Cleveland Cavaliers tipped for NBA Championship

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The NBA regular season is now behind us and all teams are preparing themselves for either a long off-season or the always enthralling post-season.

The 16 teams who will compete in this year's play-offs are confirmed and everyone is now wondering who will come out victorious at the end of it all?

With the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks round off impressive years by winning the championship?

Will the current defending champions the San Antonio Spurs be able to repeat this year and overcome some very strong teams.

Anything can happen in the NBA, so could we see a shock on the cards with a lower seeded team managing to pull off a true shock?

Sports can be very difficult to predict but if there is a home to predictions, it will certainly be the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Vegas is seen as the home of sports betting and its odds are often used to outline who is truly the favourite in a particular sporting contest.

When it comes to this years NBA Championship, Vegas haven't elected either the #1 seed Hawks or Warriors to lift the trophy at the end.

Instead Vegas are backing the number two seed in the East to win it all and take the trophy home with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Westgate Sportsbook has made the Cavaliers 9-4 favourites to win the championship this year, ahead of both number one seeds in each conference.

Come from behind victory?

If the Cavaliers manage to win the championship this year, it will cap a somewhat underdog story for a team who were considered long shots for the title back in June.

Despite their big name signings in the off-season, Cleveland got off to a poor start and struggled to even develop a winning record.

Cleveland faced many setbacks throughout the season but managed to wrap up the number two seed in the East behind Atlanta.

Interestingly, they will face the Boston Celtics in their first play-off series - a team who have beaten them twice in the last week.

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