In a somewhat surprising move, the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach Tyronn Lue after his team started 0-6 in the season. This is somewhat surprising as Lue has been to the last three Eastern Conference Finals and led this team to the NBA championship in 2016. It definitely feels as if Lue was fired because LeBron James is now a Laker.
We’re barely a week into the season so thinking about this kind of thing seems stupid, but Bovada posted this prop so let’s take a look at it. Rooting for someone to lose their job is kind of gross, but this is the NBA and it’s a business. Winning is the only thing that matters to some teams and even if it’s not the coach’s fault, someone has to go. These guys still get paid on their contracts if they are fired and there are always more opportunities out there for some with NBA coaching experience. So let’s take a look at the odds.
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The Western Conference once again looks like the story of one team: the Golden State Warriors. They had the highest win total entering the season and they have the most stacked roster in the NBA, possibly ever. They are a favorite for a very good reason and will very likely meet the Eastern Conference winner in the Finals. That said, anything can happen between now and June and there are some interesting odds here.
The Eastern Conference should be hotly contested with no less than four teams who have a real shot at winning this thing and making it to the NBA Finals against the Western Conference winner. A full look at the Eastern Conference championship betting odds is below.