Colorado Sportsbook Odds For NBA Playoffs

By a 29-1 vote, the NBA’s board of governors approved the plan to finish the 2019-20 season. The National Basketball Players Association expects to give their blessing on the league’s proposal sometime on Friday afternoon.

The plan calls for 13 Western Conference teams and nine Eastern Conference teams to first play a shortened eight-game conclusion of the regular season. Once teams lock their seeding, if the ninth-seeded team is within four games of the eighth-seeded team, then the two clubs will fight for the final playoff spot in a play-in tournament.

After possible play-in round completes, each conference plays normal best-of-seven rounds until the NBA crowns a champion. The NBA has set October 12 as the final day of the playoffs if teams need a Game 7 to determine the title.

The Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida will host the games at their ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Players are allowed to enjoy golf at the resort and eat at on-site restaurants, but must maintain social distancing protocols.

The league is planning for daily Covid-19 testing to ensure the safety of players and staff.

Colorado Sportsbooks Open Betting on NBA Playoffs

After news broke on the NBA’s return, Colorado sportsbooks set their lines for the conference winners and NBA champion.

Western Conference Championship Odds

In the Western Conference, sportsbooks, like DraftKings and FanDuel, list the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers as favorites. The Denver Nuggets clock in with +1200 odds at DraftKings and +1000 at FanDuel.

 DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMFox BetBetRivers
Los Angeles Lakers+160+165+130+160+160
Los Angeles Clippers+180+190+175+175+180
Houston Rockets+700+700+700+800+700
Denver Nuggets
Utah Jazz+1400+1200+1400+1100+1400
Dallas Mavericks+2000+1600+1800+2000+2000
Oklahoma City Thunder+4000+3500+5000+4000+4000
New Orleans Pelicans+6600+6500+30000+7000+6600
Portland Trail Blazers+8000+9000+15000+9000+8000
Memphis Grizzlies+12000+11000+30000+12000+12000
San Antonio Spurs+15000+13000+30000+15000+15000
Phoenix Suns+25000+19000+50000+20000+25000
Sacramento Kings+25000+21000+30000+20000+25000

Eastern Conference Championship Odds

In the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks are the runaway odds-on favorite to reach the NBA Finals. Most sportsbooks have significantly reduced the value of a Bucks bet to take the East. BetMGM, for example, places the Bucks at -182 to win the conference.

 DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMFox BetBetRivers
Milwaukee Bucks-165-175-182-188-165
Boston Celtics+700+700+800+700+700
Toronto Raptors+700+800+800+750+700
Miami Heat+900+900+1000+900+900
Philadelphia 76ers+900+900+1000+850+900
Brooklyn Nets+3300+3300+2200+2800+3300
Indiana Pacers+3300+2900+4000+2800+3300
Orlando Magic+10000+10000+10000+10000+10000
Washington Wizards+15000+12000+20000+12000+15000

NBA Championship Odds

For the NBA title, the Lakers and Bucks are the clear-cut favorites with each drawing +250 at DraftKings. Milwaukee (+240) slightly favor Los Angeles (+260) at FanDuel.

The Nuggets clock in with +1200 odds at DraftKings and +1000 at FanDuel to win their first NBA title.

 DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMFox BetBetRivers
Los Angeles Lakers+250+260+275+260+250
Milwaukee Bucks+250+240+240+240+250
Los Angeles Clippers+333+340+350+340+333
Houston Rockets+1300+1300+1200+1200+1300
Boston Celtics+2200+2000+2000+2000+2200
Toronto Raptors+2200+2400+2200+2500+2200
Denver Nuggets+3000+2500+2200+2200+3000
Miami Heat+3000+2700+2500+3000+3000
Philadelphia 76ers+3000+2700+2500+2500+3000
Utah Jazz+3300+2900+2500+2200+3300
Dallas Mavericks+4000+3600+3000+4000+4000
Brooklyn Nets+8000+8500+5000+5000+8000
Indiana Pacers+10000+10000+10000+10000+10000
Oklahoma City Thunder+10000+10000+10000+8000+10000
New Orleans Pelicans+12500+12000+50000+20000+12500
Portland Trail Blazers+17000+16000+25000+20000+17000
Memphis Grizzlies+25000+21000+50000+25000+25000
San Antonio Spurs+25000+21000+50000+25000+25000
Orlando Magic+30000+25000+25000+25000+30000
Phoenix Suns+30000+25000+150000+25000+30000
Sacramento Kings+30000+25000+50000+25000+30000
Washington Wizards+30000+25000+50000+30000+30000
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Derek Worlow is a freelance writer that has covered the expansion of legal sports betting in America for several well-known industry websites. During his writing career, he has written profiles on dozens of athletes and contributed work on the collision of sports and politics. Derek has also published two acclaimed biographies about Texas quarterbacks; Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III.