LeBron James and the L.A. Lakers are on the verge of winning the 2020 NBA Championship. But before any victor has been crowned, the oddsmakers have already gone ahead and made their predictions for next season.
The Lakers are joined by the Clippers and Bucks as the favorites to win the chip in 2021, according to Caesars Sports Book, followed by the Warriors and Celtics at four and five.
The teams at the top should be no surprise given the state of their roster. All three teams have some of the best players in the league and one of them (the Purple and Gold) are about to become World Champions. The real surprise may be the teams lower on the list.
With Steph Curry and Klay Thompson back healthy next season, the Warriors will be back to contention and many think they'll have a better chance than anyone to take home the trophy next summer.
The Rockets, meanwhile, sit at ninth behind the Nets, Heat, and Raptors. This is a far cry from where they were to start the 2019-20 campaign.
All-in-all, looking at the ten teams, it's fair to say that the competition will only get more intense next year as star players return from injury to bring their squads back from the dead.
As for where you should place your bet, that's on you to decide.