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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 …

NBA Betting Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers Game 5 Predictions & Picks

Joe Harris: Brooklyn Nets vs Sixers Game 5 PredictionsThe Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets played one of the most entertaining games of this year’s NBA playoffs in Saturday’s Game 4 matchup.

Brooklyn led almost the entire way and had Sixers’ star Jimmy Butler ejected, but the Sixers stepped up on defense in the fourth quarter and got a huge go-ahead three-pointer from more …

NBA Betting Preview: Orlando Magic at Toronto Raptors Game 2 Predictions & Picks

Kyle Lowry: Magic vs Raptors predictions, Game 2On the first day of NBA playoff action on Saturday, three of the four games featured the lower seed upsetting the higher seed on the road. None of those upsets was more surprising than the seventh-seeded Orlando Magic defeating the second-seeded Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

The series will remain in more …

NBA Preview: Indiana Pacers at Atlanta Hawks Predictions & Betting Picks

Trae Young: Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks predictionsThere are other games with more seeding intrigue today, the last night of the regular season. Even so, there are reasons to watch the 47-34 Indiana Pacers and 29-52 Atlanta Hawks square off in Atlanta (8 p.m. ET Wednesday).

Both squads are scrappy and have done well this season, considering the circumstances. The Pacers started the more …

NBA Picks: Houston Rockets at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview & Betting Predictions

Eric Gordon: Houston Rockets vs OKC predictionsThere is no shortage of Western Conference seeding drama with two days of NBA games left. Seeds two through eight are not decided yet, and seeds three through eight all have at least three teams that can achieve those spots.

The 53-28 Houston Rockets and 47-33 Oklahoma City Thunder are both in the thick of the chaos. Houston can finish between second and more …

Final Four Preview, Betting Picks, Guide & Predictions

Cassius Winston: Final 4 PredictionsThen there were four. After a chaotic, wild and madness-filled first several rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament, the field is down to four teams: #Virginia, #2 Michigan State, #3 Texas Tech and #5 Auburn. The action starts today, Saturday, April 6th (6:09pm ET & 8:49 PM ET live on CBS).

In a lot of ways, this isn’t the more …

NBA Game Picks: Cleveland Cavaliers at Sacramento Kings Preview & Betting Predictions

Tristan Thompson: Cavs vs Sacramento Kings predictionsThe end of the NBA regular season is an interesting time for teams not in playoff contention. The 19-59 Cleveland Cavaliers and 38-40 Sacramento Kings have guaranteed spots in the lottery this season, but their final few games of the season are not meaningless. They face off in Sacramento today (10pm ET Thursday).

Cleveland is likely to keep its more …

NBA Betting Preview: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Picks & Predictions

DeMarcus Cousins: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors PredictionsWhich team is going to earn the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed this season? It’s likely coming down to two teams: the 52-24 Golden State Warriors and 51-25 Denver Nuggets. The squads will face each other today in Golden State for a very important matchup (10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on TNT).

If the Warriors win, they will be more …

Elite Eight: Duke vs Michigan State Preview, Picks & Betting Predictions

Zion Williamson: Duke vs Michigan State predictionsThe second of the Elite Eight games today features #1 Duke vs #2 Michigan State (5.05pm ET Sunday live on CBS) and it is a game not to be missed.

As soon as March Madness began, the majority of bracket filler-outers all came to the same conclusion. As ESPN reported, Duke was America’s pick with 70 percent of brackets submitted to more …