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NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 21

 

Wednesday 11.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

    

7:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers-12

216.5

7:30 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Miami Heat-10

211.5

8:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Oklahoma City Thunder-2

215.5

 

Detroit Pistons @ Philadelphia 76ers

76ers are without Embiid, Simmons and Richardson, so they are missing more than a half of players from their starting lineup. Despite this, they are 5-5 in the last 10 games, while Pistons are 1-9 in the same span.

Pistons are also on a 4-game losing streak and after all the changes and injuries, they are probably the worst team in the NBA right now. Add the fact that 76ers play great at home and we would suggest backing them on the spread despite their big injury problems.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-12)

Charlotte Hornets @ Miami Heat

Heat are 6-4 in the last 10 games but they have been inconsistent lately and struggling to get their wins. This is partially due to injuries and some of those are still troubling them, like the fact that they will be without Butler tonight.

Meanwhile, Hornets are 4-6 in the last 10 and they are getting further away from the playoffs. Now they are going to Miami, one of the hottest home courts in the league. Back Heat in this one.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-10)

Utah Jazz @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma is the most pleasant surprise this season. They are currently 5th in the West, with only one win behind Jazz at 4th and 4 wins behind Clippers at 2nd spot. They are also on a 3-game winning streak and have won 8 of their last 10 games.

Utah is 5-5 in the last 10 games and they have generally struggled a bit lately. The biggest problem for them is their bad score with strong teams, which doesn’t bode well for their postseason ambitions. It also doesn’t instill confidence for this game since OKC is in great form.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Moneyline

Tuesday 10.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards-4

227.5

8:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Houston Rockets-12.5

244.5

8:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs+3

227.5

10:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors+11.5

226.5

 

New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards

Knicks are 3-7 in their last 10 games but they did win their last game against Detroit, who is currently perhaps the worst team in the league. Meanwhile, Wizards are not in much better form since they have also won only three of their last 10 games.

However, Wizards still have at least theoretical chances of making the playoffs and they are a better team, although not by much. We would take Washington in this game.

Our Pick: Wizards on the Spread (-4)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Houston Rockets

Since they started their experiment with going small full-time after trading Capela, Rockets have first won a few games but now they are on a 4-game losing streak at the moment.

On the other hand, Timberwolves are on a 2-game losing streak but they are 3-7 in their last 10 and without Towns. Rockets should win this game but we are not sure that they can cover the spread. Instead, bet on over since both teams focus on offense while the defense is not a priority.

Our Pick: Over 244.5 Total Points

Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

Mavericks are keeping up with the rest of the playoff teams in the West. They are 6-4 in the last 10 and they are fighting for the highest possible seed before the start of postseason.

Meanwhile, Spurs are fighting for the playoffs but it seems like they are losing that fight. They are on a 2-game losing streak and they are 4-6 in the last 10. Mavs may be without Doncic who is questionable but we like Mavs in this game whether he plays or not.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-3)

Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors

Clippers suffered a devastating loss to their town rival and one of the main competitors for the championship this season, Lakers. The loss came after a nice streak of wins, so Clippers will be looking to bounce right back after that one.

On the other hand, Warriors are still dead last in the West but they did win 3 of their last 5 games. Curry is questionable due to illness, while Green is out for sure. With that in mind, this should be an easy win for the Clippers who are a much better team and hungry to get back on the winning track.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-11.5)

Monday 09.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Utah Jazz-4

225.5

8:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Denver Nuggets-5

222.5

 

Toronto Raptors @ Utah Jazz

These teams are both in good form at the moment – Raptors are on a 3-game winning streak, while Jazz have won 5 games in a row. However, Jazz have mostly beating poor teams in that streak while they struggled to win against stronger teams before that.

Still, this should be a very close contest, especially since Raptors are still without VanVleet. Instead on the final score, we would rather bet on points. Both teams can play strong defense, so this could end up being a game with low total points.

Our Pick: Under 225.5 Total Points

Milwaukee Bucks @ Denver Nuggets

Bucks are simply a different team without Antetokounmpo, as we have seen in their loss to Suns who were without both Ayton and Oubre Jr. Bucks have also lost to Lakers before that, so they are on a 2-game losing streak, a sight not so common this season.

Meanwhile, Nuggets have been a bit inconsistent lately. They are 5-5 in the last 10 games but they had a few surprising loses in that span. Still, they will certainly be motivated tonight and try to take this unique opportunity to beat the league leaders while their superstar is out.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 20

 

Sunday 08.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

3:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Brooklyn Nets-6.5

221.5

3:30 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Minnesota Timberwolves+6

247.5

7:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Washington Wizards+4.5

231.5

8:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Sacramento Kings+5.5

228.5

 

Chicago Bulls @ Brooklyn Nets

Bulls have lost 8 of their last 10 games but at least they have Wendell Carter and Lauri Markkanen back, while LaVine is out for a while.  Meanwhile, Nets scored 139 in a win against San Antonio, although they have only won 4 of their last 10 games.

Still, Nets are a better team, they have the home court advantage and they are playing for the playoffs, so they have a good motive for tonight.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-6.5)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Pelicans enter this game after a nice win over Miami and they will be looking for revenge against Wolves since they lost their last head-to-head game a week ago. Pelicans are fighting for the playoffs and they are in solid form with 5 wins in the last 10 games.

