Las Vegas, NV (October 26, 2010) – RJ Bell of Pregame.com provides Las Vegas odds on the 2010-11 NBA season.Odds to win NBA Title:Heat +200Lakers: +300Thunder: +1000Celtics: +1200Magic: +1500Win projections for East:1) Heat: 64 wins2) Magic: 57 wins3) Celtics: 54 wins4) Bulls: 48 wins5) Hawks: 47 wins6) Bucks: 46 wins7) Bobcats: 37 wins8) Knicks: 36 wins* Note that TWO teams below .500 projected to make playoffs in East.9) 76ers: 35 wins10) Pacers: 34 wins11) Wizards: 33 wins12) Pistons: 32 wins13) Cavs: 31 wins (compared to last year)14) Raptors: 28 wins15) Nets: 24 wins* Note that Cavs were projected to win 62 games last season – exactly double this year’s projection. Win projections for West:1) Lakers: 57 wins2) Thunder: 53 wins3) Blazers: 52 wins4) Mavs: 50 wins5) Spurs: 49 wins6) Jazz: 49 wins7) Rockets: 48 wins8) Nuggets: 42 wins9) Hornets: 41 wins10) Suns: 40 wins11) Grizzlies: 39 wins12) Clippers: 35 wins13) Warriors: 34 wins14) Kings: 27 wins15) T’Wolves: 22 wins *** lowest in NBAMiami Heat Odds:Will Heat break Bulls season win total record: 12 to 1 againstLargest margin of victory for Heat in any game: over/under 39.5 pointsLongest Heat winning streak: over/under 12.5 gamesLongest Heat losing streak: over/under 2.5 games 16% chance Pat Riley will coach Heat at some point this seasonMVP: Kevin Durant: +300Kobe Bryant: +400LeBron James: +400Dwight Howard: +800Dwayne Wade: +1000Rookie of Year:Blake Griffin: 50%John Wall: 35%Any Other Player: 15%Scoring:Kevin Durant scoring average: over/under 31 pointsKobe Bryant scoring average: over/under 27.5 pointsShaquille O’Neal scoring average: over/under 11 pointsDwyane Wade scoring average: over/under 24.5 pointsLebron James scoring average over/under 24 pointsJohn Wall scoring average over/under 15 pointsOther Odds:Most points by any player in any regular season game: over/under 5565% chance Carmelo Anthony will be traded before the end of the season.MEDIA NOTE: Print, radio, TV, and Internet media should feel free to quote any information above. Please attribute: RJ Bell of Pregame.com. For follow-up questions, or media appearances - email: email@example.comTWITTER: Follow all of RJ Bell's news making releases at www.Twitter.com/RJinVegasRJ Bell of Pregame.com is the only sports bettor on Forbes' recent list of Gambling Gurus and has been called "a true insider" by ESPN, "incredibly astute" by AOL and a "point-spread maven" by USA Today. Mr. Bell has been featured on CBS News with Katie Couric, ABC News with Charles Gibson, Nightline, Sportscenter, Outside the Lines (ESPN), First Take (ESPN2), Mike & Mike, Colin Cowherd, Jim Rome, Dan Patrick, ESPN.com, FoxSports.com, Yahoo, CNN.com and in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, New York Times, LA Times, Newsweek.com, Bloomberg, Maxim, and Sports Illustrated. Pregame.com is the largest sports betting news website compliant with US Law.###
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I've also seen Carmelo +/- 25.5 pts/game. I lean towards the over given 28.2 last year, and this being a contract year.