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NBA playoffs 2016: Pistons-Cavaliers series odds and more

The Cavs are heavy favorites to not only take down the Pistons, but return to the NBA finals.

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Unless you ask Brandon Jennings or you chug the kool-aid, odds are that the Detroit Pistons will not take down Goliath, the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs. It doesn't mean they can't, but the stars will have to align and the book will likely have to fall. There's hoping and there's betting, and I'm guessing the majority of the money will be on the Cavs.

ESPN's Power Index gives the Pistons merely a 13-percent chance to win the series, with the most likeliest outcome being the Cavs in 5 (33 percent). BUT, if you're going to put money on the Pistons, who Vegas says have 4-1 odds of upsetting the Cavs, you might as well put money on this, too:

As for Game 1 on Sunday, the Pistons are currently 11-point doggies and a plus-500 moneyline, according to NBA sportsbook TopBet. The Pistons are 8-2 against the spread and 7-3 straight up in their last 10 road games against the Cavs, so teasing that 11-point spread or even taking it, trusting the youthful Pistons are not overwhelmed by the bright lights of Game 1, might not be a bad play.

Here are other relevant NBA playoff odds (courtesy of Bovada):

Odds to win 2016 NBA Championship
Golden State Warriors 2/3
San Antonio Spurs 15/4
Cleveland Cavaliers 4/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 10/1
Los Angeles Clippers 28/1
Toronto Raptors 33/1
Boston Celtics 66/1
Atlanta Hawks 75/1
Miami Heat 75/1
Charlotte Hornets 150/1
Portland Trail Blazers 150/1
Detroit Pistons 200/1
Indiana Pacers 200/1
Dallas Mavericks 250/1
Houston Rockets 300/1
Memphis Grizzlies 500/1

Conference Odds
Odds to win the Eastern Conference
Cleveland Cavaliers 5/13
Toronto Raptors 5/1
Atlanta Hawks 14/1
Boston Celtics 14/1
Miami Heat 14/1
Charlotte Hornets 33/1
Detroit Pistons 50/1
Indiana Pacers 66/1

Odds to win the Western Conference
Golden State Warriors 1/2
San Antonio Spurs 9/4
Oklahoma City Thunder 8/1
Los Angeles Clippers 16/1
Portland Trail Blazers 75/1
Dallas Mavericks 125/1
Houston Rockets 125/1
Memphis Grizzlies 200/1

Exact NBA Championship Matchups
Warriors vs. Cavs 11/10
Warriors vs. Raptors 8/1
Warriors vs. Celtics 22/1
Warriors vs. Heat 22/1
Warriors vs. Hawks 22/1
Warriors vs. Hornets 50/1
Warriors vs. Pistons 75/1
Warriors vs. Pacers 100/1
Spurs vs. Cavs 7/2
Spurs vs. Raptors 18/1
Spurs vs. Celtics 45/1
Spurs vs. Heat 45/1
Spurs vs. Hawks 45/1
Spurs vs. Hornets 110/1
Spurs vs. Pistons 175/1
Spurs vs. Pacers 225/1
Thunder vs. Cavs 11/1
Thunder vs. Raptors 50/1
Thunder vs. Celtics 130/1
Thunder vs. Heat 130/1
Thunder vs. Hawks 130/1
Thunder vs. Hornets 300/1
Thunder vs. Pistons 450/1
Thunder vs. Pacers 600/1
Clippers vs. Cavs 22/1
Clippers vs. Raptors 100/1
Clippers vs. Celtics 250/1
Clippers vs. Heat 250/1
Clippers vs. Hawks 250/1
Clippers vs. Hornets 575/1
Clippers vs. Pistons 850/1
Clippers vs. Pacers 1100/1
Blazers vs. Cavs 100/1
Blazers vs. Raptors 450/1
Blazers vs. Celtics 1100/1
Blazers vs. Heat 1100/1
Blazers vs. Hawks 1100/1
Blazers vs. Hornets 1100/1
Blazers vs. Pistons 2500/1
Blazers vs. Pacers 3750/1
Rockets vs. Cavs 175/1
Rockets vs. Raptors 750/1
Rockets vs. Celtics 1850/1
Rockets vs. Heat 1850/1
Rockets vs. Hawks 1850/1
Rockets vs. Hornets 4250/1
Rockets vs. Pistons 6000/1
Rockets vs. Pacers 8500/1
Mavs vs. Cavs 175/1
Mavs vs. Raptors 750/1
Mavs vs. Celtics 1850/1
Mavs vs. Heat 1850/1
Mavs vs. Hawks 1850/1
Mavs vs. Hornets 4250/1
Mavs vs. Pistons 6000/1
Mavs vs. Pacers 8500/1
Grizzlies vs. Cavs 350/1
Grizzlies vs. Raptors 1500/1
Grizzlies vs. Celtics 3750/1
Grizzlies vs. Heat 3750/1
Grizzlies vs. Hawks 3750/1
Grizzlies vs. Hornets 8500/1
Grizzlies vs. Pistons 10000/1
Grizzlies vs. Pacers 10000/1

Now your gambling thoughts.