On the other hand, Timberwolves are without Towns for at least another couple of weeks. In the last 10 games, they have a score of 3-7. We like Pelicans in this game and believe they can cover the spread.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-6)

Miami Heat @ Washington Wizards

Wizards are still hoping to make the playoffs since they are 5 games away from the 8th seed. They are, however, only 4-6 in the last 10 games. Heat, on the other hand, are in a better position but they are also only 5-5 in the last 10.

This could be a close game, so we would rather bet on points. Wizards like to push the pace but they also don’t play a good defense, so over seems like a solid bet in this game.

Our Pick: Over 231.5 Total Points

Toronto Raptors @ Sacramento Kings

This should be a very interesting game. Sacramento Kings are in good form, with 7 wins in the last 10 games. They also beat Portland last night, one of their main competitors for the playoffs.

On the other hand, Raptors are also in solid form, with 6 wins in the last 10 games. They have also won 2 games in a row but they have some injury problems. With that in mind, we believe that Kings can be in this game until the end and perhaps even win it.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (+5.5)

Saturday 07.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

5:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Charlotte Hornets+6.5

222.5

7:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Detroit Pistons+8

214.5

7:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Cleveland Cavs+8

218.5

 

Houston Rockets @ Charlotte Hornets

After a series of good results, Rockets have lost a couple of games in a row now. Still, they are 6-4 in the last 10 games and it can’t be said that they are in bad form.

Meanwhile, Hornets are 5-5 in the last 10 games but they have lost 3 games in a row. Rockets are also a much better team, so we expect them to show it tonight and cover the spread.

Our Pick: Rockets on the Spread (-6.5)

Utah Jazz @ Detroit Pistons

Pistons are playing as well as we could expect with the team they have left – they are 1-9 in the last 10 games. After all the changes they went through and injuries of Griffin, Rose and Kennard, Pistons are perhaps the worst team in the league right now.

On the other hand, Jazz have won 4 games in a row and they are playing well, especially against lesser teams. Take Jazz on the spread in this one.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-8)

Denver Nuggets @ Cleveland Cavs

Cavs are struggling at the moment since they have lost 4 games in a row. They have also fallen to the very bottom in the East and have numerous injury problems.

Meanwhile, Nuggets are one of the most consistent teams this season. They are 3rd in the West and have a score of 6-4 in the last 10 games. This should be an easy win for Denver, especially since they lost to Warriors a couple of games ago and won’t allow that mistake to happen again.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-8)

Friday 06.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards-3

245.5

7:30 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks+7

218.5

8:00 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Minnesota Timberwolves+2

234.5

9:00 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix Suns+1.5

233.5

 

Atlanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards

Hawks have been playing well lately and they have won 5 of their last 10 games. However, they are still without Capela, while Reddish is questionable for this game. Meanwhile, Wizards are 4-6 in the last 10 but they are probably still hoping to make the push for the playoffs.

This game can go either way but if there is one thing we can expect, it’s plenty of points. And while the total is set pretty high, we still expect this game to go over.

Our Pick: Over 246.5 Total Points

Oklahoma City Thunder @ New York Knicks

New York Knicks are one of the worst teams in the league and they have been for a while now. They are 3-7 in the last 10 games and their fortune is unlikely to change in the near future.

Meanwhile, Thunder are the most pleasant surprise of the season. They are currently 6th in the West, with just 4 wins behind Clippers in the 2nd place. We believe that OKC can get another win in Madison Square Garden.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Spread (-7)

Orlando Magic @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves have wasted another season, although a part of it was due to the unusual amount of time that Towns was injured. Towns will miss this game as well but Wolves have managed to win 2 games in a row somehow.

Meanwhile, Magic have lost 3 games in a row now and they are lucky that the competition is poor in the East, so they are most likely going to end up in the playoffs. However, in this game, we expect a win for Orlando since Wolves are in a bad shape.

Our Pick: Magic on the Moneyline

Portland Trail Blazers @ Phoenix Suns

Blazers managed to stay afloat while Lillard was out injured and with him back, they can now hope to make a strong push for the 8th seed. They are 3 games behind Grizzlies but there are other teams gunning for that playoff spot.

Suns, unfortunately, are not one of them. While it seemed like they could be, their recent form has shattered their hopes. With just 3 wins in the last 10 games and 4 straight losses, Suns are looking at another year of lottery. Take Blazers in this one.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Moneyline

Thursday 05.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Charlotte Hornets-8.5

208.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockets-1

237.5

10:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Sacramento Kings-5

219.5

 

Denver Nuggets @ Charlotte Hornets

After a blowout loss at home against the lowly Warriors, Nuggets will be looking for a way to bounce back. They are having a good season so far and they are 6-4 in the last 10 games.

Meanwhile, Hornets are 5-5 in the last 10 games but they have lost 2 games in a row. And while they still have a chance to make the playoffs, it is pretty unlikely. Denver will certainly play a better game than against Warriors and we expect them to get back to the winning track.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-8.5)

Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockets

These teams are fighting for the home court advantage in the playoffs and this game can have a big impact on the final standings, although that is still far away. Rockets are 7-3 in the last 10 games, while Clippers are 6-4 but they are on a 5-game winning streak.

This game could go either way, so we would suggest betting on points instead on the final score. Rockets are known for their offense and lack of defense, while Clippers have the potential to play great defense but they haven’t yet shown it. Take over in this one.

Our Pick: Over 237.5 Total Points

Philadelphia 76ers @ Sacramento Kings

76ers are in big problems at the moment – they are without Simmons and Embiid and they have lost 3 of their last 4 games. They are also certainly going to be on the road in the playoffs, which is a problem for them since they have been pretty bad in away games this season.

