Anthony Davis Breaks Through as Compelling MVP Betting Option

Anthony Davis Breaks Through as Compelling MVP Betting Option

Beyond LeBron James and Kevin Durant there’s little consensus as to who qualifies as the NBA’s dominant superstar. We’ll save you the pain of canvassing the league for compelling NBA betting options and tell you to take a good look at Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans.

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If he hadn’t won you over with his rookie and sophomore campaigns in the NBA, perhaps his standout performance for Team USA over the course of the summer did the trick. Suddenly Davis, a 6’10” string bean out of Kentucky, is one of the game’s most valuable assets.

Despite the Pelicans’s flimsy 100/1 odds to win the NBA championship, Davis is a genuine MVP candidate (25/1 to win the award).

In 2013-2014 the Pelicans posted a regular season record of 34-48 but were 37-39-6 against the spread. Had crucial players like Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson not been injured, the club could have clawed their way into the postseason.

This year, with Davis in full 20-and-10 form and complemented by a supporting cast, the Pelicans could make noise. If New Orleans flies back into the postseason, you can rest assured that their dominant man will be front and center of the MVP discussion.

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2013 NBA Championship Odds

2013 NBA Championship Odds

Last night the longest trade rumor was set to rest as Dwight Howard was finally moved to the Los Angeles Lakers. This 4 team deal had significant impact on the NBA futures as the 4 teams acquired new players.  The big winners in terms of futures were the Los Angeles Lakers as their odds moved form 10/1 to 3/1 and second favorites after the Heat. The Other winner form this trade is the Philadelphia 76ers, whose odds went from 40/1 to 25/1. The team least affected by the trade was the Denver Nuggets whose odds only moved from 30/1 to 35/1. As is always the case when it comes to a blockbuster trade, one team is considered the loser when it comes to futures betting, and that team is the Orlando Magic. Their odds went from 25/1 to 40/1 as they look to rebuild through the draft.

 Odds to win 2013 NBA Championship

  • Miami Heat                                         5/2
  • Los Angeles Lakers                          3/1
  • Oklahoma City Thunder                11/2
  • Chicago Bulls                                      9/1
  • San Antonio Spurs                           14/1
  • Dallas Mavericks                               18/1
  • Los Angeles Clippers                       18/1
  • Boston Celtics                                    25/1
  • Indiana Pacers                                   25/1
  • Philadelphia 76ers                           25/1
  • Memphis Grizzlies                           30/1
  • Brooklyn Nets                                   35/1
  • Denver Nuggets                               35/1
  • New York Knicks                               35/1
  • Orlando Magic                   40/1
  • Atlanta Hawks                                   60/1
  • Houston Rockets                              75/1
  • Portland Trailblazers                       75/1
  • Utah Jazz                                             75/1
  • Golden State Warriors                   100/1
  • Milwaukee Bucks                             100/1
  • Minnesota Timberwolves            100/1
  • New Orleans Hornets                    100/1
  • Phoenix Suns                                     100/1
  • Cleveland Cavaliers                         150/1
  • Charlotte Bobcats                            200/1
  • Detroit Pistons                                  200/1
  • Sacramento Kings                            200/1
  • Toronto Raptors                               200/1
  • Washington Wizards                       200/1

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2012 NBA Draft Predictions and Props for Thursday

2012 NBA Draft Predictions and Props for Thursday

The NBA Draft is taking place this week and many people are jockeying back and forth as to where some of the stars from college in 2011 will get to start a career in the NBA. Here are some thoughts from us that in no way are professional. It is fun to speculate but harder to be realistic.  You can bet on the NBA draft at Bovada FYI!

