Sportsbooks across the country are creatively trying to capitalize on the recent buzz surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers and their recent exchange for Anthony Davis to associate with his superstar LeBron James.
Caesars Sportsbook has released a unique proposal on whether a California team would win the 2019-20 NBA championship. This includes the Lakers, Clippers, Warriors and Kings (Yes +175). The other 26 teams represent the "No" (-210).
"Anyone looking at the NBA and betting on the NBA is interested in LeBron and Anthony Davis," Davis Davis, Risk Manager for Caesars, told Davis. "You want people to say." Oh, this place has it. Let's go because they have cool stuff and see what else they have. "
"You do not mount the accessory to get money on the accessory. You are mounting the accessory to generate interest for your business.
However, many betting options lead a big handle. The Lakers are the favorites of almost every sportsbook and represent an important responsibility for most. Caesars released the Lakers with a 25-1 rating last month. Although they missed the playoffs for the sixth consecutive season, sustained action and commercial speculation led the price to its current rating of 3-1.
For the first time, Davis said, Caesars plans to release betting proposals for any Lakers match televised nationwide. "If they're gaining traction, then the work is worth it," Davis said.
DraftKings has also recently released a great accessory, offering bettors the option of winning the NBA's NBA Player of the Year award for 2019-20 (+265) or betting on "the field" (-455).
Last summer, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released a proposal to determine if the Lakers would win a title before the start of the 2022-23 season. This schedule overlaps with the free agent contract that James had just signed.