The NBAs Eastern Conference can at times be seen as thediminished convention due to the crappy teams at the base but there is still some prominent teams at the top like the Milwaukee Bucks, who are favored to win the East crown for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Online sportsbook BetOnline has the Bucks as +200 faves. Following the Bucks are the Philadelphia 76ers (+275), Boston Celtics (+700), Brooklyn Nets (+800) and Toronto Raptors (+800) to round out the top .
After directing the NBA standings last year and obtaining a top seed, the Milwaukee Bucks have been faking to return in the mountaintop. For starters, they have arguably the best player in the league in Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is the Fave To Win MVP for another year in a row.
Despite needing to let some players like Malcolm 17, they also have a fairly roster and Nikola Mirotic walk. They re-signed Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez while incorporating Wesley Matthews for their current core. With that category, the Bucks owned the best point differential in the NBA last season whilst also holding opponents to 43.3 percent shooting from the field.
Up before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final??vs Toronto, the Bucks were in the drivers seat to win. Now that Toronto does not have Kawhi Leonard, I believe Milwaukee is the best bet to produce it from the East.
The two challengers??to the Bucks would be the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, who retooled in the offseason. The Sixers will be +275??to win East while the Celtics are all +700.
The Sixers may have dropped Jimmy Butler but were able to add Josh Richardson from the Heat at a whilst also adding an additional stud guy in Al Horford. Richardson can take from heavy and guard perimeter players while Horford be a safety valve in case anything happens to Joel Embiid and also can play center.
I am still a little worried about their shooting because JJ Redick was a setback, but perhaps a jump shot is developed by Ben Simmons and if they remain healthy, they ought to be a force from the East.
The Celtics are intriguing mainly since they will not have Kyrie Irving within their locker area to kill the mood. Boston may have lost Al Horford into the Sixers but additional Kemba Walker, who surely wont pout in media conferences any time that the Celtics lose.
However, the method comes down to their stable of swingmen at Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
Brown and tatum regressed into a level last season after a promising rush into the Eastern Conference final in 2017-18 and also they develop should be a key focus for bettors looking to put money into the Celtics.
I expect them to be greater this season if Brad Stevens can not work out the rotations although as those will get the vast majority of the offensive looks, it may be another disappointment in Beantown.
Curious as of August 14

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