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NBA Championship Contenders Falling Short of Expectations

NBA Championship Contenders Falling Short of Expectations

Article posted on Wednesday 21 February - 22:29 EST

The NBA's championship contenders are not immune disappointment. What we thought was a juggernaut over the summer might be something less than a superpower now. Yes, these teams still have a stake in the title race, but their position relative to expectations, for whatever reason, isn't what it should be. Keep this list in mind as you work the futures games at your preferred sportsbook. Again: Don't remove these squads from the betting frontline altogether. Some of them are odds-on favorites. Just be wary of the unanticipated flaws they've thus far showcased.
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Best NBA Long-Shot Championship Bets for 2018 

Article posted on Tuesday 20 February

Best NBA Long-Shot Championship Bets for 2018
With nearly three-quarters of the 2017-18 NBA season in the rear view, the league has an established championship pecking order. Five to six or so teams are among the biggest title favorites, and people have been placing futures bets as such. Here's the problem: That predictability doesn't make for the most lucrative odds. So if you're looking to take bigger risks for the sake of larger potential gains, these dark-horse wagers work best—squads who promise +2500 or more returns without profiling at truly pointless investments.
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It’s Getting Hot in Here: Which NBA Head Honchos of Coaching for Their Job? 

Article posted on Saturday 17 February

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Which NBA Head Honchos of Coaching for Their Job?
After a lull in NBA head-coach firings, three have been canned this year: Earl Watson of the Phoenix Suns; David Fizdale of the Memphis Grizzlies; and Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks. Though more oustings won't be on the way this, as the regular season is nearing its three-quarter point, plenty of head honchos are left coaching for their jobs into next year. We provide a comprehensive breakdown of everyone who could be on the block.
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Farewell, So Long, Goodbye: NBA MVP Candidates Who Have Faded From Awards Race 

Article posted on Wednesday 14 February

Farewell, So Long, Goodbye: NBA MVP Candidates Who Have Faded From Awards Race
Not all NBA MVP cases are created equally. Some are transient. It happens every year. Players emerge on the fringes of the discussion with hot streaks during the first half of the season, only to fade out from legitimate consideration, for whatever reason, in the months thereafter. As you continue pondering potential MVP wagers, you'll want to know which players qualify as once-upon-a-timers. And, well, that's why we're here!
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NBA Teams That Will Look to Make Roster Moves After The Trade Deadline 

Article posted on Tuesday 13 February

NBA Teams That Will Look to Make Roster Moves After The Trade Deadline
The NBA's teams never stop trying to improve themselves. This holds infinitely true for the league's foremost championship contenders. For many, the best opportunity to futz and fiddle with the roster lies with February's trade deadline. But the tinkering doesn't stop there. The most aggressive squads will keep their eyes peeled on the buyout market, which develops in volume prior to March 1. Monitor these teams' championship odds they seek to beef up their rosters.
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Updated Championship Odds for Every NBA Team Following Trade Deadline 

Article posted on Sunday 11 February

Updated Championship Odds for Every NBA Team Following Trade Deadline
The NBA's silly season did not disappointment. Despite the absence of a true blockbuster, superstar-headlined trade at the deadline, there was still an avalanche of movement, both from some of the league's best teams and from a few of the worst squads. Though it will take some time to see how all these moves pan out, we're here to make sense of the latest championship odds—which, in many cases, have shifted as a result of all this player movement.
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NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Atlantic Division Preview 

Article posted on Thursday 08 February

NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Atlantic Division Preview
The NBA is never more hectic than it is right now. Free agency and the playoffs, plus the start of the season, rival the current level of action, but nothing outright beats the craziness attached to the trade deadline. This year's cutoff for movement is set for Thursday, Feb. 8. In advance of the action to follow, we're breaking down the impact every Atlantic Division's championship odds have on their trade-deadline projections.
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NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Central Division Preview 

Article posted on Thursday 08 February

NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Central Division Preview
No division in the NBA is more interesting leading into Thursday's trade deadline than the Central sector. We have the Cavaliers trying to stave off implosion. We have the Bucks looking for that finishing piece to their contender in the making. We have the Pacers trying to decider whether it's worth buying. We have the Pistons trying to be a slightly inferior Bucks-level hopeful. We've got the Bulls tanking. What's about to happen? And how should it impact your betting tendencies? Let's find out.
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NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Southeast Division Preview 

Article posted on Thursday 08 February

NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Southeast Division Preview
Congratulations to the NBA's Southeast Division! It is the only one of the NBA's six sections completely devoid of a potential championship contender. And believe it or not, that could make for a crazy trade deadline. Will the Magic and Hawks sell, sell, sell? Will the Wizards and Heat buy, buy, buy? What in the world will the Hornets do? Let's rap about the trade-deadline motives of each squad—along with some of the potential betting implications.
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NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Pacific Division Preview 

Article posted on Wednesday 07 February

NBA Trade Deadline 2018: Pacific Division Preview
Things are heating up in the NBA as this year's trade deadline draws closer and closer. No quite knows what to expect on a collective level given the salary-cap squeeze that's projected to take place this summer. But you can bet on there being at least some action in advance of Feb. 8's 3 p.m. ET cutoff—hence why we're talking a look at each division and forecasting outlooks based on championship odds. Up right now: The Pacific Division's five squads.
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