NBA Finals Odds Preview: Thunder vs HeatPublished June 12, 2012 by OCR Editor
Oklahoma City Thunder face Miami Heat, but only one team can emerge as NBA champion.
The NBA Finals is about to begin, with the Oklahoma City Thunder set to face the Miami Heat in a best-of-seven spectacular to decide who are the kings of world basketball. But only one team can win, and that is where the fun begins for title betting.Thunder-Heat Preview
Oklahoma City, led by Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and LA Lakers championship veteran Derek Fisher, cruised by the San Antonio Spurs to win the Western Conference title in six games. The Thunder, who have played in the finals in the past as the Seattle Supersonics will be confident of winning their first ever championship.
Miami, with their big trio of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh, were the early season odds favorites, but like last year they have shown plenty of holes in their way to the finals series. That all means nothing now, as LeBron continues to search for that elusive championship ring that has eluded him so far.Sports Betting Odds
OKC go into the championship decider as the outright favorite, no matter which online sportsbook is your choice. According to William Hill Online the Thunder are 20/33, up against the Heat, 29/20. Sports Interaction, a website specializing in American sports, has the Thunder 1.66 and the Heat 2.20.
Sports Interaction has offered a number of specials, including correct series score, score after four games, and total number of games in the series. Both are obviously offering betting on individual matches, beginning with Game One in Oklahoma City - in which the Thunder are hot favorites to win.