The NBA season is already upon us. The action kicks off with a Tuesday doubleheader featuring the Pelicans visiting the defending champion Raptors, followed by the new-look Lakers and Clippers. There is a full slate of games Wednesday.
With the offseason over (if there really is one with all the activity going on), it's a good time to look at some futures that might be worth a wager heading into the 2019-20 season.
Jordan Schultz, Joe Fortenbaugh, Doug Kezirian and Preston Johnson offer some of their best values on the board.
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.
NBA title bets
Philadelphia 76ers (8-1)
Fortenbaugh: The Sixers have eclipsed 50 victories in each of the past two seasons and no longer have to worry about Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors, who sent them packing with a ridiculous Game 7 buzzer beater in last spring's Eastern Conference semifinals. JJ Redick's defection to New Orleans will sting, but the arrivals of Al Horford and Josh Richardson give Philly the longest and rangiest roster in the East. Don't be the least bit surprised if Ben Simmons busts loose in Year 3.