Basketball

NBA Betting Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Predictions & Picks

Paul George: Thunder vs Golden State Warriors PredictionsTwo Western Conference rivals with NBA Finals aspirations will be in action tonight. It’ll be the 34-26 Oklahoma City Thunder visiting the 45-14 and defending champion Golden State Warriors (8:30pm ET Saturday on ABC).

Despite the Warriors’ superior record, the Thunder have won both games of the season series handily so far. Oklahoma City has more …

NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions & Betting Picks

Hassan Whiteside: Miami Heat vs New Orleans Pelicans PredictionsThe NBA often has entertaining races for the final playoff spot in both conferences. This season is no different, as a handful of teams are competing for the eighth and final spot in the postseason in both the Eastern and Western Conferences.

The 30-28 Miami Heat and 31-26 New Orleans Pelicans each occupy the final playoff spot in their more …

NBA All-Star Game Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Stephen CurryAs the NBA season hits its unofficial mid-way point, the top stars from both the Eastern and Western conferences will be competing today in the 67th NBA All-Star Game, taking place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center (8pm ET Sunday).

Never really considered to be a game of intensity, this year’s outcome could be a little different. Not only will more …

NBA All-Star Rising Stars Challenge: Team USA vs. Team World Predictions & Betting Picks

Kris Dunn: All-Star Rising Stars Challenge, Team USA vs Team World PredictionsThe 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend will begin at Staples Center in Los Angeles today with the always entertaining Rising Stars Challenge. For the fourth year in a row, the league will use a Team USA vs. Team World format (9 p.m. ET Friday on TNT).

Many of the league’s top first and second-year players will be featured in this game, which includes players from a more …

NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions & Preview

Allen Crabbe: LA Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets PredictionsSome NBA teams keep their rosters relatively consistent, while others have risk-taking front offices that enjoy frequently stirring the post. The 28-26 Los Angeles Clippers will visit the 19-38 Brooklyn Nets today in a matchup of two teams that have almost completely new rosters from last season (7:30 p.m. ET Monday).

Los Angeles lost superstar point more …

NBA Betting Preview: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia Sixers Predictions & Picks

Joel Embiid: New York Knicks vs Philadelphia Sixers PredictionsIt’s a clash of Atlantic Division rivals today as the New York Knicks travel to the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia Sixers, who are currently holding onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference (7pm ET Monday).

Right now, the Knicks are on the outside looking in when it comes to postseason positioning. Currently seven games back of more …

NBA Betting Preview: Boston Celtics vs Washington Wizards Predictions & Picks

Kyrie IrvingThe 39-16 Boston Celtics and the 31-23 Washington Wizards will continue their rivalry in Washington D.C. today (8 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

The two Eastern Conference foes have a history of intense battles between each other. Their conflict came to a head in last spring’s seven-game playoff series in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, which more …

NBA Betting Preview: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Picks

Josh JacksonIt’ll be rebuilding squad versus rebuilding squad at the Staples Center today as the 21-31 Los Angeles Lakers host the 18-36 Phoenix Suns (10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday).

Los Angeles has found a groove as of late, winning 10 of its last 14 games following a nine-game losing streak. The Lakers’ defense has started to come around again, and the team is also more …

NBA Betting Preview & Picks: Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Predictions

LeBron James: Houston Rockets vs Cleveland Cavaliers PredictionsTop-three seeds in their respective NBA conferences, the 30-20 Cleveland Cavaliers host the 37-13 Houston Rockets today (8:30pm ET Saturday on ABC).

Cleveland is in the midst of a poor stretch of play that has seen it go just 7-12 over its last 19 games. Eight of the losses have come by double digits. Isaiah Thomas has actually hurt the more …

NBA: Thunder vs Wizards Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Russell Westbrook: Thunder vs Wizards PredictionsAfter losing to Oklahoma City Thunder not even a full week ago, Washington Wizards look to avenge that loss, as they host this time, welcoming their opponents into Capital One Arena for an important showdown today (7pm ET Tuesday).

