Mark D. Smith-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Thunder are expected to win the Northwest Division.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have opened with 9/2 odds to win the 2013 NBA Championship, according to betting site Bovada. Those odds place the Thunder as the third-likeliest team to win the title and take home the trophy. This comes one season after the Thunder lost 4-1 to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.
The lines also give the Thunder a 9/5 shot at winning the Western Conference, which comes behind only the Lakers, whose odds to win the West are 13/10. The Spurs are the next highest team to win the conference, coming in behind the Thunder at 17/2.
A third line is also in play, which sets the over-under win total for each team. Oklahoma City's over-under win total line is set at 59.5 wins, which means experts expect the Thunder to finish somewhere around 59-23 this season.
Here are the expected win totals from the Northwest division: