Sixers (7-2), Lakers (20-1), Cavaliers (30-1) among notables as 2018-19 title odds open

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The 2018 NBA Finals are underway, but odds for next year’s title are already out from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. There are plenty of interesting ramifications from LeBron James’ pending free agency. As has been the case the past several years, the Golden State Warriors are the favorites, at +125. After them, it isn’t surprising that the Houston Rockets are tied for the second-best odds, at +350.  What is surprising is the team the Rockets are tied with: the Philadelphia 76ers. “When you have LeBron in free agency, you have to be careful,” Westgate SuperBook oddsmaker John Murray told ESPN. “You’ve got Philadelphia, Miami, the Lakers and even Houston as potential destinations [outside of Cleveland]. We cut all of those teams’ odds down, and we’ll raise back up the teams he doesn’t sign with.” The Rockets, according to Murray,