NBA: Houston Rockets at Miami Heat Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Hassan WhitesideThe 11-30 Miami Heat host the 32-11 Houston Rockets tonight in a matchup between two teams who have performed significantly different from preseason expectations (7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday). Miami has been a disappointment with its poor offense, and the Rockets have done better than expected on both ends of the floor.

On paper, this matchup is lopsided in more …

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Predictions, Betting Preview & Picks

Le’Veon BellThe second week of the NFL playoffs ends with another early season rematch as the Kansas City Chiefs play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers (8.15pm ET Sunday).

It was in October that these two teams faced off and the contest wasn’t particularly close with the Steelers winning 43-14 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and Le’Veon Bell (pictured) exploding for 144 yards on just more …

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys Preview, Picks & Betting Predictions

Davante AdamsThe road to the conference championship for the Green Bay Packers has gone exclusively through the NFC East as last week Green Bay defeated the New York Giants and this week they travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys (4.40pm ET Sunday).

The Packers have been by far the hottest team in football over the last several weeks. After losing four in a row and more …

NFL: Houston Texans at New England Patriots Betting Preview, Predictions, Picks

Brock OsweilerFootball is considered a game of opportunity where on ‘any given Sunday’ any team can win no matter how superior the other is. This is arguably ‘any given Saturday’ but the principle applies, and the Houston Texans hope to pull a rabbit out of the hat when they visit Gillette Stadium to take on heavy favorites New England Patriots (8.15pm ET Saturday).

New England opened on the more …

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons Betting Predictions, Picks, Preview

Matt RyanIn October, the Atlanta Falcons traveled to CenturyLink Field to take on the Seattle Seahawks in a game which had the time had little implication in the postseason picture. But this Saturday (4.35pm ET) these two teams meet again at the Georgia Dome and on the line is a chance to advance to the NFC conference championship.

The last time the Seahawks and more …

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

James HardenThe 24-17 Memphis Grizzlies visit 31-10 Houston Rockets tonight in an entertaining matchup between two Western Conference playoff squads (8pm ET Friday). The two teams play very different styles of basketball, and this game should feature a major clash of styles.

While both squads are enjoying successful seasons, they are each coming off difficult losses. The Grizzlies’ was more more …

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

LeBron JamesThe 28-8 Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the 23-16 Utah Jazz in a matchup between the defending champions and an under-the-radar powerhouse (9pm ET Tuesday).

LeBron James (pictured), Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have led the Cavaliers to a gaudy record, while the Jazz are stingy defensively and should only get stronger as some of their core players recover from injury. more …

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

DeMar DeRozanThe 24-11 Toronto Raptors hit the road for a matchup against the 18-18 Chicago Bulls in a battle between two elite wings (8pm ET Saturday).

DeMar DeRozan (pictured) is having a career year for Toronto (27.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game), but Jimmy Butler might be playing even better (25.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game). more …

Wildcard Weekend: NFC Playoff Previews, Betting Picks & Predictions

Matthew StaffordThe NFC features week one matchups between the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks on Saturday (8:15 PM ET) and the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers on Sunday (4:40 PM ET). But first, as we did with our AFC Preview, we will start by taking a closer look at the conference playoff picture.

Earlier in the season, probably at the point when more …

Wildcard Weekend: AFC Playoff Previews, Predictions & Betting Picks

Tom BradyThe NFL postseason is upon us and 12 teams are playing for February and the right to be crowned Super Bowl champions. To get there, they will have to face some of the toughest competition they have all year, both in conference and out.

For eight of these teams, that journey to the Lombardi Trophy begins this weekend in the first or wildcard round of the playoffs. more …

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions Predictions, Betting Preview & Picks

Aaron RodgersThe final piece of the playoff puzzle will be decided as the (9-6) Detroit Lions host the (9-6) Green Bay Packers at Ford Field to decide which team will win the NFC North (8:30pm ET Sunday on NBC).

No team has been hotter than the Packers over the last month and no quarterback better than Aaron Rodgers (pictured). Once again, he put a more …

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Kevin LoveThe 24-7 Cleveland Cavaliers visit the 19-14 Charlotte Hornets tonight in a matchup between two of the Eastern Conference’s top four seeds (7:05 p.m. ET Saturday). It should be a good battle that pits Cleveland’s fourth-ranked offense against Charlotte’s fifth-ranked defense.

