The difference in quality between the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conferences is no secret.
This week we will see a handful of games that test the gap while simultaneously serving as perfect NBA betting opportunities for players looking to capitalize on some interconference action.
For a point of reference, the seventh best team in the East - currently the Indiana Pacers - would sit 12th in the Western Conference.
Although the East has its fair share of contenders, the sheer depth of the Western Conference is what makes it the more renowned of the two conferences.
Though emerging as conference champions in either will prove to be a monumental task, the simple daily grind of life in the West is a chore in itself.
Dallas Mavericks @ Chicago Bulls
This Thursday, the Chicago Bulls, one of the Eastern Conference contenders, will host the Dallas Mavericks. Although the Mavs have slid down the standings recently in the absence of star Dirk Nowitzki, the All-Star returned to the Dallas lineup this past weekend and hopes to be at full health in time for their next big challenge.
Will Derrick Rose and the Bulls pull off a big win, tightening their grip on the Central Division and continuing to gain ground on the Miami Heat? Bet on the NBA with Bodog.
New Orleans Hornets @ Atlanta Hawks
On Friday the Atlanta Hawks will host the New Orleans Hornets as each struggles to position themselves for home court in the first round of their respective playoffs. The Hawks have posted a better regular season record thus far, but it’s hard to consider them favorites against a Hornets club that has spent time at the top of the NBA standings this year.
Boston Celtics @ Utah Jazz
Not long after that, the Utah Jazz will host the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics. Though the Celtics have come out strong this season, proving that Miami to the NBA Finals is no guarantee, the Jazz are one of a select few teams to have taken down both the Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers so far this season.
We think that the Mavs, Hornets and Jazz can beat their Eastern Conference opponents this week.
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