Phoenix +280 to win the series.
Bynum's hurt. Kobe's hurt. Phoenix played better down the stretch than the Lakers by a half dozen games. Phoenix had a larger points scored/points allowed margin than did the Lakers; Phoenix's playoff scoring margin is far above the Lakers during this year's postseason.
I picked Phoenix to win this exact series, in this exact scenario at the top of the playoffs - it's not a strong pick, but I do believe they are more likely than not to win.
And when you see a +280 dog who you believe is better, not a lot better, but right now, for the next couple of weeks, just a little better - that's an investment opportunity.
Just throwing it out there.