Meanwhile, Kings are on a roll, with 3 straight wins and 7 wins in the last 10 games. They are making a push for the playoffs and this win could give them a further boost.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-5)

Wednesday 04.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers+1.5

215.5

7:30 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Brooklyn Nets-2

225.5

7:30 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat-7.5

218.5

9:30 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Dallas Mavericks-6

235.5

 

Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Celtics enter this game after losing in overtime to Nets last night and after they blew a 14-point lead in the last quarter. They are also dealing with injuries since they will play without Walker, Hayward and Brown. However, they are in solid form with 6 wins in the last 10 games.

Meanwhile, Cavs are 4-6 in the last 10 games and they have lost 3 games in a row now. Cavs will also miss Drummond tonight. So, we feel that Celtics should be able to win this game despite all the injuries they have since they have solid replacements and a better motive since they are fighting for the better playoff spot.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Moneyline

Memphis Grizzlies @ Brooklyn Nets

Nets have pulled off a remarkable comeback last night in Boston and now they are hosting one of the biggest surprises this season, Memphis Grizzlies. Nets are 4-6 in the last 10, so they are not in the best form.

However, Grizzlies have also won just 4 games of their last 10, although they did win 2 games in a row. We like the Nets in this one, especially since Grizzlies will be without Jackson Jr. and Clarke, two important players for their success this season.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-2)

Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat

Both of these teams have the same score in the last 10 games – 5 wins and 5 losses. However, Heat are on a 3-game winning streak at the moment, while Magic have lost their last 2 games in a row.

Heat are also one of the best teams when they play in their home arena, with a score of 26-4 in front of their fans. We believe they can get another win tonight and cover the spread in the process.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-7.5)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Dallas Mavericks

Pelicans are trying to get the last playoff spot in the West but they have made a huge step back last night after losing at home to Minnesota without Towns. Pelicans are now on a 2-game losing streak, although they are still 6-4 in the last 10.

Meanwhile, Mavericks are also 6-4 in the last 10, so this could be a very interesting game that could go either way. So, we would rather bet on points, especially since these two teams score a lot of points and allow a lot of points as well.

Our Pick: Over 235.5 Total Points

Tuesday 03.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Charlotte Hornets+2.5

211.5

8:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ New Orleans Pelicans-11.5

247.5

9:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets-15

218.5

9:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Phoenix Suns+4

225.5

 

San Antonio Spurs @ Charlotte Hornets

Spurs are probably still hoping to make the playoffs but in reality, that is unlikely. With that scenario looming for the first time after a couple of decades, it is obvious that every game is a must win for San Antonio. Still, they are only 3-7 in the last 10 games and in a pretty bad shape.

Meanwhile, Hornets are 5-5 in the last 10 and they have their own playoff ambitions – although they are as likely to happen as Spurs’ playoff dreams. But in this game we have to support Popovich and the abundance of experience that Spurs have.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Spread (-2.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ New Orleans Pelicans

Timberwolves have already packed themselves for the summer break and with Towns out, each win they get is as big as a mountain. They are 2-8 in the last 10 games and they have lost the last two games in a row.

Meanwhile, Pelicans are making the push for the playoffs. They are a few wins behind Grizzlies but they have been playing well, with 6 wins in the last 10 games. There is no doubt that Pelicans will win this game but we also believe they can cover the spread.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-11.5)

Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets

Warriors are having a nightmare season and it is due to continue. They have only managed to win once in the last 10 games and they are now traveling to Denver, where many stronger teams have failed to get a good result.

Nuggets are playing pretty well at the moment, with 7 wins in the last 10 games. They have been good the entire season as well, which is why they are 2nd in the West. This will be an easy win for Nuggets, no doubt.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-15)

Toronto Raptors @ Phoenix Suns

The reigning champions are not in their best form at the moment and they are dealing with a few minor injuries. They have lost the last three games in a row but they are still 6-4 in the last 10. They are also 2nd in the East but Celtics are breathing down their neck.

Meanwhile, Suns have been trying to get into the playoff race but they have been really poor lately since they also lost 3 games in a row. While this could be a tight game, we would still back Raptors to win since Suns have lost Oubre Jr. for the season.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-4)

Monday 02.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Cleveland Cavaliers+8.5

219.5

7:00 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Orlando Magic-7

220.5

7:30 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat+3.5

226.5

8:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Chicago Bulls+3.5

224.5

 

Utah Jazz @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Jazz have been pretty inconsistent lately, with 5 wins in the last 10 games. However, they did get their wins against weaker teams, while they lost to teams similar to them in standings.

On the other hand, Cavs are 4-6 in their last 10 games and they are on a 2-game losing streak. While we expect Utah to win this game, we are not sure whether they can cover the spread. Instead, we suggest betting on under since Utah can play great defense, while Cavs often struggle to score against better teams.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Portland Trail Blazers @ Orlando Magic

Trail Blazers are struggling at the moment, which is understandable since they have been dealing with many injuries, including the absence of their star player Lillard. They have lost 3 games in a row and they have only won 3 of their last 10.

Meanwhile, Magic are 5-5 in the last 10 and they are firmly in the playoff spot in the East. And while Orlando is a solid team, we expect Blazers to put up a fight, so we don’t really like the spread on Magic.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (+7)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Miami Heat

These two teams have been surprising us positively the entire season – Bucks with their sheer dominance and Heat with much better results than anticipated. Bucks are once again on a 6-game winning streak, while Miami won the last 2 games but they have been struggling before that since they only have 4 wins in the last 10 games.

