Basketball betting news was quiet in Charlotte as the Miami Heat got the headlines with their offseason acquisitions that make them a far more appealing online basketball betting commodity.
Charlotte opened at Sports-Gambling as a +10000 long shot to win the 2010-11 NBA title.
The Bobcats are not without key pro basketball betting assets however starting in the front office with hall of famer Michael Jordan as the owner and head coach Larry Brown, who has a NBA title ring and hall of fame status along with the reputation as one of the game’s greatest coaches.
The Bobcats marquee players are Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson and will need more production out of the duo than ever before if they are to make another run at the playoffs this year.
Wallace is a 9 year pro out of Alabama that plays forward and was the 2nd leading scorer on the Bobcats last year with 18.2 points per game while averaging close to 10 rebounds per game, which was far and away the best on the team. Wallace was a first time All Star last year.
Jackson is a guard that has played 10 years in the league without any college experience and was the Bobcats leading scorer with 20.8 points per game while finishing second on the team in assists.
Wallace and Jackson have one of the weaker supporting casts in basketball sports betting which is why the pressure will be on them as well as Brown to develop a winning formula.
Brown’s system is highly regarded and has produced consistent success throughout his career and that is what has many handicappers thinking that Charlotte may prove to be a quiet board value that gives far more winning potential than over priced big name teams like Miami and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Charlotte is facing questions at point guard as Raymond Felton departed for New York. DJ Augustin was expected to fill the void for the 2010-11 basketball betting season. The 2nd year pro out of Texas saw limited playing time last year as a backup to Felton. Shaun Livingston will also see duty at the point.
Jordan has talked of building a champion but that is likely a few years off from now.