Early Vegas odds high on Knicks

The Knicks have the fourth highest odds in the Eastern Conference to win the 2020 NBA championship, trailing only the Bucks (9-2), Celtics (7-1), and 76ers (10-1).

  • Says who? The SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas opened their 2020 NBA championship odds on Saturday.
  • Jeff Sherman, who oversees NBA odds at the SuperBook, believes the Knicks are the favorites to land Durant this summer and created their title odds accordingly. Sherman said the Knicks would be somewhere in the range of 300-1 if they aren’t able to land Durant or another of the high-profile stars who could be on the move this offseason.” [ESPN]

What this means: Everyone thinks Durant is going to the Knicks, so why not set the odds based on those expectations? This way, early bettors must juggle the optimism of Durant and company joining the Knicks with the reality of the current roster in deciding whether they enter the pot before free agency begins in July.

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