Odds are against Utah Jazz (and my tired, aching body)

It’s about 3:30 a.m. and my pre-playoffs slumber party with my two young sons (ages 7 and 3) was interrupted by the fact that our family room floor is really hard. So, it’s the middle of the night. I’m wide awake. And I’m blogging (wishing I had a flashlight and an adventure book).

Which brings me to the subject of this blog: the Utah Jazz’s odds of winning the NBA Finals.

It doesn’t take an expert from Las Vegas to come to the conclusion that those odds are closer to none than slim. But the folks at Bovada (used to be Bodog) provided my inbox with the latest odds, which, by the way, indicate the likelihood of the Jazz winning their first-round series are about as remote as my two boys suddenly waking up asking what chores they can do.

And the Jazz’s odds of winning the NBA Finals? Ah, I’d put them in the same category of my chances of falling back asleep on that darn hard family room floor.

Here are the Utah Jazz’s odds (for retweeting and giggling purposes only, of course):

Odds to win 2012 NBA Championship 

    • Miami Heat                                11/5
    • Chicago Bulls                             7/2
    • Oklahoma City Thunder            15/4
    • San Antonio Spurs                     9/2
    • Los Angeles Lakers                   14/1
    • Boston Celtics                           20/1
    • Memphis Grizzlies                     22/1
    • Los Angeles Clippers                28/1
    • Indiana Pacers                          30/1
    • New York Knicks                      30/1
    • Dallas Mavericks                       33/1
    • Atlanta Hawks                           60/1
    • Denver Nuggets                        75/1
    • Orlando Magic                          100/1
    • Philadelphia 76ers                    100/1
    • Utah Jazz                                150/1

Odds to win 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Championship     

  • Miami Heat (4/5); Chicago Bulls (8/5); Boston Celtics (10/1); Indiana Pacers (16/1); New York Knicks (18/1); Atlanta Hawks (35/1); Orlando Magic (60/1); Philadelphia 76ers (50/1).

Odds to win 2012 NBA Western Conference   

  • Oklahoma City Thunder (1/1); San Antonio Spurs (2/1); Los Angeles Lakers (7/1); Memphis Grizzlies (10/1); Los Angeles Clippers (14/1); Dallas Mavericks (16/1); Denver Nuggets (35/1); Utah Jazz (80/1).

Exact NBA Finals Matchup (involving Utah Jazz)            

  1. Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz                                   150/1
  2. Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz                               200/1
  3. Boston Celtics vs. Utah Jazz                              900/1
  4. Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz                             1000/1
  5. New York Knicks vs. Utah Jazz                         1500/1
  6. Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz                              2500/1
  7. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Utah Jazz                        4000/1
  8. Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz                              5000/1
San Antonio Spurs vs. Utah Jazz

Series Price

  • Utah Jazz (Series Prices)                       12/1      (+1200)
  • San Antonio Spurs (Series Prices)          1/20      (-2000)

Exact Series Result     

  • San Antonio Spurs 4-0               3/2
  • San Antonio Spurs 4-1               1/1
  • San Antonio Spurs 4-2               11/2
  • San Antonio Spurs 4-3               9/1
  • Utah Jazz 4-0                            400/1
  • Utah Jazz 4-1                            200/1
  • Utah Jazz 4-2                            40/1
  • Utah Jazz 4-3                            50/1

Total Games in Series

  • 4                      3/2
  • 5                      1/1
  • 6                      11/2
  • 7                      9/1

Where will the Series be Decided?    

  • AT&T Center, San Antonio                                 20/23    (-115)
  • EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City                20/23    (-115)

Player Props

Average First Round Points Per Game – Tony Parker

  • Over/ Under                   18

Average First Round Assists Per Game – Tony Parker

  • Over/ Under                   7

Average First Round Points Per Game – Tim Duncan

  • Over/ Under                   15.5

Average First Round Rebounds Per Game – Tim Duncan

  • Over/ Under                   9

Average First Round Points Per Game – Manu Ginobili

  • Over/ Under                   14

Average First Round Points Per Game – Al Jefferson

  • Over/ Under                   18.5

Average First Round Rebounds Per Game – Al Jefferson

  • Over/ Under                   9.5

Average First Round Points Per Game – Paul Millsap

  • Over/ Under                   16

Average First Round Rebounds Per Game – Paul Millsap

  • Over/ Under                   8.5
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About the Author

Jody Genessy

Jody Genessy is the Utah Jazz beat writer for the Deseret News. To answer some of your questions: 1) Yes, he travels everywhere the Jazz do. 2) No, he doesn't fly on the team charter. 3) No, he can't sneak you into the game, let you take notes for him or get you tickets (sorry, Mom). 4) Yes, he realizes that other people out there have to work for a living so he's a lucky dude. 5) Yes, he usually answers questions in the third person.

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