When the free agency happened last June, many players switch to other teams and there some teams that acquired their prospect players.
After the Toronto Raptors beat the ‘Golden State Warriors in the finals and finally broken up, many Western teams are making their huge move and ready for the upcoming 2019-20 NBA season.
Let’s take a look at the Western Conference team that has the chance to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy and their odds that you can put your bet on.
Los Angeles Clippers +245 with 5Dimes
based on the statistic the top 3 candidate teams in Western Conference so far are the L.A. Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, and The Houston Rockets for the Western Conference Finals title this year.
Usually, their Odds range from +200 to +500 at most betting sites, the Clippers at 5Dimes are +245 right now.
The Clippers are one of the favorite teams today since they are joining Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and added another star who is also in the list of MVP races last season Paul George. I prefer the Clippers over the Lakers and Rockets because I see more balance in their star duo (Kawhi Leonard – Paul Geroge). These two are very capable when it comes to offense and defense and can play on and off the ball, they are both excellent outside shooters.
Los Angeles Lakers star duo Lebron James and Anthony Davis dominant only in the paint, Lebron has a shooting outside but not high percentage like Paul George. Harden and Westbrook are both ball dominant and both have a low percentage when it comes to defense.
Aside from two Clippers superstars, they also have solid supporting cast such as Patrick Beverly who has been solid in the defense, sixthman of the year Lou Williams who can score off the bench.
The lakers are a rebuild team with added some great players but they still need to develop their team chemistry. The Rockets have a good rooster but their game is slowing down because of age of their players like P.J. Tucker and Eric Gordon.
Denver Nuggets Odds +1300 with 5Dimes
The Denver Nuggets had a good showing last season. They ranked second in the Western Conference last year, led by Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Monte Morris who are just 23 years old. And not only that, they also have young cores like Malik Beasley, Gary Harris, and Juan Hernangomez who have a huge impact on the team.
The Nuggets did not lose a member in their regular rotation but it gained Jerami Grant that is known a versatile defender and Michael Porter jr. who can make points in every game. The Nuggets could get some help to their veteran Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee who deserve a good minute in the game.
They have not added a star player but they are one of the deepest teams today in the Western Conference that you can count on as a contender. Led by their superstar Nikola Jokic and head coach Mike Malone.
The Nuggets are one of the best options to place your bet because they have a big chance to win and also win big at your stake.
San Antonio Spurs Odds +5000 with 5Dimes
The San Antonio Spurs are one of the most respected teams in the NBA under the leadership of legendary head coach Gregg Popovich. Even if they don’t have star power like the other team, they can’t be underestimated. Spurs are solid when it comes to team rotation and do not depend on one star player, LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan are the team’s best players who are both solid midrange monsters.
The Spurs have reliable shooters like Rudy Gay and DeMarre Carroll, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli who can provide three points for the team. Meanwhile, two young guards Derrick White and Dejounte Murray are an excellent defender and are developing their offensive games that could help their team to win the game.
When this team’s line up was developed, under Gregg Popovich with a proven system, they were one of the most capable teams in the West.
Spurs is already tested in the regular season and one of the playoffs contenders. You can pick this team as Western Conference Champion considering these long odds.