Miami has a 50/1 shot to win the NBA Championship. The Lakers are the favorites at 11/5 odds followed by the Clippers, Bucks, and Celtics. Miami has a 18/1 shot to win the Eastern Conference.
Milwaukee is the favorite to win the conference, followed by the Celtics and Raptors.
There is one other particular number that could be of interest to NBA fans. The odds of a play-in tournament in the Western Conference are very high at -1000.
Ours are favorable to Miami Heat
These odds are right about where I expected the Miami Heat to be. They are certainly an extremely talented team. However, there are other veteran teams in the Eastern Conference with more playoff experience. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to see a full back half of the schedule.
As some of you may recall, Miami was up-and-down following the return from the All-Star break. Immediately following the All-Star break, they dropped their first two games. Their final game before the stoppage was a 109-98 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. On a more positive note, they found some sort of groove in the middle of February, winning four games in a row.
Now, it will be interesting to see how the Miami Heat function with this revamped schedule. They certainly have the talent to make a deep playoff run. It’s going to be interesting to see how the rookies and younger players bounce back from the long layoff. Can they recapture the same magic that they had at the beginning of the season?
In any event, this is going to be an exciting continuation of the season. With a ton of talent in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat now get their chance to prove if they can go toe-to-toe with the NBA’s best.