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NBA Tips 2018/19

NBA 2018/19 promises to be one of the most hyped seasons in recent years. Huge transfers, the increase of players' wages, and the arrival of players from Europe makes the best basketball league in the world, and this is your best bet.

NBA BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS 2018-2019

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Making predictions on the NBA ensures that you will be involved in one of the biggest sports spectacles every year. The NBA is the American Basketball Championship, the world's foremost basketball league, which pits the best teams in the United States against each other over the course of a season. Each year, 30 teams compete for the title of NBA champion, in a championship divided into two conferences (East and West). The format of competition is simple, after the 82 days of the regular season the top eight teams of each Conference are qualified for the end-of-season NBA Playoffs, where they must battle for the title of Conference Champion. Once both Conferences have finally determined their champion, the NBA Grand Final then takes place, to determine the US Basketball Champion.

The NBA, more than any other league, plays host to the most celebrated teams that thrill the hearts of millions of fans around the world: legendary clubs such as Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and of course the Golden State Warriors. It may be more spectacular than tactical from time to time, as the National Basket Association (NBA) remains one of the most watched sports competitions in the world, and especially for sports bettors. For the 2018-2019 season, be prepared, as NBA betting may well take up a good part of your free time: this championship is so exhilarating!

NBA BETTING TIPS: THE STATS TO KNOW

To bet well on the NBA, there are obviously some statistics you should know about the American basketball league. This US Championship is famed for its teams preferring to provide an offensive spectacle, as unlike many European competitions, the NBA has always favoured the race for points, more often rewarding the teams that rack up the points than those with solid defensive tactics. The stats don't lie: whether in the East or the West, every NBA game has an average of more than 210 points, which was the case last year in 2017-2018. For this 2018/19 season, do not hesitate to place bets on high-scoring NBA games.

Another important fact to know is that the home advantage is crucial in the NBA, more so than in any other World Basketball Championship. In the past ten years, an average ratio of 60% of wins have been recorded at home in the NBA, such as last year when 57% of meetings in the East and 59% in the West saw success for the locals, showing that each team knows how to perform in front of their home crowd. So, if you're planning to place a bet on a game between two mid-ranking teams, keep in mind the team that has the home advantage, essential for your NBA predictions.

Last but definitely not least, bear in mind that scores in NBA matches are often quite close. Very often, NBA matches end with high numbers on both sides of the scoreboard, as evidenced by the average difference of 9 points recorded per match last year. Once again, for your NBA 2018-2019 bets, you will not have to hesitate to predict handicap scores for the team of your choice, take the experts word in the NBA.

NBA: OUR FREE ADVICE FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON

After a busy summer transfer period which has without doubt changed the playing field, this 2018-19 NBA season promises to be a thrilling one. Following LeBron James's departure from Cleveland to the Lakers, the Cavaliers could have a hard time retaining their superiority in the Eastern Conference, as the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics, top contenders for last year's title, could take this opportunity to make their mark in the NBA history book. In the West, the Golden State Warriors, true titans of the league, cannot be ignored, especially an addition to Curry, Durant and Thompson, they have recruited Cousins from the Pelicans. The favourites announced at the start of the 2018-2018 fiscal year, the Warriors could well retain their NBA title for a third consecutive year. Our Basketball predictions experts are looking towards to Steve Kerr's men anyway.

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 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 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 be 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 could miss the next meeting. Some teams are really dependent on their best player and they are known to introduce themselves to the dying moments of games, even if they are resting. The downside of this fast paced game is of course the accumulation of fatigue. It is iften the case that once or twice over the course of the season, teams will play two matches within days of each  other. These games played with such a short space of rest and miles driven can detrimental on the physical and mental performance 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 luck 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, will be able to play games. 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 change under the leadership of a new coach. Also worth noting, if it is a high price for a vital defensive profile, that is also an indication. Bookmakers tend to rely on a number of points scored per game, but these changes are opportunities to take advantage of a new level.