NBA All-Star Game Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview 2017

Russell WestbrookWe are at the halfway stage of the NBA season and it is time for the mid-year showcase, the 2017 NBA All-Star game, pitting the might of the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference for bragging rights (8pm ET Sunday).

The West enters the 66th playing of this game as two-time defending champions, winning back-to-back contests behind more …

NBA All-Star 2017: Three-Point Contest Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Nick YoungThe three-point contest at NBA All-Star Weekend is always one of the most entertaining events (8 p.m. ET Saturday on TNT). The league does a great job picking most of the best shooters and they rarely disappoint with their downtown excellence despite having a time limit for every round.

The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, who has more …

NBA: Washington Wizards at Indiana Pacers Betting Predictions, Preview, Picks

John WallFollowing a close loss to the East’s best (39-16) Cleveland Cavaliers, the (29-26) Indiana Pacers return home to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play another tough challenge in the NBA’s hottest team, the (33-21) Washington Wizards today (7pm ET, Thursday). This will be the final game prior to the All-Star break for both teams.

After losing their first two games of more …

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Kevin DurantFor the first time since Kevin Durant left the (31-23) Oklahoma City Thunder in the offseason, the 2007 second overall pick will be returning to the Chesapeake Energy Arena as a member of the visiting team. His (45-8) Golden State Warriors will take on the Thunder in a huge pre-All Star break showdown today (8.30pm ET Saturday).

This is the third meeting of the more …

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at New York Knicks Predictions, Betting Picks, Preview

DeAndre JordanThe Los Angeles Clippers (31-21) travel to the New York Knicks (22-31) tonight in a battle of teams in trade talks (8pm ET Wednesday). Los Angeles has been rumored to be pursuing Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, while New York is allegedly open to moving him despite his no-trade clause.

New York’s season hasn’t exactly gone according to more …

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Indiana Pacers Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

LeBron JamesWith just a week or so remaining before the NBA All-Star break, the (35-15) Cleveland Cavaliers head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for game three of a four game road trip, against the (29-22) Indiana Pacers in a Central Division showdown (7pm ET, Wednesday).

Sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference, the Cavaliers are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 140-135 defeat of more …

Super Bowl Specials & Prop Bets Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Julio JonesOne of the best parts about Super Bowl season, in addition to the game itself and the fanfare surrounding it are the prop bets and specials. Ranging from what color liquid will be poured on the winning coach to how long it will take Luke Bryan to sing the national anthem, there is pretty much no shortage of additional betting football fans can take part in this year.

So here is our look at the props available from more …

Soccer: USA v Jamaica Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Bruce ArenaThe United States men’s national team welcome Jamaica to the W. Max Finley Stadium in Tennessee for an international friendly soccer fixture this Friday (7pm ET on Fox Sports 1).

Bruce Arena’s second spell in charge of the United States began with a 0-0 draw against Serbia last week. It was a solid if not spectacular performance from the home side at California’s Qualcomm Stadium, but more …

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Preview, Predictions, Picks

Tristan ThompsonThe 32-15 Cleveland Cavaliers welcome the 19-29 Minnesota Timberwolves to town tonight in a clash between squads who are playing much differently than their records indicate right now (7pm ET Wednesday on ESPN). Cleveland has dropped seven of its last 11 games, while Minnesota is 8-3 in its 11 contests.

The Cavaliers are the defending champions, but it is more …

Australian Open Tennis Final: Federer v Nadal Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Roger FedererIt was at the Australian Open in 2009, where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal met in the final for what would be the seventh time in their storied rivalry. On Sunday (3am ET), despite all of the odds, they will meet on those same tennis courts again for a matchup that feels more fairytale than reality.

That’s because just two weeks ago, the prospect of more …

Pegasus World Cup Preview, Betting Predictions & Pick

Art ShermanAll 12 stalls have been filled but the $12 million Pegasus World Cup betting suggests that only two horses stand realistic chances of grabbing the record-breaking winner’s prize at Gulfstream Park on Saturday (5.40pm ET on NBC).

The Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Arrogate is slightly ahead in the betting at 10/11, expected by many to repeat his victory over more …

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Andrew WigginsThe 22-22 Indiana Pacers visit the 17-28 Minnesota Timberwolves tonight in a battle between two playoff hopefuls trending in opposite directions (8pm ET Thursday). Indiana has lost three games in a row to fall back to eighth in the Eastern Conference, while Minnesota’s three-game winning streak has it staying alive in the playoff hunt.

It has been a disappointing year for more …

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Charlotte Hornets Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Kemba WalkerThe 38-7 Golden State Warriors entertain the 23-22 Charlotte Hornets tonight in a matchup between a title contender and a lower-tier playoff team hoping to gain some ground in the Eastern Conference (8pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

The highlight of the matchup should be the point guard battle between Golden State’s Stephen Curry and more …

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 …