I will always use this picture for all Vegas related stories. Oh yeah, also...from SI:
Oddsmaking service Bovada.LV has set the Heat and Spurs as the top two favorites to win the 2014 title, one year after Miami prevailed over San Antonio in an epic, seven-game Finals.
The back-to-back champion Heat opened the 2013-14 season as the top title favorite and they have not been dislodged, despite winning 54 games this season, 12 fewer than last year. Their title odds remain at 2/1, exactly where they opened in the preseason, and they are 2/3 favorites to win the Eastern Conference. Miami is seeking its third straight title and its fourth overall in franchise history, and will begin its first-round series against Charlotte on Sunday.
San Antonio, meanwhile, holds 3/1 odds to win the 2014 title, which would be the franchise’s first since 2007, after posting a league-best 62 wins.
Vegas had the Spurs at 12/1 in the preseason. Respect has been earned!