|With only seven days to go until the big tip off in the NBA, Sportsbook.com is offering odds on the new season.|
The early lines list the Dallas Mavericks as favourites at 7-2 to be crowned champion and pry away the title they coughed up to the Miami Heat last season.
The Heat are just behind the Mavericks in the betting at 4-1 to retain the championship.
San Antonio will be looking for redemption after a tough loss to Dallas in the Western Conference finals last year. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili have had a quiet off season and should be ready to bump against Dirk Nowitzki's Mavericks and Steve Nash's Phoneix Suns. The Spurs' odds are 9-2 followed by the Suns at 5-1 and the Chicago Bulls at 7-1.
Sportsbook.com has also posted odds on total wins for each team in the league. The Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs both post the largest over/under total for wins at 56.5. Odds makers have Miami listed at over/under 51 wins this season, tops in the Eastern Conference.