Magnificent 7: Just a handful of teams have been given a reasonable shot to win the NBA title

Las Vegas Sun

Local sports books could save money by passing on purchasing NBA League Pass this year, and instead only showing nationally televised games. The teams that will fill the vast majority of the major-network television schedule are the only ones that most of the casinos' customers are betting anyway. The NBA has historically been a top-heavy league, but it's been taken to the extreme recently. At the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, only seven of the league's 30 teams are listed at odds of less than 80-to-1 to win the NBA Championship. And unlike practically every other sport, not many gamblers are drawn to backing a long shot with the possibility of a high payout at the end of the season. “That's

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