NBA Odds: Spike of Bets Placed on Miami to Win it All

Miami took a 2-0 lead over Milwaukee last night and bettors are backing them to win the NBA title
Pete Watt
Thu, September 3, 3:50 PM

We’re getting deeper and deeper into the NBA playoffs and as the series approach crunch time, it seems that sports bettors are backing the Miami Heat to stay cool.

Up 2-0 against the Bucks, the Heat have looked extremely impressive on the court and bettors have responded accordingly. In the 24 hours since their 2-point victory in Game 2, more bets have been placed on Miami to win the NBA title than any other team, with 31.82% of wagers backing them.

This is despite the fact that their odds of +800 sets them as the fifth-favorite with oddsmakers, and carries an implied probability of just 11.11% that they will achieve the feat.

Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: "Miami was one of the form teams within the bubble and each passing day has only further developed a bond between the players. Whereas other teams may have more stars, the Heat have become more than the sum of their parts, a real team."

“Jimmy Butler is at his All-Star best, but his supporting cast, Dragic, Herro and Adebayo, are also showcasing their talents.”

NBA Championship Odds - Betting Breakdown

Team Odds % of Bet in Last 24 Hours
Los Angeles Clippers +230 18.18%
Los Angeles Lakers +300 16.67%
Boston Celtics +550 12.12%
Milwaukee Bucks +750 10.16%
Miami Heat +800 31.82%
Houston Rockets +1200 3.03%
Toronto Raptors +2500 6.06%
Denver Nuggets +4000 1.52%

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