Basketball

NBA Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic Picks & Betting Predictions

Dejounte Murray: San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic predictionsThe 5-6 San Antonio Spurs will visit the 4-7 Orlando Magic in an intriguing cross-conference matchup today between two fringe playoff teams (7 p.m. ET Friday).

San Antonio has underwhelmed this season after a strong 3-0 start. The Spurs’ defense has been extremely porous, even though the team’s offense is still performing pretty well. Orlando’s defense, meanwhile, has carried it more …

NBA Betting Preview: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets Predictions & Picks

Ben McLemore: LA Clippers vs Houston Rockets predictionsA couple of Western Conference powers who have gotten off to strong starts in spite of adversity will face off today, as the 7-3 Los Angeles Clippers visit the 7-3 Houston Rockets (7:30pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

The Clippers have yet to see star wing Paul George on the court, due to his shoulder injury. He is questionable to more …

NBA Picks: Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics Preview & Betting Predictions

Robert Williams: Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics predictionsTwo of the NBA’s most impressive teams in this early season have been the 6-3 Dallas Mavericks and the 7-1 Boston Celtics. Dallas has been an elite offensive team so far, while the Celtics are winning with a balanced attack that is top five in efficiency on both ends of the floor.

NBA fans will get a treat on more …

NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Raul Neto: Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets predictionsPrior to the season, many people expected the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets to contend for the top seed in their respective conferences. Therefore, it is no surprise that both teams have solid 5-2 records so far as they head into a matchup with each other in Denver today (9 p.m. ET Friday).

Philadelphia won its more …

NBA Betting Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Picks & Predictions

Karl-Anthony Towns: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies predictionsTwo projected Western Conference lottery teams will square off in Memphis today as the 1-5 Grizzlies host the 4-2 Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET Wednesday).

Memphis has predictably struggled quite a bit on offense due simply to lacking experience and talent. Rookie Ja Morant has received a significant amount of offensive reps, with more …

NBA Preview: Houston Rockets at Washington Wizards Predictions & Betting Picks

Russell Westbrook: Houston Rockets vs Washington Wizards predictionsIt may not be the most intriguing matchup of the night on paper, but today’s tilt between the 2-1 Houston Rockets and 1-2 Washington Wizards should be an entertaining one (8.05pm ET Wednesday).

Both teams are offensive-minded and have amazing offensive shooting guards in James Harden (Houston) and more …

NBA Preview: Toronto Raptors at Boston Celtics Predictions & Betting Picks

Marc Gasol: Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics predictionsThe NBA’s Atlantic Division teams had roster shakeups this summer and the 1-0 Toronto Raptors and 0-1 Boston Celtics led the way. Toronto lost superstar Kawhi Leonard and key role player Danny Green from its championship-winning team while Boston lost Kyrie Irving and Al Horford from one of Eastern Conference’s top teams.

However, both teams still figure to more …

NBA Opening Night: Los Angeles Lakers at LA Clippers Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Kawhi Leonard: Lakers vs Clippers predictionsThe NBA’s opening night slate features two great games: the New Orleans Pelicans versus the Toronto Raptors first and then the LA Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers second. While the Pelicans-Raptors game offers plenty of intrigue, it’s the battle of Los Angeles on Tuesday that more people will be tuning into (10:30 p.m. ET on TNT).

Clippers superstar Paul George will more …

NBA Betting Futures: Player Props For 2019-20 All-Star Game

Blake GriffinThe NBA All-Star Game is fun. It’s not super competitive, but players still are able to show off their impressive skills in a highlight reel-friendly contest. I believe that the selection process and predictions leading up to the midseason break are actually the most fun part of the All-Star Game, though.

USAbetting has checked in with more …

NBA Player Betting Futures 2019-20: MVP Award Preview, Predictions & Best Bets

Giannis Antetokounmpo: MVP PredictionsIn 2018-19, the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo won the NBA’s MVP award for the first time in his career. He beat out the Houston Rockets’ James Harden in the voting despite a fantastic season from the Houston superstar.

The 2019 offseason was a very hectic one from a player movement perspective, which means the MVP more …

NBA Futures Betting 2019-20: Moneylines to Make the Playoffs

Blake GriffinThe countdown to the NBA season keeps marching on. We are now just six weeks away from the opening night of the regular season.

As players and coaches prepare for the 2019-20 campaign, here we take a look at some of your best moneyline bets to make the NBA playoffs next spring. USAbetting has reviewed the more …

Futures Betting 2019-20: NBA Finals Winner Predictions & Picks

Al Horford: NBA Finals PredictionsIn June, the Toronto Raptors got past the Golden State Warriors in six games to win their first NBA Finals in six games.

While the Raptors were expected to be a very good team heading into the season, you could have made a nice sum of money betting on their championship odds. The Golden State Warriors, Boston more …

NBA Futures Betting 2019-20: Eastern Conference Winner Predictions, Preview & Picks

Joel EmbiidThe NBA’s Eastern Conference teams went through a lot of turnover with their rosters this season. Of the 13 Eastern Conference All-Stars from last season, two have moved teams within the conference, two left for Western Conference teams, Dwyane Wade retired and Victor Oladipo won’t be healthy to start the season for the Indiana Pacers.

Overall, it looks like more …

NBA Picks & Predictions: Best Regular Season Win Total Over-Under Bets for 2019-20

Kristaps PorzingisWe are now closer in time to the start of the 2019-20 NBA season than we are to the end of the 2018-19 season. Excitement is building for fans of all teams. This season should be a good one with a lot of parity as last year’s two Finals teams, the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors, both lost key players.

The best teams for the more …

NBA Futures Betting 2019-20: Pacific Division Predictions, Picks & Preview

Kawhi Leonard: Pacific Division PredictionsThe 2019 offseason was one of the craziest in league history. You can thank the teams in the Pacific Division for a lot of that.

The Los Angeles Clippers swung for the fences by acquiring superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Los Angeles Lakers completed a blockbuster trade to acquire dominant big more …

NBA Futures Betting 2019-20: Northwest Division Preview, Predictions & Picks

Damian Lillard: Northwest Division predictionsThe NBA’s Northwest Division has so many great players. Other divisions in the Western Conference, especially the Pacific, have more of the very biggest names, but the Northwest also possesses stars in spades.

Damian Lillard, Nikola Jokic, Rudy Gobert, Karl-Anthony Towns, Mike Conley, C.J. McCollum, Chris Paul, more …

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

Russell WestbrookMost of the Southwest Division welcomed a lot of notable talent this offseason.

The Houston Rockets got Russell Westbrook for Chris Paul. The New Orleans Pelicans basically have a brand-new roster after trading Anthony Davis and drafting Zion Williamson first overall in the draft. The Dallas Mavericks will welcome Kristaps Porzingis and more …

NBA Future Betting 2019-20: Southeast Division Predictions, Preview & Picks

Jimmy ButlerSorry, Southeast Division. One division needs to take the dubious title of being the NBA’s worst, and that’s you guys.

None of the five Southeast squads are playoff locks in the inferior Eastern Conference for the 2019-20 season, and a few of them could finish far worse than .500.

Let’s preview these squads’ outlooks for more …

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 …