Lakers Remain Title Favorites in Vegas Following Trade Deadline

Lakers Remain Title Favorite Post Trade Deadline

On today's edition of Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell, RJ and the guys discuss the best odds to win the NBA title now that the trade deadline has come and gone. RJ says the Lakers odds after the trade deadline remain the favorite at +275; followed by the second favorite in the Bucks, after starting the season 6-1; then Clippers +350 being the 4th favorite; the Rockets at 16-1; the 76ers at 17-1, Celtics, Heat and Jazz all 20-1 to cap it off. RJ asks Jonas who he would pick to win it all right now if he had a free roll and he takes the Bucks, citing an easier path to the finals being a main reason. RJ says he likes Jonas' pick, and even though the Bucks odds are the same as the Lakers, the Bucks path to the title is much easier. RJ also says that Vegas is implying the Lakers are significantly better than the Bucks, citing the odds being the same but the Lakers path through in the west is much more difficult. Steve Fezzik picks Milwaukee as well, saying the Bucks are outscoring opponents by 12 points per game, among other statistics to validate the Bucks being favorites.