If you are going to place NBA bets, you need to know how to pick the best NBA bets. It is important that before you get started in the NBA gambling world that you at least know some of the different strategies that you can use. The best NBA bets are not always obvious to the novice gambler. This is because the best nba bets are often times when a person has a strategy already in mind and he is simply telling you what to do. This is true for any sports betting, not just in the NBA. But even if you do not have a ton of time to spare, there are many sites out there that provide a whole list of tips for you to decide from.
Let us say that you are going to use the number one most popular handicapping method; the total points allowed (TPA). Here is how it works; you take the total points allowed for each team and add them all up. The team with the best record is always listed on top. The reason being is the fact that the number one team will probably win their respective games by more than half a point. This means that they would have the best chance of winning the series and moving on to the next round.
The Cleveland Cavaliers comes to mind as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. The fact that they are the only team in the Eastern Conference with a losing record does not mean that they are not a good basketball team. They have one of the best players in the NBA in Kevin Love, who is a perfect fit for a team that is known for playing the game at a high-level. Another plus factor for Cleveland are the fact that they are near the bottom of the NBA in total points allowed per game. The fact that Cleveland has one of the best young players in the league in Dellaveda Russell is a big plus as well.
If you are trying to decide which team will be the overwhelming favorite to win the series in Boston, then the answer is the Boston Celtics. The fact that the Boston Celtics is only a few points behind the Orlando Magic for the second seed in the Eastern Conference is what makes them such a great choice to make the top dogs for the NBA championship. The current Eastern Conference consists of the Toronto Pistons, the Orlando Magic, the Miami Heat, and the Philadelphia 76ers. The Boston Celtic’s main weakness is that they are not a very good defensive team, especially on the interior. But with the signing of Al Harrington and the acquisition of Gerald Green, they hope to rectify this soon enough.
As far as the Los Angeles Lakers are concerned, I can’t really see them making the leap from a mediocre team to the team of the conference finals. They are currently only a half game behind the Phoenix Suns for the third seed in the Western Conference. But if rookie Kobe Bryant can somehow go back into his shell and play like he did during his prime, the Lakers will have no problem reaching the top dogs in the NBA. The return of Randle and Kobe will be huge for this team.
One other team that is worth a look is the Milwaukee Bucks. They are in the middle of a crazy three-game homestand where they play the Chicago Bulls, Utah Jazz, and Minnesota Timberwolves. There is a slight advantage for the Bucks since they only play one game against an NBA team that is within a two-game conference Warner; the Chicago Bulls is only a divisional game behind. However, the Utah Jazz and Minnesota Vikings would have to beat the Bucks twice to move into the top three. The Bucks are an intriguing team to watch tonight, but as usual, it will all be for nothing if they lose to the eventual champs in the East.