Still, this is a game that could go either way and we would avoid betting on the final score. Instead, we would suggest betting on under since both teams have the ability to play lock-down defense and we expect them to show it off tonight.

Our Pick: Under 226.5 Total Points

Dallas Mavericks @ Chicago Bulls

Mavericks have already shown that they can win even without their Euro phenom Luka Doncic. They did it again last night with a win in Minnesota. Luka might be back tonight, that’s still up in the air but Mavs are in solid form lately anyway with 6 wins in their previous 10 games.

Meanwhile, Bulls are in poor form, with just one win in the last 10 games. However, they have been dealing with many injuries in that period. Carter Jr. is back now but Markkanen is still out, as well as Dunn and Porter Jr. We like the odds on Mavs on the moneyline and we suggest you take them too.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Moneyline

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 19

 

Sunday 01.03.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

3:30 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Clippers-12

219.5

3:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves+10

244.5

6:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Sacramento Kings-7.5

217.5

8:30 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Golden State Warriors+6.5

228.5

 

Philadelphia 76ers @ Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers are starting to get into form again after being in a bit of a crisis for a while. Now they have won 3 games in a row and they are back to 3rd spot in the Western Conference.

Meanwhile, 76ers are dealing with serious injury problems. They are without Simmons and Embiid for tonight, so the only question remains by how much will the Clippers win this game. We believe that they can cover the spread.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-12)

Dallas Mavericks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves managed to get a surprising win against Heat and then immediately and unsurprisingly lost their next match. They are 2-8 in the last 10 games and they will be without Towns for some time more.

On the other hand, Mavericks are solid lately, with 5 wins in the last 10 games. They will surely take this opportunity to add another win to their tally, probably covering the spread in the process. However, you can also bet on over since both teams are not focused on defense, while Mavs also have the best offense in the league.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-10)

Detroit Pistons @ Sacramento Kings

Although it seems like it is too late for Kings to make the push for the playoffs, they are actually only a few games away from Memphis and there is still time. If they keep on winning like in the last 10 games where they won 7 games, they can hope.

And hosting Pistons at this time seems like a perfect opportunity to keep the momentum going. Pistons are in full rebuild mode and they have only won 2 of their last 10 games. Anything other than a convincing win for Kings would be a huge surprise.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-7.5)

Washington Wizards @ Golden State Warriors

While Wizards are 9th in the East, it is hard to expect that they can seriously enter the playoff race. Still, they are trying and they are 4-6 in the last 10 games.

Meanwhile, Warriors have finally won a game last night, beating Suns in a convincing manner. So, while we lean towards Wizards, this game could go either way. That’s why we would rather bet on points – Wizards score and allow a lot of points and this seems like it could be a high-scoring game.

Our Pick: Over 228.5 Total Points

Saturday 29.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Atlanta Hawks-1

234.5

7:30 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Miami Heat-7

224.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis Grizzlies+6

228.5

8:30 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Boston Celtics-1.5

230.5

 

Portland Trail Blazers @ Atlanta Hawks

Hawks are playing well at the moment with 5 wins in the last 10 games. Particularly impressive was their win over Nets last night 141-118. And while Blazers enter this game more rested, they are without Lillard and they only have 3 wins in the last 10 games.

Despite the fact that Blazers are still in the playoff race, this game could go either way. That’s why we feel more comfortable betting on points. Hawks play a fast-paced, high-scoring basketball with Young on the court and with Blazers not having enough bodies to play good defense, over seems like a good choice here.

Our Pick: Over 234.5 Total Points

Brooklyn Nets @ Miami Heat

Miami managed to get the win last night over Mavs and show that the crisis was only temporary. Still, they are 3-7 in the last 10 games and not in their best form, although this bad run didn’t cost them much since they are 4th in the East at the moment.

Meanwhile, Nets have also been struggling lately. They are on a 3-game losing streak, including a humiliating loss in Atlanta last night. Since Miami is one of the best teams in the league at home, they should be able to get another win tonight.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-7)

Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies are having problems at the moment – they have been without Clarke and Jackson Jr. for a few games and they will miss them for another week at least. Consequently, they have now lost 5 games in a row and seriously jeopardized their playoff spot.

Meanwhile, Lakers are playing great basketball, with 7 wins in a row. Despite playing without James in their last game, they got another win. While both James and Davis are game-time decisions for tonight, this should be an easy game for the 2nd best team in the league.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-6)

Houston Rockets @ Boston Celtics

Rockets are in great form and it seems like their ultimate experiment with small lineups is giving results, at least in the regular season. They are on a 5-game winning streak and they have won 8 of their last 10 games.

However, Celtics are also playing well since they have also won 8 of their last 10 games. This should be a close game but we expect a lot of points, despite the fact that Celtics are without Walker and Rockets without Gordon.

Our Pick: Over 230.5 Total Points

Friday 28.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Toronto Raptors-14

215.5

7:30 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Atlanta Hawks+3

233.5

8:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavs @ New Orleans Pelicans-11.5

237.5

9:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Miami Heat-2

229.5

 

Charlotte Hornets @ Toronto Raptors

Raptors are proving to the world that they are not the champions without a reason. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games and they are only behind Bucks in the standings in the Eastern Conference.

Meanwhile, Hornets are struggling lately, with 4 wins in the last 10 games. And while they have a bit better record than most expected, they will ultimately miss the playoffs. But the spread on Raptors seems a bit high and betting on under seems like a smarter choice given the way Raptors play defense and how Hornets often struggle on offense.

