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Jeremy Lin boosts Knicks' chances to win NBA title amid oddsmakers

February 15, 2012 | 12:00 pm


The only person having a better week than Adele might be Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin, at least as measured by Las Vegas bookmakers.

"The action has really picked up on NBA futures with Jeremy Lin making the Knicks the hottest team on the NBA, says Kevin Bradley, manager of Bovada sportsbook. "They have dropped by more than half in one week from 40-1 to 18-1 and we keep taking money."

Courtesy of Bovada, here is how the Knicks fortunes are changing under Lin:

New York Knicks' odds to win championship:  

Before Lin's first game, 40-1

Today, 18-1

New York Knicks' odds to win Eastern Conference:

Before Lin's first game, 22-1

Today, 10-1

Odds to win the 2012 NBA Atlantic Division:     

Philadelphia 76ers, 2/5

Boston Celtics, 5/2

New York Knicks, 6/1

New Jersey Nets, 200/1

Toronto Raptors, 200/1

Will the Knicks make the 2012 playoffs?

Yes, 1/5

No, 3/1

New York Knicks' season win total:

Over/Under, 36.5

Will Lin win NBA MVP? 

Yes, 40/1

Will Lin hit a game-winning buzzer beater shot from Feb. 15 on in the regular season?

Yes, 3/1


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-- Chris Erskine

Photo: A fan-made sign at Tuesday's Knicks-Raptors game in Toronto. Credit: Warren Toda / European Pressphoto Agency