NBA Championship Odds – Heat vs. Thunder Likely

The Miami Heat will play the Oklahoma City Thunder in the finals this year. The NBA Championship odds say that’s a good possibility of happening.

The NBA all-star game is about three weeks away on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. In most NBA seasons it’s usually the all-star break that signals the good teams that it’s time to get going and you’ll often see the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders.

In the Eastern Conference it’s hard to imagine anyone other than the Miami Heat or Chicago Bulls representing the East in the NBA finals. The next level of teams seem to be the Atlanta Hawks who have beat the Bulls and Heat this year, the 76ers who also beat the Bulls and have a date with Miami tomorrow and the one surprise team is the Indiana Pacers.

Odds to win the Eastern Conference.

Eastern Conference   –   2/2/2012 7:35 PM (EST)
Miami Heat -140
Chicago Bulls +255
Boston Celtics +1500
Philadelphia 76ers +1500
Orlando Magic +1900
New York Knicks +1900
Atlanta Hawks +2300
Indiana Pacers +3100
Milwaukee Bucks +11000
New Jersey Nets +11000
Cleveland Cavaliers +15000
Toronto Raptors +22500
Charlotte Bobcats +30000
Detroit Pistons +30000
Washington Wizards +40000


The Western Conference could be a little more wide open as it has been in recent years. Oklahoma City looks like the top team in the West and the duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is only going to get better.  Other possible championship contenders are the Dallas Mavericks (defending champs), Denver Nuggets, LA Clippers and LA Lakers.

Odds to win Western Conference

Western Conference   –   2/2/2012 7:35 PM (EST)
Oklahoma City Thunder +180
Los Angeles Lakers +370
Los Angeles Clippers +700
Dallas Mavericks +700
San Antonio Spurs +1250
Portland Trailblazers +1250
Denver Nuggets +1900
Memphis Grizzlies +1900
Houston Rockets +4500
Utah Jazz +6000
Minnesota Timberwolves +9000
Phoenix Suns +11000
Golden State Warriors +11000
Sacramento Kings +22500
New Orleans Hornets +30000


5Dimes Sports Book already has odds posted on who will be the NBA finals matchup. The Heat vs. Thunder is favored at +390, followed by the Heat vs. Lakers at +726, Bulls vs. Thunder at +928 and both Heat vs. Clippers and Heat vs. Mavericks at +1340.

Odds to win NBA Finals

NBA Championship 2011-2012   –   2/2/2012 7:35 PM (EST)
Miami Heat +175
Oklahoma City Thunder +500
Chicago Bulls +550
Los Angeles Lakers +1000
Los Angeles Clippers +1600
Dallas Mavericks +1600
Boston Celtics +3300
Portland Trailblazers +3300
San Antonio Spurs +3300
Philadelphia 76ers +3300
Orlando Magic +4000
New York Knicks +4000
Memphis Grizzlies +4000
Denver Nuggets +4000
Atlanta Hawks +5000
Indiana Pacers +6600
Houston Rockets +10000
Utah Jazz +15000
Milwaukee Bucks +25000
New Jersey Nets +25000
Golden State Warriors +25000
Phoenix Suns +25000
Minnesota Timberwolves +25000
Cleveland Cavaliers +35000
Toronto Raptors +50000
Sacramento Kings +50000
Detroit Pistons +75000
New Orleans Hornets +75000
Charlotte Bobcats +75000
Washington Wizards +100000


Do you think we will see a  Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder finals? The NBA Championship odds are betting on it!


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