Miami went out and did something that everybody outside of the Hoosier State expected them to do: kick out Flo Rida's manager. And win Game 7. Both of those things.
Now, LeBron and Co. get to take on the well, well rested team from San Antonio, and the winner becomes champion (again). Yesterday, I put the odds of the Heat winning the championship at 48 percent, but that was factoring in the potential for a Game 7 loss.
After Game 7 though? Just like the entire postseason, the Heat come into this one as substantial favorites. Bet LeBron's never heard that one before.
Most Likely Outcome: Miami Heat in 6 Games
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From this table, we can calculate some fun percentages:
48.56%: The odds Miami wins before we ever even get to a Game 7
21.51%: The odds San Antonio wins before we ever even get to a Game 7
6.45%: How much lower Miami's win odds are against San Antonio than at the start of the Indiana series
39.47%: How much lower San Antonio's win odds are against Miami than at the start of the Memphis series
63.03%: Odds the series comes back to Miami for Game 6
33.10%: The likelihood the series will end in six games, the best bet for series length
29.93%: The likelihood of a Game 7
11.82%: San Antonio's original chance at sweeping the Grizzlies in the Western Conference Finals, reminding us that these are just odds rather than hard-and-fast predictions