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Sixers A Longshot, Heat The Favorite For Next Year’s Title

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(credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Heat just won their second consecutive NBA title, while the Sixers didn’t make the playoffs. The people who come up with the odds expect next season to bring a similar result.

The Miami Heat are the favorite to win the 2013-14 NBA Title at 2/1, while the Sixers sit at 100/1, according to Bovada.

The Sixers hired a new general manager in Sam Hinkie, and are still in the process of hiring a new coach. The Heat are expected to bring their core back, as the odds of Wade, Bosh and James all returning for the 13-14 season are 1/3 that they will, and 2/1 that they will not.

While the heat are the favorites to win next year’s title, the Oklahoma City Thunder follow at 11/2, the Chicago Bulls, who are expected to return with Derrick Rose are 15/2, the Spurs are 17/2, and the Indiana Pacers are 16/1.

The rest of the odds , courtesy Bovada:

Odds to win 2014 NBA Championship 
Miami Heat                                2/1
Oklahoma City Thunder              11/2
Chicago Bulls                            15/2
San Antonio Spurs                    17/2
Indiana Pacers                          16/1
Los Angeles Clippers                18/1
New York Knicks                       18/1
Houston Rockets                      20/1
Memphis Grizzlies                     20/1
Los Angeles Lakers                   22/1
Denver Nuggets                        25/1
Golden State Warriors               25/1
Boston Celtics                          33/1
Dallas Mavericks                       40/1
Brooklyn Nets                           40/1
Atlanta Hawks                           50/1
Milwaukee Bucks                       75/1
Minnesota Timberwolves            75/1
Philadelphia 76ers                     100/1
Portland Trailblazers                  100/1
Utah Jazz                                  100/1
Cleveland Cavaliers                   150/1
New Orleans Pelicans                150/1
Sacramento Kings                     150/1
Toronto Raptors                        150/1
Washington Wizards                  150/1
Detroit Pistons                          300/1
Phoenix Suns                            300/1
Charlotte Bobcats                     500/1
Orlando Magic                          500/1

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