NBA Betting – Thunder Getting Some Action in NBA Futures

November 30, 2010 NBA Basketball

We know that the Miami Heat are the team that everyone is taking in NBA betting futures this season but not to be forgotten are the Oklahoma City Thunder.

They have the league’s most exciting player in Kevin Durant and NBA GM’s predict that Durant will win the MVP award this season.  Making an NBA bet on Oklahoma City is already popular as the Thunder is 14-1 to win the title this season.

The problem for Oklahoma City is that they are in the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Lakers. For the Thunder to get to the NBA Finals they have to go through Los Angeles. That is not an easy task. The Lakers are the odds-on favorite to win the Western Conference this season. Oklahoma City is getting some respect though as they are the second choice at 6-1.  The Thunder has an NBA bet win total of 50.5 at the Sbg sportsbook.

Last Year 50-32 – The Thunder were 50-32 last season but that only got them a tie for the sixth seed and because of the tiebreakers they ended up eighth and had to play the Lakers in the first round. Bad luck. They showed a lot against the Lakers but still lost in six games.

Same Team – The Thunder didn’t do much in the off-season but they did sign Kevin Durant to an extension so that is all that matters. They didn’t lose anyone and added Daequan Cook, Mo Peterson and Cole Aldrich. They could be role players but none should make a big impact. The core of Oklahoma City is Durant, Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green. They also have Thabo Sefolosha, James Harden and Nenad Krstic. The Thunder had no injury issues last season and to be improved this season in NBA betting they need to avoid injury again.

If you think the Thunder can be improved this season then that win total of 50.5 looks appealing for an NBA bet. They have to win just one more game to go over that number.  The Western Conference doesn’t look any better than a year ago. The improvement looks to be in the East so there is no reason that Oklahoma City can’t win more than 50 games this season if they avoid major injuries.

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