Netease Sports reported on September 29:
In a Las Vegas betting company called William Hill U.S., the Lakers are currently at -400 odds, which is strongly favored, while the Heat's winning odds are +320, which is a big gap with the Lakers.
在一家名为William Hill U.S.的拉斯维加斯博彩公司中，湖人队目前的赔率是-400，这是极受青睐的，而热火队的获胜赔率是+320，与湖人队的差距很大。
However, many people bet on the Heat. After the Heat beat the Celtics and the Lakers in the finals yesterday, 17 of the company’s top 18 punters were
"It seems that the Heat has won the favor of many people." said Jeff Shallman, the company's vice president.
Before the start of the season, the Heat's odds of winning were out of ten. Since the playoffs, more and more fans have chosen to bet on them.
Overall, the Lakers are still optimistic about it. In fact, since the Lakers traded for Davis last summer, there have been some people who have refocused on the Lakers, optimistic that they can win the championship a year later.
In the first game of the finals, bookmakers are also optimistic about the Lakers. They offered the Lakers a 5-point handicap, believing that they can get a good start. It's just a matter of winning more and less.