Basketball betting, more specifically NBA preseason betting, begins on October 8th, and not long after the tip-off for the NBA regular season is on October 27th.
This year is sure to be filled with fast paced action and plenty of the flashy moves that draw so many fans to the sport. Futures odds are already up for the NBA basketball title and a few teams are lined up as favorites for the Finals. Who are they and what makes them such good options for your NBA preseason betting? Basketball odds list 3 teams at the top with odds to win the NBA Championship title in the 2009-2010 season. Not surprisingly, the favorites are the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Boston Celtics.
The LA Lakers are the number one basketball favorites to win the NBA Championship. At +235 at the SBG Global sportsbook, they dwarf all but two other teams on the list. Why are they so high up there? Kobe. That’s all that needs be said. The single best player in NBA preseason betting is on their side, and he’s got quite a bit of help in Lamar Odom and Ron Artest. Anyone smart enough to see a sure-fire basketball betting situation will take the Lakers to win the title.
But wait! There’s more. The Cavaliers aren’t very far behind at +325 in basketball wagering. With Shaq now playing center, and LeBron James playing small forward not too far away, there’s bound to be lots of star plays from both these basketball betting Olympians. However, tensions could rise between the two and instead of seeing fireworks on the NBA preseason betting court, the two could cancel each other out in a competition to be the #1 on the team.
The Boston Celtics follow up as the third basketball betting favorite to take the Championship. Since winning back in 2008, they fell two games short of the title by losing out to the Magic in the basketball Conference Semifinals, though they clinched the division Atlantic East title. The Celtics are hungry to get back up to the glorious basketball betting position they once held at the top of the ladder. This is still their era. With Kevin Garnett, Rasheed Wallace, and Rajon Rondo on the roster, the Celtics look like serious basketball betting contenders for the title.