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2008 NBA Finals odds favor the Los Angeles Lakers

2008 NBA Finals odds favor the Los Angeles Lakers The conference finals are underway with all teams pass their Game 1 stage and the Los Angeles Lakers are the new favorite to win the 2008 NBA Finals. Both the Lakers and the Celtics are leading 1-0 in their final series, but the difference in the odds is staggering. Compared to the odds posted on the 2008 NBA Finals in January at the online sportsbook BodogLife, the Los Angeles Lakers were nowhere near the favorite spot, they paid 10/1 if the won the 2008 NBA Championship. Compare this to the current 11/10 odds on the Lakers to win the 2008 NBA Finals and the odds from a few months ago were the best barging around. Back then the bookmakers favored the Boston Celtics and the San Antonio Spurs, the Celtics were 6/5 and the Spurs were 7/2. Today, just one game into the conference finals, the Celtics are down to second favorite at 7/4 and the odds on San Antonio Spurs to win the 2008 NBA Finals are down to 11/2. The same 11/2 odds are being held by the last remaining team, the Detroit Pistons, who probably saw the worst decline in odds among the basketball teams this season, being listed as the favorite team before the playoffs. Here are the current odds to win the 2008 NBA Finals, as posted at BodogLife:

Boston Celtics - 7/4
Detroit Pistons - 11/2
Los Angeles Lakers - 11/10
San Antonio Spurs - 11/2

 The conference finals continue today with the Boston Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons game, where the Celtics are -5 favorite on the spread.

 Published on 05/22/2008

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