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2013 NBA Championship Odds: Rockets open at 75/1

The Rockets are expected to finish fourth in the Southwest division.

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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 four teams with best odds to win the title, in order, are the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Chicago Bulls.

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:

San Antonio Spurs - 53.5
Memphis Grizzlies - 47.5
Dallas Mavericks - 44.5
Houston Rockets - 30.5
New Orleans Hornets - 24.5

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