MSNBC host Michael Strahan said Monday that the NBA is in the midst of a playoff race, which could mean a “big betting opportunity” for basketball fans.
The sports betting website sportsbook.eu, which is part of the NBA’s e-commerce network, is offering a pair of NBA bets for basketball spread betting.
The bets are available to NFL fans who want to bet on their favorite team and NBA players who want a chance to cash in on their contracts.
The bets include the following odds:The NBA is currently sitting at 4-3 on the season, with the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat leading the way.
The NBA is averaging a whopping 3.6 points per game in its past eight games, which includes Sunday’s Game 5 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The odds are a bit more favorable for the NBA this season, as the Spurs and Heat have been outscoring their opponents by nearly 16 points per contest this season.
The Spurs are averaging 96.1 points per 100 possessions and the Heat are averaging 101.1.
Strahan said that NBA playoff odds could be a great bet for basketball enthusiasts.
“The NBA’s odds are good, so if you want to put your money where your mouth is, there’s a good chance the Spurs or Heat are going to win the series,” Strahan told The Huffington Post.
“If you’re a basketball fan, you’re probably not going to get a lot out of it.
There’s going to be a lot of money lost, but if you’re the kind of fan who bets on a series that will win you money, I think it’s a really good bet.”
I’m not saying that there aren’t other sports bets out there, but I think the NBA bet on itself.
“The NBA will be playing the Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the playoffs on Tuesday, and NBA teams will face off again in the second round of Sunday’s NBA Finals on Wednesday night.