Basketball

NBA Betting Preview: Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors Picks & Predictions

Tyreke Evans: Indiana Pacers at Golden State Warriors predictionsThere are a lot of playoff seeding battles that have yet to be settled in the NBA. Every night, there are games that impact the standings in meaningful ways. One key game today between the 44-28 Indiana Pacers and 48-22 Golden State Warriors could certainly affect the playoff race (10:30 p.m. ET Thursday).

Indiana are on the final game of a more …

March Madness Predictions, Picks & Betting Preview 2019

Justin Robinson: March Madness PredictionsThe final “First Four” game has been played and the 64-team field is set. In just a few hours, the tipoff to one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year will take place as the NCAA Men’s Division I College Basketball Tournament 2019, also known as March Madness, has arrived (games begin Today, Thursday at 12:15 PM ET).

Much like how we talk about more …

NBA Betting Preview: Brooklyn Nets at Sacramento Kings Betting Picks & Predictions

Ed Davis: Brooklyn Nets vs Sacramento Kings PredictionsThe 36-36 Brooklyn Nets and 34-35 Sacramento Kings have both been flirting right around .500 for most of the season. Today they’ll get a chance to prove themselves against each other in Sacramento (10 p.m. ET Tuesday).

Despite their similar records, the Nets are the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference (with a shot at moving up to sixth) while the more …

NBA Betting Preview: Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Nikola JokicThe Western Conference’s second-best and second-worst teams will be in action in Denver today as the 27-40 Dallas Mavericks visit the 44-22 Denver Nuggets (10:30 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

Obviously, these two teams’ seasons have gone very differently. The Nuggets have stayed close to more …

NBA Betting Preview: Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks Picks & Predictions

Myles Turner: Indiana Pacers at Milwaukee Bucks PredictionsA pair of top-three Eastern Conference teams collide in Milwaukee today as the 48-16 Milwaukee Bucks host the 42-23 Indiana Pacers (8 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

These teams have gone through some struggles recently. Indiana has lost three of its last five games and the Bucks have now lost two in a row, most recently to the 14-51 Phoenix Suns. This contest will be more …

NBA Preview: Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs Picks & Predictions

Derrick White: Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs PredictionsWe will be treated to a potential Western Conference playoff preview today as the 35-29 San Antonio Spurs host the 42-20 Denver Nuggets (8:30 p.m. ET Monday).

As of right now, the Spurs are the eighth seed and would face the first-seeded Golden State Warriors in the first round instead of the second-seeded Nuggets. However, they are just one-half game behind the more …

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Toronto Raptors Picks, Predictions & Betting Preview

Damian Lillard: Portland Trail Blazers vs Toronto Raptors PredictionsThe NBA season is winding down and eventually just two teams will be left to fight it out for the industry’s greatest prize. One team, each representing the Eastern and Western conferences, will play in the NBA Championship game.

While the league has recently had the same finals matchup and same overall winner more often than not, 2019 might be more …

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

Kevin Knox: Cavs vs NY Knicks PredictionsSometimes even bad teams can play well for a few games. The 14-47 Cleveland Cavaliers and 13-48 New York Knicks have the two worst records in the Eastern Conference, but both squads have looked pretty solid in the past week.

Cleveland has won two of its last three games. New York is on a two-game winning streak and more …

NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at New Orleans Pelicans Picks & Predictions

Anthony Davis: Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans PredictionsToday’s game between the 38-22 Philadelphia 76ers and 27-34 New Orleans Pelicans could have been a marquee matchup between the 76ers’ Joel Embiid and the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis. However, Embiid is currently sidelined with a knee injury and won’t play in the contest (8 p.m. ET on NBATV).

There are still compelling reasons to more …

NBA Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Toronto Raptors Picks & Betting Predictions

DeMar DeRozan: San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors PredictionsThe San Antonio Spurs’ DeMar DeRozan called the Toronto Raptors his home squad for nine years. Now, he will return to Toronto today to play his former team on the road for the first time (7 p.m. ET Friday on ESPN).