This is the third game of the season between the Cavaliers and Hornets. Cleveland won the first two contests by more …

Fiesta Bowl: Clemson Tigers vs Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Predictions, Preview & Picks

Deshaun WatsonJust one more win stands between (11-1) Ohio State Buckeyes and (12-1) Clemson Tigers’ shot at playing in the national championship as the duo face off in the Fiesta Bowl in the second half of a New Year’s Eve doubleheader (7pm ET Saturday on ESPN).

As with our Peach Bowl preview, here USAbetting analyzes the angles for this Fiesta Bowl matchup and more …

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview, Betting Predictions & Picks

Joe FlaccoSanta is giving us a great Christmas Day present in the form of the bi-annual clash between the (9-5) Pittsburgh Steelers and (8-6) Baltimore Ravens, and this time it’s the AFC North title on the line (4.30pm ET, Sunday on NFLN).

Currently the Steelers lead the division by just one game so for the Ravens to have a shot, they’ll need to take this victory at more …

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Los Angeles Clippers Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Kawhi LeonardThe 21-8 Los Angeles Clippers host the 23-5 San Antonio Spurs tonight in a battle between two of the Western Conference’s top teams (10:30 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT). The Golden State Warriors have gotten most of the early-season buzz, but the two powers facing other here have enjoyed solid starts to the campaign as well.

Los Angeles won the more …

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Darren SprolesIt’s a short week for the (5-9) Philadelphia Eagles and (10-4) New York Giants as the two NFC East rivals clash at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night (8.25pm ET).

New York leads the NFC wildcard race by two games over the second place (8-6) Green Bay Packers. However, the wildcard isn’t the only possibility for the Giants as they are still alive to win the divisional crown. They’ll need a more …

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins Predictions, Preview, Betting Picks

Cam NewtonWith wildcard hopes on the line, the (7-5-1) Washington Redskins host the (5-8) Carolina Panthers at FedEx Field (8.30pm ET, Monday). The home team is a seven-point favorite, but when it comes to our concluding betting predictions and picks, this game may not prove as one-sided as the sportsbooks suggest.

First there is plenty for this preview to more …

NFL: LA Rams at Seattle Seahawks Preview, Picks & Betting Predictions

Todd GurleyThere’s not much on the line other than pride and a fresh start for the (4-9) LA Rams as they prepare to take on the (8-4-1) Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the penultimate Thursday night game of the 2016-17 NFL season (8.25pm ET on NBC).

When it comes to this preview’s betting predictions and picks, the game still provides interesting betting opportunities for more …

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

LeGarrette BlountWith just a few weeks remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, two of the AFC’s best prepare for their ninth meeting in history as the (7-5) Baltimore Ravens make their way to Gillette Stadium to take on the (10-2) New England Patriots (8.30pm ET, Monday).

Establishing a pretty heated rivalry in recent years, the Patriots own the season series 6-2. However, in the playoffs, the more …

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Jordy NelsonIn what has become somewhat of a recent rivalry (remember Fail Mary), the (8-3-1) Seattle Seahawks are headed to Lambeau Field to take on the (6-6) Green Bay Packers for the fourth time in the past three seasons (4.25pm ET, Sunday).

Despite having the better record and enjoying a pretty great season, the Seahawks find themselves just more …

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles Clippers Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Luc Mbah a MouteThe Los Angeles Clippers (16-5) host the Indiana Pacers (9-10) tonight in a matchup between two squads hoping to stay near the top of their conferences (9.35pm ET Sunday). So far, the Clippers have had much more success doing so.

However, the teams have played once already in Indianapolis, and the Pacers won going away by a score of more …

NCAA Conference Championship Games Preview, Predictions & Picks

Saquon BarkleyIf you are a college football fan, Saturday might as well be your Christmas and birthday all rolled into one. That’s because Saturday is the day when the conference championships are played, when bowl assignments and playoff positioning are determined. Really, it’s a day of great action, great football, competitive rivalries and so much more.

Here we give our previews on a more …