Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The top 5 favorites to win it all
By Joe Kaiser
Who'll win it all this season? Can anyone stop Miami? Will OKC take the next step and become champs? Those two are the big favorites, to the surprise of nobody, but what kind of chances do other teams like San Antonio and New York have? Here are the latest odds:
According to Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds, the Thunder have the greatest chance of winning it all (31.2 percent) while the Heat are right behind them (27.1 percent).
Here's are the rest of the teams with better than 5 percent odds:
Denver Nuggets-- 8.5 percent
New York Knicks -- 7.5 percent
Los Angeles Clippers -- 7.2 percent
San Antonio Spurs -- 6.6 percent
Interestingly, Hollinger's system regards Indiana (4.8 percent) and Memphis (2.7 percent) as the biggest longshots from that group of contenders after Miami and OKC.