Monday, July 18, 2005

The (Very) Early 2006 NBA Odds

The San Antonio Spurs are Vegas' early favorite to win the 2006 NBA Title and repeat as champions.


Ant and I have both been away the past few days, so excuse us for not making any posts since Thursday. We should have an article up tomorrow, if not Wednesday at the latest. In the meantime, I thought it would be a good idea to post the early Vegas odds on the 2006 NBA Champion, 2006 NBA MVP, and 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year. We strongly encourage reader feedback-- who should be the favorite to win it all? Who's your darkhorse for MVP? Which rookie deserved better odds to take ROY? Let us know and perhaps we can stir up an interesting debate.

Odds to win 2006 NBA Championship (Courtesy of Sports Interaction)
  • San Antonio Spurs - 18 to 5
  • Miami Heat - 7 to 1
  • Detroit Pistons - 9 to 1
  • Phoenix Suns - 9 to 1
  • Indiana Pacers - 11 to 1
  • Denver Nuggets - 15 to 1
  • Dallas Mavericks - 17 to 1
  • Houston Rockets - 17 to 1
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - 21 to 1
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - 26 to 1
  • New Jersey Nets - 26 to 1
  • Chicago Bulls - 26 to 1
  • Memphis Grizzlies - 29 to 1
  • LA Lakers - 34 to 1
  • Seattle SuperSonics - 34 to 1
  • Sacramento Kings - 41 to 1
  • LA Clippers - 41 to 1
  • Boston Celtics - 51 to 1
  • Golden State Warriors - 51 to 1
  • Utah Jazz - 51 to 1
  • Washington Wizards - 67 to 1
  • Philadelphia 76ers - 81 to 1
  • Milwaukee Bucks - 81 to 1
  • New York Knicks - 101 to 1
  • Orlando Magic - 101 to 1
  • Toronto Raptors - 126 to 1
  • Portland Trailblazers - 151 to 1
  • New Orleans Hornets - 201 to 1
  • Atlanta Hawks - 251 to 1
  • Charlotte Bobcats - 251 to 1

Baron Davis could be a sneaky choice to win MVP next season.


Odds to win 2006 NBA MVP (Courtesy of Sports Interaction)

  • Shaquille O'Neal - 5 to 1
  • Amare Stoudemire - 6 to 1
  • LeBron James - 7 to 1
  • Kevin Garnett - 15 to 2
  • Tim Duncan - 8 to 1
  • Any Other Player - 8 to 1
  • Dwyane Wade - 9 to 1
  • Kobe Bryant - 11 to 1
  • Allen Iverson - 13 to 1
  • Dirk Nowitzki - 13 to 1
  • Tracy McGrady - 16 to 1
  • Steve Nash - 16 to 1
  • Jermaine O'Neal - 16 to 1
  • Vince Carter - 19 to 1
  • Ray Allen - 26 to 1
  • Jason Kidd - 26 to 1
  • Yao Ming - 26 to 1
  • Gilbert Arenas - 31 to 1
  • Baron Davis - 31 to 1
  • Mike Bibby - 41 to 1
  • Chauncey Billups - 41 to 1
  • Richard Hamilton - 41 to 1
  • Andrei Kirilenko - 41 to 1
  • Michael Redd - 41 to 1
  • Carmelo Anthony - 51 to 1
  • Pau Gasol - 51 to 1
  • Manu Ginobili - 51 to 1
  • Stephon Marbury - 51 to 1
  • Paul Pierce - 51 to 1
  • Chris Bosh - 61 to 1
  • Dwight Howard - 76 to 1

How the hell does undrafted Kennedy Winston get odds to win Rookie of the Year, yet Summer League studs Ike Diogu and Nate Robinson do not?!



Odds to win 2006 NBA Rookie of the Year (Courtesy of Sports Interaction)

  • Andrew Bogut - 6 to 1
  • Marvin Williams - 6 to 1
  • Chris Paul - 7 to 1
  • Deron Williams - 7 to 1
  • Any Other Player - 7 to 1
  • Fran Vazquez - 9 to 1
  • Danny Granger - 11 to 1
  • Gerald Green - 11 to 1
  • Raymond Felton - 13 to 1
  • Sean May - 13 to 1
  • Charlie Villanueva - 13 to 1
  • Hakim Warrick - 13 to 1
  • Channing Frye - 16 to 1
  • Rashad McCants - 16 to 1
  • Martell Webster - 16 to 1
  • Antoine Wright - 16 to 1
  • Wayne Simien - 19 to 1
  • Martynas Andriuskevicius - 26 to 1
  • Chris Taft - 26 to 1
  • Kennedy Winston - 26 to 1

23 Comments:

At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the T-Wolves have KG, but how are they 20-1 favorites-- ahead of the Nets, Kings, Warriors, etc. And Shaq the favorite to win MVP next season? I think we'll be lucky to see Shaq go 60 games. Duncan would be my pick. Chris Paul to take ROY

 
At 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miami will win next year, and wade will continue to play at his playoff level and will be mvp, I don't think shaq will be mvp cause he will probably save his strength for the post season, plus he is never voted mvp even when he is.

