Betting on Portland Trail Blazers basketball

It has been a fine start to the NBA regular season for the Portland Trail Blazers, with the Blazers finding themselves top of the Western Conference Northwest Division after eighteen games. With a record of fifteen wins from these, it is a position they fully deserve, but it has not been enough for the bookies to put them above the Oklahoma City Thunder in terms of the odds favorites. In recent seasons the Blazers have seen their chances of making the play-offs hobbled to a large extent by injuries to key personnel, but so far they are fighting fit this year and may prove the bookmakers wrong.

Given their record it is not hard to see why Oklahoma are still favorites to win the division at 1/4 though, and these aren’t really the kind of odds you argue with. They have won this division for the last three seasons, and in second place behind the Blazers, so betting on the latter to win it at 6/1 is actually a surprisingly risky pick. They will also be hard pushed to challenge for the Conference either, with strong sides like Oklahoma and San Antonio also in the mix. A bet on Portland to make it through the regular season into the play-offs could be a decent one this time out though, although picking an online casino NBA slot game is that bit less of a risk in terms of winning yourself a cool payout.

Slot machines on sites such as http://www.gamingclub.com/nz always offer the gambler pretty much the best shot at a win of any type of betting, and basketball ones like Slam Dunk are no exception in that respect. They always feature a jackpot of course, but they provide plenty of things – from free spins to wild reel icons – to ensure you win something if that jackpot remains out of grasp. Furthermore, with most of these games requiring a deposit in the region of $0.10 per pay line to bet on them, even those for whom high roller gambling is a dream will not be worrying about spending an evening betting on them. This makes them a great option if you want to bet on basketball but your finances won’t stretch to NBA wagers.

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