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NBA Season Predictions: Vegas Odds Favor Miami Heat And OKC Thunder

The NBA season is just a few days from tipping off and Las Vegas has weighed in with their picks for the 2011-12 campaign. Like most everyone else, the book makers see the Miami Heat winning the Eastern Conference and the Oklahoma City Thunder winning the Western Conference. The Phoenix Suns are projected to win 27.5 games and finish 10th in the West and with the 19th best overall record.

Here's how they see the Western Conference in order of projected wins on the 66-game 2011-12 NBA season:

  1. Oklahoma City Thunder  48.5
  2. Dallas Mavericks  42.5
  3. Los Angeles Clippers  40.5
  4. Los Angeles Lakers      40.5
  5. San Antonio Spurs  40.5
  6. Memphis Grizzlies 39.5
  7. Portland Trail Blazers 37.5
  8. Denver Nuggets 36.5
  9. Houston Rockets  32.5
  10. Phoenix Suns  27.5
  11. Golden State Warriors  25.5
  12. Utah Jazz  25.5
  13. New Orleans Hornets 24.5
  14. Minnesota Timberwolves 22.5
  15. Sacramento Kings 20.5Phoenix Suns

Those over/under odds are courtesy of Bovada ( as are these prop bets for the Phoenix Suns:    

  • Steve Nash - Total Points per Game 14.5
  • Steve Nash - Total Assists per Game 10.5
  • Marcin Gortat - Total Points per Game 13.5
  • Marcin Gortat - Total Rebounds per Game 10.5
  • Channing Frye - Total Points per Game 12.5
  • Channing Frye - Total Rebounds per Game 6.5
  • Grant Hill - Total Points per Game 12

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