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Bucks remain behind LA teams despite winning streak in latest 2020 NBA Championship odds

We’ve got the latest lines on DraftKing Sportsbook for who will take home this season’s title. Here we’ll highlight the top odds and trends.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts after dunking a basket against Orlando Magic center Khem Birch in the third quarter at Fiserv Forum. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

We’re another week into the season and here we’ll track the latest odds on DraftKings Sportsbook to win the 2019-2020 NBA Championship. There hasn’t been too much movement in seven days, but there is enough for us to take a look and break it down.

Below is a table highlighting the odds from last week and this week, and how each of the top 10 teams have moved in that time frame.

NBA Championship Odds, Dec. 11

Team 12/4 Odds Current Odds Trending
Team 12/4 Odds Current Odds Trending
Los Angeles Clippers (+300) (+300) --
Los Angeles Lakers (+350) (+325) Up
Milwaukee Bucks (+550) (+450) Up
Philadelphia 76ers (+700) (+700) --
Houston Rockets (+800) (+900) Down
Utah Jazz (+1600) (+2000) Down
Denver Nuggets (+1800) (+1800) --
Boston Celtics (+2200) (+1800) Up
Dallas Mavericks (+3500) (+3500) --
Toronto Raptors (+3500) (+2500) Up
Brooklyn Nets (+4000) (+6000) Down
Indiana Pacers (+5000) (+5000) --
Miami Heat (+6000) (+5000) Up
Portland Trail Blazers (+6600) (+6600) --

The most notable trend is that the Milwaukee Bucks (21-3) remain behind the Los Angeles Clippers (18-7) and Los Angeles Lakers (21-3) as favorites to win the NBA title this season. The Bucks enter Wednesday on a 15-game winning streak and should be able to improve that to 16 games taking on the New Orleans Pelicans. Milwaukee made quick work of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George last week, defeating the Clips 119-91 at home. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee have yet to face LeBron James and the Lake Show, but a win against James and Co. would make it hard to argue the Bucks shouldn’t be favorites to win it all.

Outside of the top 5, we’ve seen a few noteworthy trends. The Houston Rockets (15-8) and the Utah Jazz (13-11) have both dropped down since Dec. 4. James Harden has been carrying the Rockets lately, but it hasn’t been enough to get Houston into the top 4 in the Western Conference playoff picture. Unless GM Daryl Morey adds reinforcements for Harden and Russell Westbrook, it’s hard to imagine the two getting past the Lakers and Clippers.

The Jazz are just underperforming and their defense isn’t elite anymore, plus their offense hasn’t been good either, both ranking in the bottom third of the NBA. The Mike Conley trade hasn’t worked out so far and Utah is clearly missing guys like Ricky Rubio, Derrick Favors and Jae Crowder. Still, at +2000 I think the Jazz can bounce back and get into the conversation for a title again.

Two teams out East also made some noise: the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. First, the Celtics have made it through the war of attrition, shaking off injuries to Gordon Hayward, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart to stay in the 2-seed in the East. Hayward just returned and Walker appears to be fine. Once Smart gets right, the Celtics will essentially have a full rotation of players. If they can add some bulk to their front court, they’d have a good shot of making it out of the East.

The Raptors just got Kyle Lowry back but Fred VanVleet is dealing with a bruised knee (which isn’t serious). Pascal Siakam is making a claim for another Most Improved Player award and the Raptors are in position to contend in the East again thanks to their athleticism and length. The question for Toronto come playoff time would be: Can Siakam or Lowry step up and be “The Guy” like Kawhi was in their title run last season?

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