Heat favored to win NBA title
The money is with the Miami Heat.
The Heat is 2-1 favorites to win the NBA championship, according to pregame.com. USA Today reported the online oddsmakers picked the Heat ahead of the Chicago Bulls (4-1), Oklahoma City Thunder (9-2), San Antonio Spurs (5-1) and every other team in the NBA.
Miami is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference; Chicago is No. 1. San Antonio is the top seed in the West and Oklahoma City is No. 2.
Of the 16 teams in the playoffs, the Utah Jazz, the No. 8 seed in the West, is the longest shot to win it all at 200-1.
LeBron James and company begin their first round series against the New York Knicks (40-1 odds) today in Miami.