Betting tips on basketball: Who will win this year’s NBA?

According to the bookmakers and most of the pundits, there is only one franchise to bet on for the 2014 NBA finals and that is Miami Heat. There is no doubt that Miami Heat will make the play-offs and have an excellent chance of getting to the finals, but they are not the only team that is doing well. In the current standings, the top team in the Eastern Conference is Indiana Pacers who won 16 games and lost just one in the opening 17 fixtures. The odds on them winning the finals are 6/1. Miami Heat is second in the standings with 14 wins and 3 lost games.

Looking at the Western Conference, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Clippers both won 14 games and lost three. The odds on these franchises winning the finals are 50/1 and 14/1 respectively. Even if you are convinced that the Heat will win the finals in 2014, just betting on them at 2/1 would appear to be a very poor strategy. You would be far better off placing some bets on one or two of the franchise with longer odds. For instance Oklahoma City Thunder is currently priced at 9/1 and the team is third in the Western Conference with 12 wins and three losses.  

As an alternative to betting on the NBA finals why not log on to an online casino like and play on Slam Dunk, the excellent basketball themed slots game?  This is a retro five reel slot with nine paylines. Its symbols are drawn from the game and include players, trophies, and fast food. There is also a basketball jersey that bears the number 23, which was Michael Jordan’s number when he played for the Bulls. The game is fast paced and can be played for as little as 10p a spin with a maximum bet of £1.00 and there is a top prize of 45,000 coins.