|2013 NBA Eastern Conference Odds To Win: Miami Heat Favored|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 29 October 2012 10:16|
NBA Eastern Conference Odds
(TheSpread) – The 2012-13 NBA Season tips off on Tuesday with the Miami Heat the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Here is a look at the odds to win the conference this season.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Heat are favored in the East, as they have 5/9 odds to win. Other short odds to win the conference title are the Boston Celtics (6/1) and the Chicago Bulls (7/1).
The Heat won the NBA Championship last season, the second in franchise history. The Heat are led by the trio of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh. This season, Miami added even more talent, including Ray Allen into the mix. The Heat have won the Eastern Conference three times.
The Celtics lost in the Eastern Conference Finals last year to the Heat in 7 games. Boston has its own trio of talent with Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce, and Kevin Garnett. The Celtics also added Jason Terry in the offseason. Boston has won 21 conference titles in franchise history, with the last coming in 2010.
The Bulls actually lost in the first round of the NBA playoffs last year despite being the No. 1 seed. Chicago lost in part due to Derrick Rose blowing out his knee in the first game of the playoffs. The Bulls didn’t adjust the roster much, as they feel a healthy Rose can lead them to a title. The Bulls have won the conference title six times in franchise history, with the last coming in 1998.
For a complete look at the odds for each team to win the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference, see below
2013 NBA Eastern Conference Odds To Win
Miami Heat 5/9
Boston Celtics 6/1
Chicago Bulls 7/1
Indiana Pacers 8/1
Philadelphia 76ers 12/1
Brooklyn Nets 20/1
New York Knicks 23/1
Atlanta Hawks 40/1
Milwaukee Bucks 40/1
Orlando Magic 50/1
Cleveland Cavaliers 50/1
Detroit Pistons 50/1
Washington Wizards 50/1
Toronto Raptors 50/1
Charlotte Bobcats 50/1