The NBA doesn’t have any games on Thursday so the day is a great chance to take a look at the standings and futures betting. The Indiana Pacers are one of the most surprising teams in the NBA so far this season. With a 10-7 start, their betting odds should be shortening soon in NBA futures for their division.
The Pick: Indiana to shorten for Central Division with bet365
Currently, the Pacers are 150 to 1 to win the Central Division. The reason for that is clear: they share the division with Milwaukee and Cleveland. Indiana will have a tough time winning the division, however, odds of +15000 are still way too long for the team.
Milwaukee has definitely hit a bad stretch of play recently. They are just 3-5 in their last eight games, including a home loss to the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, Cleveland has played well lately but has slid a little bit since starting the season 8-1.
Playing the cash-out with Indiana
What can bettors hope for with the Indiana Pacers? Playing the cash-out with bet365 is the move to make.
It will be really hard for 150 to 1 to hit for Indiana, however, it’s not unreasonable to expect the Pacers to shorten to 25 to 1 or so in the near future. They are only 2 games out of the lead and if they keep doing well, then it’s just a matter of time before their odds start to shorten in all markets. In fact, they have already started to gain favor to make the playoffs.
If the Pacers continue to flirt with being competitive over the longer term, then bettors should be able to cash out at profit later this season. They may need not win their division for the bet to win so long as their odds shorten significantly.
Indiana Pacers betting recommendation
- Pacers will likely shorten from +15000 (150/1) to win the Central Division soon