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Bodog Sportsbook NBA 2014 Championship Online Betting Odds
It’s an amazing time to be a sports fan isn’t it? Major League Baseball is in full swing, the National Hockey League Stanley Cup chase has begun and this is the eve of the National Basketball Association playoffs. Today we focus in on the latter as the NBA postseason gets underway on Saturday, April 19, 2014, with first round action in Toronto and Indiana.
Miami and Indiana are top chalk in the Eastern Conference
With the chase for the Larry O’Brien Trophy set to begin, the two-time defending champion Miami Heat are looking for the first NBA “3-peat” since the Los Angeles turned the trick from 2000 to 2002. After posting a 54-23 regular season record, which is rather pedestrian by their standards, the Heat are posted as top chalk with +200 ML odds. Winners of the Eastern Conference regular season title, the Indiana Pacers (56-26) are listed as the fourth favorite on the Bodog betting board with a +600 money line. You can safely forget about the rest of the teams in the East.
Spurs vs Thunder is the anticipated NBA Western Conference Final
Unlike the East, where the Pacers and Heat soar above everyone else, the race to the NBA Finals will be hotly contested in the West. Four of the top six NBA Championship favorites are in the Western Conference – led by the San Antonio Spurs (+275 ML) whose 62-20 recular season record was the best in the NBA this year. With all-world small forward Kevin Durant, who will win the 2014 NBA MVP award, the Oklahoma Thunder are third overall favorites with a +400 price while the Los Angeles Clippers round out the top five with a +900 money line.
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