The Dallas Mavericks showed last year that the NBA is largely unpredictable with their victory in the NBA Finals over the Miami Heat. Led by Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks will be a popular selection odds to perform well again, but as usual the competition will be stiff.
The Miami Heat out for revenge in the NBA odds
With Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in their ranks, many basketball fans would have rightly favoured the Miami Heat to win the NBA Finals and they will certainly be contenders to go one better.
After their 4-0 defeat to the Mavericks in the conference semi finals, the LA Lakers will want to make amends and will be relying on big impacts from Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. However, it is the Boston Celtics who may have the best roster in the NBA, despite Shaquille O’Neal announcing his retirement.
Lots of opportunities in the NBA betting
Alongside attempting to identify the NBA champions, there are many betting options available on a match-by match basis. Match betting is obviously popular, which is often known as the money line. More daring punters may want to chase better odds by picking a winner in a handicap market, especially if one team is far stronger than the other. Among the weaker teams in the NBA are likely to be the Minnesota Timberwolves, The Toronto Raptors and the Washington Wizards.
With each basketball game played over four quarters, how many total points will be scored in a particular game is also a popular betting market, alongside the winning margin.