Our Pick: Under 215.5 Total Points

Brooklyn Nets @ Atlanta Hawks

Hawks have been playing better lately but they are still just 4-6 in the last 10 games. They have also lost two games in a row but they’ve shown some glimpses of what the future may hold for them.

On the other hand, Nets are dealing with the season-ending injury to their other superstar Kyrie Irving and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games. This one could go either way, so we suggest betting on points. Both teams can score well and don’t play good defense, so over seems like a logical choice.

Our Pick: Over 233.5 Total Points

Cleveland Cavs @ New Orleans Pelicans

Cavs are on a surprising two-game winning streak and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games. They are also dealing with injuries since Drummond is questionable for tonight.

On the other hand, Pelicans are playing really well, with 6 wins in their last 10 games. They are still some ways behind the 8th seed but they are trying to make a push for the playoffs. With that in mind, they should be able to get the win against one of the worst teams in the league and cover the spread in the process.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-11.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ Miami Heat

Heat are in a serious crisis right now since they have lost two games in a row and 4 of their last 5 games. The bigger problem is the fact that these loses came at the hands of lowly teams like Cavs, Timberwolves and Hawks.

Meanwhile, Mavericks have won 4 of their last 5 and they seem to be in great form at the moment. And while Miami is one of the best home-court teams, we have to support Mavs in this game.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (+2)

Thursday 27.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers-7.5

214.5

10:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors+14.5

225.5

 

New York Knicks @ Philadelphia 76ers

76ers will be without Simmons for a while but they shouldn’t be affected much by it, especially when they play lowly teams in the East. That being said, they did manage to lose to Cleveland quite convincingly last night, while Embiid left the game early and he may miss this one as well. 76ers are now 5-5 in the last 10 games.

Meanwhile, Knicks are on a 5-game losing streak and they seem to be struggling a lot. With 76ers having the home-court advantage, we don’t see them having problems with another bad team like Cavs.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-7.5)

Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors

Warriors just keep on losing and tonight’s game is certainly not going to bring them a change in luck. Golden State is 2-8 in the last 10 and they are on a 7-game losing streak.

On the other hand, Lakers have won 6 games in a row and they are 8-2 in the last 10. They hold the top spot in the West firmly and the only question tonight is by how much will they win. We believe they can cover the spread.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-14.5)

Wednesday 26.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland Cavaliers+7.5

220.5

7:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Washington Wizards+1.5

234.5

7:30 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat-10

228.5

8:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs+5

229.5

 

Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland Cavaliers

76ers are going to be without Ben Simmons for a couple of weeks but they should be fine, especially against teams behind them in standings, like Cleveland. 76ers are 5-5 in the last 10 games, so they have been a bit inconsistent.

Meanwhile, Cavaliers enter this game after a surprising overtime win against Miami, in which they came back from a 19-point deficit in the last quarter. A miracle like that doesn’t happen often and they will probably struggle to stay in this game until the end.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-7.5)

Brooklyn Nets @ Washington Wizards

Wizards are on a 3-game losing streak but they are still 5-5 in the last 10 games. They are playing according to expectations and rarely surprise us with unexpected wins.

Meanwhile, the injury-ravaged Nets are holding together after Irving was announced out for the season. They are 6-4 in the last 10 games and they could get the win here as well. Still, we would rather bet on points since both teams can score well, while Wizards also allow the most points per game this season.

Our Pick: Over 234.5 Total Points

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Miami Heat

Miami is struggling at the moment, with just 4 wins in the last 10 games. They also lost a game against Cavs in an unbelievable fashion after blowing a 19-point lead in the last quarter.

However, Timberwolves are so bad at the moment that Miami should be able to get out of their rut with an easy win and boost their confidence. Heat might miss Butler for personal reasons, while Timberwolves are without Towns.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-10)

Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs

Spurs are 4-6 in the last 10 games and their playoff hopes seem to be fading more and more. They have been pretty bad this season for their standards and a huge overhaul is most likely to happen in San Antonio next season.

Meanwhile, Mavericks are playing well, carried by the Slovenian phenom Luka Doncic. They are 6-4 in the last 10 and most likely don’t have to worry about missing the playoffs. Without pressure, Dallas seems like a good choice for this game.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-5)

Tuesday 25.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Indiana Pacers-11

208.5

8:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Chicago Bulls+6.5

217.5

9:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Denver Nuggets-12

216.5

10:30 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors+5

229.5

 

Charlotte Hornets @ Indiana Pacers

Pacers have lost Jeremy Lamb for the season, which is the worst part of their humiliating loss to Raptors a couple of nights ago. Pacers were just starting to get into the rhythm after they got Oladipo back from a year-long absence.

Meanwhile, Hornets also suffered a heavy loss in their last game against Nets. However, they were on a 3-game winning streak before that. But despite all of it, Indiana is a much better team and should have no problems tonight.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-11)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Chicago Bulls

OKC is keeping up with the best teams in the West, to the surprise of many. They are on a 3-game winning streak and they have won 7 of their last 10 games.

On the other hand, Bulls have just 2 wins in their last 10 games and they are struggling with major injury problems. Although they did get the win in their last game against Wizards, they will most likely be no match for Thunder this evening.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Spread (-6.5)

Detroit Pistons @ Denver Nuggets

Nuggets are in good form with 7 wins in the last 10 games. They have been pretty consistent the entire season, which is why they are in 2nd place in the West, right behind Lakers. They are fully healthy as well, after dealing with some injuries lately.

