The Miami Heat are a pretty good team, by the looks of it. Based on the current NBA records, the Miami Heat are fourth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 11-6.
The Chicago Bulls and the Brooklyn Nets are tied for first at 12-5, while the team that sits in third is the same team that saw Miami let a sure victory slip away from them this past Saturday, the Washington Wizards (11-5).
When you look at things from an overall perspective, they have the seventh best record in the league. Again and at 11-6, only those Eastern Conference teams are ahead of them and then three more teams from the West.
Golden State and Phoenix occupy places one and two, while the Bulls and Nets sit at three and four. The Utah Jazz come in at five, while the Wizards, again slightly ahead of Miami, sit at six.
Ironically enough though, the Miami Heat have beaten all of the teams immediately ahead of them, beating Utah twice, practically giving Washington their lone victory in the two matchups, and dispelling Brooklyn…. rather easily.
It’s still really early though. That means their is still a lot of basketball to be played, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with the projections.
Here are the current odds to win the Miami Heat’s conference and the NBA Title as a whole. These odds are courtesy of WynnBet.
NBA Eastern Conference Winner Odds:
Brooklyn Nets – +135
Milwaukee Bucks – +325
Miami Heat – +600
Philadelphia 76ers – +1000
Chicago Bulls – +1500
Atlanta Hawks – +1800
Boston Celtics – +2000
New York Knicks – +3500
Washington Wizards – +6000
Charlotte Hornets – +7500
The Miami Heat are one of the better teams in the league and it isn’t that hard to see. However, do the odds favor them, eventually, being crowned the best?
NBA Title Odds:
Brooklyn Nets – +275
Golden State Warriors – +500
Milwaukee Bucks – +750
Los Angeles Lakers – +800
Utah Jazz – +1000
Phoenix Suns – +1200
Miami Heat – +1400
Denver Nuggets – +2000
LA Clippers – +2000
Philadelphia 76ers – +2500
Sitting with the third highest odds to win the NBA’s Eastern Conference and the seventh highest odds to win the title, that seems like a pretty good place to be. The Miami Heat thrive in the spot they are in now.
Though they are comfortable as the underdogs or the belles of the ball, they are at their most dangerous as a really good team who can lurk in the shadows and away from the limelight. Yes, a few have started to come over to their side and see the greatness, but they are still being somewhat… discounted.
The Miami Heat are actually enduring quite a bit of rough scheduling early on, so the back half won’t be as taxing, but more than enough to help them begin to peak at the right time. They are in a good place, so by the actual odds and the eye test, the odds do, indeed, seem to be in their favor.