Currently, the Wizards have a tenuous hold on the Eastern Conference’s sixth seed, just one game ahead of more …

NBA Betting Preview: OKC vs Washington Predictions & Betting Picks

Marcin Gortat: OKC vs Washington PredictionsA couple of fringe contenders representing different conferences will square off in the nation’s capital today. The 30-20 Oklahoma City Thunder will look to extend an eight-game winning streak as they face the 27-22 Washington Wizards (7pm ET Tuesday).

Oklahoma City’s offense has been great recently, and the team is also starting to rediscover its more …

NBA Betting Preview & Picks: Oklahoma City Thunder vs Detroit Pistons Predictions

Steven Adams: OKC vs Detroit Pistons PredictionsThe 22-24 Detroit Pistons started the season well, but have now lost 18 of their last 26 games and six consecutive contests. The 28-20 Oklahoma City Thunder have gone 14-5 in their last 19 games and are on a six-game winning streak after a poor opening two months. The two squads meet today in Detroit (5pm ET Saturday).

Detroit has fallen victim to more …

NBA Betting Preview & Picks: New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors Predictions

Enes Kanter: New York Knicks vs Golden State Warriors PredictionsOne team is the definitive favorite today in a matchup in Oakland between the 21-26 New York Knicks and the 37-10 Golden State Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET Tuesday).

New York is on a stretch of just four wins in 16 games and has a measly record of 6-17 away from Madison Square Garden. On the other hand, the Warriors have won nine of their last more …

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

Kyle Lowry: San Antonio Spurs vs Toronto Raptors PredictionsThe 30-16 San Antonio Spurs visit the 30-13 Toronto Raptors today in a collision of two of the NBA’s most consistent franchises (7 p.m. ET Friday).

The Raptors look like a lock to make the playoffs for the fifth straight year, which would extend a franchise record streak. San Antonio, meanwhile, is the NBA’s model of consistent success and more …

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

Stephen Curry: Denver Nuggets at Golden State Warriors PredictionsCan the 32-8 Golden State Warriors keep up their high level of play on offense at home today? They’ll have to do it against the 21-18 Denver Nuggets, who have generally been solid as of late (10:30 p.m. ET Monday).

Golden State has been bolstered by the return of Stephen Curry about a week ago, despite the fact that more …

NBA Betting Preview: Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Donovan Mitchell: Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets PredictionsNorthwest division rivals square off in the Mile High City today as the 16-22 Utah Jazz visit the 20-17 Denver Nuggets (9 p.m. ET Friday).

Don’t let these teams’ relatively similar records fool you. Denver has been a lot better than Utah in the past few weeks, winning in blowout fashion several times behind a surging offense. more …

NBA Betting Preview & Picks: Indiana Pacers vs Chicago Bulls Predictions

Kris Dunn: Indiana Pacers at Chicago Bulls Predictions & PicksA rivalry from the 1990s continues today as the 19-16 Indiana Pacers visit the 12-22 Chicago Bulls (8 p.m. ET Friday).

Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Reggie Miller are long gone from this matchup, but there’s still plenty of intrigue here. Chicago was supposed to be tanking this season, but the squad has now won nine of more …

NBA Betting Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Oklahoma City Thunder Picks & Predictions

Russell Westbrook: Hawks vs OKC PicksTwo explosive point guards meet today as Dennis Schroder’s 7-24 Atlanta Hawks take on Russell Westbrook’s 16-15 Oklahoma City Thunder (8pm ET Friday).

Atlanta was supposed to be one of the worst teams in the league this season, and it has been just that. The squad’s defense is extremely porous, while the offense is mediocre

The Thunder have struggled to more …

NBA Betting Preview: LA Lakers vs. Houston Rockets Predictions & Picks

James Harden: Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets PredictionsWill the 25-4 Houston Rockets make it a 15-game winning streak tonight? They’ll have to hold off the 10-18 Los Angeles Lakers in a home contest between two of the league’s most popular squads (8 p.m. ET Wednesday on NBATV).

Most people expected Houston to be an elite team this year, but the team has surpassed even its more …