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Oddsmakers expect Dwight Howard to re-sign with the Lakers

April 30, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Lakers' Dwight Howard flexes after being fouled during a game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Lakers' Dwight Howard flexes after being fouled during a game against… (Ronald Martinez / Getty…)

According to the gambling website Bovada, the Lakers are the prohibitive favorite to sign their All-Star center Dwight Howard.

Howard will officially become a free agent on July 1. 

The Lakers are expected to make every overture to keep him on a five-year deal. Howard is likely to talk to several teams before making his decision.

Bovada gives the Lakers 4-7 odds to have Howard in the lineup for Game 1 next season.

The Houston Rockets are the next-likely team to acquire Howard, with 11-4 odds. The Dallas Mavericks (3-1) and Atlanta Hawks (6-1) are also possibilities, according to Bovada.

The prospect of Howard playing for another team altogether is given 17-2 odds.

Additionally, Bovada gives the Lakers 4-7 odds to keep Pau Gasol -- even odds to play for any other team.

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

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