Lakers now sitting atop the 2020 NBA championship odds SBNation · June 19, 2019 at 4:22 pm The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the NBA’s worst teams over the last six years with a dismal record of 163-329 over that stretch. But after signing LeBron James last offseason and trading for Anthony Davis this offseason, the Lakers suddenly find themselves as the betting favorites to win the NBA championship in 2020. Los Angeles is a +250 favorite on the 2020 NBA championship odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The last few months have been a perfect storm for the Lakers; the Golden State Warriors (+750 to win the NBA championship) have potentially lost both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson for next season with injuries, the Houston Rockets (+850) are dealing with inner turmoil, and winning the draft lottery to move up to No. 4 gave the team the draft capital it needed to trade for Anthony Davis without losing Kyle Kuzma.