Right now, Miami is the only team that has already advanced to its conference championship series. Everyone else could potentially still be eliminated in the second round.
Despite their singular status, the Heat have +400 NBA Championship odds. Phoenix and Golden State are both favored ahead of them, despite the fact that Phoenix must play a second-round Game 7 on Saturday. The Warriors, for their part, have looked halfway disinterested for most of their series against the Grizzlies.
Milwaukee, the reigning champion, is just behind Miami with +450 odds to win the NBA Finals.
Given their current status, lucrative odds and continuing home-court advantage, Miami would appear to be an awfully valuable position for those who dabble in the futures portion of online sports betting.
But just how important is raw handicapping value, as a philosophical idea? BetMGM analyst Chase Kiddy joined Ryan, Quinton and Trysta on BetMGM Tonight to weigh the pros and cons of betting the valuable odds attached to remaining NBA teams like Miami and Dallas.
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