It Is Never To Early To Talk Basketball BettingEditor
I know we’re only three weeks into the 2013 NFL regular season, but NBA basketball junkies and betting enthusiasts everywhere are getting prepared for what promises to be an absolutely thrilling 2013-14 NBA regular season.
Better yet, this in-depth basketball betting breakdown on this season’s NBA Futures Odds will help put pro hoops gamblers on the right track toward getting their pro hoops wagering seasons off on the right foot
Okay, before some overanxious referee somewhere tries to throw up a jump ball or something, let’s get started.
Odds to win 201314 NBA Championship
Cream of the Crop
Miami Heat +190
Oklahoma City Thunder +600
Chicago Bulls +1000
San Antonio Spurs +1200
Indiana Pacers +1200
Los Angeles Clippers +1200
Analysis: Okay pro hoops gamblers…it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that one of the aforementioned teams is almost assuredly going to win this coming season’s NBA Championship.
The Miami Heat lost Mike Miller, but added big man Greg Oden and Michael Beasley, so they could be even better this season than they were in winning their second straight title this past season.
Thankfully, Miami will have a much tougher road to the finals this season thanks to teams like the up-and-coming Indiana Pacers, the desperate Chicago Bulls and possibly, the overhauled New Jersey Nets, who added KG and Paul Pierce to their roster.
Oklahoma City, San Antonio and the L.A. Clippers will battle for the best record in the Western Conference, with the blossoming Golden State Warriors, revamped Houston Rockets as the top two threats to breakup the West’s top trio.
Brooklyn Nets +1000
Houston Rockets +1000
Golden State Warriors +1800
Memphis Grizzlies +3300
Analysis: The Nets and Rockets head up this portion to title hopefuls because of their upgraded rosters. However, using a bit of caution in the early going is probably a wise thing as each of these teams tries to find its new identity.
New York Knicks +2200
Los Angeles Lakers +3300
Dallas Mavericks +5000
Denver Nuggets +5000
Analysis: The New York Knicks have been yapping all summer about how they’re going to be legit contenders in the Eastern Conference this season, but I don’t see them leap-frogging over Miami, Indiana and Chicago, mostly because they’ve still got selfish gunner Carmelo Anthony leading them.
The Lakers and Mavericks are aging teams that have seen their best days go by, even f they try to make their followers believe they are legitimate contenders in the Western Conference. As far as the Denver Nuggets are concerned, they’re likely not going to be as good as they were a year ago, when everyone though their revamped roster would contend.
Now, let’s take a look at the teams with no chance whatsoever to win the 2013-14 NBA Championship.
Not Gonna’ Happen
Cleveland Cavaliers +6600
Washington Wizards +10000
New Orleans Pelicans +10000
Sacramento Kings +20000
Boston Celtics +10000
Philadelphia 76ers +30000
Orlando Magic +50000
Atlanta Hawks +10000
Charlotte Bobcats +50000
Utah Jazz +15000
Phoenix Suns +30000
Minnesota Timberwolves +10000
Milwaukee Bucks +25000
Detroit Pistons +7500
Toronto Raptors +15000
Portland Trail Blazers +10000
Analysis: If you notice, there’s a separation of the ‘Not Gonna’ Happen’ teams in this category, because some of these teams are actually heading in the right direction toward respectability while several other franchises are simply spinning their wheels and going nowhere fast.
NBA gamblers should know the Cleveland Cavaliers, Washington Wizards, New Orleans Pelicans and even the Charlotte Bobcats are trying mightily to change the respective cultures surrounding their franchises and could pull off more than their share of upsets during the course of the regular season.
Other franchises like the Suns, Timberwolves and Bucks, seem to be perennially changing names and faces in an effort to appease to their fan bases, not necessarily garner wins.