Basketball

NBA Betting Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves at Utah Jazz Betting Predictions & Picks

Donovan Mitchell: Wolves at Jazz PredictionsA couple of middle-tier Western Conference squads face off tonight as the 7-5 Minnesota Timberwolves visit the 6-7 Utah Jazz (9pm ET Monday).

The Timberwolves are 7-5 but they have underwhelmed in many of their games. Their point differential of minus-3 per game actually ranks them 11th in the Western Conference. Minnesota’s defense remains more …

NBA Betting Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Portland Trail Blazers Predictions & Picks

Jusuf Nurkic: Brooklyn vs Portland PicksRising young teams in their respective conferences, the 4-7 Brooklyn Nets take on the 6-5 Portland Trail Blazers tonight (10pm ET Friday).

Brooklyn has one of the least talented rosters in the league, but it has gradually added solid players over the last couple of seasons. Considering the squad’s respectable start led by its youth, the future for more …

NBA Betting Preview: LA Lakers at Boston Celtics Predictions & Picks

Jordan Clarkson: Lakers vs Boston PicksAnother chapter in the NBA’s most epic rivalry will be written as the 5-5 Los Angeles Lakers begin a four-game road trip against the 9-2 Boston Celtics today (8pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

Both teams have been pleasant surprises to start the season. The Lakers’ defense has been way better than more …

NBA Betting Preview: Utah Jazz at Houston Rockets Picks & Predictions

Ryan Anderson: Utah vs Houston PicksA couple of strong Western Conference teams meet tonight as the 5-4 Utah Jazz visit the 7-3 Houston Rockets (7pm ET Sunday).

Both teams are good, but they are very different in style. Houston is a fast, offensive-minded squad, while Utah is slow and defensive-minded. These two teams perfectly exemplify the two ends of more …

NBA Betting Preview: Cavs at Wizards Picks & Predictions

Jae Crowder: Cavs vs Wizards PicksThere is a matchup today of two of the Eastern Conference’s most talented teams when the 3-5 Cleveland Cavaliers visit the 4-3 Washington Wizards (7pm ET Friday on ESPN).

Neither team has looked great to start the season, though Washington has been decent. The Wizards have more …

NBA Betting Preview: Golden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs Predictions & Picks

Draymond Green: Warriors at Spurs PicksA 2017 Western Conference Finals rematch occurs today as the 5-3 Golden State Warriors visit the 4-3 San Antonio Spurs (8pm ET Thursday on TNT).

Golden State is easily the best team in the NBA, but it has been lazy on defense and with its ball-handling early on. When the Warriors have really turned it on, they’ve looked unstoppable. more …

NBA Betting Preview: Houston Rockets at New York Knicks Picks & Predictions

Kristaps Porzingis: Houston Rockets vs NY Knicks PicksThe 5-3 Houston Rockets are in a slump, losing their last two contests by eight points or more. The 3-3 New York Knicks are not, however, with three straight wins under the belt. The two teams will face each other tonight at Madison Square Garden (8pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

Kristaps Porzingis has been a more …

NBA Betting Preview: Detroit Pistons at Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Picks

Stanley Johnson: Pistons vs Lakers PicksIt’s not the late 1980s or 2004, and it’s not the NBA Finals anymore, but two bitter inter-conference rivals will meet in Los Angeles today. The 5-2 Detroit Pistons and 2-4 Los Angeles Lakers will square off, as each squad is hoping to get back to its former glory (10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on NBATV).

Detroit has been excellent early this season. It has more …

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat Preview, Picks & Betting Predictions

Jimmy Butler: Minnesota vs Miami PicksPositioned in the middle of their respective NBA conferences, the 3-3 Minnesota Timberwolves visit the 2-3 Miami Heat today (7:30pm ET Monday).

Minnesota’s defense has struggled immensely in the early going. However, it has been much better in the games Jimmy Butler has played, and he is getting back to full strength from his more …

NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions, Betting Preview & Picks

Tristan Thompson: Knicks at Cavs PicksThe 1-3 New York Knicks take on the 3-3 Cleveland Cavaliers today in a battle between two teams with very different aspirations this season (7pm ET Sunday).

New York just got its first win of the season on Friday, beating the Brooklyn Nets 107-86 after losing its first three contests by an average of more than 15 points. The team shouldn’t be expecting to more …

NBA: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Marcus Smart: Boston vs Miami PicksTeams who vied for the services of free agent forward Gordon Hayward this summer face off Saturday, as the 3-2 Boston Celtics visit the 2-2 Miami Heat (8pm ET on NBA TV).

While the Celtics ended up signing Hayward, he unfortunately suffered a fractured tibia in the team’s first game and more …

NBA: Boston Celtics at Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Betting Picks

Jaylen Brown: Celtics at Bucks PredictionsTwo rising Eastern Conference powers meet up for the second time of the early season today as the 3-1 Milwaukee Bucks host the 2-2 Boston Celtics (8pm ET Thursday on TNT).

In the first matchup between these teams, a big performance from early MVP favorite Giannis Antetokounmpo lifted the more …

NBA: Houston Rockets at Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Betting Preview, Picks

James Harden: Rockets at 76ers PicksA current NBA title contender visits a future title contender today in a contest between the 3-1 Houston Rockets and the 1-3 Philadelphia 76ers (7pm ET Wednesday).

The Rockets have been without new star point guard Chris Paul since the second half of their first game, but they’ve done a solid job without him. Houston still has several very good players on its roster, including more …

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves Betting Predictions, Preview & Picks

Jeff Teague: Indiana vs Minnesota PicksJeff Teague and the 2-1 Minnesota Timberwolves host the 1-2 Indiana Pacers tonight in Teague’s first matchup against his team from last season (8pm ET Tuesday).

The Teague storyline is an interesting one, but there are a lot of other things going on with these teams. The Timberwolves are also still integrating Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Jamal Crawford into more …

NBA: Washington Wizards at Denver Nuggets Predictions, Betting Picks, Preview

Paul Millsap: Washington vs Denver PicksA couple of above-average teams come into conflict in the Mile High City today as the 2-0 Washington Wizards visit the 1-1 Denver Nuggets (9pm ET Monday).

Both teams have looked just OK to start their seasons. Washington has squeaked out two wins against unimpressive competition, while Denver squandered a lead against the Utah Jazz before routing the more …