Basketball

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 …

NBA Preview: Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Predictions & Betting Picks

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors predictionsLast year’s No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors, are off to a roaring start again in 2018-19. The 3-0 Raptors will host the 2-1 Charlotte Hornets tonight (7:30pm ET Monday).

Toronto has some key new pieces on its roster, including former San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard and more …

NBA Betting Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Portland Trail Blazers Predictions & Picks

Nik Stauskas: San Antonio Spurs vs Portland Trail Blazers predictionsA battle of likely fringe Western Conference playoff teams do battle in Portland today as the 1-0 Trail Blazers host the 1-0 San Antonio Spurs (10 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN).

Both the Trail Blazers and Spurs had solid home wins in their openers. Portland outlasted the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers 128-119. The Spurs edged the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-108 with more …

NBA Betting Preview: New Orleans Pelicans at Houston Rockets Predictions & Picks

James Harden: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets predictionsTwo teams that could lead the NBA’s Southwest Division this season get their seasons started today. The New Orleans Pelicans will attempt to upset the Houston Rockets in Houston (8pm ET Wednesday on ESPN).

New Orleans’ roster is pretty similar to last season, when it won 48 games and a playoff series. The Pelicans’ big move was more …

NBA: Player Prop Bet Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks 2018-19

Damian Lillard: NBA prop bet predictionsThe 2018-19 NBA season is about one week from starting. Teams are going through their preseason schedules in hopes of establishing chemistry, getting back into game shape and avoiding injuries.

Many prop bets heading into the season are projecting which players will win key awards, like MVP or more …

NBA Futures 2018-19: Finals Matchup Bets Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Rudy GobertThe NBA season is quickly approaching and offseason transactions have mostly stopped. Teams are preparing to go to training camp and get a better idea how they will structure their rosters for the regular season.

One NBA futures bet that has surfaced somewhat recently is the Finals matchup for next spring. That event is more …

NBA: 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers Prop Bets Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

LeBron James: Los Angeles Lakers Prop BetsThe Los Angeles Lakers are always one of the most-watched teams in the NBA. This year, though, the intrigue is at a major high point.

Los Angeles added LeBron James, the best player in the league, during the offseason. Considering the personal rivalry between him and Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, it will interesting to see how more …

NBA Futures Betting Preview: Pacific Division 2018-19 Predictions & Picks

Klay Thompson: Pacific Division Predictions 2018-19No NBA division has a more diverse group of talent than the Pacific Division. At the top is the Golden State Warriors, who are favored to win the NBA championship this season for the fourth time in five years. At the bottom is the Sacramento Kings, who haven’t even come close to making the playoffs in 12 consecutive seasons.

The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and more …

NBA Futures Picks: Northwest Division Preview 2018-19 & Predictions

Donovan MitchellThere’s no question about it — the Northwest Division is the best and most competitive division in the entire NBA. The worst team in the division last season (the Denver Nuggets) still went 46-36 and just missed the postseason. Every squad in the grouping won between 46 and 49 contests a year ago.

How will the division shake out in more …

NBA Preview: Southwest Division 2018-19 Betting Predictions & Picks

Clint Capela: Southwest Division PredictionsWe saw a changing of the guard in the Southwest Division during the 2017-18 season. The San Antonio Spurs had 50 wins in 18 consecutive campaigns and traditionally dominated the five-team group, but they won just 47 games last season. The Houston Rockets exploded for 65 wins and came just points away from making the NBA Finals.

By the looks of things, the Rockets are more …

NBA Betting Preview: Southeast Division 2018-19 Predictions & Picks

John Wall: Southeast Division PredictionsThe NBA’s Southeast Division has no legitimate Eastern Conference contenders and features two teams that will likely challenge for the league’s worst record.

But there’s still intrigue in the NBA’s weakest division. The Washington Wizards brought in Dwight Howard and are a boom-or-bust team, the Heat are a fun, balanced team and the Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic and more …

NBA Futures Betting Preview: Central Division 2018-19 Predictions & Picks

Tyreke Evans: Central Division predictionsThe NBA’s Central Division will look a bit different in 2018-19. Former Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James left for the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason. With the megastar’s departure, Cleveland is left to rebuild with a very limited roster. The team’s four-year reign over the Central Division is likely over.

So who will end up taking over more …

NBA: 2018-19 Atlantic Division Preview, Predictions, Betting Picks

Kyrie Irving: Atlantic Division PredictionsIn a matter of just a couple of years, the NBA’s Atlantic Division has gone from a laughingstock to easily the best grouping of talent in the Eastern Conference.

The top of this division features three young teams that have become the class of the conference: the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. The Brooklyn Nets are still trying to more …

NBA Western Conference Over/Under Prop Bet Predictions & Picks 2018-19

Gregg Popovich: Western Conference Prop Bet PredictionsSimply put, the NBA’s Western Conference is going to be a dogfight in 2018-19. On paper, almost every squad in the conference improved its roster. Remember, there were already nine squads that won 46 games or more a year ago, compared to five such teams in the Eastern Conference.

One of USAbetting’s top more …

NBA MVP Preview, Predictions & Betting Picks

Victor Oladipo: NBA MVP predictionsThe NBA’s MVP award is the most prestigious of all the annual awards that the league gives out. As such, pundits discuss the race for the MVP all season, plus some more in the offseason.

The 2018-19 NBA campaign doesn’t start for a while, but most of the player movement is over and we more …

NBA Prop Bets: Rookie of the Year 2018-19 Predictions, Preview & Betting Picks

Trae Young: Rookie of Year PredictionsLast Thursday, 60 new players entered the NBA in the annual rookie draft. This year’s crop of new players is supposed to be a deep group that should produce a lot of immediate contributors.

There are several players who have a legitimate chance at winning Rookie of the Year from this group. The odds produced by more …

NBA Draft 2018: Prop Bets Predictions, Picks & Preview

Mikal Bridges: NBA Draft Prop Bet PredictionsThe annual NBA draft takes place today, Thursday. Each of the league’s teams will attempt to improve their rosters by selecting prospects that they deem the best choice for their squad.

The 2018 class is supposedly one of the better crops in recent memory, which raises the stakes for the evening. more …