Archive | October, 2017

NBA Betting Preview: Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Picks

Stanley Johnson: Pistons vs Lakers PicksIt’s not the late 1980s or 2004, and it’s not the NBA Finals anymore, but two bitter inter-conference rivals will meet in Los Angeles today. The 5-2 Detroit Pistons and 2-4 Los Angeles Lakers will square off, as each squad is hoping to get back to its former glory (10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on NBATV).

Detroit has been excellent early this season. It has more …

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat Preview, Picks & Betting Predictions

Jimmy Butler: Minnesota vs Miami PicksPositioned in the middle of their respective NBA conferences, the 3-3 Minnesota Timberwolves visit the 2-3 Miami Heat today (7:30pm ET Monday).

Minnesota’s defense has struggled immensely in the early going. However, it has been much better in the games Jimmy Butler has played, and he is getting back to full strength from his more …

NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions, Betting Preview & Picks

Tristan Thompson: Knicks at Cavs PicksThe 1-3 New York Knicks take on the 3-3 Cleveland Cavaliers today in a battle between two teams with very different aspirations this season (7pm ET Sunday).

New York just got its first win of the season on Friday, beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 after losing its first three contests by an average of more than 15 points. The team shouldn’t be expecting to more …

NFL: Houston Texans at Seattle Seahawks Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Deshaun Watson: Houston vs Seattle PicksAs the NFL season hits its midpoint, both the (3-3) Houston Texans and (4-2) Seattle Seahawks will look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they face each other on Sunday at CenturyLink Field (4:05 PM on CBS).

It wasn’t that long ago that the Seattle Seahawks were one of the bottom of the barrel teams in the more …

NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Marcus Smart: Boston vs Miami PicksTeams who vied for the services of free agent forward Gordon Hayward this summer face off Saturday, as the 3-2 Boston Celtics visit the 2-2 Miami Heat (8pm ET on NBA TV).

While the Celtics ended up signing Hayward, he unfortunately suffered a fractured tibia in the team’s first game and more …

NBA: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Betting Picks

Jaylen Brown: Celtics at Bucks PredictionsTwo rising Eastern Conference powers meet up for the second time of the early season today as the 3-1 Milwaukee Bucks host the 2-2 Boston Celtics (8pm ET Thursday on TNT).

In the first matchup between these teams, a big performance from early MVP favorite Giannis Antetokounmpo lifted the more …

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Baltimore Ravens Predictions, Picks & Preview

Matt MooreThis week’s Thursday Night Football matchup takes us to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD, where the (3-4) Baltimore Ravens will take on the (4-2) Miami Dolphins (8.25pm ET).

The worst thing that any NFL team can experience is the loss of their starting quarterback and more …

NBA: Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Betting Preview, Picks

James Harden: Rockets at 76ers PicksA current NBA title contender visits a future title contender today in a contest between the 3-1 Houston Rockets and the 1-3 Philadelphia 76ers (7pm ET Wednesday).

The Rockets have been without new star point guard Chris Paul since the second half of their first game, but they’ve done a solid job without him. Houston still has several very good players on its roster, including more …

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

Jeff Teague: Indiana vs Minnesota PicksJeff Teague and the 2-1 Minnesota Timberwolves host the 1-2 Indiana Pacers tonight in Teague’s first matchup against his team from last season (8pm ET Tuesday).

The Teague storyline is an interesting one, but there are a lot of other things going on with these teams. The Timberwolves are also still integrating Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford into more …

NBA: Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets Predictions, Betting Picks, Preview

Paul Millsap: Washington vs Denver PicksA couple of above-average teams come into conflict in the Mile High City today as the 2-0 Washington Wizards visit the 1-1 Denver Nuggets (9pm ET Monday).

Both teams have looked just OK to start their seasons. Washington has squeaked out two wins against unimpressive competition, while Denver squandered a lead against the Utah Jazz before routing the more …

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots Predictions, Picks & Preview

Bill Belichick: Atlanta vs New England PicksThe day that many had circled on their calendars is finally here as the (4-2) New England Patriots prepare to host the (3-2) Atlanta Falcons in a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl (8:30pm ET Sunday on NBC).

Atlanta and their fans don’t need reminding of how that game went. Leading 21-3 at the half and more …

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Alex Smith: Kansas vs Oakland PredictionsWith just a few days to recover from their first loss of the season, the (5-1) Kansas City Chiefs head to the O.co Coliseum to take on AFC West rival, the (2-4) Oakland Raiders, also coming off a loss, in a Thursday Night Football showdown (8:25 PM ET).

The Chiefs’ dreams of an undefeated season came to an end when they hosted the (4-2) Pittsburgh Steelers this more …

NBA: Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Luc Mbah a Moute: Warriors vs Rockets PicksArguably the two best teams in the NBA this season will face each other In the second game of the NBA’s opening night double-header. The new-look Houston Rockets visit the defending champion Golden State Warriors on Tuesday in one of the most highly-anticipated matches of the early season (10:30 p.m. ET on TNT).

Both these teams get a lot of more …

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans Betting Picks, Preview & Predictions

Matt Cassel: Indianapolis vs Tennessee PredictionsWith just one game separating last from first place in the AFC South, the (2-3) Indianapolis Colts are headed to Nashville’s LP Field to take on the (2-3) Tennessee Titans in a Monday Night Football matchup (8.30pm ET on ESPN).

It was a devastating blow to the Colts’ season when offseason shoulder surgery to franchise quarterback Andrew Luck meant he would more …

NBA Preseason: Sacramento Kings at Los Angeles Clippers Preview, Predictions, Picks

Blake GriffinThe Sacramento Kings will visit the Los Angeles Clippers tonight in each team’s final preseason game (10:30pm ET Thursday).

Neither team has impressed during the preseason, for what it’s worth. The squads have a combined record of 2-5 and both have per-game point differentials of minus-7 or worse. The good news, obviously, is more …

NBA Preseason: Washington Wizards at Miami Heat Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Hassan Whiteside: Washington vs Miami PicksA pair of Southeast Division rivals, the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat, square off in preseason action today in Miami (7:30pm ET Wednesday).

Washington has gotten off to an excellent start in preseason, winning all three of its games. Miami is 2-2, with two wins sandwiching a couple losses in the middle of their preseason slate. more …

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview

Carson Wentz: Eagles vs Panthers PredictionsIt’s a clash of two of NFC’s best as the (4-1) Philadelphia Eagles travel to the (4-1) Carolina Panthers in a Thursday night clash (8:25pm ET on CBS, NFL Network & Amazon). This could be a preview of the NFC Championship this year.

Talk about a turnaround. At the end of the 2016 NFL season, both the Eagles and Panthers found more …

NBA Preseason: Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

LeBron James - Bulls vs Cavs PredictionsTwo of the Eastern Conference’s high-profile teams match up today as the Chicago Bulls visit the Cleveland Cavaliers (8pm ET Tuesday on ESPN).

This season, there’s a decent chance these squads end up at the opposite ends of the conference. Cleveland restructured its roster in the offseason and should be the favorite to win their more …