Favorites To Win NBA 2019-20: Clippers Take Advantage
The wait has come to an end. The 2019/20 NBA season is about to kick off, an unbeatable time to take a look at the quotas for the favorites to fight for the Ring. After an intense preseason, Clippers, Lakers and Bucks remain the trio of candidates to succeed Toronto Raptors, which does not prevent us from taking a look at the news of their templates, strengths, and weaknesses, relevant information in order to choose the ideal time to make bets.
Angels Clippers Start As Favorites
A few years ago, to talk about the Clippers Angels was to talk about Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, a couple that couldn’t achieve the successes that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George could now achieve. In Leonard’s case, we are talking about the MVP of the past finals and the main culprit that Toronto Raptors won the first Ring of its history, and that is that their numbers in Playoffs of 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals in 39 minutes were crucial to oust Golden State Warriors as champions.
In addition to Leonard, Doc Rivers has in his favor the versatility offered by the Clippers’ squad, since it has the variants necessary to vary between high, lower, higher speed quintets and capable of slowing down the rhythm of the games.
Even so, the Clippers’ pre-season has left more doubts than certainties, as the defeats against Rockets, Nuggets, and Mavericks show that Rivers still has a lot of work to do when it comes to greasing the machinery. It will be a matter of time before the favorite to win the NBA functions as an unstoppable machine, not forgetting that Paul George has not played a single minute of those preparatory matches, so his return to the pitches will be a crucial competitiveness bonus both in attack and defense.
LeBron and Davis, forced to take the Lakers to the Ring
The pressure is maximum in the Los Angeles Lakers. The demand that always falls on this team, the poor results of last season and the fact that they have brought together LeBron James and Anthony Davis are the main reasons that the Angelinos are forced to highlight in the campaign that is about to start.
It goes without saying that the two big stars will contribute a huge amount of points to the attack of the Lakers, as well as muscle in the defensive plot, but we must also take into account the contribution that veterans like Rondo, McGee or Green can offer, without forgetting that Cousins will contribute his grain of sand when he is discharged and that Kyle Kuzma has the confidence of the board to establish himself as one of the essential in the top five.
The problems for Frank Vogel, the new coach of the Lakers, can come at the time to generate the game. The Lakers do not have a base of guarantees and have already seen LeBron James exercising playmaker, an option with which you can download offensive demand to his star and can be complemented by appearances of Rondo, a profile more organizer, or Cook, more focused on the pitch.
The free track at the Eastern Conference for Milwaukee Bucks
If the Western Conference promises to offer us great emotions and a few surprises due to the great competition that there will be to conquer the first four places, the opposite happens in the East. Leonard’s march to the Clippers has left Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Bucks as the main candidates to become Conference champions and reach their first Finals since 1973.
The Greek Freak was crowned last season’s MVP after averaging 27.7 points, 12.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocks in 32.8 minutes, and comes wanting to eat the world after two consecutive disappointments: the elimination against Toronto in the Conference Finals and the sad performance offered in the last World Cup, conquered by Spain.
The best news for the Bucks is to have been able to retain the bulk of players who were important in order to sign the best numbers of the regular phase last season, although that also entails keeping the weakness under the post. As could be seen in the Playoffs against Toronto Raptors, Brook Lopez suffered what is not written before the physical power of their rivals, and those deficiencies in the body to the body could return to take the bill for a franchise that, once again, will depend excessively on the performance of Antetokounmpo.
|Los Ángeles Clippers||4.33|
|Los Ángeles Lakers||4.75|
|Golden State Warriors||12.00|
|Portland Trail Blazers||34.00|
|New Orleans Pelicans||71.00|
|San Antonio Spurs||71.00|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||151.00|
|New York Knicks||301.00|