|2014 NBA Eastern Conference Odds: Heat Favored Entering All-Star Break|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 15 February 2014 11:00|
Updated Eastern Conference Odds
(TheSpread) – The NBA Eastern Conference looks to be a two-team race entering the All-Star break. Here is an updated look at the odds to win the East.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Miami Heat are the slight favorite to win the East, as they have 5/6 odds. Other short odds to win are the Indiana Pacers (1/1), the Brooklyn Nets (18/1) and the Chicago Bulls (25/1).
The Heat have won the East the last three years and currently lead the Southeast Division, but have the second-best record in the conference at 37-14. Miami is also 20-4 at home and 17-10 on the road.
Indiana reached the conference finals last year before losing to Miami. Indiana has the top record in the East at 40-12 and is 25-3 at home, best of any team in the NBA. The Pacers are also 15-9 on the road.
Brooklyn is just 24-27 this season and in second in the Atlantic Division, but the Nets have plenty of talent and have bounce back strong since a very poor start to the season. Brooklyn is 16-11 at home and 8-16 on the road.
Chicago is 27-25 on the season and behind the Pacers in the Central Division. Chicago is without Derrick Rose once again this season due to an injury. The Bulls are still 27-25 overall, 15-10 at home and 12-15 on the road.
For a complete look at each team’s odds to win the 2014 NBA Eastern Conference, see below.
2014 NBA Eastern Conference Odds To Win
Miami Heat 5/6
Indiana Pacers 1/1
Brooklyn Nets 18/1
Chicago Bulls 25/1
New York Knicks 33/1
Toronto Raptors 40/1
Atlanta Hawks 50/1
Washington Wizards 50/1
Detroit Pistons 75/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 125/1
Boston Celtics 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 200/1
Orlando Magic 500/1
Philadelphia 76ers 500/1