  1. New Orleans – Anthony Davis
    #1 pick since the day New Orleans found a new owner
  2. Charlotte – Harrison Barnes
    I know many have Barnes #2 but Michael Jordan will stick with TarHeel boys.
  3. Washington – Thomas Robinson
  4. Cleveland – Brad Beal
    I really like him at #2 but think he will end here.
  5. Sacramento – Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
  6. Portland – Andre Drummond
    I have people already in my ear that this is too high.
  7. Golden State – Perry Jones III
  8. Toronto – Austin Rivers
  9. Detroit – John Henson
    Legitimate big man and will thrive in Detroit.
  10. New Orleans – Damian Lillard
  11. Portland – Terrence Jones
  12. Milwaukee – Tyler Zeller
    Leonard and Zeller could switch spots in the draft.
  13. Phoenix – Kendall Marshall
  14. Houston – Myers Leonard
    See Zeller above. Kevin McHale needs a legitimate big man who can replace Marcus Camby
  15. Philadelphia – Jared Sullinger
    Word is he is not healthy. May tumble even further.
  16. Houston – Jeremy Lamb
    Some like Lamb higher in the draft.
  17. Dallas – Fab Melo
  18. Minnesota – Terrence Ross
  19. Orlando – Dion Waiters
    Magic need a big player here to complement Howard.
  20. Denver – Marquis Teague
  21. Boston – Quincy Miller
  22. Boston – Arnett Moultrie
  23. Atlanta – Tony Wroten
  24. Cleveland – Moe Harkless
  25. Memphis – Doron Lamb
    He can back up Mike Conley Jr. at the point.
  26. Indiana – Festus Ezeli
  27. Miami – Royce White
  28. Oklahoma City – Draymond Green
  29. Chicago – Andrew Nicholson
    Can score from perimeter or step out. Bulls love these kind of players.
  30. Golden State - Evan Fournie
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Prop bets for the 2012 NBA Draft

2012 NBA Draft – Who will be selected with the 2nd overall pick?
Thomas Robinson -250
Any Other Player +170

2012 NBA Draft – Who will be selected with the 3rd overall pick?
Bradley Beal -250
Any Other Player +170

2012 NBA Draft – Who will be selected with the 4th overall pick?
Harrison Barnes 13/10
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 2/3
Any Other Player 2/1

2012 NBA Draft – Draft Position – Jared Sullinger?
Over 17½ (-120)
Under 17½ (-120)

2012 NBA Draft – Draft Position – Terrence Jones?
Over 17½ (-120)
Under 17½ (-120)

2012 NBA Draft – Draft Position – Perry Jones III?
Over 14½ (-120)
Under 14½ (-120)

2012 NBA Draft – Draft Position – Fab Melo?
Over 22½ (-120)
Under 22½ (-120)

2012 NBA Draft – Draft Position – Austin Rivers?
Over 10½ (-120)
Under 10½ (-120)

2012 NBA Draft – Draft Position – Kris Joseph?
Over 44½ (-120)
Under 44½ (-120)

2012 NBA Draft – How many seniors will be drafted in the first round?
Over 4½ (-150)
Under 4½ (+110)

2012 NBA Draft – Will any team in the Top 5 trade their pick?
Yes +110
No -150

2012 NBA Draft – Total Kentucky Players drafted in the 1st Round?
Over 4½ (+110)
Under 4½ (-150)

2012 NBA Draft – Will Draymond Green be drafted in the 1st Round?
Yes -300
No +200

2012 NBA Draft – Will Evan Fournier be drafted in the 1st Round?
Yes -150
No +110

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2012 NBA Championship Series Odds and Bets

2012 NBA Championship Series Odds and Bets

It’s time for the 2012 NBA Finals.  The Miami Heat had enough firepower to knock out the Celtics – but it took 7.  While the Thunder seem to be clicking on all cylinders – as they rattled off 4 straight to beat the Spurs.  This is a crowd pleasing series as it’s full of mega superstars.  LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and more.  I haven’t personally been betting much of the NBA but I’m going to be betting on this championship series.  Below are some of the pre-series odds from Bovada.  I’ll list the odds and talk about what I think is a good bet for each one.  If you haven’t already – get your account created and funded at Bovada.  Remember – it’s almost FOOTBALL season and we all want to bet then.  Let’s build the “roll”.

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Heat vs. Thunder Series Odds

  • Miami Heat (Series Prices)                                 3/2        (+150)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder (Series Prices)               10/17    (-170)

 Miami Heat +150 are a great bet to win this series.  Love it.  Take the Heat and make some money.  Betting $100 to win $150.

Game 1 Lines

  • Miami Heat                    +5        O 194
  • Oklahoma City Thunder  -5         U 194

 Again – I’m betting Heat +5 game 1.  Betting $110 to win $100.

NBA Finals MVP

  • Kevin Durant (OKC)                   1/1
  • LeBron James (MIA)                  2/1
  • Russell Westbrook (OKC)          5/1
  • Dwyane Wade (MIA)                  7/1
  • James Harden (OKC)                 12/1
  • Chris Bosh (MIA)                       15/1
  • Serge Ibaka (OKC)                    20/1
  • Mario Chalmers (MIA)                25/1
  • Any other Heat Player                25/1
  • Any other Thunder Player           25/1

 The only smart bet here is Dwyane Wade.  You can’t take LeBron at 2-1 odds.  You may as well just take the Heat to win the series at 1.5 to 1…  But Wade at 7-1 is a solid bet. If the Heat win it, the MVP is either LeBron or Wade.  Duh.  Wade is capable of carrying the team to a big win or two.  I love his odds at 7-1.  Betting $100 to win $700.

