After James Naismith invented basketball, Canada seemed to ignore the existence of the sport for a long time. With the exception of the east coast, which has had a bustling amateur and scholastic roundball scene for decades, most of the country didn’t follow the sport until the late 80s and early 90s, when Magic, Bird and Jordan increased the world-wide popularity of the NBA. The recent increase in quality of Canadian play can be attributed partly to the Raptors growing the Canadian fan base, as well as unexpected excellence of Steve Nash.
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The best Canadians in the NBA have to overcome the stereotype that players from Canada can’t compete at the same level as ballers from the United States. Despite the achievements of players such as Steve Nash, Rick Fox, Jamaal Magloire and Andrew Wiggins, the basketball world has yet to wake up to the potential of the North.
When wagering on the NBA, keeping an eye out for teams which appear to be underrated leads to great wagering opportunities. Essentially, when bookies and bettors underestimate teams, like Andrew Wiggins’ up-and-coming Timberwolves, the odds that you get for betting on that team tend to be more profitable. Keep an eye out for stereotypes that hide the true quality of players and use this misperception against bettors and bookies.
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The 2020 NBA All-Star game will be the second consecutive year where Team LeBron and Team Giannis clash, with the festivities including the dunk contest, three-point contest, skills challenge and the rising stars game. Just like last year, LeBron’s squad will be favorites for 2020 NBA all-star game odds, boasting a squad of MVPs, NBA champions, and NBA finals MVPs.
After an amazing performance in game one, the Toronto Raptors dropped an outstanding opportunity for a 2-0 lead over the Golden State Warriors. Instead, the Raptors must steal a win in California to stay in the series. With the impending return of Kevin Durant, the Raptors NBA Finals odds trend towards the underdog. Will Kawhi Leonard lead the Raptors to another incredible upset?
Our 2019 NBA playoffs odds preview features every club which qualified for the post season, including predictions for eastern and western conference brackets. The Golden State Warriors have been strong favorites all season long, even as teams like the Toronto Raptors, Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks provide the potential for a massive upset. Will the Dubs complete a three-peat or fall short after a regular season of internal bickering?
The 2019 edition of March Madness commences on March 19th, culminating with the NCAA men's basketball tournament finals on April 8th in Minneapolis. An untimely injury to Zion Williamson of the Blue Devils appears to open a window of opportunity for elite basketball colleges attempting to upset Duke. Will Zion return to lead the Blue Devils to the promised land or will Gonzaga win their first ever March Madness championship?
The Toronto Raptors have emerged as the main contenders against the reign of the Golden State Warriors in 2019. NBA futures betting show Golden State as overpowering favorites to win another championship, especially in a weakened western conference. However, the rise of the eastern conference this season will produce a strong challenge from Toronto, the Boston Celtics or the Philadelphia 76ers, all of whom feature the personnel needed to upset the champs.