Place Your Bets: Rockets' new championship odds

Place Your Bets: Rockets' new championship odds
July 6, 2013, 12:00 am
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After making the biggest splash of free agency, nabbing Dwight Howard, the Rockets' odds to win an NBA championship skyrocketed.

As of 8:30 p.m. on Friday night, the Rockets have the third-shortest odds to win next year's championship at 10/1, along with the Bulls and Clippers, according to Bovada. Along with Howard, the Rockets boast a core that included James Harden, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin.

The only teams with shorter odds are the defending champs Heat at 2/1 and the Thunder at 6/1.

Without Howard, the Lakers' odds dropped to 33/1, good for 12th in the NBA.