We have entered the final day of the NBA season and while there is still a lot of playoff seeding/match-up stuff at stake for tonight’s games, the top of the league isn’t changing and their championship contenders are just waiting for the playoffs to start. We have a busy week ahead of us so let’s take a look at the latest 2019 NBA Championship Betting Odds.
The Wizards are off to a 5-11 and the drama is at an all-time high with this squad. All the reports are bad right now. John Wall told his coach to “f— you”. Kelly Oubre is also swearing at the coach, Bradley Beal is fighting Kelly Oubre Jr., and John Wall got into it with Jeff Green. That’s just the stuff we know about. All the reports are bad with this team right now and it looks like it is finally time for them to blow it up.
Last night saw the debut of Jimmy Butler in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform. While the results weren’t there as the team lost and Butler only managed 14 points, but you could see the outlines of a fit. It will take some time. Ben Simmons will need to adjust some of his game, Joel Embiid will have to give up some touches, and Butler will need to play off-ball more, but you could see where this team can really contend in the Eastern Conference. They are one of only two teams with three of the best 20 players in the NBA (and the other is the greatest dynasty of all-time) which makes them a contender. Let’s take a look at what it’s done to their betting odds.
The big blockbuster trade that we have been waiting for finally happened as the Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia. While Philly wasn’t one of his rumored destinations, it does make a ton of sense as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have shown that they are ready to win now.
We are roughly 1/8th through the season and there is a lot of basketball left to be played. There are a lot of stories yet to play out and it is way too early to predict anything. Well, except maybe the Warriors winning another title. That said, there is a good enough sample size out there now that we think we know a little something about this league and we think there are some great value plays still on the board. Let’s take a look at our favorites for November.