Whether it’s recently released win totals or an early look at a major college football week, there’s plenty of excitement this week at William Hill. Here are the latest odds and information.
The start of the NBA season is almost a month away, and the offseason is in full bloom with several big trades and the draft already happening.
William Hill recently released its 2020-21 NBA win totals for all 30 teams. The biggest potential splash this offseason could be the Rockets (36) trading away James Harden. The Nets have been rumored as a potential destination, however would a trio of Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving be enough for the Nets (46) to have the highest win total?
“I don’t think the Nets would be highest if they got Harden, but it’d be close,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading for William Hill US. “They’re already getting bet strongly for title futures. There are people anticipating that they’re going to get Harden, that’s for sure. So I think they’d be near the Bucks, but wouldn’t surpass them.”
The Bucks lead the way with a win total of 51. The defending champion Lakers are next at 47.5, followed by their two main rivals in the Clippers at 47 and the Celtics at 46.5.
Some other notable win totals include the runner-up Heat at 44.5, the 2019 NBA champion Raptors at 42.5 and the Warriors at 37.5. The Cavaliers have the lowest win total of any team at 22, with the Pistons (22.5) and Knicks (23.5) nearby.
There has also been early notable action and odds shifts on some teams’ win totals.
“We had a few bets on that OKC under, but obviously they were betting it because of the trades,” Bogdanovich said. “That’s the biggest win total move so far, it’s dropped by so much. The OKC under and the Hawks over are the two with the most action so far.”
The Thunder opened at 31.5, however after dealing away Chris Paul and Steven Adams, they’ve dropped by seven to 24.5. Other teams whose win totals have had major shifts include the Hawks (31.5 to 35.5), Trail Blazers (38.5 to 40.5) and 76ers (43 to 44.5).
Oklahoma City has also drawn the two largest 2020-21 NBA win total wagers thus far at William Hill. One Nevada bettor placed $2,200 on Thunder under 31 wins (-110) for a total potential payout of $4,200, while another Nevada bettor put down $2,200 on Thunder under 30 wins (-110) for another total potential payout of $4,200.
Check out William Hill’s current 2020-21 win totals above.
College Football Week 13: Early Odds Report
It’s Thanksgiving week, meaning we’re full of rivalry matchups and games with major implications around the country in college football.
Week 13 of the college football season features two top-25 showdowns, including one of the most famed rivalries in the sport.
No. 1 Alabama welcomes No. 23 Auburn to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the top-ranked Crimson Tide currently 24-point favorites at William Hill in this year’s Iron Bowl. Alabama is coming off a 63-3 drubbing over Kentucky, while Auburn handled business over Tennessee with a 30-17 victory.
“We’ll definitely need Auburn, that I can tell you,” said Nick Bogdanovich, Director of Trading at William Hill. “Alabama just dismantled Kentucky, and I know they want to dismantle their rival here too. So yeah, it’s a big number, but the public is still going to back them heavily.”
Two ranked Big 12 foes meet in Austin on Friday, as No. 22 Texas is a 2-point favorite at home over No. 17 Iowa State. The Cyclones are alone atop the Big 12 standings thanks to a 6-1 record in conference play, while the Longhorns enter this affair on a three-game winning streak.
“This should be a great game,” Bogdanovich said. “In Iowa, they’ll be on Iowa State like crazy, so that’ll be fun. But it’s a heck of a game, it’s near pick’em, it’s the first game on Friday. So that one will be a monster. I don’t know who we’ll need, but there will be a ton of money on that game.”
Besides Alabama, the other two top-3 ranked teams are in action on Saturday as well. No. 3 Ohio State is also a sizable favorite, as the Buckeyes are 28.5-point road favorites over Illinois. No. 2 Notre Dame, though, is only a 4.5-point road favorite over unranked North Carolina.
“That’ll be a big-bet game for sure,” Bogdanovich said. “I think North Carolina is going to give Notre Dame all they have. North Carolina’s drawing some money this year, so I don’t know if the decision would be as big as you’d think. But yeah, I’d imagine the masses will be on Notre Dame at that cheap number.”
The Iron Bowl may headline the slate, but there are still other major in-state rivalries on tap this week. They include the Big Game (California -1.5 vs. Stanford), the Civil War (No. 9 Oregon -14 at Oregon State), the Egg Bowl (Mississippi -9.5 vs. Mississippi State) and the War on I-4 (UCF -25 at USF).