It can be hard to believe that the NBA season begins on Tuesday, October 2013. Competition for this upcoming season is quite fierce with many quality teams that can fight for the top, but there is only one champion. There are many sportsbook reviews that cover NBA odds for the season. Here are some top picks for the upcoming NBA year.
The Chicago Bulls never got to the point where they needed to be since Derrick Rose was never at full strength for the entire season. Since he has had another off-season to rest, he should be ready to go. With Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah up front and Luol Deng on the perimeter, the team should be good to go. The big question is whether Rose will be durable for the gruelling season and the tough postseason as well. With this in mind, consider the Bulls 19/1.
Since LeBron James and company won it all for two years in a row, that is proof enough that the team is still hungry for another championship and to be like Michael Jordan’s Bulls. They are the team to beat. Dwayne Wade and others make the Heat 2/1 to receiving a three-peat.
Every year there is a dark horse that battles through the playoffs to make it to the big game. With Dwight Howard on the Houston Rockets, it is certainly plausible for this to work. With James Harden and company in Kevin McHale’s system for another year, expect big things. If Jeremy Lin gets his special groove back, the Rockets may be unstoppable. Therefore, they are 20/1.
The Los Angeles Clippers are a wonderful team that might have made the right moves to get them to the championship. Although Vinny Del Negro got the boot, Doc Rivers was an excellent pickup choice. Add shooter J.J. Redick to an already stacked deck, and the Clippers look quite formidable. Consider the team 15/1.