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.
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!
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.
|1||Golden State Warriors||37||9||0.804||37||9||37||9||9||1|
|5||San Antonio Spurs||30||17||0.638||30||17||30||17||5||5|
|9||Oklahoma City Thunder||26||20||0.565||26||20||26||20||6||4|
|11||Portland Trail Blazers||24||21||0.533||24||21||24||21||6||4|
|12||Los Angeles Clippers||23||21||0.523||23||21||23||21||8||2|
|12||New Orleans Pelicans||23||21||0.523||23||21||23||21||5||5|
|19||New York Knicks||21||25||0.457||21||25||21||25||3||7|
|26||Los Angeles Lakers||16||29||0.356||16||29||16||29||5||5|