NBA: Southeast Division Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

John WallThe Southeast Division has been controlled by a variety of different teams. The Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards have all won the division since 2010, with all of them advancing multiple rounds in the postseason in that span.

Heading into the 2017-18 season, the Wizards are the favorite to win their second straight division title. They have more …

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers Preview, Betting Picks & Predictions

Drew BreesDivisional matchups are front and center in week three of the NFL season including the NFC South clash between the (2-0) Carolina Panthers and (0-2) New Orleans Saints, who meet on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium (1pm ET on FOX).

Carolina opened up their season in Santa Clara where they took on the San Francisco 49ers in a more …

NBA: Central Division Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

LeBron JamesEver since LeBron James moved from the Miami Heat back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, the Cavaliers have owned the Central Division. Cleveland has won the division three straight seasons by at least three games over its top rivals.

In 2017-18, the Cavs are again the division favorite after some offseason tweaks. Could the Milwaukee Bucks or more …

NBA: Atlantic Division Predictions, Betting Picks & Preview

Al HorfordThe Atlantic Division has developed a reputation for being one of the weakest divisions in the NBA in the last several years. However, that seems to be changing: the Boston Celtics have grown into a perennial powerhouse and the Philadelphia 76ers’ investment in high draft picks is finally resulting in a stronger roster.

Those two teams and more …

All-NBA First Team Prop Bets Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

DeMarcus CousinsThe amount of star power is at an all-time high in the NBA. As the years have gone by, players have become more skilled and more physically imposing. Making one of the five All-NBA First Team spots has always been a huge honor, and the prestige of that distinction has only increased in the last few seasons.

As usual, the All-NBA First Team features more …

NFL: Detroit Lions at New York Giants Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Matthew StaffordIn need of a win after last week’s embarrassing performance, the New York Giants play their first home game of the season against the Detroit Lions, who looked pretty good in their opening contest (8.30pm ET Monday on ESPN).

The NFL season is still in its infancy and for that reason, it’s way too early to start hitting the panic button or more …

NBA Championship Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Kevin DurantIs the NBA headed for a fourth straight Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers championship series in 2017-18? At the moment, oddsmakers are pegging that to be the case.

It’s true that Warriors-Cavaliers is the most likely Finals matchup, and that Golden State is the heavy favorite to more …

NBA Futures Betting: Western Conference Championship Preview, Predictions & Picks

Stephen CurryFor the foreseeable future, the NBA’s Western Conference belongs to the Golden State Warriors. Their roster is stockpiled with unselfish stars and ring-chasing veterans who want to keep winning championships together.

Of course, not everything is foreseeable in the NBA. Unexpected things happen every year, and maybe this year one of more …

NFL: Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals Predictions, Betting Preview & Picks

Deshaun WatsonWeek two of the NFL season features the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Houston Texans in a game where both teams could really use a win to get their seasons on track (8.25pm ET Thursday).

The Bengals hosted the Baltimore Ravens in their NFL opener on Sunday and got blanked 20-0. Going scoreless was more …

NBA: Eastern Conference Championship Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

LeBron JamesCompared to many conferences in the United States’ major sports, the NBA’s Eastern Conference hasn’t been tightly contested in recent years. The team with LeBron James has won the conference seven years in a row. That’s four seasons with the Miami Heat and three with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James’ Cavs are unsurprisingly the more …

NBA Betting Picks: Rookie of the Year Award Preview & Predictions

Lonzo BallThe NBA’s Rookie of the Year race in 2017-18 is sure to be better than last season. The Milwaukee Bucks’ Malcolm Brogdon edged out Dario Saric and Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers, but Brogdon’s season wasn’t awe-inspiring. He averaged a modest 10.2 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in only 26.4 minutes per game.

Usually the winner of more …

NBA Futures Betting: Regular Season MVP Award Preview, Predictions, Best Odds & Picks

Kawhi LeonardThe 2016-17 season delivered an MVP battle for the ages. The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook and Houston Rockets’ James Harden submitted monster stat lines and carried their squads, while the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard and Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James played fantastic basketball for elite teams.

In the end, Westbrook edged out more …

US Open Tennis Semi-Finals Betting Preview, Predictions & Picks

Juan Martin Del PotroThe US Open inches closer to crowning a champion as the men’s semifinals take place Friday (Nadal/del Potro & Anderson/Carreno Busta, starting 4.05pm ET).

The year’s final major is down to its final four competitors: Rafael Nadal, Juan Martin del Potro, Kevin Anderson and Pablo Carreno Busta. And if you put money on any of the latter three reaching this more …

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Tyreek HillPreseason is over and the kickoff to the 2017-18 NFL season is officially here. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will host the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium for the first game of the new season (8.30pm ET Thursday).

Considered to be whopping nine-point home favorites, which is tied for the biggest line of the week, New England also more …

NFL: Super Bowl LII Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Aaron RodgersLast season’s Super Bowl was arguably the most compelling in NFL history. The New England Patriots trailed the Atlanta Falcons 28-3 late in the third quarter before storming back to win 34-28.

New England heads into the 2017 season as the strong favorite to win the championship again. Despite an more …

NFL: NFC Championship Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Matt RyanUnlike the AFC, where the New England Patriots are the heavy favorite, the race for the NFC Championship has several viable contenders. The Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons all should be very good teams, but not one of them is without significant weaknesses.

Then there are teams like more …

NFL: AFC Championship Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Stephon GilmoreMuch like the AFC East, the AFC as a whole has been dominated by the New England Patriots for the past decade and a half. New England, despite being just one out of 16 teams in the conference, has seven AFC Championships since 2001.

The Patriots enter the 2017 season as the prohibitive favorite to win the conference again. But which other more …

College Football: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida State Seminoles Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Deondre FrancoisIn one of the greatest kickoff games of all-time, preseason favorite Alabama Crimson Tide takes on No.3 Florida State Seminoles for the first game of the season. It is also the first college football game in Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium (8pm ET Saturday on ABC). This will feel like a championship finale than a season opener.

For the most part, last season was more …

NFL: NFC West Preview, Predictions and Betting Picks

Russell WilsonFour years ago the NFC West was the NFL’s best division. Three teams finished with at least 10 wins, and the St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams weren’t terrible, either, finishing with a 7-9 record.

It’s a much different situation now. The Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals have remained competitive squads, but more …

US Open Tennis Predictions & Betting Preview 2017

Rafael NadalThe 2017 US Open is underway as 128 men and women look to claim the title at tennis’ final major. Entering the tournament, Roger Federer is the favorite for the men (+175) and Garbine Muguruza (+600) is on top for the women.

When the tennis season began, if someone had told you that Roger Federer would win two majors and more …

NFL: NFC South Preview, Predictions and Betting Picks

Matt RyanThe NFC South is the division of quarterbacks. Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston all should be above-average QBs in 2017 who will lead their squads well. In fact, the division should be a very tough one in general.

Every team in the NFC South has significant strengths that make it a legitimate threat to contend for more …

NFL: NFC North Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Aaron RodgersRecently, the NFC North has been dominated by the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have five of the division’s last six titles, and they went 10-6 in the year they didn’t win the division.

Green Bay, with a dynamic offense led by superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers, are unsurprisingly the hot more …