The current NBA title holders are the San Antonio Spurs. The franchise won the title in 2014 with a 4-1 series win over the Miami Heat, having lost 4-3 to the Heat 2013 NBA Finals. With all of their top talent back for another season, it seems to many people that it is a foregone conclusion that they will win the NBA finals in 2015 too, and the odds on them doing so are just 2/1.
If you are unfamiliar with the structure of the NBA finals, then they take place between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference play-offs. The finals consist of 7 games and the first franchise to win 4 of them brings the series to a close. The team that does the best in its specific conference is given a home advantage. The play-offs follow the regular season and are played by the top eight franchise of each conference and follow the same best of seven format as the finals.
As the regular season is still months away, there is a long way to go before the playoffs never mind the finals and much could happen between now and then. Currently San Antonio Spurs have all their players back but with an aging line-up that doesn’t justify backing them at 2/1 when odds of around 10/1 are available on several other potential winners. Our tip is to hold off betting on the Spurs for now, and concentrate on the teams with bigger odds, for instance the Bulls are priced at 33/1.
So should you bet so far ahead on the Spurs or is it better to wait awhile and see what happens as the season unfolds? Long term future bets can be as interesting as watching the paint dry, so if you enjoy some fast paced immediate action then an alternative is to play a few rounds of Slam Dunk, that fast paced retro slot game that you can find at an online casino such as GamingClub.com/nz/online-roulette. The wild symbol is Michael Jordonís jersey number 23, the one he wore are Bulls and that they retired when he resigned. If you spin all five of them on a single line, then you could win the 45,000 jackpot prize.