuggets will have a chance to improve their standing in the West and try and reach the conference finals again.

Pre-Trade Deadline NBA Title Odds

Post-Trade Deadline NBA Title Odds

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