This division has been dominated by Cleveland in recent seasons but with LeBron in Miami, the division is Chicago’s for the taking. The Bulls are the favorites but the NBA basketball betting odds in the Central are close.
Chicago Bulls – The Bulls are the favorites to win the Central at Sbg global.com as they have Derrick Rose, Luol Deng and Joakim Noah and when he gets back from injury, Carlos Boozer. The addition of Boozer should push the Bulls over the top and get them first place in the Central.
Detroit Pistons – If there is one team that could come up and steal this division this season it could be Detroit. The key will be whether or not Tracy McGrady has anything left. If he can play at a high level then the Pistons could be a major surprise. Detroit needs to get another productive season out of Rip Hamilton and they need Rodney Stuckey to play like a first round pick. The Pistons also need to stay healthy as they were decimated by injuries last season.
Milwaukee Bucks – The Bucks have the talent to make things interesting in this division. The question is whether or not they can get another great year out of Andrew Bogut. They also need Brandon Jennings to be at lot more consistent than he was as a rookie. The Bucks added Corey Maggette and Drew Gooden in the off-season but is that really good news? This team could have major chemistry issues.
Cleveland Cavaliers – The Cavaliers are going to struggle. They no longer have LeBron James so they are going to take a big step back. They do have Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison and a very good coach in Byron Scott so they could be undervalued in terms of basketball betting.
Indiana Pacers – The Pacers are likely going to be the worst team in this division in NBA basketball betting. They did get a good player in Paul George and their second round picks, Lance Stephenson and Magnum Rolle also look good. The problem for Indiana is that they have Danny Granger and nothing else.