2019-20 NBA Title Odds: LeBron James, Lakers Favored After Raptors’ Finals Win

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as center Tyson Chandler, left, and Brooklyn Nets guard D'Angelo Russell watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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The Los Angeles Lakers, who finished 10th in the Western Conference with a 37-45 record in 2018-19, are 4-1 favorites to win the 2019-20 NBA title, per Caesars Palace:

Of course, the odds tell a far different story about the Lakers’ prospects than their 2018-19 record does. Los Angeles is heavily favored to land New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis, a six-time All-Star who averaged 25.9 points and 12.0 boards per game last season:

Pairing Davis with four-time NBA MVP LeBron James would make the Lakers formidable regardless of their surrounding talent.

However, a James-Davis Lakers squad would not enjoy a cakewalk to the NBA Finals if the odds are any indication.

There figures to be much more parity and suspense at the top of the league