|2014 NBA Eastern Conference Odds To Win: Heat Favored Entering Season|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 28 October 2013 09:00|
NBA Eastern Conference Odds
(TheSpread) – The 2013-14 NBA Season will tip off on Tuesday. Here is a look at the odds to win the Eastern Conference this season.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Miami Heat are the favorites to win the East, as they have 6/5 odds. Other short odds to win are the Chicago Bulls (11/4), the Indiana Pacers (9/2) and the Brooklyn Nets (11/2).
The Miami Heat have won the Eastern Conference title three years in a row and are the two-time defending NBA champions. Miami is led by its trio of Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James.
Chicago reached the conference semifinals last season with Derrick Rose in the lineup. Two seasons ago, the Bulls were the top seed entering the playoffs with Rose playing a full season. Rose is back from injury this year and looking to take Chicago to its first conference title since 1998.
Indiana was one win away from the conference title last year, losing in 7 games to Miami. Thanks to the play of Paul George and Roy Hibbert, Indiana is a legit contender to win its first conference title since 2000.
The Nets made a lot of changes in the offseason, mainly acquiring Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to join Deron Williams. The Nets have not won the conference title since 2003.
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 6/5
Chicago Bulls 11/4
Indiana Pacers 9/2
Brooklyn Nets 11/2
New York Knicks 12/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 40/1
Detroit Pistons 40/1
Washington Wizards 50/1
Atlanta Hawks 66/1
Boston Celtics 66/1
Toronto Raptors 66/1
Milwaukee Bucks 100/1
Philadelphia 76ers 150/1
Charlotte Bobcats 250/1
Orlando Magic 250/1