Series Spreads

  • Oklahoma City Thunder              -1½       7/5        (+140)
  • Miami Heat                                +1½      10/17    (-170)   
  • Oklahoma City Thunder              -2½       11/4      (+275)
  • Miami Heat                                +2½      2/7        (-350)   
  • Oklahoma City Thunder              +1½      1/3        (-300)
  • Miami Heat                                -1½       12/5      (+240)  

Exact Series Result     

  • Oklahoma City Thunder 4-0                    9/1
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 4-1                    6/1
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2                    11/4
  • Oklahoma City Thunder 4-3                    14/5
  • Miami Heat 4-0                                      15/1
  • Miami Heat 4-1                                      13/2
  • Miami Heat 4-2                                      8/1
  • Miami Heat 4-3                                      7/1           

Where Will the Series be Decided?      

  • Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City         5/8        (-160)
  • American Airlines Arena, Miami                          13/10    (+130)

Will there be a Game winning Buzzer Beater in the 2012 NBA Championship?

  • Yes      15/1

Will Any Game Go To Overtime in the 2012 NBA Championship?

  • Yes      3/1        (+300)
  • No        1/4        (-400)

 I’ll take yes.  $25 to win $75.

Will there be a Flagrant Foul in the 2012 NBA Championship?

  • Yes      10/13    (-130)
  • No        1/1        (+100)

Will any Player be suspended during the 2012 NBA Championship?

  • Yes      6/1
  • No        1/10

Average Points Per Game – LeBron James

  • Over/Under                               29½

Average Rebounds Per Game – LeBron James

  • Over/Under                               9½

Average Assists Per Game – LeBron James

  • Over/Under                               5½

Highest 1 Game Point Total in 2012 NBA Championship – LeBron James

  • Over/Under       37.5

Will Lebron James Record a Triple Double vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder?

  • Yes      2/1        (+200)
  • No        1/3        (-300)

Average Points Per Game – Dwyane Wade

  • Over/Under       24½

Average Rebounds Per Game – Dwyane Wade   

  • Over/Under       5

Average Assists Per Game – Dwyane Wade       

  • Over/Under       4½

Highest 1 Game Point Total in 2012 NBA Championship – Dwyane Wade

  • Over/Under       31.5

Average Points Per Game – Chris Bosh

  • Over/Under       16½

Average Rebounds Per Game – Chris Bosh

  • Over/Under       7½

Average Points Per Game – Mario Chalmers

  • Over/Under       10½

Average Points Per Game – Kevin Durant

  • Over/Under       28½

Average Rebounds Per Game – Kevin Durant     

  • Over/Under       7½

Average Assists Per Game – Kevin Durant

  • Over/Under       4½

Highest 1 Game Point Total in 2012 NBA Championship – Kevin Durant

  • Over/Under       36.5

Average Points Per Game – Russell Westbrook

  • Over/Under       23½

Average Assists Per Game – Russell Westbrook

  • Over/Under       5½

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Give Me Some Reason to Watch the 2012 NBA Finals

Give Me Some Reason to Watch the 2012 NBA Finals

Do you need any reason to watch one of the most anticipated NBA finals in many years? We have two stud teams and superstars on both squads squaring off. The demeanor of each team is different and that will bring an element of fun to the viewing of this game.

  1. 4 of the 6 Top Scorers are in the Finals- Durant, James, Wade and Westbrook all know how to put the round ball in the hoop. This in itself can be entertaining.
  2. We have 2 really good teams all with a trio of starts.
  3. Personalities play a big part and some will watch just because they hate LeBron James after he made his “decision.”
  4. Personalities continue to play a big part and fans will watch Kevin Durant because he is made to be so likeable off the court and on the hardwood.
  5. Fans are cheering for Oklahoma City to be successful as they don’t have any other professional teams around.
  6. Baseball is trudging along and most teams are in interleague play and it is a known fact that fans don’t like that format. Hockey just completed its playoffs after about 76 days after it begun and people are worn out from it.
  7. Hatred of the Heat is a reason because they put together the best team money could buy. If you were a fan of theirs then you are ok with this.
  8. Water cooler talk would be non-existent if you didn’t watch.

So get out of that kitchen and turn on some sure fire NBA fun with the finals on ABC/ESPN.