NBA Predictions| 2021 Champions | Main Contenders

Check our NBA betting predictions on the teams in contention to be named 2020/21 NBA champions.


Just a couple of months after the Finals, a new NBA season is about to begin, with the LA Lakers out to defend their crown as a whole host of challengers fight to be named 2021 NBA champions.

NBA 2021 Title. Who will win?

We’ve split up the leading contenders into two – the front runners and some more value options in the current NBA betting.

NBA Champions 2021. Favourites

In the Western Conference it looks as if the two Los Angeles sides could be primed for strong campaigns again. Both Lakers and Clippers have the strength in depth required to mount another challenge.
Away from LA, the Milwaukee Bucks should also go well, while a strong off-season from the Brooklyn Nets could also see the NYC side force themselves into contention.

Lakers and LeBron James are the favourites again

Reigning NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers look hungry for another title, strengthening significantly over the summer – something that sees them overwhelming favourites with Marathonbet to become champions again at @3.60.

The exceptional LeBron James continues to power them to new heights, with the NBA legend still breaking new ground at the age of 35. Together with Anthony Davis, the Lakers boast one of the most fearsome duos in this competition for yet another season.

Brooklyn Nets’ time? @6.30

The Nets have also been ambitious in their bid for NBA glory. The “other” New York team has undergone an extremely rapid transformation in recent times, becoming a clear candidate to win the NBA championship title over the last two seasons.
With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in their ranks, the Nets have an outstanding chance to progress this season. Both players were snapped up as free agents in 2019, but due to Durant’s long-term injury in the 2019 finals, the Nets had to make do without their star signing last season.

Los Angeles Clippers to win NBA 2021 @6.80

This will be Kawhi Leonard’s second year in the squad, and his presence alone adds to the Clippers’ claims. The addition of the centre Serge Ibaka looks intriguing, as he’ll be reuniting with Leonard. The pair became NBA champions together in the 2018/2019 season with the Toronto Raptors.

Milwaukee Bucks. Another try for Giannis @7.00

A promising 2020 campaign ended in disappointment for the Milwaukee team after they were eliminated in a 4-1 series defeat in the conference semi-finals against the Miami Heat.
The Bucks unfortunately choked after the end of the regular season, appearing out of sorts in the playoffs.
They’ll once again be leaning heavily on star man Giannis Antetokounmpo. The ‘Greek Freak’ may need more support from other areas if the Bucks are going to land the title.

NBA Predictions and Tips 2021. Other candidates.

Celtics, Raptors, Sixers, Heat Mavericks, Nuggets… There are many “wildcards” waiting to strike should the favourites falter.

Boston @15.00 could be the value.
Last year they reached the Conference Finals and often proved a very difficult team to beat.
Stellar young talents Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown will be better for that experience as they look to make another step up in 2021.

Miami Heat @17.00. The big question is whether the Heat have reached their ceiling, but this young squad has time on its side to improve even further if the form of Jimmy Butler can continue to inspire them. Also, an eventual trade for James Harden could add to their claims.

Finally, the Portland Trail Blazers @46.00 could be ones to watch given their strong spine, headed up by the outstanding Damian Lillard, one of the favourites to become the NBA MVP 2021.

Who do you think will become the new NBA champions?

NB: Odds subject to change.

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