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Monday, August 25, 2014
Vegas likes Knicks better than Nets

By Mike Mazzeo

Las Vegas likes the New York Knicks’ odds better than the Brooklyn Nets heading into the 2014-15 season.

Vegas sports book Bovada has the Knicks at 50-1 to win the championship. The Nets are at 66-1.

The betting lines were adjusted after Kevin Love was officially traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers are the title favorites at 5-2, followed by the San Antonio Spurs at 4-1 and the Chicago Bulls at 11-2. The Oklahoma City Thunder at 6-1 and the Los Angeles Clippers at 12-1 round out the starting five.

As for the Eastern Conference title, the odds are as follows: Cavaliers 4-5, Bulls 9-4, Washington Wizards 14-1, Miami Heat 16-1, Indiana Pacers 20-1, Charlotte Hornets 25-1, New York Knicks 25-1, Toronto Raptors 25-1, Nets 28-1.

Remember: LeBron James has gone to four straight NBA finals. So perhaps it might be better to take your Nets/Knicks betting money and donate it to a charity or good cause rather than Vegas.

Question: What do you think of the odds?