The first trade of the NBA off-season has taken place and it could impact online NBA betting odds next season.
The Philadelphia 76ers sent Samuel Dalembert to Sacramento for Andres Nocioni and Spencer Hawes. The trade could have a big impact on Internet betting odds because of who the Sixers might take now with their number two overall pick in the NBA Draft.
Online betting odds didn’t favor Sacramento that often last season but that could change next season. The Kings really wanted to get Dalembert as they believe he is a player that can really helm them. He is an excellent rebounder and shot blocker and the Kings need that kind of help. Philadelphia has to hope that they can get something out of Nocioni and Hawes.
This trade could have more of an online betting impact when it comes to the NBA draft. The 76ers are considering either Evan Turner or Derrick Favors. Reports have it that Philadelphia general manager Ed Stefanski wants to take Turner while new head coach Doug Collins wants to take Favors. The conventional wisdom with this trade could have Philadelphia leaning towards Favors.
Sacramento could also do something different in the draft based on this trade. The Kings were looking at DeMarcus Cousins or possibly Greg Monroe but now that they have Dalembert they really don’t need a center. They may look instead to take Gordon Hayward or Al-Farouq Aminu.
The Kings won just 25 games last season but they did finish 39-39-4 against the online betting point spread. The Kings were fun to watch and they started off strongly but they faded down the stretch. There is some good young talent though led by Tyreke Evans. If the Kings can get a good player in the draft and with the addition of Dalembert, they could be improved next season.
Philadelphia won only 27 games last season and they were not very good against the Internet betting point spread either as they went 34-47-1. They seem to have farther to go than Sacramento to improve so taking Turner might be the way to go in the draft since he is a potential superstar player. The one thing that helps Philadelphia is that they play in the Eastern Conference so they don’t have to improve very much to make the playoffs.