The safest bets for the 2018 NBA title, Euroleague champions, MVP and WNBA champs

One of the many great things about basketball is that there is always a competition happening somewhere in the world. As one season draws to a close, another one starts up. Betting on basketball also goes on all year round, with fans always eager to make a little money on their favorite teams. In light of that, here are some betting predictions that could offer a little value over the coming months.

Boston Celtics to win the NBA Finals We have the Boston Celtics at a 20/1 (e/w) on William Hill. The reasons behind this must be explained. Yes, the Rockets and Warriors not only look like the two best teams in NBA, they are the two best teams, but only one team from the Western Conference can make it to the NBA Finals. If you look at William Hill’s NBA betting, they will offer half the odds for two places in the-each way market. Put simply, if Boston makes it to the finals you will be guaranteed 10/1 odds, even if they get thrashed by the Rockets or Warriors. They have only been given odds of 4/1 to win the Eastern Conference, so this is a much, much smarter bet. Moreover, William Hill is one of the online bookmakers cover, so follow that link for the latest free bets for basketball.

James  Harden will be named the 2018 NBA MVP With this prediction, we rely on the 1/8 from Bet Victor. And it’s very likely James Harden will be this season’s MVP. From a bet that offers value to one that offers very small returns, but one that is as close as you can get to guaranteed. Bet Victor’s market for MVP will offer a 12.5% return on your bet, with other bookmakers going as low as 1/50 on the Rockets’ franchise player. Obviously, those odds on ‘The Beard’ might just tempt the serious punters, so if you want, you can find LeBron at 22/1 or Anthony Davis at 50/1. You may be wasting your money however.

CSKA Moscow will win the 2018 Euroleague Title Yes, CSKA are the favorites, but those odds of 2/1 (at Bet365) seem too good to turn down for CSKA considering other bookmakers have put them at 11/10. There are, of course, numerous reasons for backing CSKA, most notably the quality of players across the roster. However, above all is the incredible home record at the Megasport Arena – on average they lose there about once in a season. That’s a potent weapon for the playoffs. Fenerbahce and Real Madrid are priced at 7/2 and 4/1 respectively.

New York Liberty to win the 2018 WNBA Finals If you are a fan of women’s professional basketball, you will know that Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks have dominated the sport over the past few seasons. Lynx are priced at just 6/5 to win the Finals, with Sparks not far behind at 8/5. The new WNBA playoff structure has allowed those two Western Conference teams to meet in the Finals the last two seasons, but they may not be the locks that the bookies think they are. Indeed, current champions Lynx might suffer with the departures of Jia Perkins and Renee Montgomery. The value bet looks to be New York (a 12/1 odds at William Hill), who finished last season winning ten straight and bring more or less the same roster to start the new season.

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