On the other hand, Pistons have fallen apart due to injuries and roster changes. They traded Drummond, let Markieff Morris and Reggie Jackson go , so now their starting lineup is made of young, inexperienced players, career role players and Derrick Rose. Pistons are on a 6-game losing streak as well.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-12)

Sacramento Kings @ Golden State Warriors

Warriors are, once again, on a losing streak. This time, they have lost 6 games in a row and nothing indicates that things could change anytime soon.

Meanwhile, Kings are in good form at the moment since they have 6 wins in the last 10 games. They have also won 2 games in a row, including a win over Clippers. While Kings have been inconsistent this season, they should be able to win this game fairly easy.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-5)

Monday 24.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers+6

223.5

7:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Washington Wizards+12

241.5

8:30 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks-12.5

233.5

10:30 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Clippers-9

232.5

 

Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavs are stuck to the bottom of the standings in the East and it’s highly unlikely that something will change anytime soon. They have only won 3 of their last 10 games and they will be without Love tonight as well.

However, Heat are also in a bit of a rut, with just 4 wins in the last 10 games. But they have been without Butler in some of those games and he is going to play tonight. It’s a great opportunity for Miami to get a confidence boost with an easy win.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-6)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Washington Wizards

Wizards are inconsistent lately but they have been like that the entire season. They are 5-5 in the last 10 games but they have lost two games in a row. Tonight, they will play with the best team in the NBA who is 8-2 in the last 10 and on a 2-game winning streak.

We expect Bucks to win and cover the spread even though it seems a bit high. But you can also be on over since both teams score a lot of points, while Wizards also allow the most points in the league.

Our Pick: Over 241.5 Total Points

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks are 5-5 in the last 10 games and they lost the previous match since they were without Doncic who will most likely be back tonight. On the other hand, Timberwolves will be without Towns and Russell in this game.

In addition to this, Wolves have lost 4 games in a row and 9 of their last 10. They are the only team in the West, in addition to Warriors, that has basically no chance of making the playoffs. They will lose tonight as well and we expect Dallas to cover the spread too.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-12.5)

Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Clippers

Both of these teams are in the playoff picture at the moment. While Clippers are unsurprisingly there, Grizzlies have surprised many with their great season. However, both teams are struggling lately since Grizzlies have lost 2 games in a row, while Clippers are on a 3-game losing streak.

Paul George is questionable for tonight but Clippers should still be able to pull off the win and get out of their losing streak. However, the spread seems high for this game and we would rather go with Grizzlies on the spread.

Our Pick: Grizzlies on the Spread (+9)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 18

 

Sunday 23.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors-5

219.5

6:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Denver Nuggets-12.5

225.5

7:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder-5

221.5

8:30 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors+8.5

237.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors

Raptors are in great form since they have only lost once in the last 10 games and they were on a double-digit winning streak before that. But during that time, they have struggled against Pacer and only won in overtime.

Meanwhile, Pacers are getting their groove back with Oladipo in the starting lineup. They have won two games in a row, including a win over the dominant league leader Milwaukee. With that in mind, we suggest betting on under total points since both teams can play stellar defense.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Denver Nuggets

With just one win in more than 10 games and with the news that Towns will be out at least a couple of weeks, Timberwolves are going to struggle to stay in most games, let alone win them.

In the other hand, Nuggets are second in the West and they have won 6 of their last 10 games. And while they did lose two games in a row, this matchup seems perfect for getting them back on the winning track.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-12.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Spurs are likely going to miss the playoffs for the first time in 22 years. It will be a sad but not too surprising outcome of their season since they have been pretty inconsistent. For example, they are now on a 2-game winning streak but they still only have 4 wins in the last 10 games.

Meanwhile, OKC is the most positive surprise of the season and they are not letting up. They have won 7 of their last 10 games and they also won 2 in a row. We don’t like to bet against Spurs but we like this Thunder team and we want to back them up tonight.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Spread (-5)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors

After losing in the NBA Finals last year, Warriors are having a nightmare season now. They are last in the league with just 12 wins in 56 games and they are once again on a 5-game losing streak. Thompson won’t be making a comeback this season, while Curry should be back sometime in March, unless they decide to shut him down.

On the other hand, Pelicans obviously have a bright future, even if they don’t make the playoffs this season. They are 7-3 in the last 10 and they should deal with these Warriors without any problem.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-8.5)

Saturday 22.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Charlotte Hornets+3.5

215.5

7:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Atlanta Hawks+6

238.5

8:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Chicago Bulls+1

219.5

8:30 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks-8.5

227.5


Brooklyn Nets @ Charlotte Hornets

Hornets are on a run of 3 straight wins and they are still hoping to make the playoffs this season. On the other hand, Nets are 6-4 in their last 10 games but they have also received news that Irving will miss the rest of the season.

Brooklyn showed so far that they can play well without Irving and they are a better team than Hornets. Betting on Nets comes with good value since the spread is small and we would suggest to take it.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-3.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ Atlanta Hawks

This will be the second game in two nights for Mavs and they come into this game after two straight wins. They are 5-5 in the last 10 and they will be looking to improve their record and climb a sport or two in the standings before the playoffs.

Meanwhile, Hawks are sitting near the bottom of the Eastern Conference but they are 4-6 in their last 10. With Young in good form, this game could go either way, especially when you account for the spread. So, we would suggest betting on over since Mavs are the best offensive team, while Hawks can score a lot with Young in the lineup.

