NBA Prediction, Odds, and Analysis – Season 2020/2021

The 2020/2021 regular season resumes in action on Dec 22, 2020. Get all the season’s predictions, odds, and analysis, as you wait to watch the stars in action!

2020/2021 NBA Championship Predictions

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2020/2021 NBA Championship Tips & Predictions

The above-mentioned operators have picked the following teams as the best three favorites for the NBA Championship 2021;

DraftKings

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Milwaukee Bucks

FanDuel

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Milwaukee Bucks

Bet365

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Milwaukee Bucks

BetOnline

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Golden State Warriors

Pointsbet

  • Los Angeles Lakers
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Milwaukee Bucks

2020/2021 NBA Championship Predicted Winner

The regular season returns on December 22, 2020, and the main future betting market currently is the 2021 NBA Championship winner. Last season saw the Lakers win the championship after beating Miami Heats. So, what are the odds that they might retain the title? Is there any team close to pipping them? Here are some of the trends that might interest you and at the same time give a direction on how to bet;

  • Eight (8) of the last twelve (12) NBA Championships have been won by a team from the Western Conference
  • Six (6) of the last twelve (12) NBA Championships have gone to a team from Pacific Division
  • The last nine (9) seasons have seen LeBron James make into the final eight (8) times

The bookies are backing the Lakers to repeat last season’s exploits and clinch the NBA Championship 2021. The Lakers have a complete team and have all the talent in the league including the NBA’s best player, LeBron James. He is still under contract and the team is still in negotiations with Anthony Davis over his new deal. Those two are good enough to take the Lakers to the 18th NBA Championship title in their history. This would make them the most successful franchise in the league.

While the Clippers had a disappointing 2019/2020 season by crushing out in the Western Conference semi-finals, they get to be backed as the second favourites to clinch the Championship. They have since changed the coaching management after firing Doc Rivers and replacing him with Tyronn Lue. The team also has the undisputed quality and if Lue can get Paul George and Kawhi Leonard going, then they stand a chance.

Milwaukee Bucks are the third backed team by the bookies to win. They are expected to make major offseason moves especially with 2019/2020 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo one year away from free agency. They will look to build a strong team and if this is done, then they are in to provide rivalry to the two LA teams.

The odds of the three teams are provided as follows;

TeamsDraftKingsFanDuelBet365BetOnlinePointsbet
LA Lakers+350+360+325+325+350
LA Clippers+600+600+550+575+450
MIL Bucks+600+650+600+800+550

BetOnline backs the Golden State Warriors as the third favorite at odds of +650. While they may seem like underdogs, they also possess the quality that can cause upsets in the race to the 2021 NBA Championship. If Steph Curry and Klay Thompson can stay fit for the season and still take advantage of the NBA draft where they sit no. 2 overall, then they can shake things up.

2020/2021 NBA Championship Predicted Underdogs

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The Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat are 2020/2021 NBA Championship teams to give a longshot for the title. Miami Heat reached the finals of the 2020 NBA Championship and with the likes of Duncan Robinson, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro getting into their prime, they can have yet another special run for the title.

The Celtics also look to have a great season with the quality they boast. With Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, two of the best wings in the franchise, they are ready to match up every team defensively. The Nets will also be hoping to have the services of Kevin Durant back after a season-long injury kept him out. Additionally, Kyrie Irving, Caris LeVert, and Bradley Beal have also stood out as other great options for the team.

The bookies have placed them as follows;

TeamsDraftKingsFanDuelBet365BetOnlinePointsbet
GS Warriors+700+750+650+650+650
BKN Nets+800+950+700+1100+900
BOS Celtics+1200+1200+1400+1400+1100
MIA Heat+1400+1600+1500+1400+1300

2020/2021 NBA Conference Predictions

The bookies have also provided 2020/2021 NBA Conference future markets for both Eastern Conference and Western Conference. Last season series saw Miami Heat beat Boston Celtics 4-2 to become the Eastern Conference champions. The Lakers, on the other hand, won the Western Conference series by 4-1 against Denver Nuggets.

So how are things looking up for the coming season? Will LeBron James take his team to another NBA Championship? And what are the chances of Miami Heat repeating last season’s antics?

The bookies back the Lakers as the Western Conference winners and the Milwaukee Bucks are tipped as the Eastern Conference winners. The Lakers have got two of the best players in the league in LeBron James and Anthony Davis and with an 18th NBA Championship title in sight for the team, nothing looks to stop them.

Milwaukee Bucks also have the services of 2019/2020 MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and are looking to have a busy offseason. They have the quality and are good to head up to the 2021 NBA Championship by winning the Eastern Conference. The top 3 picks by the bookies on every conference are;

Eastern Conference

TeamsDraftKingsFanDuelBet365BetOnlinePointsbet
MIL Bucks+225+270+260+375+200
BKN Nets+400+350+290+425+300
BOS Celtics+500+480+450+425+350

 Western Conference

TeamsDraftKingsFanDuelBet365BetOnlinePointsbet
LA Lakers+175+195+170+225+175
LA Clippers+300+310+290+350+225
GS Warriors+500+440+350+425+400

2020/2021 NBA Conference Predicted Underdogs

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New coaching changes have been made, some teams are looking forward to a busy offseason to bring in new faces, while others have boasted the required quality to challenge. With that in mind, these are the favorite underdogs to challenge for the conference title.

