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NBA Playoffs: Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers Game 5 Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Gordon HaywardInjuries and illnesses haven’t made the Western Conference first-round series between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers any less entertaining. The squads are tied at two games apiece heading into today’s Game 5 in LA (10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on TNT).

The fact that the series is tied at two games apiece has to feel like a win for Utah, which has essentially only more …

NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls Game 4 Predictions, Preview & Picks

Isaiah ThomasThanks to an all-around team effort by the Boston Celtics and an unfortunate injury for the Chicago Bulls, the East’s top seed managed to get a much-needed Game 3 victory on the road. With the momentum starting to swing Boston’s way, Game 4 will have pivotal implications for both teams today (6.30pm ET Sunday on TNT).

Now this preview looks back at more …

NBA Playoffs: Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs Game 2 Predictions, Preview, Betting Picks

Kawhi LeonardGame 1 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies wasn’t too kind to the Grizzlies after the first quarter.

Memphis jumped out to a 28-15 lead in the first 10 minutes, but San Antonio promptly went on a 92-44 run that spanned nearly three quarters. The Spurs played extremely physically on more …

NBA Western Conference Playoff Preview, Predictions, Picks & Odds

Kevin DurantThe NBA playoffs start this weekend and in part two of our playoff preview, we look at the picture for the Western Conference, which was once again the premier conference in the league.

We analyze each matchup and as well as that detailed guide, give our predictions and picks, with reference to more …

NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Preview, Odds, Predictions & Picks

Paul GeorgeThe 2016-17 NBA season ended with a bang on Wednesday night as the final teams and final seeds were decided for the postseason, which begins this weekend. If the end to the regular season is any indication, we’re certainly in for a treat as the Cleveland Cavaliers look to defend their championship.

Speaking of those Cavaliers, perhaps the more …

NBA: Toronto Raptors at Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions, Preview, Picks

DeMar DeRozanThis is the final night of the NBA regular season. Several of the matchups have implications for playoff seeding, and one of those is today’s contest between the 50-31 Toronto Raptors and 51-30 Cleveland Cavaliers (8pm ET Wednesday).

Toronto is stuck as the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, but Cleveland does have potential to move. The Cavaliers are currently the more …

NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves Predictions, Betting Picks

Russell WestbrookIs Russell Westbrook the NBA’s MVP of the 2016-17 season? His chances are looking pretty good right now, but he still has two games left to prove that he deserves the award.

Westbrook and his 46-34 Oklahoma City Thunder visit the 31-49 Minnesota Timberwolves tonight (8pm ET Tuesday on NBATV). Minnesota has been out of the playoff hunt for a week or two, and the Thunder are more …

NBA: Utah Jazz at Golden State Warriors Picks & Predictions

Rudy GobertThe 49-31 Utah Jazz and 66-14 Golden State Warriors will treat us to a potential Western Conference semifinals matchup tonight in Oakland that means a lot more to the Jazz than it does to the Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET Monday).

Utah is tied with the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference, but actually sit in the more …

NBA: San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers Predictions & Picks

Damian LillardWith the playoffs locked up for both teams, the Portland Trail Blazers host the San Antonio Spurs today in a postseason tune-up for both teams (7pm ET Monday).

Portland has been playing some of its best basketball as of late, winning eight of their last 10. The team’s most recent win came against the Utah Jazz where all-star Damian Lillard put on an offensive clinic. The 26-year-old scored a more …

NBA: Miami Heat at Toronto Raptors Preview, Betting Predictions & Picks

Kyle LowryThe Eastern Conference playoff bracket is still a mess with less than a week remaining in the NBA regular season. There are close two-team battles for both the first and third seeds, while seeds five through nine are separated by just two games.

Two of the teams in the thick of things, the 38-40 Miami Heat and 48-31 Toronto Raptors, meet tonight in Toronto (7:30pm ET Friday). more …

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at San Antonio Spurs Betting Picks, Predictions, Preview

Mike ConleyIt’s becoming more apparent that the 42-35 Memphis Grizzlies and 59-17 San Antonio Spurs will meet each other in the first round of the NBA playoffs for the second straight year. Memphis has fallen 1.5 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the sixth seed, and the Spurs are now 3.5 games behind the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the NBA.

So, yet again, these teams will more …

NBA: Washington Wizards at Golden State Warriors Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Bojan BogdanovicThe two best backcourts in the NBA square off tonight in Oakland in what should be a thrilling matchup (8 p.m. ET, Sunday). Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson of the 62-14 Golden State Warriors will look to outplay John Wall and Bradley Beal of the 46-30 Washington Wizards in the squads’ second head-to-head matchup of the season series.

These teams last met on more …

Final Four: Oregon Ducks vs North Carolina Tar Heels Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Jordan BellThe second of today’s Final Four match-ups is between No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels and No. 3 Oregon Ducks (8.49pm ET Saturday on CBS). To read our preview and predictions for Gonzaga vs South Carolina, click here.

For Oregon and North Carolina, just one more game separates them from a chance to play for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. It has been a more …

Final Four: South Carolina Gamecocks vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Predictions, Betting Picks & Preview

Mark FewSouth Carolina take on Gonzaga in the first of the Final Four games today at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona (6.09pm ET Saturday on CBS).

March has come to an end and that means the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship tournament too is winding down to its final days. With less than a week before the crowning of a new champion, just the Final Four is more …