Lakers & Heat One Win Away From Improbable 2020 NBA Finals –

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When the NBA bubble sealed itself at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida last July, bookmakers predicted that the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers would be battling for a chance to win the Western Conference in the 2020 NBA Finals to represent.

At the time of posting these NBA championship betting odds, the Miami Heat were ranked seventh with a +2000 moneyline alongside their chances of winning the NBA Finals.

The East’s favorite pick was the Milwaukee Bucks, led by phenomenal forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Their chances of reaching the NBA Finals were dashed when Antetokounmpo injured his ankle and was unable to end the streak against the Heat.

Now, Miami has turned the NBA playoff odds in their favor, outlasting the Bucks and now poised to oust the Celtics.

NBA Eastern Conference 5th Finals Game

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics

Heat conduction series 3-1

  • Spread: Celtics -3.0
  • Winners: Heat +125, Celtics -145
  • Total: 213.5
  • TV: ESPN at 7:30 p.m

As much as the Heat would love to kick those pesky Celtics out of the NBA bubble, the NBA odds for tonight’s game suggest Boston will win by three points.

If Miami cannot complete the series against the Celtics tonight, Game 6 will be held this Sunday.

In the other half of the bracket, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be in for a fight after the Denver Nuggets won Game 3, but a crucial 114-108 win in Game 4 put LeBron James and his teammates on the brink of the NBA Finals leave.

NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

Lakers lead series 3-1

  • Spread: Lakers -6.0
  • Winner: Lakers -240, Nuggets +200
  • Total: 214.5
  • TV: TNT, tomorrow at 9 p.m

This is the first conference finals for the Lakers since 2010 and offers them their first NBA title shot in a decade. In just his second year with the team, King James has restored the Lakers to championship relevance and is now poised to win his fourth NBA title.

Of the four remaining teams, the Lakers are considered favorites to win it all in this betting line predicting which of the four will win the title in 2020.

2020 NBA Championship Winner

  • Los Angeles Lakers -425
  • Miami Heat +333
  • Boston Celtics +1800
  • Denver Nuggets +4000

If you’re ready to bet that the Heat are the team that will take home the 2020 trophy, now is the time to bet. Their odds of +333 make $333 on a $100 bet if they make it.

Once the Eastern Conference Finals is over, the heat’s odds increase, resulting in a lower payout when wagered on. Get in on the legal sports betting action early and take home the largest possible amount of cash. This is a great way to let your friends know you called early and have them admire your superior forecasting skills.

Dave Gallo

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