Miami Heat are 5-12 favorites to win NBA title

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Bovada.lv has released the odds on the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat are 5-12 favorites to win, the Spurs come in at 2-1.

A few more key odds:

NBA Finals MVP
LeBron James 4/9
Dwyane Wade 8/1
Chris Bosh 20/1
Chris Andersen 99/1
Any other Heat Player 35/1
Tony Parker 9/2
Tim Duncan 7/1
Manu Ginobili 20/1
Kawhi Leonard 30/1
Any Other Spurs Player 30/1

Exact Series Result
Miami Heat 4-0 7/1
Miami Heat 4-1 19/4
Miami Heat 4-2 11/4
Miami Heat 4-3 10/3
San Antonio Spurs 4-0 18/1
San Antonio Spurs 4-1 17/2
San Antonio Spurs 4-2 7/1
San Antonio Spurs 4-3 7/1

Total Games in Series
Over 5.5 1/2
Under 5.5 8/5

Dwyane Wade and Tim Duncan being so close for series MVP is kind of an eyebrow-raiser. The Heat-in-six is the obvious answer for the most likely result. The 19-4 Heat-in-five is kind of exciting, as is the 7-1 Spurs-in-six. If you're confident in the Spurs, throwing in with Parker for MVP at 9-2 is pretty transparent.

The Heat being favored isn't surprising, but watching the public action on San Antonio might be something to keep an eye on before Thursday.

The Heat have opened up as 5-1/2-point favorites for Game 1 Thursday in Miami.

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