What a fun spot this can be in sports betting. When you are betting on the NBA Championship, there is nothing tougher than throwing in the always changing free agency situation with teams. This season, not only have we seen quite a few changes thanks to free agency, but we’ve also seen some trades go down, and a trade that was set to go through, but ended up NOT going down. As if futures betting doesn’t throw you enough curve balls, today we are going to take a look at NBA betting during the free agency period before the season. As many people know by now, there is a bit of a crazy situation going on between the Los Angeles Lakers, the New Orleans Hornets, and the Houston Rockets in which a trade was struck to send Chris Paul to LA, but was then vetoed down by the commissioner. Things like this can make life tough when it comes to betting, but let’s focus on the situations that can make life a little easier with futures betting.
Not just any of the favorites though. Take a look at the teams who are sitting near the top 5 or 6 in terms of sports betting odds, who won’t be making many changes to their roster. We can’t control which teams will make big time moves, but in many situations the top teams are pretty much set where they are. In the situation above, the Lakers were looking to make a big move, but it was to better their roster and help them at point guard, where they’ve definitely needed some help in recent years. While the strong teams typically stay at the top, you can bet the that Miami Heat aren’t going to trade any of their big three right?
Finding Realistic Chances in the Middle
There are quite a few teams with odds that come in right in the middle of everything. If you check out the odds listed on your a favorite site like Bodog, you’ll see that those teams in the middle will offer you some excellent odds. The problem is, which of those teams will have a realistic shot to compete for an NBA Championship? Let’s take a look at a team like the Denver Nuggets for example. They have a very well rounded team, and are talented at most positions right now. It could be a long shot, and this is why it is recommended to bet on more than one team whenever you are placing a futures bet about the NBA Championship.
Many people will recommend getting the action in on your futures bet AFTER free agency, but if you can get some very good odds on a team like the New Jersey Nets (who are in talks to get a big named player like Dwight Howard); why not jump on those odds? Take it into consideration, and don’t forget to constantly check the updated odds!