Eastern Conference

TeamsDraftKingsFanDuelBet365BetOnlinePointsbet
MIA Heat+500+550+500+450+400
TOR Raptors+1000+700+650+750+650
PHI 76ers+1200+1000+900+1200+1000

 Western Conference

TeamsDraftKingsFanDuelBet365BetOnlinePointsbet
DEN Nuggets+1400+1200+1300+1200+900
DAL Mavericks+1400+1400+1600+1400+1200
HOU Rockets+1600+1600+1400+1600+1000

Operators Odds Comparison

The bookies offer differing odds but players can still expect competitive odds that match their bet value. The betting margins distinguish the operators where those with smaller betting margins will have the players expecting better returns. The three different events covered in this guide have drawn the following conclusions;

  • 2020/2021 NBA Championship – FanDuel offers the best competitive odds
  • 2020/2021 NBA Eastern Conference – BetOnline offers the best competitive odds
  • 2020/2021 NBA Western Conference – BetOnline offers the best competitive odds

2020/2021 NBA Championship Most Common Bet Forms

The route to the 2021 NBA Championship finals will have several rounds and from them, players will have an avenue to place their bets on. From the original 30 teams in the league, 16 teams will make it into the playoffs. The playoffs are divided into four rounds that bettors can wager on.

  • Round 1 – Played by the 16 teams from the two conferences. The minimum games played here are 32 and can go up to 56
  • Round 2 (Semi-finals) – Played by the 8 winning teams from the round of 16. The minimum games played here are 16 and can go up to 28
  • Round 3 (Conference finals) – Played by 4 winning teams from the semi-finals. The minimum games played here are 8 and can go up to 14
  • Round 4 (NBA Championship Finals) – Played by the 2 winning teams from the Conference finals. The minimum games played here are 4 and can go up to 7.

All the operators mentioned in our guide will provide these bets to players.

2020/2021 NBA Championship Special Bets

Some of the special bets you will have on any NBA event including the 2021 NBA Championship include the following;

  • Highest Scoring Half
  • Winning Margin
  • Double Result
  • Race to 20 points

For each game played, the aforementioned markets will be offered by the operators.

Top three (3) bet types to choose

NBA betting will allow you to have various types of bets but the following are the top 3 bet types;

  • Money Lines – Arguably the simplest and easiest bet type that involves picking a winner between two teams. The difference between the two teams will be reflected from the odds given on each team. A player will be able to note the favorite and the underdog. For example, a game between Los Angeles Lakers vs Orlando Magic may have the following odds;
  • Los Angeles Lakers (-150) vs. Orlando Magic (+375) means that if you bet $150 on the Lakers and they win, you will get $100. If you bet $100 on Orlando Magic, you will win $375
  • Totals – Over/Under – This is another popular bet type in NBA betting. The bookies will have a total points set and for the bettors, the task will be to choose if the cumulative total points in the game will go above or under the set value. For example, if the bookies on the Lakers vs Magic game set the value at 195 points and you bet on OVER, you will win if the game ends at 196+ points
  • Point Spread – This is the most common bet type in NBA betting. This type of betting gives players a reason to back either of the teams and one will note a favorite by the minus sign listed on the game and an underdog will have a plus sign listed on the game. A bettor who backs the favorite will win if the team covers the point spread offered by the bookie and a bettor who backs an underdog will win if the underdog out rightly wins or loses by a smaller amount as to that on the point spread.

Other popular bet types in NBA include; Future Bets, Parlays, and Prop Bets.

2020/2021 NBA Championship Related FAQs

NBA Betting - FAQs

What is NBA Championship 2021 outright betting?

An NBA Championship 2021 outright bet is a bet placed on the 2021 NBA Championship winner as opposed to a bet placed on the different games in the competition. The payout from the bet will be made once the competition is over and a winner announced. Outright bets can either be done before or after the NBA Championship 2021 begins.

Who will win NBA Championship 2021?

The bookies are backing another Lakers’ triumph for the NBA Championship 2021. However, the LA Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks might offer close competition for the title. Also, keep a close eye on underdogs like Golden State Warriors, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat.

How to bet on NBA Championship 2021?

Create an account with your favorite operator, deposit your funds, click on the ‘Basketball’ section on the ‘Sports’ page, click on ‘NBA Championship 2021’, and choose your preferred bet type. Then, confirm your bet.

Where to bet on NBA Championship 2021?

You can bet on NBA Championship 2021 on either of the operators on our guide

Are there any free bets for NBA Championship 2021?

No special offers or free bets are available for the NBA Championship 2021. However, once the competition starts, players will have various bonuses including free bets.

Where is the NBA Championship 2021 final?

No official confirmation of the NBA Championship 2021 final venue has been made

Where is the NBA Championship 2021?

The location for the competition is not yet announced.

What date is the NBA Championship 2021?

The exact date for the competition is not announced but the competition is scheduled to take place from April 2021 – June 2021

Conclusion

The NBA season is about to begin and for future betting, this is the perfect hub for you to get the best predictions, odds comparison, and in-depth analysis of the teams to back for returns!