Our Pick: Over 238.5 Total Points

Phoenix Suns @ Chicago Bulls

This is a game between two struggling teams – Bulls are ravaged by injuries, while Suns are in a bad form after losing 7 of their last 10 games. Bulls are also on a 7-game losing streak, so both teams will be trying to get out from the hole tonight.

Suns played last night as well and lost to Raptors in Toronto. Although they will be tired from playing back-to-back, they have more players at their disposal and they have showed glimpses of how good they can be. We would back Suns in this game.

Our Pick: Suns on the Moneyline

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks have picked up right where they left after the break with a convincing win in Detroit. They are now 8-2 in the last 10 games and still sit comfortably on the top of the league standings. However, 76ers are also in good form since they are on a 4-game winning streak.

While Bucks should win tonight, it’s probably better to bet on points since the spread seems too high. Both of these teams can play good defense, so we suggest betting on under here.

Our Pick: Under 227.5 Total Points

Friday 21.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington Wizards-4.5

234.5

7:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Orlando Magic+3.5

220.5

7:30 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Toronto Raptors-7.5

228.5

8:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Minnesota Timberwolves+6.5

229.5

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Washington Wizards

Wizards have been in solid form before the All Star break, with 6 wins in the last 10 games. They have also won 2 games in a row and they have been playing interesting basketball. Meanwhile, Cavs have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games but they did get the win in their last game.

While we believe that Wizards can cover the spread, they are wildly unpredictable this season. Instead, it is better to bet on over total points since Wizards are the worst defensive team and Cavs are not that far behind.

Our Pick: Over 234.5 Total Points

Dallas Mavericks @ Orlando Magic

Mavericks are pretty inconsistent lately, with 5 wins in the last 10 games. Still, they are in the playoff picture and they are doing well despite dealing with some injuries in this period. On the other hand, Magic are fighting for the playoffs but they have been struggling lately with only 3 wins in the last 10 games.

And while Orlando is on a 2-game winning streak, Dallas is simply the better team and we expect them to get the win tonight and cover the small spread in the process.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-3.5)

Phoenix Suns @ Toronto Raptors

Raptors have been on fire in February and they seem like a legit candidate to defend their championship even without Leonard. They have a score of 9-1 in the past 10 games and they are sitting in the 2nd place in the East right now.

Meanwhile, Suns have fallen behind in the West after they lost 7 of their last 10 games and it seems that they will once again miss the playoffs. Raptors are a great team at home and while we do believe that this Suns team has the future, Raptors should be able to beat them convincingly tonight.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-7.5)

Boston Celtics @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves have done a major trade before the All Star break, bringing Russell to play with Towns. They also moved more players and changed basically the entire team. And while they did beat Clippers right after these trades, they lost their two next games and they are now 1-9 in the last 10.

To make the matters worse, it seems that Towns will miss a couple of weeks due to injury. So, it’s safe to say that Wolves have given up on this season, while Celtics are on a good run with 8 wins in the last 10 games. Celtics should get a comfortable win tonight.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-6.5)

Thursday 20.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Detroit Pistons+13

224.5

8:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Philadelphia 76ers-8

216.5

8:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Chicago Bulls-5

210.5

10:30 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors+10.5

232.5

 

Milwaukee Bucks @ Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons have lost Griffin to injury, Drummond in trade and Reggie Jackson was waived, which means that they only have young guys left, with a few veterans. This team is not going anywhere this season and they will struggle to get wins in the future.

Meanwhile, Bucks are sitting on top of the standings, quite comfortably. They have won 8 of their last 10 games, although they did lose the last game before the All Star break, albeit without Giannis. Bucks will win this game without a doubt; the only question is by how much. We believe they will cover the spread.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-13)

Brooklyn Nets @ Philadelphia 76ers

Nets have been without Irving most of the season and that will also be the case tonight. Still, Nets are in good form with 7 wins in the last 10 games and they have climbed the standings to the 7th spot in the East.

However, 76ers are also in good form with 3 straight wins. They are fully healthy and they have a great home court, so they should be able to get the win tonight. While we think that the spread is a bit high, we would still rather go with 76ers.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-8)

Charlotte Hornets @ Chicago Bulls

This is a duel of two struggling teams without much hope of going into the postseason. Hornets are 3-7 in the last 10 games, although they are on a 2-game winning streak. On the other hand, Bulls are on a 6-game losing streak at the moment and struggling with injuries.

Hornets could get the win tonight, or at least they could get under the spread. Still, we would suggest betting on under total points because both of these teams have troubles when it comes to scoring, which is why the total is so low as well.

Our Pick: Under 210.5 Total Points

Houston Rockets @ Golden State Warriors

Warriors are probably hoping for the season to end as fast as possible. After trading Russell for Wiggins, they are perhaps in an even worse position while they are without Thompson and Curry. Warriors are 2-8 in the last 10 and on a 4-game losing streak, while Rockets are 6-4 in the last 10 and simply a better team.

But Warriors have often lost games while getting under the spread, so we would suggest betting on points instead. Houston scores at a high rate and with the defense they are playing, Warriors should be able to get in on the action as well.

Our Pick: Over 232.5 Total Points

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 17

 

Wednesday 12.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn Nets+2.5

221.5

7:30 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Indiana Pacers+1.5

220.5

8:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Minnesota Timberwolves-7

226.5

9:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz-4

219.5

 

Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn Nets

Raptors are the hottest team in the league right now since they have won 15 games in a row. The most impressive thing about it is the fact that they have struggled with injuries all that time. Even tonight, they will be without Gasol, Powell and probably Ibaka.

