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TOO MANY JOKES. COMBUSTING. ERROR. ERROR.
TOO MANY JOKES. COMBUSTING. ERROR. ERROR.

At the halfway mark, it's time to check in on how likely the people in Vegas (not Jordan) believe the Sixers could sneak into the NBA Championship discussion. No surprise, they're up since prior to the season, but there are a few eye-catching mistakes, one of which is in the name of JEREMY LIN AS AN MVP CANDIDATE. Read below as I try to catch my breath.

All courtesy of Bovada.

Odds to win 2012 NBA Championship

Current Odds / Odds on 12/15

Miami Heat 7/5 - 9/4

Oklahoma City Thunder 17/4 - 15/2

Chicago Bulls 5/1 - 7/1

Los Angeles Clippers 12/1 - 15/1

Los Angeles Lakers 14/1 - 9/2

San Antonio Spurs 14/1 - 30/1

Dallas Mavericks 18/1 - 10/1

New York Knicks 20/1 - 18/1

Philadelphia 76ers 30/1 - 100/1

More odds below.

Odds to win 2012 NBA Eastern Conference Championship

Current Odds / Odds on 12/19

Miami Heat 5/7 - 10/11

Chicago Bulls 5/2 - 3/1

New York Knicks 9/1 - 7/1

Philadelphia 76ers 12/1 - 60/1

Boston Celtics 18/1 - 8/1

I still take issue being behind the Knicks but I'd be in the minority at this point, I suppose. And here are the spit-take worthy MVP odds.

Current Odds / Odds on 12/15

LeBron James (MIA) 1/2 - 3/1

Kobe Bryant (LAL) 9/2 - 15/2

Kevin Durant (OKC) 6/1 - 9/2

Chris Paul (LAC) 9/1 - 12/1

Derrick Rose (CHI) 15/1 - 11/2

Dwyane Wade (MIA) 20/1 - 9/1

Dwight Howard (ORL) 20/1 - 15/2

Jeremy Lin (NYK) 25/1 - NA

Blake Griffin (LAC) 30/1 - 20/1

Kevin Love (MIN) 30/1 - 50/1

Tony Parker (SA) 30/1 - 100/1

Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) 40/1 - 15/1

If anyone bets on Jeremy Lin, show yourself and prepare for some serious tongue lashings. At least Carmelo isn't on there. What do you guys think about the Sixers place on the odds scale, as well as the distinct lack of a Sixer on the MVP list? I'm still trying to get the Lin taste out of my mouth.