From top to bottom the NBA’s Southeast division has become one of the best as the likes of Orlando, Charlotte and Washington are finally pulling their weight. Miami and Atlanta have been the powerhouses atop this division for the better part of the decade, but with three of the five teams in the Southeast tasting playoff basketball in 2015-16 and the other two (Washington, Orlando) finishing just outside in 10th and 11th respectively, this division will see plenty of parity in the foreseeable future.
Parity is a word that sportsbooks and bettors don’t really like to hear as it makes finding winners that much more difficult. However, winning wagers can be had with online NBA Southeast betting lines in the coming years as any one of these teams is capable of beating any of their rivals on a given night.
NBA Southeast Betting Lines
NBA Southeast betting lines should provide a lot of excitement now. Finding the best number for the team your looking to back is a must. Check out the point spreads for future NBA Southeast games below.
NBA Southeast Standings
The Miami Heat have eight of 12 division titles since this division was formed as they are typically always atop the NBA Southeast standings. Yet, their aging core should see them slide into the middle of the pack soon. Check the standings chart below to see if that is the case.
|EC - Atlantic Division|
|4||New York Knicks||77||27||50||8050||8327||0.351|
|EC - Central Division|
|EC - Southeast Division|
|WC - Northwest Division|
|2||Oklahoma City Thunder||78||45||33||8377||8135||0.577|
|WC - Pacific Division|
|1||Golden State Warriors||77||56||21||8771||8236||0.727|
|WC - Southwest Division|
|2||San Antonio Spurs||77||45||32||7890||7640||0.584|
|3||New Orleans Pelicans||77||43||34||8555||8538||0.558|
How To Bet On NBA Southeast Division
Miami has enjoyed a lot of success in the Southeast division spanning two different eras. First there was the D-Wade/Shaq Era in the mid-2000′s that brought one title to South Beach. Then there was the D-Wade/LeBron/Bosh Era that started in 2010 and brought four straight Finals appearances and two more NBA titles to Miami. It’s been quite a start to the century for this franchise, but the future looks somewhat bleak with LeBron now gone, Wade beaten down from injuries, and Chris Bosh unsure if he’ll even play again with medical issues. Simply put, this organization may have brought plenty of dough to bettors over the years, but they are likely to start giving most of it back sooner rather than later.
A team that is starting that franchise upswing we see so often is Miami’s neighbour in Florida; Orlando. The Magic have to be considered an “outsider” in this division after some rough years post-Dwight Howard, but they’ve got another talented big man in Aaron Gordon living above the rim now. Gordon’s got playmakers like Victor Olandipo and Elfrid Payton around him and if this core sticks together and grows up as a unit, this team will be dangerous soon.
Bettors can’t sleep on Washington or Charlotte either as they have superstars like John Wall and Kemba Walker leading their teams. Until those two guys get significant help around them though, those franchises might not be able to push through that barrier of being a perennial #5-#8 seed in the East.