|2013 Updated NBA Western Conference Odds: Thunder Heavily Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 18 April 2013 11:00|
Western Conference Odds
(TheSpread) – The Western Conference looks to be stacked entering the playoffs, but one team is still the clear favorite to reach the NBA Finals.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Oklahoma City Thunder are favored to win the West, as they have 11/10 odds to win. Other short odds to win are the San Antonio Spurs (16/5), the Los Angeles Clippers (6/1) and the Denver Nuggets (6/1).
Oklahoma City is the top seed in the West and the defending Western Conference champion. The Thunder were 60-22 on the season and will face Houston in the first round.
San Antonio is the No. 2 seed and went 58-24 on the season, winning the Southwest Division. The Spurs will face the Lakers in the opening round. The Spurs last won the Western Conference in 2007.
The Clippers are the fourth seed in the West, winning the Pacific Division with a 56-26 record. The Clippers meet the Grizzlies in the opening round. The Clippers have never won the Western Conference.
Denver is the third seed in the West with a 57-25 record. The Nuggets will meet the Warriors in the opening round. The Nuggets have never won the conference championship.
For a complete look at each team’s odds to win the 2013 Western Conference Championship, see below.
2013 NBA Western Conference Odds To Win
Oklahoma City Thunder 11/10
San Antonio Spurs 16/5
Los Angeles Clippers 6/1
Denver Nuggets 6/1
Memphis Grizzlies 8/1
Golden State Warriors 30/1
Los Angeles Lakers 30/1
Houston Rockets 40/1