Eye on Basketball Podcast: Odds to win the West and more

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

Matt Moore joins me on today's podcast as we try to figure out how the West will shake out and where your money should be. First, I've been talked out of believing in the playoff hopes of the Dallas Mavericks this season because the combination of Samuel Dalembert not being in shape and the Monta Ellis-Jose Calderon backcourt is starting to scare me. Should the Minnesota Timberwolves' defense scare you out of believing in them? What about the Denver Nuggets and all of the "what ifs" attached to their success? How likely are the Portland Trail Blazers to earn a playoff berth?

After that, we get into Matt's odds post from yesterday that helps you determine which might be the safest (AND LEGAL!) bets for winning the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference this season. Which teams are the best and most fun bets for matching up in the NBA Finals? Should the Mavericks and Grizzlies have the same odds for winning the West?

We discuss all of that, plus proposing at a preseason game, new delay of game rules, and crushing fandom.

Have questions for the podcast? Send them to zach.harper@cbsinteractive.com, or ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #EOBPod, and we'll answer them on the show.

You can download the episode here. You can subscribe to us on iTunes, and you should like us on Facebook. Follow Eye on Basketball on Twitter here.

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