Las Vegas Favors Heat, Lakers in 2012 NBA Title Chase

Even though we’re still less than 24 hours removed from the conclusion of the 2010-11 NBA season it’s not too early to start looking ahead to next year. The folks in Las Vegas certainly aren’t waiting, as they have released their odds on next season’s NBA Finals.

Following their defeat in this year’s championship series the Miami Heat are the early favorites to win next year’s title, with the Lakers next on the list. Other teams facing somewhat favorable odds next season are the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, and the now reigning champion Dallas Mavericks.

Here are more of the odds from Bodog, the online gambling affiliate based out of Las Vegas:

Miami Heat: 5/2
Los Angeles Lakers: 11/2
Chicago Bulls: 6/1
Oklahoma City Thunder: 8/1
Dallas Mavericks: 10/1
Boston Celtics: 12/1
San Antonio Spurs: 20/1

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