Basketball

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 …

NBA Betting Preview: Los Angeles Clippers vs Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Paul Millsap: LA Clippers vs Denver Nuggets PredictionsThe 24-16 Los Angeles Clippers and 27-12 Denver Nuggets have exceeded expectations this season. These two top-four seeds in the Western Conference will do battle in Denver tonight (9 p.m. ET Thursday).

The Clippers’ current three-game win streak has been big to get the team back on track. Los Angeles had lost 10 out of more …

NBA Betting Preview: Memphis Grizzlies at New Orleans Pelicans Picks & Predictions

Kyle Anderson: Memphis Grizzlies vs New Orleans Pelicans PredictionsA couple of struggling Western Conference lottery teams will both look to break out of funks tonight in New Orleans as the 18-21 Memphis Grizzlies visit the 18-22 New Orleans Pelicans (8 p.m. ET Monday).

The Grizzlies are on an extended stretch of ineptitude that includes five losses in a row, 10 losses in their more …

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

Kawhi Leonard: Toronto Raptors vs San Antonio SpursToday the 28-11 Toronto Raptors visit the 21-17 San Antonio Spurs in one of the most anticipated matchups of the NBA season thus far (8 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

Last summer, Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard demanded a trade from San Antonio due to conflicts with the organization that still aren’t completely clear. Danny Green joined him in more …

NBA Betting Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns Predictions & Picks

Klay Thompson: Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns PredictionsThe 24-13 Golden State Warriors and 9-28 Phoenix Suns are currently at opposite ends of the Western Conference standings. But their game against each other tonight might not be as lopsided as you think (9pm ET Monday, New Year’s Eve).

The two-time defending champion Warriors have not been close to the dominant team they were for much of more …

NBA Betting Preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons Picks & Predictions

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons PredictionsTwo of the top six teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference will square off in Detroit today as the 19-9 Milwaukee Bucks visit the 14-13 Detroit Pistons (7 p.m. ET Monday).

The Bucks have had their struggles since a 7-0 start, but they are still chugging along with the NBA’s best point differential (plus-9.0 per game). Milwaukee is both an elite offense and defense due to more …

NBA Betting Preview: Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions & Picks

Willie Cauley-Stein: Sacramento Kings vs Dallas Mavericks PredictionsThe NBA’s Western Conference is deeper than ever. Several of the conference’s lottery teams from last year have gotten off to unexpectedly strong seasons, and only the 5-24 Phoenix Suns have a record worse than 13-15.

Two of the most pleasant surprises, the 15-13 Sacramento Kings and 15-12 Dallas Mavericks, will get a chance to more …

NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets Betting Predictions & Picks

Chris Paul: Portland Trail Blazers vs Houston Rockets PredictionsTwo of the Western Conference’s top three playoff seeds from last season will square off in Houston today. This contest will be between the 11-14 Houston Rockets and the 15-11 Portland Trail Blazers, two teams that aren’t playing their best basketball at the moment (8 p.m. ET Tuesday on NBA TV).

Sure, Portland is on a more …

NBA Betting Preview: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers Predictions & Picks

Domantas Sabonis: Washington Wizards vs Indiana Pacers PredictionsThe 16-10 Indiana Pacers are on a three-game winning streak without All-Star Victor Oladipo and are starting to knock on the door of the East’s elite teams in the standings. Today, they’ll be challenged by the 11-15 Washington Wizards in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis (7 p.m. ET Monday).

Indiana is a deep team and more …

NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Predictions & Picks

Jimmy Butler: Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors PredictionsThe top two teams in the East by total wins square off in Toronto today, as the 20-5 Toronto Raptors host the 17-8 Philadelphia 76ers (8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ESPN).

Both teams come into this game playing excellent basketball over the past few weeks. Toronto was on an eight-game winning streak before losing at home to the Denver Nuggets on Monday. Philadelphia has more …

NBA Betting Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz Predictions & Picks

LaMarcus Aldridge: San Antonio Spurs vs Utah Jazz PredictionsYou may not have expected to see the San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz occupying bottom-four seeds in the Western Conference this season. But, through more than one-fourth of the season, that’s where the 11-12 Spurs and 11-13 Jazz are stuck.

Today, both teams will attempt to start a move upward in the crowded Western Conference in a more …

NBA Betting Preview: Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors Picks & Predictions

Quinn Cook: Golden State Warriors vs Toronto Raptors predictionsIf you were to a poll a random sampling of NBA pundits on what the Finals matchup for next June will be, you will find one answer to be the most common. A lot of people are predicting the 15-7 Golden State Warriors and 18-4 Toronto Raptors to square off in the 2018-19 season’s ultimate event.

The two squads face each other in a more …

NBA Betting Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Nikola Jokic: Los Angeles Lakers vs Denver Nuggets predictionsIn a year of tight competition among the Western Conference, the 11-8 Los Angeles Lakers and 13-7 Denver Nuggets have both performed admirably. The teams are seventh and third, respectively, in the conference and have established themselves as likely playoff squads.

The Lakers and Nuggets will meet in more …

NBA Betting Preview: Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks Predictions & Picks

Damian Lillard: Portland Trail Blazers at New York Knicks PredictionsA surprise team has taken an early lead in the Western Conference’s race for the No. 1 seed so far. The 11-5 Portland Trail Blazers have done just enough to stay atop a jam-packed West so far. They will test their record with a road matchup against the 4-13 New York Knicks today (7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday on NBATV).

Portland has continued to more …

NBA Betting Preview: Milwaukee Bucks vs Golden State Warriors Predictions & Picks

Giannis Antetokounmpo: Milwaukee Bucks vs Golden State Warriors predictionsIt is not every day in the NBA where two teams with a total winning percentage of better than 85 percent face off against each other. However, today, the 8-2 Milwaukee Bucks will visit the 10-1 Golden State Warriors in a matchup of early-season titans (10:30pm ET Thursday on TNT).

The Bucks have found success this year under more …

NBA Betting Preview: Boston Celtics at Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Al Horford: Boston Celtics vs Denver Nuggets predictionsAn interconference battle between two of the NBA’s top defensive teams so far will a highlight of the league’s schedule today, as the 6-3 Boston Celtics visit the 8-1 Denver Nuggets (9pm ET Monday).

Boston was expected to be one of the top few teams in the league this year. While the Celtics have been more …

NBA Betting Preview: Los Angeles Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Picks

Joel Embiid: LA Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers predictionsThe 4-3 Los Angeles Clippers and 4-4 Philadelphia 76ers have both been very inconsistent this season. Both squads will both look to start building consistency as they meet for a contest in Philadelphia today (7 p.m. ET Thursday).

The inconsistency was expected from the Clippers, a deep team with no real star power. For the Sixers, though, their more …

NBA Betting Preview: Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions & Picks

Steven Adams: Boston Celtics vs Oklahoma City Thunder predictionsSometimes great teams don’t get their seasons off to the best starts. That has been the case so far for the 2-2 Boston Celtics and the 0-3 Oklahoma City Thunder.

Both squads were expected to finish near the top of their respective conferences this season and will meet in Oklahoma City today (8 p.m. ET Thursday on TNT).

For both, the big problem has more …