The NBA playoffs officially kick off on Saturday and the road to the 2013 NBA championship will begin. As you would expect, last year’s champions, the Miami Heat, are the favorite to repeat, with the Oklahoma City Thunder coming in at No. 2.
According to the Las Vegas odds, the Atlanta Hawks have the worst shot to win the NBA title, with the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets tied in next for last.
Of course, the games are played on the field, so you can only put so much stock in to the odds. We will have to watch the actual action to see how things all play out.
Here are the title odds for the 2013 NBA playoff field, via RJ Bell of Pregame.com:
Heat: $160 wins $100 (54% chance)
Thunder: 5/1 (15% chance)
Spurs: 12/1 (7% chance)
Knicks: 16/1 (5% chance)
Clippers: 25/1 (3% chance)
Nuggets: 25/1 (3% chance)
Pacers: 30/1 (2.7% chance)
Grizzlies: 35/1 (2.3% chance)
Celtics: 60/1 (1.5% chance)
Nets: 60/1 (1.5% chance)
Bulls: 60/1 (1.5% chance)
Lakers: 75/1 (1.2% chance)
Warriors: 100/1 (.9% chance)
Rockets: 100/1 (.9% chance)
Hawks: 250/1 (.3% chance)
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