Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks to win 2020 NBA Championship

The NBA returns to action on Thursday, July 30, and the Los Angeles Lakers have not budged from the front-runner spot with most bookmakers despite a losing return to their scrimmage schedule.

LA Lakers Still Favorites for 2020 NBA Championship Despite Losing in Warm-Up Return

The Lakers lost 108-104 to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, with less than one week to go until their quest for the title resumes in earnest.

Caesars Sports NJ/Indiana has not altered its odds with the Lakers still +180 (2.80) favorites to end their 10-year wait for an NBA Championship, failing to make a Finals appearance since they won back-to-back crowns in 2009-10.

Fresh signing J.R. Smith showed positive moves for his new employers after reuniting with LeBron James, while Kyle Kuzma failed to earn many plaudits in a disappointing display:

 

NBA 2020 Info

  • Restart Date: July 30
  • End Date: October 13 (at the latest)
  • Venue: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida
  • TV Info: ABC, ESPN, TNT
  • Live Stream: NBA TV, ESPN+

The Milwaukee Bucks were triumphant on Thursday, meanwhile, as they eased to a 113-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs, and Giannis Antetokounmpo got back into the swing with a match high of 22 points.

The “Greek Freak” is hoping to lead the Central Division leaders to a second straight division title and hopefully a first NBA Finals since 1974, losing none of his unselfish attributes during the suspension:

The first signs look strong for the Bucks, who remain the top pick to win the Eastern Conference and potentially go further than last season’s conference finals finish, where they lost to eventual champions the Toronto Raptors.

Little has changed in basketball’s time off the court as Milwaukee still exhibits one of the strongest team dynamics with star talent in the right places, making them a sensible pick to back for the gold.

Return Fixtures (Thursday, July 30)

  • Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • LA Clippers vs. LA Lakers, 9 p.m. ET

Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks to win 2020 NBA Championship (+275)

NBA Championship 2020 Odds

  • Eastern Conference
  • Milwaukee Bucks: +275
  • Boston Celtics: +1500
  • Toronto Raptors: +1700
  • Philadelphia 76ers: +2500
  • Miami Heat: +4000
  • Indiana Pacers: +12500
  • Brooklyn Nets: +15000
  • Orlando Magic: +50000
  • Washington Wizards: +100000
  • Western Conference
  • Los Angeles Lakers: +180
  • LA Clippers: +325
  • Houston Rockets: +1200
  • Denver Nuggets: +1800
  • Dallas Mavericks: +3500
  • Utah Jazz: +4000
  • New Orleans Pelicans: +5000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: +6000
  • Portland Trail Blazers: +7500
  • Memphis Grizzlies: +50000
  • Phoenix Suns: +50000
  • Sacramento Kings: +200000
  • San Antonio Spurs: +100000

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