The NBA may be a league full of surprises, but when it comes to championship aspirations, we have a solid idea of which teams stand the best chance two months into the year.
At this point in the process, we can assume that any squad with odds lower than 100/1 probably won’t be contenders by the end of the season. Think about it: Do you really want to put money down on the Charlotte Bobcats? Or the Washington Wizards?
But in a league where anything can happen, we have to look at more than just the top-tier teams. The squads at the top are there for a reason, but you can’t count out most teams with three-and-a-half months left to play.
*NBA title odds are provided by Bovada.lv and are accurate as of Jan. 1, 2013.