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2012 NBA Championship Odds: Lakers The Western Conference Favorites, Clippers Sleepers

For once both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers are considered serious playoff contenders.

The Lakers are no surprise. They always seem to be in the running to win the championship every year, and that should be the case until Kobe Bryant retires. The Lakers are tops in the West to try and capture the title with 5/1 odds, trailing only the Miami Heat (9/4 odds) overall. And L.A. is still the big favorite to win the Western conference with 2/1 odds, putting them well over the Oklahoma City Thunder (13/4 odds) and the Dallas Mavericks (4/1 odds) as the primary contender to rep the West.

The Clippers have been getting better, and with Blake Griffin and Eric Gordon are starting to look like a sleeper to try and make some noise. They're probably a year away, but you have to like the talent for the second show at Staples.The Clippers have 50/1 odds to win the Finals and 20/1 odds to get there.

For more on all NBA championship odds and Western Conference title odds, check out the list of links after the jump.

Odds to win 2012 NBA Championship 

Miami Heat                                9/4

Los Angeles Lakers                   5/1

Chicago Bulls                            7/1

Oklahoma City Thunder              15/2

Dallas Mavericks                        17/2

Boston Celtics                           12/1

New York Knicks                       20/1

Orlando Magic                           22/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     25/1

San Antonio Spurs                     25/1

Portland Trailblazers                   30/1

Atlanta Hawks                           50/1

Los Angeles Clippers                 50/1

Denver Nuggets                         75/1

Houston Rockets                       75/1

New Jersey Nets                        75/1

Phoenix Suns                            75/1

Utah Jazz                                  75/1

Indiana Pacers                           100/1

Milwaukee Bucks                       100/1

New Orleans Hornets                 100/1

Philadelphia 76ers                      100/1

Detroit Pistons                           125/1

Golden State Warriors                125/1

Charlotte Bobcats                      150/1

Cleveland Cavaliers                    150/1

Minnesota Timberwolves             150/1

Sacramento Kings                     150/1

Washington Wizards                  150/1

Toronto Raptors                         200/1

 

 

Odds to win 2012 NBA Western Conference Championship

Los Angeles Lakers                   2/1

Oklahoma City Thunder              13/4

Dallas Mavericks                        4/1

Portland Trailblazers                   10/1

San Antonio Spurs                     10/1

Memphis Grizzlies                     15/1

Los Angeles Clippers                 20/1

Denver Nuggets                         25/1

Houston Rockets                       25/1

New Orleans Hornets                 30/1

Phoenix Suns                            30/1

Utah Jazz                                  35/1

Golden State Warriors                40/1

Minnesota Timberwolves             60/1

Sacramento Kings                     60/1

 

Season Win Totals

Miami Heat                                48.5

LA Lakers                                 48.5

Chicago Bulls                            46.5

San Antonio Spurs                     46.5

Oklahoma City                           44.5

Dallas Mavericks                        44.5

Boston Celtics                           41.5

Orlando Magic                           41.5

New York Knicks                       39.5

To discuss the Lakers, head to Silver Screen and Roll. To discuss the Clippers, check out Clips Nation.