Basketball

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Game 2 Preview, Predictions & Picks

LeBron JamesNine days of rest turned out to be just the formula the Cleveland Cavaliers needed as they easily won their Eastern Conference Finals opener against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The teams meet for Game 2 today (8.30pm ET Friday on TNT).

Cleveland looked as good as they have all postseason which is really saying something for a team that is more …

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors Game 2 Predictions & Picks

Kevin DurantSunday afternoon’s opener to the Western Conference Finals did not go at all how the San Antonio Spurs would have liked. Not only is the team down 1-0 entering today’s second game of the series (9pm Tuesday on ESPN), but they may have lost their biggest asset. The series is firmly in the hands of the Golden State Warriors.

While Golden State emerged victorious, the game was more …