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Oddsmakers still favor Lakers over Houston to win West

April 26, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Lakers center Dwight Howard flexes after drawing a foul during Game 2 against the Spurs.
Lakers center Dwight Howard flexes after drawing a foul during Game 2 against… (Ronald Martinez / Getty…)

Heading into Friday night's battle against the San Antonio Spurs, the Lakers have better odds to get to the NBA Finals than the Houston Rockets — at least according to gambling website Bovada.

The Lakers, down 0-2 against the Spurs while playing without an injured Kobe Bryant (Achilles), are 66-1 longshots.

After Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder went down with a knee injury, Houston's odds jumped from 150-1 to 75-1 — still behind the Lakers.

Bovada has the Lakers and Rockets even, both at 150-1, to win the championship in June.

The Thunder and Spurs both have 3-2 odds to make it to the NBA Finals.

The Miami Heat are the prohibitive favorite to win it all with 1-2 odds.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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