2015-16 Division Odds
October 1, 2015
By VI News
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The 2015-16 NBA regular season tips off on Tuesday, Oct. 27 and oddsmakers are already starting to forecast the future for 30 teams.
[...], a major global betting shop, has recently released Divisional Odds for the upcoming season on all six groups.
As expected, four of the division winners from the previous season are expected to repeat this season.
Atlantic – Toronto (Raptors also won in 2013-14 season)
Central – Cleveland (LeBron James has won 7 straight division titles- Cavs, Heat, Cavs)
Southeast – Atlanta (Charlotte and Washington have never won the division)
Pacific – Golden State
The only changes occur in Southwest and Northwest divisions.
Houston captured the Southwest last year, which was the most competitive group in the NBA as all five teams made the playoffs.
This year’s favorite to win the Southwest is San Antonio, who beefed up its roster with superstar free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. Prior to the Rockets winning the division last season, the Spurs had won the four previous Southwest titles.
Oklahoma City failed to make the postseason last year due to numerous missed games by its star players and the oddsmakers expect them to be healthy and run away with the division this season.
The Thunder are an overwhelming 1/50 favorite (Bet $100 to win $2) to capture the Northwest. If you believe the injury bug or trades will derail this team again, you can take a shot with the Jazz at 12/1 odds (Bet $100 to win $1,200) or the remaining three clubs (Trail Blazers, Nuggets, Timberwolves) at 100/1 odds.
The most competitive division based on the odds is the Southeast where the Hawks are the favorite (7/5) but the Heat and Wizards are right behind Atlanta at 11/5 odds (Bet $100 to win $220).
Listed below are all of the division odds per [...].
Odds to win Atlanta Division
2014 Winner - Toronto
Odds to win Central Division
2014 Winner - Cleveland
Odds to win Southeast Division
2014 Winner - Atlanta
Odds to win Southwest Division
2014 Winner - Houston
Odds to win Northwest Division
2014 Winner - Portland
Trail Blazers 100/1
Odds to win Pacific Division
2014 Winner - Golden State
Odds Subject to Change - Updated 10.1.15