Lakers +260 to win the west.
Here are some reasons why betting the Lakers at this price is a great bet:
1. The Lakers have Kobe and will get almost every single big call late in games.
2. Getting Bynum back will be a bonus.
3. Staples Center will be a tremendous HC advantage.
4. The Lakers will be 1.18 vs. Denver, 1.47 in the second round vs. the Jazz, and probably about 1.58 or so vs. the Spurs and 1.5 vs. the Suns or Hornets.
Celtics -125 to win the east
The Celts will cruise all the way up to when they play Detroit, and they should take them out in 6 games.
I agree with you on the Celts, the road should be rather easy!! As for the Lakers, I believe this is their year. Pending any injuries, they should win the west!!