NBA Odds: Title Contender OKC Faces Heat in Must-See Matchup
 
Call him Durantula, Slim Reaper, The Servant – call him whatever you want, it all means the same thing. Kevin Durant is a legitimate MVP candidate in the process of putting forth one of the most impressive individual campaigns hoops fans have seen in some time. No wonder the Oklahoma City Thunder have become an appealing option on the NBA futures.

The Thunder are good and they’ve been good for a while, but until this season they hadn’t really proven themselves as “genuine, honest-to-goodness title contender” good. Trust us, it’s a thing. Might Durant’s historic season be enough to push the franchise over the hump?
 
With 13/4 odds of winning the NBA championship, OKC sits first in the Western Conference and third in the entire league. That trail just two teams: the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat.
 
The latter, the two-time NBA champion, is who they’ll really have to get through if they plan on being anything more than just the impressive Western Conference squad with the second best player in the league. Believe it or not, even that gets old after a while.
 
Fortunately for Durant, they’ve done so already once this season and will get the opportunity to do so again this Thursday. On January 29th, projected to lose by 4, the Thunder responded with a 17-point blowout. Can they cover the spread against LeBron James and company all over again?

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