Hopefully we will have a good confrontation between cleveland and miami in playoffs but Lebron will not go all the way on his first time in the playoffs.

I also hope that pietrus will be a starter this year, with more time on the floor he could be most improved player next year.

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

with the possible exception of the spurs, the pacers should be the clear favorite to win it all next year. why is everybody sleeping on them???
sjg

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Paul Benedict said...

I'm not-- they're my early pick to come out of the East. Talent, hunger, and most importantly-- focus. That'll be enough to launch them to the top next year. --PB

 
At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why no odds on ron artest winning mvp. Everyone knows he just knocks out the competition.

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the odds on the spurs correct? That makes them 73% chance to win it all. It cant be correct unless more than 100% is possible.

 
At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slick one on the Artest comment. I don't think the odds have to equal 100% exactly. Anyways, u talk about Baron Davis, what about Jason Richardson? And how about some odds for Luther Head as ROY? He could end up being the starter for a championship team!

 
At 7:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baron Davis would be a better option than J-Rich as MVP because he makes that team go. Now if J-Rich had ball handling skills like Davis, I'd put him as a frontrunner. Too bad you can't combine the two. How about Gerald Green from Boston as ROY?

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger YaoButtaMing said...

Just to be biased as hell ... i think the Rockets have a better chance at winning a championship then the Denver Nuggets. Also if you look at Tmac's numbers during the playoffs I don't see why he isn't this years MVP?

Luther Head for ROY, as an avid Rockets fan I love you attitude :)

My dream scenario:
Rockets over Warriors for Western Finals.
Heat over Cavs for Eastern Finals.
Rockets win Championship!!

just for fun ...

 
At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next year's champ is a sleeper , INDIANA !! 12 to 1 odds !!
Take it !!

 
At 1:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am going with the houston rockets. expect breakout years for yao and stromile swift, watch luther head and t-mac will once again get his scoring crown averaging a career high 33plus in pointas per game.i think the rockets are a team to watch if barry and mutumbo get back houston is getting the for gold

 
At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rockets as champs! ahahahahahhahaahhahbehwhahahahehhehehehghbhahahahhahahahbhhehthehbhahehbehheb....oh...oh man! bbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwahahahahhahahahhahahahhaha

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The nuggets have a better chance than any team above them. Under Karl they had the best record after the all-star break. The nuggets under karl and a break out year for Carmelo, i expect nothing less than a championship! Watch out for Klieza if he gets playing time.

 
At 1:28 AM, Blogger kobeslakers said...

Why is everybody so down on Kobe, I'm sick of it? 11 to 1 for next years MVP, I'll take it. With Phil back and his first losing season under his belt Kobe is ready to produce.

(and you're right, no chance that Shaq will win the MVP unless it is handed to him like it almost was last year)

 
At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

houston champs about tmac if you look at his number there is no reason to give the mvp to iverson he was the mvp last year

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger jesse said...

I GUESS WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE SPURS WILL BRING TO THE FLOOR NEXT SEASON. IT'S GOOD TO BE A NATIVE SOUTH TEXAN!

 
At 3:31 AM, Anonymous lakers_suck said...

Well said jesse... well said

 
At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'll be pissed off, but its all pistons!!!!!!

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous lakers_suck said...

Without Larry Brown the Pistons will be good and they'll even make the playoffs But Miami Will Wipe the Floor With them NO DOUBT!!

Spurs/Miami
Winner: SPURS

 
At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still feel that way about the pistons with flip saunders instead of larry brown? lol... no team can even compete with them this year... just look, of all the teams allowing 89-91 points per game, they are the ONLY ones who are making over 95 points agame, let alone their average 99.9. (110.2 in home games) PISTONS WILL WIN IT ALL THIS YEAR! (And I'ma make some easy money at www.wsex.com, lol )

 
At 1:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kobe's gonna walk away with the mvp honors. he's talented, he's amazing and nobody plays like kobe. most of you might say that kobe is a ball hog but c'mon, try to think of it. if he doesnt get the ball and shoot, nobody's gonna score for their team..it's just that he's in a bad team. they're a young team..they still have to work things out and next year, they're gonna surprise us all.no more ball hogs but a hungry team aiming for the championships!

 
At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, The Bulls win it. No compteition. They start out a little slow, catch some momentum and pull an Astros. No doubt... Ben wallace for president

 
At 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listen, The Bulls win it. No compteition. They start out a little slow, catch some momentum and pull an Astros. No doubt... Ben wallace for president

 

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