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Magic are still long shots to make the Playoffs

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But you might want to put a dollar down on the Magic. What could it hurt?

The Magic are near the bottom of the barrel for odds to win the 2015 NBA Championship.

Orlando is running right now at 100/1 odds to win the title according to TopBet.eu, among the lowest chances on that sports book. It is the same across the netherworld of gambling Web sites.

According to Bovada, the Magic are running right now at 200/1 odds of winning the NBA championship, the fifth worst odds in the league. The Pistons are somewhat surprisingly also running at 200/1 odds according to Bovada. The Magic are currently running 100/1 to win the Eastern Conference, ahead of only the Bucks and Sixers.

The Cavaliers are your favorite to win the title at 5/2 odds. The Spurs come in at 4/1.

This is not entirely surprising. The Magic should not be expected to be on national television much after a 23-win season that had them 13th in the East and the third worst record in the league. Orlando did not get one of the big players in this year’s Draft either, ending up with Aaron Gordon with the fourth overall pick. There is not a lot of pull to get attention.

Victor Oladipo does not quite move the needle yet to make the Magic contenders. Photo by Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Oladipo does not quite move the needle yet to make the Magic contenders. Photo by Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Magic likely will remain near the bottom of the Eastern Conference again this year, taking baby steps with a young roster to get out of the basement at long last.

The odds reflect this expectation from the general public who have no reason really to pay attention to the Magic at the moment.

Orlando will have to grab those headlines and sneak into the Playoff race. But nobody is under the delusion they will win a championship this year. They are still undergoing the process of rebuilding and are a few steps away (and probably a few players away) from seriously contending again.

But are the Magic worth a buck just in case? Sure.

Philip Rossman-Reich

About Philip Rossman-Reich

Philip Rossman-Reich is the managing editor for Crossover Chronicles and Orlando Magic Daily. You can follow him on twitter @OMagicDaily

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