Odds to win 2013 NBA Championship

The bookmakers took a hit on the 2012 NBA Finals.

The smart money came in on the Miami Heat, and the wise guys cashed. (Those who picked Heat in 5 struck gold with a 6.5-to-1 payoff.)

“Even though throughout the whole season the Heat were one of our biggest winners in future positions, unfortunately for us we lost it ll back to the bettors on the series price as the Heat opened as plus-145 underdogs, and in turn, in all five games, the majority of the public money came in on Miami,” said Bevin Bradley, manager of the Bovada.lv sportsbook.

“It was not the best result for us.”

Here are Bovada’s odds for each of the 30 NBA teams to win the 2012-13 championship.


Odds to win 2013 NBA Championship 

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 Trail Blazers                 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


  1. Max marfuggi says

    Dallas has sold off all of their pieces, they lost in the first round, badly. And you place them ahead of a clippers team who have recently added everything they were missing along with some playoff experience. Dallas was also placed ahead of the celts, sixers, hawks, pacers, and the grizzles. All teams who have way more talent and organization than the mavs. I put mavs at 100/1.

  2. Jeff Libman says

    I’m a huge Bulls fan, but it’s crazy to have us third next year. We don’t even know if Rose is going to play next year. If Rose comes back to full strength or near full strength by the year by 2013-14, then sure. But this is wishful thinking.

  3. Arky says

    Chicago 3rd? Really?

    The Knicks are at tasty odds. The talent is there to challenge, if they can harness it.

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