HOW IT STARTED: Pundits expected the Heat to win about 50 games and make the playoffs … but that was about it. A nice core of the Killer Bs (Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo), Most Improved Player Tyler Herro and bomber Duncan Robinson with ace tactician Erik Spoelstra yielded championship odds of +2000.
BEGINNING OF PLAYOFFS: A championship run for an 8th seed without Herro? Surrrrre. You could have ‘em at 150/1.
BEFORE CELTICS SERIES: Giant killers, for sure, after shocking the Bucks and cruising past the Knicks. But would the Heat even have enough to beat the C’s? Doubtful. +1400
NOW: +310. Are you willing to count them out?