Basketball

NBA Futures Betting 2019-20: Atlantic Division Predictions & Picks

Al HorfordThe Atlantic Division is still one of the best team groupings in the league, but there’s certainly been a lot of player movement in the division over the past month.

The Toronto Raptors won the 2018-19 NBA championship, but Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard along with Danny Green left in free agency. The 76ers lost Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick, but they acquired Al Horford and more …

NBA Futures 2019-20: Los Angeles Clippers Betting Lines Preview

Kawhi LeonardLate on Friday night, a piece of big news shook the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers acquired two superstars, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, by free agency and trade, respectively.

The Clippers had to give up Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and several first-round picks to more …

2020 NBA Rookie of Year Preview, Predictions, Odds & Betting Picks

Jarrett CulverWith last week’s NBA Draft now passed, oddsmakers are starting to post some future and prop bets on how they will fare with their new teams.

No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson is the obvious favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. However, given that his odds are at -200 with BetOnline and as low as -250 with Bovada, there are more …

NBA Draft Prop Bet Preview, Predictions & Picks 2019

Zion Williamson: NBA Draft Prop Bet PredictionsThe 2019 NBA Draft will be this Thursday night at 7 ET at the Barclays Center in New York. The class is generally seen to be one of the weaker groups of players in the past several seasons, but predraft predictions often don’t go exactly according to plan.

The key piece of certainty is that the New Orleans Pelicans will select Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick. Following that, there is more …

NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors at Toronto Raptors Game 1 Predictions & Betting Picks

Marc Gasol: Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Predictions Game 1We have a new NBA Finals matchup! After four straight years of the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meeting in the league championship round, the Toronto Raptors have emerged from the Eastern Conference to challenge the Warriors this year. Game 1 will be hosted by the Raptors on Thursday (9 p.m. ET on ABC).

Toronto has frequently advanced one or more …

NBA Playoffs Preview: Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee Bucks Game 5 Predictions & Betting Picks

Kyle Lowry: Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 5 PredictionsFor the Milwaukee Bucks, tonight’s game five may as well be do-or-die (8:30 PM ET Thursday). After opening the series 2-0, and looking like they were going to sweep their way through to the finals, the Bucks now find themselves tied with the Toronto Raptors, with momentum fully shifted in their Eastern Conference Finals series.

Can the team with the more …

NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors Game 3 Picks & Predictions

Norman PowellCan the Toronto Raptors make this a series? So far, the Milwaukee Bucks have looked like the clearly better team in the Eastern Conference Finals. Milwaukee took a 2-0 lead playing on its home floor, winning the two games by a combined 30 points.

Game 3 is essentially a must-win contest for the Raptors as the series moves to Toronto today (7pm ET Sunday on ESPN). They would be more …

NBA Playoffs Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors Game 5 Picks & Predictions

Pascal Siakam: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Game 5 PredictionsIn an NBA playoff round full of exciting basketball, you could argue that no series has been as intriguing as the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors’ Eastern Conference semifinal matchup. Both teams have won two games, alternating victories in every game. Also, each game has been reasonably close for much of the contest.

So far in the series, defense has more …

NBA Playoffs: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets Game 1 Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview

Enes Kanter: Portland Trail Blazers vs Denver Nuggets predictionsThe intensity of the NBA playoffs has increased to another level as we have moved from the first round to the second. Now, only eight teams remain.

Two of the four Western Conference squads still fighting are the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers and the second-seeded Denver Nuggets. Their series kicks off today in Denver (10:35 p.m. ET Monday on TNT). more …