BetMGM Bettors Like Clippers, Lakers after Wall, Irving Reports

With the dog days of summer now fully upon us, it’s time to turn attention like never before to futures — and particularly NBA futures in the wake of the NBA Draft, trades and free agency.

There is plenty still to bet on at Dimers in the sports world, starting with the 2022 2022 NBA Draft on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.


After Monday’s news that Houston Rockets guard John Wall was expected to take a buyout from perhaps the league’s worst team and head west for the Los Angeles Clippers, the 2023 NBA Championship odds leaderboard has taken on a distinctive California flavor.

Defending champion Golden State holds as the favorite to repeat at +500, suddenly trailed closely by the Clippers at +600. The Lakers, thanks to talk they will be acquiring Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving to reunite with LeBron James, have made the biggest jump from +2200 to +1400.

According to BetMGM, the Warriors have been getting the lion’s share of the ticket at 16.0%, followed by the Lakers at 11.2% and the Clippers third at 6.3%. The Warriors are getting 18.9% of the handle, the Lakers 12.8% and, not to be forgotten, last year’s favorites, the Phoenix Suns are getting 7.6% of the handle at +1000.


UFC 276  Betting Odds

The dog days of summer also means extra attention heaped upon Mixed Martial Arts and UFC 276, set for Saturday, July 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the main event, BetMGM has the Armenian Arman Tsarukyan a -270 favorite now after opening at -225 over Poland’s Mateusz Gamrot at +220 after opening at +210.

Plenty of bettors are liking the odds on Gamrot as he is getting 77% of the ticket and 57% of the handle, according to BetMGM.

On Undercard bouts, Shavkat Rakhmmonov (-450) is getting just 26% of the ticket but much bigger bets at 68% of the handle against Neil Magny (+290); Alan Baudot and Josh Parisian are now at even odds with Parisian getting 65% of the ticket and 59% of the handle; Thaigo Moses (-250) is getting 46% of the ticket and 55% of the handle against Christos Giagos (+200); and in the first fight of the night, heavy favorite Umar Nurmagomedov (-1100) is getting just 16% of the ticket but 58% of the handle.



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