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Lakers' futures odds on the move after acquiring Howard

The Orlando Magic finally pulled the trigger on the Dwight Howard trade, sending their all-star center to the Los Angeles Lakers in the four-team deal including the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets.

That massive move shook the NBA futures odds in Las Vegas and offshore. The MGM Mirage, which had taken a lot of futures bets on L.A. before the trade, trimmed the Lakers' NBA title odds from 9-2 to 2-1 when news hit Thursday and then moved to Los Angeles +160, making it a co-favorite to win the championship along with the Miami Heat.

Online market, Sportsbook.com, moved Los Angeles from 10-1 to 6-1 when the Howard deal went public. Basketball bettors wagered more than $9,000 on L.A. overnight, forcing them to bump the Lakers to 4-1 Friday morning.

William Hill in Las Vegas has released a series of props following the trade, setting the Lakers' season-win total at 57.5. They also released a prop on the NBA title, "Will the Heat, Lakers or Thunder win the NBA title", setting "Yes" at -360. "No" is set at +280.

The LVH currently has the Lakers priced at +450 to win the title and +150 to win the Western Conference crown, ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Los Angeles made waves earlier in the offseason by adding veteran point guard and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash.

The Philadelphia 76ers sent forward Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets but added Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson. The Sixers are sitting at 30-1 to win the title and 12-1 to win the Eastern Conference. Denver is also 30-1 to win the championship and sits at 15-1 to win the West.

ODDS TO WIN THE NBA TITLE (Courtesy of the LVH)

HEAT 9-4
THUNDER 9-2
BULLS 10
SPURS 10
LAKERS 3
MAVERICKS 40
CELTICS 20
PACERS 25
NUGGETS 30
CLIPPERS 30
MAGIC 200
GRIZZLIES 30
76ERS 30
KNICKS 40
HAWKS 75
BUCKS 100
JAZZ 100
BLAZERS 100
WOLVES 100
ROCKETS 100
WARRIORS 100
HORNETS 100
KINGS 200
SUNS 200
NETS 50
CAVALIERS 100
PISTONS 200
WIZARDS 200
RAPTORS 500
BOBCATS 1000
 
ODDS TO WIN 2012-2013 EASTERN CONFERENCE
 
HEAT 5-8
BULLS 9-2
CELTICS 10
PACERS 12
MAGIC 75
76ERS 12
KNICKS 20
HAWKS 30
BUCKS 30
NETS 25
CAVALIERS 50
PISTONS 100
WIZARDS 100
RAPTORS 250
BOBCATS 500

ODDS TO WIN 2012-2013 WESTERN CONFERENCE
 
THUNDER 11-5
SPURS 5
LAKERS 3-2
MAVERICKS 20
NUGGETS 15
CLIPPERS 15
GRIZZLIES 15
JAZZ 50
BLAZERS 50
WOLVES 50
ROCKETS 50
WARRIORS 50
HORNETS 50
KINGS 100
SUNS 100

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Posted by houseman
1 year ago

THE LAKERS WILL BE A FUN TEAM TO WATCH, LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!
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Posted by usmail
1 year ago

IF OKLAHOMA GET GOOD PF THEN THEY WILL BE ON TOP TOO.
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Posted by smitty73
1 year ago

kobe , gasol , world peace and nash a year older to go along with howards bad back, poor free throw shooting and overrated post game , spells terrible value !!! the sixers added some shooters (nick young , D wright , j rich) to go along with a allstar center and a young talented backcourt (holiday , turner). they're the play in the east at 12-1..
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Posted by ShootDaClubUp
1 year ago

Heat go back2back !!!
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Posted by otownkid
1 year ago

The Nuggets get Iguodla and the Sixers get Bynum and J Rich. I guess the Magic get nothing, according to the article.
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Posted by usmail
1 year ago

"IF OKLAHOMA GET GOOD PF THEN THEY WILL BE ON TOP TOO."