Selecting a team to win the NBA Finals is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to NBA betting opportunities.
To reach the NBA Finals, teams must go through a tough campaign, beginning in the regular season, into the play-offs and then the finals.
Western and Eastern Conference odds make up the NBA betting
The NBA teams are broken up into two conferences, with 15 being placed in the Eastern Conference and the same number in the Western Conference.
The top eight teams from each conference then qualify for the NBA play-offs, with every showdown from this stage onwards a best of seven series.
Following the first round of the NBA play-offs is the conference semi finals, then the conference final and then the NBA Finals.
For each of the individual games there will be a host of NBA betting opportunities, including the total points of a certain fixture, whether a team can still win if giving up a handicap start or what the points margin of victory will be.
Miami Heat among the favourites in the NBA betting
With the star names of LeBron James and free-scoring centre Dwyane Wade in their roster, the Miami Heat must be considered serious contenders to go one better than last year when losing to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals.
The Boston Celtics and the always dangerous LA Lakers are other teams worthy of respect in the NBA betting, while the Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder may also be outsiders to challenge.