2013 NBA Championship odds: Of course the Heat are the favorites

The Miami Heat were favored to win the 2012 NBA championship. They did. They are now favored to win the 2013 championship. Bovada.lv released their odds for the 2013 NBA championship on Friday, with the Heat at the top at 11/4. Here are the complete odds: 

Team Odds
Miami Heat 11/4
Oklahoma City Thunder 5/1
Chicago Bulls 6/1
Los Angeles Lakers 10/1
San Antonio Spurs 10/1
Dallas Mavericks 14/1
Los Angeles Clippers 18/1
Indiana Pacers 20/1
Boston Celtics 25/1
Memphis Grizzlies 25/1
Orlando Magic 30/1
New York Knicks 35/1
Philadelphia 76ers 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 50/1
Houston Rockets 50/1
Portland Trailblazers 50/1
Utah Jazz 50/1
Golden State Warriors 75/1
Milwaukee Bucks 75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves 75/1
Phoenix Suns 75/1
Brooklyn Nets 100/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 100/1
New Orleans Hornets 100/1
Sacramento Kings 100/1
Toronto Raptors 150/1
Washington Wizards 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 200/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1


Couple interesting notes: 

  • Chicago slips a bit considering the number of things that went wrong for them this season and them still having the No.1 seed. 
  • New York is behind the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic facing the prospect of trading Dwight Howard, and Memphis Grizzlies. That says a lot. 
  • The Pistons have the same odds as the Bobcats. That's a little odd. 
  • The Lakers and Spurs at the same level is also of note, considering their season in comparison. 
  • The Mavericks hanging up there has to be contingent on the Deron Williams question.
  • Speaking of, the Nets are 100/1. Again, we ask, why is everyone angling to go there?
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Matt Moore's colleagues have been known to describe him as a "maniac" in terms of his approach to covering the NBA, which he has done for CBS Sports since 2010. Moore prides himself on melding reporting,... Full Bio

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