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With the first half of the 2014-15 NBA betting season in the history books, lets take a quick look at the top 4 NBA teams that I believe have the best betting odds at winning the NBA championship this year.
Top 4 Betting Options for the 2015 NBA Championship
- Memphis Grizzlies – Having a +.700 win percentage at the All-Star break is a big deal. The last 5 NBA Champions have all had a +.700 win percentage at the All-Star break. This season only 3 teams have it, Memphis, Atlanta and Golden State. Memphis is going off at double-digit odds to win the NBA Championship even though they are ranked first in the NBA in points allowed per game at 95 and eighth offensively in field goal percentage at 46%.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) February 16, 2015
- Atlanta Hawks – They’re an overlay as far as odds are concerned in comparison to Golden State. Atlanta is the best three-point shooting team in the NBA at 38.9%. They’re ranked in the Top 10 in points per game, sixth at 103.4, field goal percentage, third at 47.1%, points allowed per game, fourth at 96.8, field goal percentage allowed per game, fourth 43.4%, and three-point percentage allowed per game, seventh at 33.6%.
- Golden State Warriors – It’s difficult to look past a team that is ranked first in the league in points per game at 110.6, first in field goal percentage at 48.1% and first in field goal percentage allowed at 42.1%. Oh, the Warriors are also likely to garner home court advantage throughout the tough Western Conference Playoffs and their best player, Stephen Curry, is in the driver’s seat for the MVP. This team is loaded.
Steph Curry is a magician. http://t.co/wy1oFJBBg7
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 16, 2015
- Cleveland Cavaliers – The Cavs will need everybody to stay healthy, Lebron, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, but if they do, a march to the NBA Championship is not out of the question. As opposed to the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers have some seriously talented second level players. Timofey Mozgov, whom they acquired via a trade with Denver, Imam Shumpert and J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson would be first level players on almost any other team. The starting five, Lebron, Irving, Love, Mozgov and Smith, is the best starting five in the league. It’s time to start seriously considering the Cavs as a legitimate contender for the crown.