Basketball

NBA Futures 2018-19: Finals Matchup Bets Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Rudy GobertThe NBA season is quickly approaching and offseason transactions have mostly stopped. Teams are preparing to go to training camp and get a better idea how they will structure their rosters for the regular season.

One NBA futures bet that has surfaced somewhat recently is the Finals matchup for next spring. That event is more …

NBA: 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers Prop Bets Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers Prop BetsThe Los Angeles Lakers are always one of the most-watched teams in the NBA. This year, though, the intrigue is at a major high point.

Los Angeles added LeBron James, the best player in the league, during the offseason. Considering the personal rivalry between him and Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, it will interesting to see how more …

NBA Futures Betting Preview: Pacific Division 2018-19 Predictions & Picks

Klay Thompson: Pacific Division Predictions 2018-19No NBA division has a more diverse group of talent than the Pacific Division. At the top is the Golden State Warriors, who are favored to win the NBA championship this season for the fourth time in five years. At the bottom is the Sacramento Kings, who haven’t even come close to making the playoffs in 12 consecutive seasons.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and more …

NBA Futures Picks: Northwest Division Preview 2018-19 & Predictions

Donovan MitchellThere’s no question about it — the Northwest Division is the best and most competitive division in the entire NBA. The worst team in the division last season (the Denver Nuggets) still went 46-36 and just missed the postseason. Every squad in the grouping won between 46 and 49 contests a year ago.

How will the division shake out in more …

NBA Preview: Southwest Division 2018-19 Betting Predictions & Picks

Clint Capela: Southwest Division PredictionsWe saw a changing of the guard in the Southwest Division during the 2017-18 season. The San Antonio Spurs had 50 wins in 18 consecutive campaigns and traditionally dominated the five-team group, but they won just 47 games last season. The Houston Rockets exploded for 65 wins and came just points away from making the NBA Finals.

By the looks of things, the Rockets are more …

NBA Betting Preview: Southeast Division 2018-19 Predictions & Picks

John Wall: Southeast Division PredictionsThe NBA’s Southeast Division has no legitimate Eastern Conference contenders and features two teams that will likely challenge for the league’s worst record.

But there’s still intrigue in the NBA’s weakest division. The Washington Wizards brought in Dwight Howard and are a boom-or-bust team, the Heat are a fun, balanced team and the Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic and more …

NBA Futures Betting Preview: Central Division 2018-19 Predictions & Picks

Tyreke Evans: Central Division predictionsThe NBA’s Central Division will look a bit different in 2018-19. Former Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James left for the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason. With the megastar’s departure, Cleveland is left to rebuild with a very limited roster. The team’s four-year reign over the Central Division is likely over.

So who will end up taking over more …

NBA: 2018-19 Atlantic Division Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Kyrie Irving: Atlantic Division PredictionsIn a matter of just a couple of years, the NBA’s Atlantic Division has gone from a laughingstock to easily the best grouping of talent in the Eastern Conference.

The top of this division features three young teams that have become the class of the conference: the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. The Brooklyn Nets are still trying to more …

NBA Western Conference Over/Under Prop Bet Predictions & Picks 2018-19

Gregg Popovich: Western Conference Prop Bet PredictionsSimply put, the NBA’s Western Conference is going to be a dogfight in 2018-19. On paper, almost every squad in the conference improved its roster. Remember, there were already nine squads that won 46 games or more a year ago, compared to five such teams in the Eastern Conference.

One of USAbetting’s top more …

NBA MVP Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Victor Oladipo: NBA MVP predictionsThe NBA’s MVP award is the most prestigious of all the annual awards that the league gives out. As such, pundits discuss the race for the MVP all season, plus some more in the offseason.

The 2018-19 NBA campaign doesn’t start for a while, but most of the player movement is over and we more …

NBA Prop Bets: Rookie of the Year 2018-19 Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Trae Young: Rookie of Year PredictionsLast Thursday, 60 new players entered the NBA in the annual rookie draft. This year’s crop of new players is supposed to be a deep group that should produce a lot of immediate contributors.

There are several players who have a legitimate chance at winning Rookie of the Year from this group. The odds produced by more …

NBA Draft 2018: Prop Bets Predictions, Picks & Preview

Mikal Bridges: NBA Draft Prop Bet PredictionsThe annual NBA draft takes place today, Thursday. Each of the league’s teams will attempt to improve their rosters by selecting prospects that they deem the best choice for their squad.

The 2018 class is supposedly one of the better crops in recent memory, which raises the stakes for the evening. more …

NBA Betting Predictions: Where Will Kawhi Leonard Play in 2018-19?

Kawhi Leonard: Where He Will Play PredictionsNothing of note has actually happened yet in this NBA offseason, but the rumor mill has still been active. The biggest storyline of the past week surrounds San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard.

Leonard sat out nearly the entire 2017-18 season with a quadriceps injury amidst rumors that he was frustrated with how more …

NBA Futures Betting: Where Will Paul George Play in 2018-19?

Paul GeorgeThe top two free agents this NBA offseason are LeBron James and Kevin Durant. We still have no idea what James will do, and Durant is all but a sure thing to return to the Golden State Warriors.

After that, though, the best prize available is Paul George. The Oklahoma City Thunder swingman is an more …

NBA 2018-19 Futures Betting: NBA Championship Predictions, Preview & Picks

Chris Paul: NBA Championship PredictionsNo NBA player movement has happened yet this offseason, but odds for the NBA championship are already posted with two of the top sportsbooks. While it’s true that the draft, free agency and trades will change the landscape of the league, we can still have a pretty good idea which teams will be among the best in the league next year.

This NBA Championship 2018-19 preview will more …

NBA Betting Picks: No.1 Overall Draft Pick Preview & Predictions

DeAndre Ayton: No.1 Draft Pick PredictionsThe 2017-18 NBA season is officially in the books. Most of the playoffs were tightly contested and entertaining, but they ended with the Golden State Warriors sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Those teams have now met in four straight Finals series and Golden State has won three of those series.

There is hope that this more …