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Odds To Win 2014 NBA Title

Familiar teams to all NBA bettors sit atop the odds to win the 2014 NBA Championship as the Miami Heat, Spurs, and OKC Thunder are favored by Vegas oddsmakers to win the NBA Finals. With that being said, there looks to be large ROI potential for other teams listed within the top 10 favorites to win the NBA Title.

2014 NBA Champion Odds from BOVADA (FREE $250 BET)

(odds updated 4/19/14)

Miami Heat
2/1

San Antonio Spurs
3/1

Oklahoma City Thunder
4/1

Indiana Pacers
6/1

Los Angeles Clippers
9/1

Houston Rockets
20/1

Brooklyn Nets
25/1

Golden State Warriors
28/1

Chicago Bulls
40/1

Portland Trailblazers
40/1

Dallas Mavericks
66/1

Memphis Grizzlies
66/1

Toronto Raptors
66/1

Washington Wizards
150/1

Atlanta Hawks
250/1

Charlotte Bobcats
250/1


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Odds to win 2014 NBA Eastern Conference:

Miami Heat 2/3
Indiana Pacers 2/1
Brooklyn Nets 9/1
Chicago Bulls 12/1
Toronto Raptors 20/1
Washington Wizards 50/1
Charlotte Bobcats 75/1
Atlanta Hawks 100/1


Odds to win 2014 NBA Western Conference:

San Antonio Spurs 3/2
Oklahoma City Thunder 2/1
Los Angeles Clippers 9/2
Houston Rockets 9/1
Golden State Warriors 14/1
Portland Trailblazers 18/1
Dallas Mavericks 33/1
Memphis Grizzlies 33/1


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NBA Betting Odds to win the NBA Finals

The primary focus of NBA wagering involves betting on the point spreads of individual games, however, pool wagers on the annual NBA Finals are also quite popular among professional sports bettors.

Bookmakers and bettors will look at several factors in the NBA Finals pool. The top teams from the prior year are usually among the preseason favorites. Free agent signings, trades and draft picks can alter the perceived value of each team in the offseason. Coaching changes can also have an impact.

In the NFL, there are 53 players on each team’s roster. In MLB, each club has a roster of 25 players. In the NBA, there are only 12 players on each squad. Thus, a certain shift in personnel for a team can have a dramatic and rippling effect on the odds in the pool.

Professional bettors dominate NBA Betting pool

While many casual fans and bettors will get actively involved in Super Bowl betting and World Series betting odds, they aren’t too active in the NBA Finals pool. First, the NBA isn’t nearly as popular as the NFL or MLB. Second, it is rare for a long shot to win an NBA title. Because a specific player can be so critical in a team’s value, there are only a small group of teams that have a viable shot at the championship each year. While there are popular teams and long shots that draw interest in pro football and baseball, the NBA pool is usually contained to a select few clubs. Therefore, the pool’s main source of revenue is driven by professional gamblers who follow the league closely.

NBA Betting heats up during the playoffs

The NBA playoffs can seem like a marathon to fans and bettors of the sport. While the NFL and MLB postseasons last about a month, the NBA playoffs last a couple of months. When the regular season ends, 16 teams advance to the postseason while the other 14 NBA squads are sent home until the next season. So, over half of the clubs in the initial NBA Finals pool are still alive when the postseason begins. In contrast, only 8 of 30 teams make the playoffs in baseball with just 12 of 32 squads advancing to the NFL postseason. With a best-of-seven format in all four rounds of the playoffs, underdogs have a difficult time sticking around against superior teams that have a home court advantage.

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