Odds: Miami Heat are already the favorites to win 2014 NBA title

The Heat are the favorites to three-peat in 2014. (USATSI)
The Heat are the favorites to three-peat in 2014. (USATSI)

This time next year, will Juwan Howard be pouring bottles of champagne on the Birdman  Chris Andersen  and, if so, will it be to celebrate a third NBA title if both are members of the Miami Heat ? The fine folks at Bovada already have the odds on who will win next season's NBA championship, and the Heat are the favorites at 2-1.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have the second-best odds at 11-2, the Chicago Bulls are third at 15-2 (does this mean Derrick Rose is going to rejoin us?), and the San Antonio Spurs have 17-2 odds. The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic share the worst odds at 500-1, and the  Los Angeles Lakers are 22-1. 

They also have prop bets on whether Manu Ginobili (free agent this summer) will be with the Spurs for next season and whether the Miami Big Three will still be together.

Odds to win 2014 NBA Championship 

Miami Heat                                2-1

Oklahoma City Thunder              11-2

Chicago Bulls                            15-2

San Antonio Spurs                    17-2

Indiana Pacers                           16-1

Los Angeles Clippers                 18-1

New York Knicks                        18-1

Houston Rockets                       20-1

Memphis Grizzlies                      20-1

Los Angeles Lakers                   22-1

Denver Nuggets                         25-1

Golden State Warriors                25-1

Boston Celtics                           33-1

Dallas Mavericks                        40-1

Brooklyn Nets                            40-1

Atlanta Hawks                            50-1

Milwaukee Bucks                        75-1

Minnesota Timberwolves            75-1

Philadelphia 76ers                      100-1

Portland Trail Blazers                   100-1

Utah Jazz                                   100-1

Cleveland Cavaliers                    150-1

New Orleans Pelicans                 150-1

Sacramento Kings                      150-1

Toronto Raptors                         150-1

Washington Wizards                   150-1

Detroit Pistons                           300-1

Phoenix Suns                             300-1

Charlotte Bobcats                     500-1

Orlando Magic                          500-1

Will Manu Ginobili be a member of San Antonio for Game 1 of the 2013-14 regular season?

Yes                  -160      (5-8)

No                    +125      (5-4)

Will LeBron James , Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh be members of the Miami Heat for Game 1 of the 2013-14 regular season?

Yes                  -300     (1-3)

No                    +200     (2-1)

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Zach Harper likes basketball. Some would even say he loves it. He's also an enthusiast for everything Ricky Davis, Rasheed Wallace, Nic Cage, and has seen the movie Gigli almost three times. He's been... Full Bio

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