Apr 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) pumps his fist next to Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Nets won 88-87. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014 Odds: Miami Heat Favored Over Brooklyn Nets

The betting odds are in for the Miami Heat’s Conference Semifinal showdown with the Brooklyn Nets and it would appear — however unsurprisingly — that the Heat are heavy favorites. It’s not that people aren’t giving the Nets a fair shake, it’s just very clear who the better team is in the series .

Now, if sports has taught us anything it’s that the better team doesn’t always win which means the Heat are no shoo-in to win the series just like that. But the odds are definitely in their favor which isn’t a bad way to start things out.

Here’s a look at the betting odds for the Heat-Nets series:

Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat


Brooklyn Nets (Series Prices)                 +400     (4/1)

Miami Heat (Series Prices)                     -600     (1/6)

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets  – Exact Series Result    

Miami Heat win 4-0                    9/2

Miami Heat win 4-1                    9/4

Miami Heat win 4-2                    4/1

Miami Heat win 4-3                    4/1

Brooklyn Nets win 4-0                30/1

Brooklyn Nets win 4-1                18/1

Brooklyn Nets win 4-2                9/1

Brooklyn Nets win 4-3                11/1

Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets – Total Games in Series

4                      15/4
5                      9/5
6                      12/5
7                      12/5

[h/t: Sun-Sentinel]

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