NBA betting odds: Miami Heat favored in Eastern Conference

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Indiana is the top seed but Miami gets the nod as top betting choice in odds to win the NBA Eastern Conference title.

The top-seeded Indiana Pacers are going off at 2/1 to win the Eastern Conference in NBA playoff betting circles. But despite ending up with the second seed in the conference, the Miami Heat are still a 2/3 favorite to win the East for the fourth straight season.

Here's a look at the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs and odds to win the conference title and NBA crown.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Toronto Raptors - Game 1 on Saturday in Toronto

The Brooklyn Nets (25/1 to win the championship) enter the postseason on a low note after going 1-4 SU and 0-5 ATS over their last five games. This has the makings of an interesting series as the regular-season series with Toronto (66/1) was split 2-2 SU and ATS with both teams winning one game at home and one away.

The total has gone OVER in seven of Toronto's last eight games with the Raptors going 7-1 SU over that stretch.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers - Game 1 on Saturday in Indiana

Indiana (6/1) strung together an ugly 2-7 SU and 0-9 ATS slump before ending the season on a 3-1 SU and ATS run. The 1-seed vs. 8-seed matchup is usually a formality, but Atlanta (250/1) and Indiana tend to play close with a 10-10 SU record against one another in their last 20 meetings including a 2-2 SU split this year.

Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat - Game 1 on Sunday in Miami

The Charlotte Bobcats (250/1 to win the championship) haven't defeated the Miami Heat since March 9, 2010. Miami (2/1) is a perfect 16-0 SU and 10-5-1 ATS over its last 16 games against the Bobcats since then. The Heat did not look good down the stretch with a 1-5 SU and ATS record over their last six games, but this looks like a good tune-up series for the defending champs.

Washington Wizards vs. Chicago Bulls - Game 1 on Sunday in Chicago

Washington (150/1) has fared well against the Chicago Bulls (40/1) recently with a 5-3 SU and 6-2 ATS record in its last eight games against them. The total has gone UNDER in 22 of the last 27 games between these two teams.

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