If you placed a bet that the NBA’s Utah Jazz were going to win the 2014 NBA Finals, and that happens, you would collect a cool $2,505.
That’s just one of the possible outcomes available to you at the website for sports betting in canada, Canada’s William Hill. You’d better get your bet in now, and while the outcome for such a happening looks really grim.
Consider that, as of this writing, the Utah Jazz are at 4 wins and 16 losses. The Jazz have dropped seven of the last ten games. So locking in a $5 bet now assures that it’s going to produce a high return as the team improves over the course of the season. It’s a good idea if you don’t mind the great chance that you’re going to lose $5.
So, you may wonder, who is the leading NBA team? That’s the Miami Heat.
The same $5 bet at William Hill for the Miami Heat for the 2014 NBA Finals would make you a whopping $14.37. That’s it. Barely enough money to buy a decent dinner in Oakland. So, considering the return for a $5 bet on the Miami Heat, you’re better off keeping it.
The meager returns from placing the cost of a cheap cocktail on the idea of the Miami Heat winning the NBA Finals might just turn you off from online sports betting altogether. But the reality is there is a good ‘middle ground’ team to bet on, in fact, several.
Let’s start with The Golden State Warriors.
The Golden (Oakland) State Warriors have an 11-win, 8-loss record and are in second place in the Pacific Division. The won five of their last ten games, are 6-2 at home, and 5-6 on the road. The Warriors are a team that could either go north or south, but given their 66 percent home win rate, the data at NBA.com indicates that it’s worth taking a $5 risk of a bet on them to go all the way.
So, with all that, you’re probably thinking the result is just going to be $30, right? I mean it’s only $14 for the Miami Heat.
No, it’s $105. That’s far more than dinner money.
And if you’re telling me the LA Lakers are your favorite now that Kobe Bryant’s returning, then a $5 would yield $65.
Not the $105 from the Warriors, but it’s better than $14 from the Miami Heat.
Check it out.