By far the biggest basketball competition in the world, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is the Holy Grail for all professional hoopers. If you look closely, the NBA is basically the championship of a single country but such its stature in the basketball world, that its annual winners are called world champions rather than just NBA or American champions.
It’s a closed circuit franchise-based league comprising 30 teams representing different cities of the United States, with the sole exception being Toronto Raptor, which represent the Canadian capital.
Generally speaking, the franchises from big cities tend to do well as they attract bigger crowds, sell more tickets and this have more money to offer to big player. It is this principle why the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have 17 titles each – more than everyone else. That principle fails with the New York Knicks, though, as they have won just two NBA championships.
A pro-tip that most analysts follow while allocating advantage is the presence of superstar players. The franchises with more talent aka more superstars generally tend to beat a better coached franchise. It is why the NBA teams are very active trading for new talent rather than developing their own.
Thus, as a gambler, what you can do is keep an eye on which team is the most stacked in terms of talent. Furthermore, the NBA has evolved over the past few years. It is now more about spacing, ball movement and three-point shooting than big men and isolation plays as it used to be in the 90s. Thus, it’s always a good idea to back the team than can stretch the floor and shoot from deep.