NBA betting has grown in popularity over the last few years as the game is expanding globally, but it is still a game very much dominated by the United States. However, you shouldn’t be surprised to see many teams with foreign players not only suiting up in the NBA, but playing major roles.
The one thing you should know about the NBA is that you need a star to win a title nowadays, and sometimes, two or three do the trick. A team needs a player that can grab a game by the scruff of the neck, whether it is offensively and defensively, and in terms of one player dominating a game, you may not find a better place for it than basketball. Keep those teams in mind when making your sportsbook picks.
Follow the season carefully and grade a team’s chances based on how consistent they can be, because NBA teams tend to go on runs throughout the season and just get cold at the wrong team, although they can also get hot as well. Experienced teams know how to pace themselves through the run of a campaign (although the lockout-shortened season put some teams under duress), so lean towards those squads for the Finals.
Always remember that the NBA is a league driven by the players more than in any other league, but it’s not always a team of the best players that wins. They are the teams that come together at the right time, realize their roles and execute. Tracking teams during the season will help you make the correct picks in the postseason.