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Westbrook-Paul trade shakes up the NBA championship odds

Covers Jul 17, 2019 - 7:26 PM ET
The NBA offseason is arguably more intriguing than the regular season. Covers checks in on the futures odds after the Rockets' deal to land Russell Westbrook, with insights from The SuperBook at Westgate, Caesars Palace sportsbooks and PointsBet USA.

Westbrook-Paul trade shakes up the NBA championship odds

Covers Jul 11, 2019 - 11:44 PM ET
The NBA offseason is arguably more intriguing than the regular season. Covers checks in on the futures odds after the Rockets' deal to land Russell Westbrook, with insights from The SuperBook at Westgate, Caesars Palace sportsbooks and PointsBet USA.

Clippers, Lakers, Bucks settle in atop odds board after wild weekend in NBA

Covers Jul 9, 2019 - 12:51 AM ET
Kawhi Leonard's move to the Los Angeles Clippers led to big shifts in NBA futures odds. As the dust settles, Covers checks in on the action and odds movement, with insights from CG Technology, The SuperBook at Westgate and MGM sportsbooks.

Leonard and George make Clippers the new NBA Championship favorites

Covers Jul 6, 2019 - 9:54 AM ET
The Los Angeles Clippers pulled off an overnight heist, signing reigning NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard while trading for All-NBA first teamer Paul George. That pair of moves has vaulted the Clippers to the top of the NBA futures board for 2020. We break down the early line movement for the teams involved.

Free agents who will shape the NBA odds: Predicting how Vegas will react

Covers Jun 26, 2019 - 11:42 AM ET
NBA free agency opens this weekend and there are a handful of big-name players out there who will shake up the betting odds. Patrick Everson sizes up these elite talents and polls Las Vegas sportsbooks on their possible impact on the NBA Championship futures, depending on where they land.

NBA season win totals: Under picks hot for Lakers despite Davis trade

Covers Jun 23, 2019 - 11:36 PM ET
The blockbuster Anthony Davis trade vaulted the Los Angeles Lakers to the top of the futures odds for the 2020 NBA Championship, which in turn caused books to adjust win totals for the upcoming season. Patrick Everson looks at the early action and adjustments to the NBA season win totals.

NBA Rookie of the Year odds, picks & predictions: Zion Williamson not a lock

Covers Jun 21, 2019 - 4:51 PM ET
With the conclusion of the 2019 NBA Draft, sportsbooks have set betting odds for the 2019-2020 Rookie of the Year. It's no surprise that first pick overall Zion Williamson has the best odds, but does he offer better value than Ja Morant. We break down the odds with the three favorites, an underdog and a live long shot.

NBA Draft odds, picks and predictions: Best bets are at No. 3 and beyond

Covers Jun 19, 2019 - 11:56 AM ET
Zion Williamson is going No. 1 overall in Thursday's NBA Draft and it looks like Ja Morant is penciled in at No. 2. But beyond those two talents, there's plenty of uncertainty at No. 3 and beyond. And that's were you can find betting value in the 2019 NBA Draft odds. We give our best bets, picks and predictions.

Lakers land Davis, confirm what Vegas NBA championship odds already knew

Covers Jun 15, 2019 - 8:41 PM ET
The Los Angeles Lakers reached an agreement on a blockbuster trade to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. Covers checks in with a few sportsbook operators for insights on how that impacts the 2019-20 championship futures book.

Davis first move in crazy offseason that has Lakers faves for 2019-20 title

Covers Jun 14, 2019 - 10:59 PM ET
Raptors fans are still partying in the streets of Toronto, but oddsmakers have already turned their attention to next season, and they aren’t sure the Raps reign as Kings of the North will be a long one. With Antony Davis on his way to La La Land, LeBron and the Lakers are now the NBA title faves.

Biggest bets and line moves: Raptors-Warriors draw 2-way play for Game 6

Covers Jun 13, 2019 - 5:15 PM ET
The Golden State Warriors, again minus Kevin Durant, host the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement, with insights from Tony DiTommaso, risk manager for CG Technology in Las Vegas.

Raptors vs Warriors predictions and picks: Curry to orchestrate offense

Covers Jun 13, 2019 - 9:30 AM ET
If Toronto want to close out the series against the Golden State Warriors and capture the NBA title tonight, they will have to do so on the road at Oracle Arena as 2.5-point underdogs. We break down the odds for this matchup and give our predictions and best bets for Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Biggest bets and line moves: Bettors hit Warriors' odds for Game 5 vs. Raptors

Covers Jun 10, 2019 - 5:00 PM ET
As Game 5 of the NBA Finals approaches, it appears Kevin Durant is a near mortal lock to play Monday night. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement, with insights from John Murray, director of The SuperBook at Westgate.

Warriors vs Raptors predictions & picks: Interior defense drives this prop

Covers Jun 10, 2019 - 9:26 AM ET
The Raptors head back home with a commanding 3-1 lead against the Warriors in the NBA Finals. Toronto has limited Golden State's vaunted offense and is a 1.5-point favorite to win the championship tonight. We break down the odds and give our predictions and best bets for what could be the final game of the NBA season.

Biggest bets and line moves: Bettors favor Warriors' odds vs. Raptors

Covers Jun 7, 2019 - 5:01 PM ET
As the NBA Finals reach Game 4, the Golden State Warriors are underdogs to win the title. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for Friday night’s clash, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks.

Raptors vs Warriors predictions & picks: Toronto offense clicking early

Covers Jun 7, 2019 - 9:18 AM ET
Game 4 of the NBA Finals tips of between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors on Friday night, with Toronto hoping to get out to another fast start and take a commanding 3-1 series lead heading back to Toronto. We break down the odds and give our predictions and best bets for this matchup.

Biggest bets and line moves: Bettors on Warriors' spread, Raptors' moneyline

Covers Jun 5, 2019 - 4:35 PM ET
After a cross-continent trip, the NBA Finals resume Wednesday night with Game 3. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for the 9 p.m. ET clash, with insights from Eric Osterman, manager of The SuperBook at Westgate.

Raptors vs Warriors picks and props: Raps have edge vs short-handed Dubs

Covers Jun 5, 2019 - 10:15 AM ET
The Warriors evened up the series at 1-1, however, it might have come at quite the cost with injuries to Klay Thompson, and Kevon Looney. We break down the NBA betting odds for Game 3 and give our predictions and best bets for the NBA Finals between the Raptors and Warriors.

NBA Finals betting update: Championship odds, Finals MVP, and Drake's fate

Covers Jun 3, 2019 - 12:49 PM ET
We’re two games into the NBA Finals and for those who thought the defending champion Warriors were going to run through the Raptors, well you have your blown “Warriors in four” bets to cry into. Jason Logan gives us an update on the championship odds, value MVP bets, series score, and Drake's fate in the finals.

Biggest bets and line moves: Public hits Warriors' odds for Game 2 vs. Raptors

Covers Jun 2, 2019 - 5:05 PM ET
Game 2 of the NBA Finals is on tap Sunday night, as the Raptors host the Warriors. Covers checks in on the action and odds movement for tonight’s contest, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks.
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