NBA Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, Betting Picks

LaMarcus Aldridge: San Antonio Spurs at Milwaukee Bucks predictionsSan Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich gets the chance to coach against his former assistants frequently. His most accomplished former assistant is probably Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Coach Bud was successful as the Atlanta Hawks’ head coach for five years and he has now led anmore…

NBA Betting Picks: Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder Preview & Predictions

Nerlens Noel: Dallas Mavericks vs Oklahoma City Thunder predictionsThe Dallas Mavericks and Oklahoma City Thunder were expected to be fringe contenders for a Western Conference playoff spot this season. So far, though, the 21-11 Mavericks and 17-15 Thunder are both easily in the West’s top eight, as the fifth and seventh seeds, respectively.

The Mavs and Thunder willmore…

NBA Preview: Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors Predictions, Betting Picks

Ricky Rubio: Phoenix Suns vs Golden State Warriors predictionsThe 11-19 Phoenix Suns and 8-24 Golden State Warriors have certainly had eventful seasons so far.

Phoenix was supposed to be one of the Western Conference’s worst teams this season, but they started hot with a surprisingly impressive 5-2 record in which its two losses were each bymore…

NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers Picks & Betting Predictions

Kent BazemoreThere have been several teams this NBA season that have performed different compared to expectations. Both the 7-23 New Orleans Pelicans and 14-16 Portland Trail Blazers have had disappointing campaigns. Each will try to make headway today as they clash in a nationally televised game (10pm ET Monday on NBA TV).

The Pelicans have been hit hard bymore…

NBA: Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Jarrett Allen: Brooklyn Nets at San Antonio Spurs predictionsA couple of squads in very different positions face each other in San Antonio today. The 15-12 Brooklyn Nets and the 10-16 San Antonio Spurs will each attempt to make headway in their respective conferences (8:30 p.m. ET Thursday).

Brooklyn is in a tier of its own in the Eastern Conference as the No. 7 seed. The six teams above themore…

NBA: LA Lakers vs Indiana Pacers Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Myles Turner: LA Lakers vs Indiana predictionsIt is not often that a team wins 15 straight games on the road. In fact, it’s only been done by two teams in NBA history, the 1995-96 Utah Jazz (15 games) and the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (16 games).

Well, this year’s version of the Lakers will attempt to join that exclusive club as a 24-3 Los Angeles squad visitsmore…

NBA Preview: Los Angeles Clippers at Toronto Raptors Betting Picks & Predictions

Kawhi Leonard: LA Clippers vs Toronto Raptors predictionsLos Angeles Clippers superstar Kawhi Leonard won the Finals MVP award in June while leading the Toronto Raptors to their first championship in franchise history. Today he will make his first return to Toronto with his new team as his 18-7 Clippers match up against the 16-7 Raptors (7pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

The first head-to-head matchup betweenmore…

NBA Preview: Atlanta Hawks at Miami Heat Predictions, Betting Picks

Kendrick Nunn: Atlanta Hawks vs Miami Heat predictionsThe 6-17 Atlanta Hawks and 17-6 Miami Heat have perfectly opposite records this season, and they are also at opposite ends of the Southeast Division standings.

Will their season trends continue when they meet today in Miami? (8pm ET Tuesday). The Heat have won the two season meetings between the teams so far, but it is worth noting that Trae Young, easily themore…

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Detroit Pistons Preview, Picks & Betting Predictions

Christian Wood: Indiana Pacers vs Detroit Pistons predictionsIn this young 2019-20 NBA season, the 14-7 Indiana Pacers and 8-14 Detroit Pistons have already played each other three times. Detroit won the first two matchups by nine and two points, respectively, then Indiana won the third matchup by six points.

Today the two teams will finish up their season series in Detroit by playing their fourth contest againstmore…

NBA Preview: Denver Nuggets at New York Knicks Predictions, Betting Picks

RJ Barrett: Denver Nuggets vs New York Knicks predictionsToday the 13-5 Denver Nuggets visit the 4-17 New York Knicks as both teams attempt to halt losing streaks (7:30 p.m. ET Thursday). Denver is coming off two close losses to the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers, while the Knicks are on a seven-game losing streak against a tough schedule.

The Knicks also havemore…

NBA: Houston Rockets at San Antonio Spurs Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Russell Westbrook: Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs predictionsNBA rivalries are always fun. They bring out a heightened level of competitiveness from players and fans alike, leading to a playoff atmosphere even in the regular season.

Unfortunately, rivalries aren’t as fun when one team is much better than the other. This year, that has been the case for the 13-6 Houston Rockets and 7-14 San Antonio Spurs as theymore…

NBA Preview: Washington Wizards at Los Angeles Lakers Predictions, Betting Picks

Anthony Davis: Washington Wizards vs LA Lakers predictionsThe NBA was off on Thanksgiving Day, giving all those associated with the league a chance to spend time with loved ones. Today is Black Friday and the NBA is back with a massive slate of 13 games. The finale is a contest at Staples Center between the 6-10 Washington Wizards and 16-2 Los Angeles Lakers (10.30pm ET Friday).

