San Antonio Spurs: Odds to Win 2013-2014 NBA Championship, How They Stack Up to Competition

By Ryan Heckman
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After failing to stop the Miami Heat from winning back-to-back titles in the 2012-2013 campaign, the San Antonio Spurs head into this season likely looking to attempt the same type of feat.

The Spurs have only gotten better, bringing in Marco Belinelli and Jeff Pendergraph as their free agent additions. San Antonio also re-signed both Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter. Although the cost of bringing those two important pieces back was arguably a bit steep, but both moves were necessary.

As San Antonio heads into the 2013-2014 campaign, they enter the year at 12-to-1 odds on winning the NBA title according to Bovada. The Spurs share the same odds as the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers, but still don’t have as promising of a chance as the reigning champions.

The Heat enter this year with overwhelming 19-10 odds to complete their “Three Peat.” After adding free agents Greg Oden and Michael Beasley, the Heat may have something up their sleeve when it comes to rejuvenating two almost-forgotten would-have-been stars.

Right behind the Heat are the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6-to-1. The Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets and Chicago Bulls are all tied at 10-to-1 odds behind the Thunder.

It is interesting to note that the Spurs were given 18-to-1 odds last season by Bovada, and look how that turned out. They were seconds away from turning those odds into an NBA championship. This season, though, should be an interesting one after an offseason chock full of free agent acquisitions.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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