by Renee Israel
The 2012-13 NBA season has just kicked off so is still too
early for the Conference tables to take shape, but in the end every match
counts. Though the NBA is a basketball tournament played between American teams
it has a global fan following. Online betting sites in the United Kingdom post
odds for a number of NBA markets.
Online Betting On NBA Fixtures
Online betting sites offer a number of markets on the NBA games. The odds for
the individual fixtures are not posted well in advance and therefore punters
have to place their bets fairly close to the match. Odds are posted for match
results, scores at half time and even scores at the quarters.
Most online sports books offer a number of prop bets like player
performances, double bets and highest scoring quarter. Basketball games are
suited to in-play betting and the more popular betting sites like Bet365 online
offer this market.
Odds have been posted for Conference winners and outright winner of the
2012-13 NBA season. Though these will be decided only well into 2013, there is
steady betting on these markets. With the choices more open at this stage, the
odds offered are more favourable and hence it is an opportune time to place a
bet on a team that you will back in any event.
Even at this stage Miami Heat is so strong a favourite to win the NBA Eastern
Conference that it has far less than even money odds. The odds for this market
at Bet365 online are as follows.
2012-13 NBA Eastern Conference Odds
Miami Heat 10/19
Chicago Bulls 15/2
Boston Celtics 17/2
2012-13 NBA Western Conference Odds
The competition is more open in the Western Conference. Bet365 online has
posted the following odds for the winners.
Los Angeles Lakers 6/4
Oklahoma City Thunder 2/1
San Antonio Spurs 6/1
2012-13 NBA season Winner Odds
The odds for the winner of the 2012-13 NBA season follow a similar trend.
Miami Heat 19/10
Los Angeles Lakers 3/1
Oklahoma City Thunder 9/2
San Antonio Spurs 12/1
Chicago Bulls 14/1
Boston Celtics 22/1
Interesting Upcoming NBA Fixtures
On Friday November 9 at 7.30 PM EST, the New York Knicks will host the Dallas
Mavericks. These are not the top teams in the larger context of the NBA, but are
evenly balanced and therefore should provide an exciting contest. Dallas has
played four games so far and has won three of them. New York has won all three
Players interested in following a top team can turn to the match between
Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks at Atlanta also on Friday November 9 at 7.30 PM
EST. This is likely to be one-sided in favour of Miami, given the relative
strengths of the two teams.