Washington has been one ofmore…

NBA Preview: Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks & Predictions

Andre Drummond: Detroit Pistons vs Charlotte Hornets predictionsThe Eastern Conference this season has a clear gap between its contenders and non-contenders. Six teams have records of 10-6 or better, the Brooklyn Nets are 9-8 and then there’s a bunch of below-average teams fighting for the No. 8 seed.

Two of those squads are the 6-11 Detroit Pistons and 6-12 Charlotte Hornets, who will face each other inmore…

NBA Betting Preview: Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Picks

Bojan Bogdanovic: Utah Jazz vs Milwaukee Bucks PredictionsTwo of the NBA’s best teams this season will finish up a season series today as the 11-5 Utah Jazz visit the 13-3 Milwaukee Bucks (8 p.m. ET Monday on NBA TV).

On November 8, the Jazz won a tight 103-100 game thanks to a Bojan Bogdanovic three-pointer as time expired. That was the Bucks’ only loss since the beginning of November. Milwaukee has an 11-1 record inmore…

NBA Preview: Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder Betting Picks & Predictions

KCP: LA Lakers vs OKC predictionsThe Los Angeles Lakers have meshed more quickly than anyone could have predicted in this early NBA season. The 12-2 Lakers will aim to maintain their league-best record today as they visit the 5-9 Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET Friday).

Lakers and OKC played each other in Los Angeles on Tuesday, with the Lakers winning 112-107 behind 34 points frommore…

NBA Preview: Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Clippers Predictions & Betting Picks

Paul George: Boston Celtics vs LA Clippers predictionsWhile it is still early in this NBA season, there are some teams we can already pencil into playoff spots. The 11-2 Boston Celtics and 9-5 Los Angeles Clippers are two of those teams in their respective conferences. They will face off in the Staples Center today in a big nationally televised matchup (10pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

The Celtics will play the fourth game ofmore…

NBA Betting Preview: Golden State Warriors at Memphis Grizzlies Predictions & Picks

Eric Paschall: Golden State Warriors vs Memphis Grizzlies predictionsFour years ago, the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies treated NBA fans to a fantastic Western Conference semifinal series. Golden State ended up winning in six games, but it was an intense series featuring a clash of very different playing styles.

Today, this year’s versions of the Warriors and the Grizzlies will square off in Memphis (8pm ET Tuesday). The 2-12 Warriors andmore…

NBA Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic Picks & Betting Predictions

Dejounte Murray: San Antonio Spurs vs Orlando Magic predictionsThe 5-6 San Antonio Spurs will visit the 4-7 Orlando Magic in an intriguing cross-conference matchup today between two fringe playoff teams (7 p.m. ET Friday).

San Antonio has underwhelmed this season after a strong 3-0 start. The Spurs’ defense has been extremely porous, even though the team’s offense is still performing pretty well. Orlando’s defense, meanwhile, has carried itmore…

NBA Betting Preview: Los Angeles Clippers at Houston Rockets Predictions & Picks

Ben McLemore: LA Clippers vs Houston Rockets predictionsA couple of Western Conference powers who have gotten off to strong starts in spite of adversity will face off today, as the 7-3 Los Angeles Clippers visit the 7-3 Houston Rockets (7:30pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

The Clippers have yet to see star wing Paul George on the court, due to his shoulder injury. He is questionable tomore…

NBA Picks: Dallas Mavericks at Boston Celtics Preview & Betting Predictions

Robert Williams: Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics predictionsTwo of the NBA’s most impressive teams in this early season have been the 6-3 Dallas Mavericks and the 7-1 Boston Celtics. Dallas has been an elite offensive team so far, while the Celtics are winning with a balanced attack that is top five in efficiency on both ends of the floor.

NBA fans will get a treat onmore…

NBA Betting Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at Denver Nuggets Predictions & Picks

Raul Neto: Philadelphia 76ers vs Denver Nuggets predictionsPrior to the season, many people expected the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets to contend for the top seed in their respective conferences. Therefore, it is no surprise that both teams have solid 5-2 records so far as they head into a matchup with each other in Denver today (9 p.m. ET Friday).

Philadelphia won itsmore…

NBA Betting Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies Picks & Predictions

Karl-Anthony Towns: Minnesota Timberwolves vs Memphis Grizzlies predictionsTwo projected Western Conference lottery teams will square off in Memphis today as the 1-5 Grizzlies host the 4-2 Minnesota Timberwolves (8 p.m. ET Wednesday).

Memphis has predictably struggled quite a bit on offense due simply to lacking experience and talent. Rookie Ja Morant has received a significant amount of offensive reps, withmore…