The Los Angeles Clippers might be the favorites to win the 2020 NBA championship, but the Lakers continue to be the favorite team of bettors at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
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.
The Westgate and William Hill sportsbooks had six figures of liability on Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and neither golfer threatened.
Golden State is no longer in its customary position as favorites to win the NBA title as it enters an uncertain offseason with injuries to two of its star players who may not even return to the team.
Despite fairly balanced action on Thursday night’s Game 6, the additional handle a potential Game 7 would generate has local bookmakers hoping the Warriors can extend the series.
The Raptors have been as high as a 3.5-point favorite for Monday’s Game 5 as they look to close out the Golden State Warriors at home in the NBA Finals. That’s no longer the case.