Although some interested parties will have already long since placed their bets on this season’s NBA winners, it is likely that just as many will have chosen to wait and see how the season plays out before committing themselves. With the regular season almost completed, and the top eight sides set to enter the play-offs to determine the eventual NBA winners, this can be a good time to put a bet down. By this stage most of the sides who will qualify for the play-offs are clear, and their form during the regular season gives some clues as to their chances of going all the way.
Clearly Miami Heat would seem to be the team to beat in the play-offs, given their impressive form in the Eastern Conference. They sit on top of the table with a month left, and few would bet against them winning it and going into the play-offs as top seeds – hence odds of 6/4 for the NBA. Of course other sides in this Conference like the Knicks and the Pacers should also be considered serious contenders, but the biggest rivals to Miami Heat may be the likes of the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference. They have also shown impressive form during the regular season and have odds of 13/2 and 15/4 respectively for the NBA.
Of course, given that it is a knockout format, form across a league season is no guarantee of success in the play-offs, but this is at least a rough guide. If you don’t fancy risking an NBA outright bet, you may prefer to mix the game and gambling by playing a casino game like Slam Dunk at an online casino. This is a slots game, a type of casino gambling which is perennially popular, because it is cheap to play and provides a fine chance of winning a payout. Slam Dunk, which boasts reel icons of basketball players, cheerleaders, basketball shoes and a number 23 shirt, which acts as the wild symbol. This increases your chances of a win, by filling in for other symbols to give a winning reel combination, and helps make this one of the best basketball casino games.