So the NBA season is once again nearing that point when the top eight sides from the two Conferences (the Eastern and Western ones) progress from these to compete in the knockout play-off tournament, to see who will win the NBA title. A lot of people will have waited until now to put a bet on which team they think will win the NBA, because this provides a better opportunity to see how they are performing. The final month of the regular season will show how the teams in contention for the play-offs cope with the pressure at a crucial stage of the season – so which sides are a likely bet?
The hot favourites with the sports betting sites are the team currently sitting on top of the Eastern Conference – Miami Heat. The odds on them vary depending on the sportsbook, but the best ones available are 6/4 for the NBA title which, given their form in the Conference and guaranteed top seeded place in the play-offs, will be attractive to a lot of people. The side at the top of the Western Conference, San Antonio Spurs, are only third favourites for the NBA, with the best odds available being 13/2; but with 49 wins and a win percentage of 0.766, these odds are actually likely to make them an appealing bet.
The side below them in the Western Conference, Oklahoma City Thunder, are second favourites (best odds 7/2) and their form in the Conference has been pretty impressive as well. These are just three of a number of sides in contention, and betting on the NBA winners will always be a risk, just like any other form of betting. Thankfully though the growth of the betting industry along with the internet has seen alternatives to sports betting become easy to find.
For example you can play a basketball casino game at one online casino sites like Jackpot City. There are a few of these, with a good one being Slam Dunk – a basketball slots game. One reason, aside from the genuine basketball flavour of the game, why Slam Dunk is a good choice, is that the risk of ending up with nothing is lower. This is mainly due to the presence of a wild symbol (a number 23 basketball shirt) which can fill in for other symbols to create winning combinations.