Miami Heat Southeastern Champs +170 (Bovada)
Miami Heat are in a precarious situation. Hovering on mediocrity and the cap ceiling. Pat Riley has longed to put himself in position to rid himself of these horrid contracts he dished out. Along comes Jimmy Butler with the light for Riley. Right now the Heat have value on the play. Riley is always looking to improve his team. They are a borderline 5-9 team in the East. With Jimmy, they could potentially land in the 4-6 range. Which would make put them in a spot to compete with the Wizards for the title.
If the Heat can keep Josh Richardson and Justice Winslow and bring in Jimmy Butler, they will have one of the best defensive lineups in the league. Winslow came on strong at the end of the year and is still 22 there is time for him to improve. Josh Richardson is a fringe top 50 player and still has room to improve. The bench is deep with above average role players. Spoelstra seems like he knows how to handle his lineup and matchups.
The big question marks would be who gets traded for Jimmy, or will Hassan and Waiters be healthy and useful? Wade farewell tour is ready to give it one last push. Take the +170 before Jimmy is in South Beach. His odds are already EVEN and highest on Bovada to land in American Airlines Arena.