The Cleveland Cavaliers, who compiled the best regular season record in the NBA, are the +125 betting favorites at online sportsbooks to win in NBA championship odds. With that record and the game’s biggest name in LeBron James, it’s easy to understand why the Cavaliers are the public choice. The Los Angeles Lakers have opened at +155 to repeat as NBA World Champions. The Lakers are always a popular choice with the general gambling public and that has combined with their actual ability to make them a betting favorite.
Last year’s Eastern Conference Champion, Orlando Magic, are open at +500 at online sportsbooks. Orlando gave Cleveland and gamblers a stunning lesson in the theory of a “sure thing” when the pulled off a stunning upset win in their series against the Cavs. The Magic will be without the surprise element this year. A trio of teams are next to win the NBA World Championship at sportsbooks. The Boston Celtics +1200, Dallas Mavericks +1500, Denver Nuggets +1500 and San Antonio Spurs +1500 offer solid value but also the question as to if they are really legitimate contenders that can win it all. Bet the Cavaliers +125 as betting favorites in 2010 NBA championship odds with up to 260% in total bonuses and a 110% poker bonus.
The other teams that would return +1500 include the Utah Jazz and the Atlanta Hawks followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Phoenix Suns are listed at +2000. The longshots start with the Portland Trailblazers at +3500, Charlotte Bobcats at +4500, Miami Heat at +5000, Milwaukee Bucks at +5500 and the Chicago Bulls at +7500. The NBA would love to see the Lakers and Cavaliers in the Finals as it would pit the game’s top two names against each other with LA’s Kobe Bryant against James. Last year’s NBA playoffs odds did show wise guys the perils of wagering on the favorite as there were several upsets. Bet the Lakers +155 as betting favorites for the 2010 NBA championship with up to a 260% bonus.