After news broke that the Clippers are expected to acquire Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, the Westgate sportsbook made them the 3-1 favorites to win the 2020 NBA title.
Bets on the first quarter and first half will stand because they were completed when the Pelicans-Knicks game was suspended in the fourth quarter.
Besides RJ Barrett, the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, the Knicks will feature 2018 picks Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson and former Findlay Prep star Allonzo Trier.
After the rivals combined for 30 runs Saturday in New York’s 17-13 win over Boston, Sunday’s total opened at 16½ at multiple Las Vegas books before closing at 14½ and 15.
On Friday, the Westgate sportsbook adjusted the Lakers’ 2020 NBA title odds to +120 based on a report that Leonard would take a meeting with L.A.
In the Western Conference, the Houston Rockets were listed as plus 240 series underdogs at the Westgate sportsbook to the Warriors (-300) before Friday night’s Game 6 between Golden State and the Clippers.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver still hopes the league receives financial compensation now that sports betting could be legalized nationwide. He admitted to not gaining much ground in that area in a news conference Tuesday at Encore.
The Phoenix Suns are the 8-1 favorite to win the NBA Summer League title game in Las Vegas and the Sacramento Kings and Charlotte Hornets are each 10-1.
The Lakers and Suns are the 6-1 co-favorites to win the Las Vegas NBA Summer League championship game on July 17, and the Kings are the 13-2 third choice.
From buying a ticket from a scalper for Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s in the WCC tournament to counting the hoodies at the WSOP, the Las Vegas Valley offers a Bucket List for those who prefer to stay close to home.