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The Rockets are expected to finish fourth in the Southwest division.
The Houston Rockets have opened with 75/1 odds to win the 2013 NBA Championship, according to betting site Bovada. Those odds place the Rockets as the 15th-likeliest team to win the title and take home the trophy.
The lines also give the Rockets a 40/1 shot at winning the Western Conference. In addition to the Lakers and Thunder, the San Antonio Spurs top the list for Western Conference winners.
A third line is also in play, which sets the over-under win total for each team. Houston's over-under win total line is set low at 30.5 wins, which means experts expect the Rockets to finish somewhere around 30-52 this season.
Here are the other expected win totals from the Southwest division: