The Los Angeles Lakers are now listed at 8-to-1 (from 12-to-1) to win the NBA championship at the LVH. This improvement was caused by the sign-and-trade deal sending two-time MVP Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The defending NBA champion Miami Heat is still the favorite to win it all at 9-to-4. Trailing them is the Oklahoma City Thunder, losers in the 2012 Finals, at 11-to-4. The San Antonio Spurs were 7-to-1 before the Nash trade but are now listed at 10-to-1. I’m a long time Laker fan but if I were a betting man, I would still bet on the Miami Heat to defend their title. Speaking of bets, I would browse for sports betting sites here.
Look for the Lakers’ odds to improve if the rumor of a Dwight Howard becomes reality. Allegedly, teams involved in this version of the trade are the Magic, Rockets and the Lakers. In this deal, Andrew Bynum will be sent to the Rockets, Howard to the Lakers and a number of first-round picks, prospects and significant cap relief to the Magic.