Basketball betting: odds on the NBA playoffs

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The playoff part of the NBA season is now underway, but there is still plenty of time for people to bet on which two teams they think will emerge from it to compete in the Finals in June – and which of these they think will be crowned the NBA winner for 2013.

With the playoffs still at an early stage, there are still a number of teams in contention, which is reflected in the odds information available at sports betting sites – but there is no question that one team is rated the clear favourite.

As they have been throughout most of the NBA season, Miami Heat is considered the hot favourites to make the NBA Finals, and to go on and retain the title they won last year.

The best odds you can get on them 4/7, which can be found at several of the top betting sites and, when you consider that the sides considered their nearest challengers – San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder – have best odds of 9/2 and 12/1 respectively, it is clear that the Heat are rated a very strong pick. Indeed they look so good going into the final stages of this NBA season that fans of other clubs might prefer to play a basketball themed slots game at an online casino, rather than have to put money on Miami.

If they do, the best one to pick is undoubtedly Slam Dunk (although the Dennis Rodman game will have its supporters amongst his fan base) as this offers a proper basketball theme mixed with a great online casino slot. The reel icons are all about basketball, including the likes of players, jerseys, cheerleaders and basketball arenas, while you have nine pay lines and a wild symbol (the number 23 jersey – Michael Jordan’s number) which can substitute for others to give you a money-spinning reel.

It is a game which could help you to forget about your team’s disappointing performance in the NBA – assuming you’re not a Heat fan that is!