LAKERS ODDS-ON FAVORITE TO WIN NBA TITLE

June 04, 2001 8:33 PM
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The Los Angeles Lakers were installed as a prohibitive — 2000 favorite to beat Philadelphia for the NBA title. The take-back on the Sixers was +1400.

Other series prices for the Lakers include —120 to sweep in four games; +140 to win in five; 5-2 to win in six; and 7-1 to win in seven.

The 76ers are 200-1 to sweep the Lakers in four; 60-1 to win in five games; 50-1 to win in six; and 35-1 to win in seven.

The NBA Finals begin Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The Lakers are a 12-point favorite to win the opener.