Now that the NBA close season has passed and we are in the opening stages of the 2013/14 regular season action, there has been no abatement in the level of outright and single match betting on it at the different online bookmakers. Indeed this will continue throughout the season at the same level, as basketball betting is big business in the States. One of the sides who have traditionally been strong are the Boston Celtics, but they have not enjoyed their best start to an NBA season this year – which can be seen from the current odds on them for the Atlantic Division.
The Celtics are ranked 66/1 to win this division, and have a current record of four wins and eight defeats. It should be noted that the records of the sides above them (the 76ers and the Raptors) are not much better – compared with the top two sides in the other divisions. This suggests a very even standard amongst the teams in the Atlantic Division compared with the others, but the question is whether they are equally strong or mediocre. The answer to this can perhaps be ascertained from the bookies’ odds for the NBA Championship, with no team from the Atlantic Division featuring amongst the hot favorites. This suggests you should restrict gambling on the Celtics to one-off division games, or skip it altogether in favour of basketball slots at an online or mobile casino.
If you go with option number two, then Slam Dunk is probably the best one for dedicated NBA enthusiasts – especially if they admire Michael Jordan. This slot pays homage to the great man by featuring his number 23 jersey as its wild reel icon. However even if your memories of his brilliance are more bittersweet (probably everyone apart from Bulls fans) there is still a lot to love about Slam Dunk, including a sweet cash jackpot and a fine selection of bonus games. Another of the things to embrace about this game, and others like it, is the fact that they are cheap enough to be affordable to play – even if the closest you get to being a high roller is when you paint the ceiling.
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