Pacers plummet, Spurs rise in latest Bovada odds for NBA title

The Spurs are behind only the Heat in the odds for the NBA title.  (USATSI)
The Spurs are behind only the Heat in the odds for the NBA title. (USATSI)

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Online Sportsbook Bovada has liked the Heat to win the title all year. They've remained the favorites through Indiana's early-season surge, through Oklahoma City's emergence, through the Heat's coasting. And even with the Spurs on an 18-game winning streak, Bovada is sticking with them. Here are the latest odds for the NBA title (only those 50-to-1 or better shown): 

Team Odds on 3/14 Odds on 4/2
Miami Heat 11 to 5 9 to 4
San Antonio Spurs 11 to 1 7 to 2
Indiana Pacers 5 to 2 9 to 2
Okahoma City Thunder 15 to 4 9 to 2
Los Angeles Clippers 12 to 1 8 to 1
Houston Rockets 16 to 1 18 to 1
Golden State Warriors 20 to 1 20 to 1
Brooklyn Nets 66 to 1 33 to 1
Portland Trail Blazers 20 to 1 40 to 1
Chicago Bulls 50 to 1 50 to 1

The big move obviously is the Pacers plummeting, going from near-favorites to "just another team" down there with the Thunder and Clippers. It is interesting that the Spurs are favored over the Thunder, as so many consider OKC to have matchup advantages over San Antonio, but then, San Antonio had a better showing against the Heat in the Finals. 

Meanwhile, the Nets have cut their deficit in half, again, and the Blazers have doubled it, while Chicago remains stable. The end result though, is what so many of us predicted pre-season, that Miami will once again hoist the trophy. The playoffs start in 17 days. 

CBS Sports Writer

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