Cavaliers are betting favorites to win 2016 NBA championship

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The Cavaliers have Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

They’ll probably have LeBron James and Tristan Thompson.

But, as that get sorted out, the Cavaliers have the title of betting favorites to win the 2016 NBA championship.

Per Bovada, the odds for each team:

  • Cleveland Cavaliers 11/4
  • Golden State Warriors 9/2
  • San Antonio Spurs 9/2
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 15/2
  • Chicago Bulls 16/1
  • Dallas Mavericks 20/1
  • Houston Rockets 20/1
  • Los Angeles Clippers 20/1
  • Memphis Grizzlies 28/1
  • Atlanta Hawks 33/1
  • New Orleans Pelicans 33/1
  • Indiana Pacers 40/1
  • Miami Heat 40/1
  • Toronto Raptors 40/1
  • Washington Wizards 40/1
  • Los Angeles Lakers 50/1
  • Milwaukee Bucks 50/1
  • Boston Celtics 66/1
  • Portland Trailblazers 75/1
  • Detroit Pistons 100/1
  • Phoenix Suns 100/1
  • Utah Jazz 100/1
  • Brooklyn Nets 150/1
  • Denver Nuggets 150/1
  • Minnesota Timberwolves 150/1
  • New York Knicks 150/1
  • Sacramento Kings 150/1
  • Charlotte Hornets 250/1
  • Orlando Magic 250/1
  • Philadelphia 76ers 250/1

By design, none of these odds look great. At this point, I wouldn’t take a single one of these.

But, of every team, the Lakers are definitely most over-valued at 50/1. Apparently, plenty of Lakers fans – and there are a lot of them – are just giving their money to Bovada.