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NBA BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS


NBA Tips 2017/18

NBA 2017/18 kicks off on October 17 with one of the most hyped seasons in recent years. Huge transfers, the increase of players wages, and the arrival of players from Europe, make the best basketball league in the world a whole lot better this year, and here at Wincomparator we bring you the best tips for your all your betting needs.

Western Conference

Last season was exceptional for many Western Conference teams who played at an exceptional level but also for many average and poor teams. Golden State Warriors had the best season with 67 wins in the Western conference, then went on to get revenge and were the NBA champions over Cleveland Cavaliers with a 4-1 match win. 

In the west, things seem to be more open despite the dominance of the champions, Golsen State. After the Big Four, there are the regulars in the playoffs with the likes of the Memphis Grizzlies , the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks. The race for the Top 8 is very open since young teams like Utah Jazz,  Minnesota Timberwolves  and Portland Trailblazers will also have the ambition to see their season extended beyond the 82 regular season games. The Golden State will once again be the favourites. Houston could do well this season, with James Harden reinforced by Chris Paul, as well as the Oklahoma Thunder who can rely on Paul George and Carmelo Anthony's tranfers. The Spurs will be strong this season as ever. It will be heated in the west!

Eastern Conference

The Cleveland Cavaliers are the favourites, winning the 2015 season and finalists last season, reinforced by Wade, Rode and Isaiah. The US group remains almost unchanged and there is every chance of finding the Cavaliers in the finalsagain although the standard in the East appears to be increasing.

They will have to be wary of teams that continue to grow season after season and who dream of upsetting them. Toronto Raptors are the perfect example with the duo of All-Stars Lowry DeRozan. Byombo’s loss will be detrimental but they still reatain some strength. The Boston Celtics should also do well with a stable workforce and the arrival of Kyrie Irving from Cleveland. Last year, the four-time All-Star NBA player scored an average of 25.2 points per game, a great asset for the Celtics.

Some helpful tips for betting on the NBA

Surprises and upsets in the NBA are common and it is important to assume that anything can happen. Several elements are to be monitored before placing a bet but the most important of them is dynamic team. The results of a team are often cyclical because they depend on marksmanship, the confidence of the group, motivation, communication of the defense and generally the chemistry between the players. This takes a long time to perfect and a long time to implement. Therefore looking at the recent history is essential when placing a bet.

The absence of major players should also monitored. With the pace of the schedule it is not uncommon for some players to rest to prevent injury. Because basketball is a team sport where the contribution of an individual can have a huge impact, it is essential to look at who might miss the next meeting. Some teams are really dependent on their best player and are known to introduce said players in the dying moments of games, even if they are resting. The downside of this fast paced game is of course the accumulation of fatigue. Once or twice in the season teams have to travel across the country in short periods of time for matches. The games played during the away days and miles driven are detrimental on the physical and mental freshness of the players.

Some teams know very quickly that they will fail to qualify for the play-offs. The more bad results a team get, the greater the chance of getting a good choice in the draft next season and pick up a good player. Sometimes some teams, who are currently in a transition phase, won’t hesitate to deliberately lose matches through experimenting with new tactics or giving players playing time. This usually happens after the All-Star Game in February. 

Finally, an early season trick for bettors is to identify the teams that have changed coaches during the summer. Some franchises, to defend their reputation, will completely transform their squad under the leadership of a new coach who brings with him, a new game philosophy. Also worth noting, if an owner has paid a high price for a vital defensive profile, that is also an indication. Bookmakers tend to rely on statistics from last season to predict the number of points scored per game, but these changes are opportunities to take your betting to a new level.


TABLE NBA
League Total Conference Division L10
# Teams W L % W L W L W L
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 37 9 0.804 37 9 37 9 9 1
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 34 12 0.739 34 12 34 12 7 3
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 31 12 0.721 31 12 31 12 6 4
4 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 31 13 0.705 31 13 31 13 7 3
5 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 30 17 0.638 30 17 30 17 5 5
6 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 29 18 0.617 29 18 29 18 6 4
7 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 27 18 0.600 27 18 27 18 3 7
8 Miami Heat Miami Heat 26 19 0.578 26 19 26 19 8 2
9 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 26 20 0.565 26 20 26 20 6 4
9 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 26 20 0.565 26 20 26 20 6 4
11 Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers 24 21 0.533 24 21 24 21 6 4
12 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers 23 21 0.523 23 21 23 21 8 2
12 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 23 21 0.523 23 21 23 21 4 6
12 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 23 21 0.523 23 21 23 21 5 5
15 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 24 22 0.522 24 22 24 22 5 5
16 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 21 20 0.512 21 20 21 20 7 3
17 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 22 22 0.500 22 22 22 22 3 7
18 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 23 23 0.500 23 23 23 23 4 6
19 New York Knicks New York Knicks 21 25 0.457 21 25 21 25 3 7
20 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 18 25 0.419 18 25 18 25 6 4
21 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 18 27 0.400 18 27 18 27 3 7
22 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 17 28 0.378 17 28 17 28 4 6
23 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 17 29 0.370 17 29 17 29 4 6
23 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 17 29 0.370 17 29 17 29 4 6
25 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 16 28 0.364 16 28 16 28 6 4
26 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers 16 29 0.356 16 29 16 29 5 5
27 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 15 30 0.333 15 30 15 30 5 5
28 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 13 31 0.295 13 31 13 31 4 6
29 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 13 32 0.289 13 32 13 32 2 8
29 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 13 32 0.289 13 32 13 32 1 9