The 33-26 Spurs and 43-16 Raptors met in San Antonio at the beginning of January. The Spurs won that more …

NBA Betting Preview: Charlotte Hornets at Orlando Magic Picks & Predictions

Kemba Walker: Charlotte Hornets vs Orlando Magic PredictionsOutside of the top five teams, the Eastern Conference hasn’t been very competitive this season. Two of the squads in that cluster between sixth and 10th place in the East are the 27-29 Charlotte Hornets and 26-32 Orlando Magic.

The Hornets and Magic will meet today in Orlando for their final game before the annual All-Star more …

NBA Preview: OKC vs New Orleans Pelicans Picks & Betting Predictions

Anthony DavisIt may be Valentine’s Day but there is certainly no love going around the locker room of the New Orleans Pelicans. Trapped in a free fall and a situation where players are questioning the team’s effort, the All Star break can’t come soon enough.

Before they get there, the Pelicans have one more game to worry about as they host surging Oklahoma City Thunder today (8 PM ET Thursday). more …

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers PredictionsWith the NBA All-Star Weekend just a few days away, teams are continuing to jockey for position in the Eastern and Western conference playoff races. Such is the case for today’s showdown between Central Division rivals, the (42-14) Milwaukee Bucks and (38-19) Indiana Pacers (7:05 PM ET Wednesday).

Entering this game, the Bucks are more …

NBA Betting Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs Boston Celtics Predictions & Picks

Gordon Hayward: LAs Lakers vs Boston Celtics PredictionsTwo bitter interconference rivals will hit the floor in Boston tonight as the 35-19 Boston Celtics host the 27-27 Los Angeles Lakers (8 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

These two teams are headed in opposite directions. Boston has won 10 of 11 games to move up from fifth to third in the Eastern Conference, while the Lakers have lost six games in eight contests to more …

NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers Picks & Predictions

Jusuf Nurkic: Miami Heat vs Portland Trail Blazers PredictionsMost pundits had very similar expectations for the Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers this year. Both squads were supposed to be right around the league average in terms of competitiveness.

Instead, the 24-27 Miami Heat have failed to crack the .500 mark even in a weak Eastern Conference, while the more …

NBA Betting Preview: Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors Picks & Predictions

Serge Ibaka: Milwaukee Bucks vs Toronto Raptors PredictionsNBA basketball is always entertaining. But there’s an especially major matchup happening today that all fans should be watching. The East’s top two teams, the 36-13 Milwaukee Bucks and 37-15 Toronto Raptors, will play their fourth and final regular season game against each other in Toronto today (8.05 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

Milwaukee leads the more …

NBA Betting Preview: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics Picks & Predictions

Theo Pinson: Brooklyn Nets vs Boston Celtics PredictionsThe NBA’s Atlantic Division is easily the best five-team grouping in the Eastern Conference this season. Four of the five teams are above .500 and those same four teams also rank as top-six seeds in the Eastern Conference.

Two Atlantic teams, the 27-23 Brooklyn Nets and 30-19 Boston Celtics, will square off in Boston today (7:30 p.m. ET Monday). more …

NBA Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks & Predictions

Derrick Rose: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Phoenix Suns predictionsThe second game of a home-and-home will take place in Phoenix today as the 11-37 Suns host the 22-24 Minnesota Timberwolves (9 p.m. ET Tuesday).

These two squads also squared off on Sunday. In that game, Derrick Rose scored 29 of his 31 points in the second half for the Timberwolves and capped his night off with a jumper with less than a more …

NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at Indiana Pacers Picks & Predictions

Myles Turner: Philadelphia 76ers vs Indiana Pacers PredictionsThe top four seeds in the Eastern Conference are currently occupied by four very strong teams: the Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers. The 29-14 Pacers will host the 29-16 76ers today as the teams jostle for playoff positioning (7 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

Indiana has been quietly submitting a more …

NBA Betting Preview: Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs Predictions & Picks

DeMar DeRozan: Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs PredictionsA former Spurs legend will make his return to San Antonio with his new team today. The fans of the 25-19 San Antonio Spurs should give Tony Parker of the 19-23 Charlotte Hornets a warm welcome back (8:30 p.m. ET Monday on NBATV).

Parker played 17 seasons in San Antonio, winning four NBA titles and appearing in six All-Star games. The 36-year-old floor general is more …