Even though the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conference Finals, oddsmakers are giving many other teams better chances at bringing home the Larry O’Brien championship trophy in 2021.
Denver is tied for the ninth favorite with the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA championship next season at +2,000 — meaning a $100 bet would win $2,000 — according to BetMGM.
The Lakers, who won their 17th title in franchise history Sunday, are favored to repeat at +400. The Clippers, who the Nuggets beat in the second round, are tied for second with the Bucks at +500. They’re followed by the Warriors (+800), Nets (+900), Heat (+900), Celtics (+1,000) and Raptors (+1,600).
Denver is also listed as tied for fourth favorite to win the West with the Mavericks at +1,100. The Lakers (+200), Clippers (+260) and Warriors (+425) are ahead of them.
Bovada and BetOnline also have the Nuggets as the ninth favorite at +2,000 with the Lakers as the favorites at +400.
Joe Nguyen | Online Sports Producer