NBA Finals 2013 odds: Heat heavy favorites to win another title

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The sports books say the Heat are good bets to score their second consecutive NBA title, while LeBron James is the favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP again.

The Miami Heat head into the NBA Finals as prohibitive favorites over the San Antonio Spurs despite coming off of a grueling seven-game Eastern Conference Finals, while the Spurs cruised through the Western Conference.

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Miami are -240 favorites to win the title, according to OddsShark, while San Antonio is going off at +200 to capture the Larry O'Brien Trophy. The odds of the Heat sweeping the Spurs is 7/1, compared to 18/1 for a San Antonio sweep. The odds of a seven-game series are better, with a Miami seven-game win sitting at 10/3 and 7/1 odds that San Antonio wins a series that goes the distance.

Unsurprisingly, LeBron James is a massive favorite to win the NBA Finals MVP at -225. Tony Parker is next at +450, with Tim Duncan at +700 and Dwyane Wade at +800. The biggest underdog to win the Bill Russell Award is Chris Anderson, whose odds are at +9900 to capture it.

The odds are that the series will end at AmericanAirlines Arena, which should be expected as it's slated to host four of a possible seven games. A bet that the series will be decided in Miami will pay off at -190, while a bet that the series will end in San Antonio will pay off at +155.

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