10 Cities That Need An NBA Team

NBA expansion and relocation is always a hot button topic every year as it seems inevitiable that the league will expand at some point. With the huge television contracts the league has signed recently to grow their game and create a huge influx of cash – more money going to owners, players, and the league – adding another NBA team or two would definitely keep the NBA’s money train rolling.

Cities The NBA Derserves To Give A Franchise To

Here we’ve got 10 cities in North America that deserve to be included on that expansion list as basketball fandom is large and vocal in these areas.

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There is no doubt that the top three cities on this list (Las Vegas, Vancouver, and Seattle) should be considered the front runners to land a NBA franchise should/when the league decides to expand. The NBA has already ventured into two of them in the past and while they didn’t end up working at the time, there is zero chance those cities (Vancouver, Seattle) would not ramp up their support to avoid the same thing happening twice. Las Vegas is a new area that would also see basketball fans, and sports bettors, flock to a NBA team and since the NHL was the first to make the move, it’s likely that the other pro sports leagues – including the NBA – do not want to miss out on their piece of the pie in the Las Vegas.

League expansion always adds an interesting dynamic to sports betting because it often takes at least a year or two before expansion teams are relatively competitive. That means that should the NBA decide to give one of these deserving cities a team in the near future, basketball bettors should be prepared for lofty underdog spreads on this new team and adjust accordingly. This is one of the biggest hurdles to expansion these days as leagues do not want to wait years before the new team is “good” because that will hurt their bottom line for too long a period. But bettors can improve their own bottom line on these games with situational handicapping methods that can prove very profitible with lofty point spreads and money line prices cashing in the right spots.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 06 November
FT Boston Celtics 110 - 107 Atlanta Hawks -323 +315 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 98 - 92 Phoenix Suns +100 +103 Odds
FT Miami Heat 80 - 97 Warriors +975 -1250 Odds
Tuesday 07 November
FT Milwaukee Bucks 119 - 124 Cleveland Cavaliers +189 -192 Odds
FT Pelicans 117 - 112 Indiana Pacers -118 +107 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 113 - 99 Washington Wizards +435 -455 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 113 - 118 New York Knicks -130 +120 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 114 - 119 Toronto Raptors +550 -667 Odds
FT L.A. Clippers 107 - 120 San Antonio Spurs +160 -179 Odds
FT Brooklyn Nets 104 - 112 Denver Nuggets +670 -833 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 104 - 97 Utah Jazz +230 -238 Odds
FT Memphis Grizzlies 98 - 97 Blazers +125 -135 Odds
FT Thunder 86 - 94 Sacramento Kings -526 +480 Odds
Wednesday 08 November
Indiana Pacers 19:00 Detroit Pistons +248 -278 Odds
New York Knicks 19:00 Orlando Magic +280 -294 Odds
L.A. Lakers 20:00 Boston Celtics +245 -278 Odds
Miami Heat 21:00 Phoenix Suns -217 +210 Odds
Wolves 22:30 Warriors +305 -333 Odds
Thursday 09 November
L.A. Lakers 19:00 Washington Wizards +400 -556 Odds
Pelicans 19:30 Toronto Raptors +160 -189 Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:00 Houston Rockets +170 -213 Odds
Philadelphia 76ers 22:00 Sacramento Kings -256 +205 Odds
Thunder 22:30 Denver Nuggets -110 -110 Odds
Friday 10 November
Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Charlotte Hornets 19:30 Boston Celtics
Indiana Pacers 20:00 Chicago Bulls
L.A. Clippers 21:00 Thunder
Milwaukee Bucks 21:00 San Antonio Spurs
Orlando Magic 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Miami Heat 21:00 Utah Jazz
Brooklyn Nets 22:00 Blazers
Saturday 11 November
Atlanta Hawks 19:00 Washington Wizards
L.A. Clippers 19:00 Pelicans
Sacramento Kings 20:00 New York Knicks
Memphis Grizzlies 20:00 Houston Rockets
Cleveland Cavaliers 20:30 Dallas Mavericks
L.A. Lakers 20:30 Milwaukee Bucks
Chicago Bulls 20:30 San Antonio Spurs
Philadelphia 76ers 20:30 Warriors
Orlando Magic 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Wolves 21:00 Phoenix Suns
Brooklyn Nets 21:00 Utah Jazz
Sunday 12 November
Toronto Raptors 15:30 Boston Celtics
Miami Heat 16:00 Detroit Pistons
Houston Rockets 18:00 Indiana Pacers
Dallas Mavericks 19:00 Thunder

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