Meanwhile, Nets are 6-4 in their last 10 and they are playing well despite the fact that they are without Irving for some time now. Still, with Raptors in great form, we believe the value lies with Toronto, especially since the spread is low.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-2.5)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Indiana Pacers

Bucks are playing like a true contender this season. They are first in the league and they have been beating opponents convincingly in most of the cases. Bucks are 9-1 in their last 10 but they could be without Giannis tonight.

On the other hand, Pacers have been struggling ever since Oladipo came back and they have lost 6 in the row. Even without Giannis, Bucks should be able to get the win here against the team still looking for the best form in this new reality.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Moneyline

Charlotte Hornets @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves have broken their losing streak against Clippers but then they lost to Raptors in their next game. Still, things look a bit brighter in Minnesota after the many trades done before the deadline and Towns seems happy at last since he got his friend Russell as a teammate now.

Hornets, however, are also in bad form. They are 2-8 in the last 10 and it seems that they only get the wins thanks to the poor competition in the East. This should be an easy win for Timberwolves.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Spread (-7)

Miami Heat @ Utah Jazz

These two teams have been a bit inconsistent lately since they both have 5-5 in the last 10 games. Still, Utah seems a bit better right now after winning their last 3 games to break a losing streak of 5 games. With that in mind, Utah is rightfully a small favorite.

But this game could go either way. Instead of betting on the final score, it’s better to focus on points. Both teams can play good defense, so under seems like a logical choice despite the low total.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Tuesday 11.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Philadelphia 76ers+1

225.5

8:00 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ New Orleans Pelicans-2.5

240.5

8:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder-6.5

220.5

 

Los Angeles Clippers @ Philadelphia 76ers

After a surprising loss to Timberwolves, Clippers got back on the winning track with a win over Cavs. Clippers now have a score of 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are only a few games behind Lakers, who are 1st in the West.

76ers are pretty inconsistent lately since they have won 5 of their last 10 games. They are playing without Richardson but Korkmaz has been balling lately. This game could go either way but it should be a low-scoring game since both teams are good on defense.

Our Pick: Under 225.5 Total Points

Portland Trail Blazers @ New Orleans Pelicans

Blazers are in good form, despite being shorthanded due to various injuries. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are fighting for the playoff spot. Pelicans are just a couple of wins behind and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

Once again, this is a match that could go both ways. We lean towards Blazers but it is perhaps smarter to bet on points. Both teams score a lot and pay little attention to defense. The points total is accordingly high but we believe these teams can still go over.

Our Pick: Over 240.5 Total Points

San Antonio Spurs @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Spurs are looking bad at the moment since they have lost 5 games in a row. They are still a few games behind the 8th seed but it seems likely that we won’t see them in the post season, as weird as that sounds.

Meanwhile, OKC is real hot right now, with 8 wins in their last 10 games. They have climbed to 6th spot in the West, with only a win behind Rockets. Judging by the current form, Thunder should have no problem with Spurs, especially since they are playing their second game of back-to-back.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Spread (-6.5)

Monday 10.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Indiana Pacers-7.5

220.5

8:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks-14.5

227.5

8:30 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks+1

221.5

9:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Denver Nuggets-7.5

221.5

 

Brooklyn Nets @ Indiana Pacers

Pacers are struggling at the moment since they are on a 5-game losing streak. Big part of that is trying to get Oladipo back in form after a year away from the court. This has affected Pacers a bit but they should be back on the winning track soon enough. Meanwhile, Nets are fighting without Irving and they are 5-5 in their last 10.

This game could go either way in our opinion, so you could try Nets on the spread. But we like over total points more because Nets are not known for their defense and Pacers are struggling on that end of the court lately.

Our Pick: Over 220.5 Total Points

Sacramento Kings @ Milwaukee Bucks

Kings are on a roll at the moment, since they have won 3 straight games and 4 out of their last 5, including wins over Clippers and Heat. They are probably still hoping to make the playoffs, although that is a pretty difficult task.

On the other hand, Bucks are destroying teams left and right. They are first in the league and they have won 9 of their last 10 games. While we believe they will win tonight as well, we also think that the spread is too high.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-14.5)

Utah Jazz @ Dallas Mavericks

Dallas is doing ok without Doncic since they are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Porzingis is playing well and the bench is contributing too. Meanwhile, Jazz is on a 2-game winning streak after beating Rockets last night with a triple by Bogdanovic in the last seconds of the game.

The two wins for Jazz could motivate them further and give them a much-needed confidence boost. With Mavs not in full strength, Jazz could very well get the win tonight, despite this being their second game of back-to-back.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Moneyline

San Antonio Spurs @ Denver Nuggets

Nuggets are on a 3-game winning streak and they have won 7 of their last 10 despite being without some important players in that span. They are almost complete now, with only Millsap and Porter Jr. questionable.

Meanwhile, Spurs are on a 4-game losing streak and they will most likely miss the playoffs for the first time in many, many years. Nuggets are one of the best home teams and they should win this game without a problem.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-7.5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 16

 

Sunday 09.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Washington Wizards+1.5

239.5

7:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Houston Rockets-4

232.5

7:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Cleveland Cavaliers+7.5

228.5

9:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Portland Trail Blazers-3

228.5

 

Memphis Grizzlies @ Washington Wizards

Wizards are only a few wins away from the 8th spot in the East, which is a huge surprise, although that is mainly due to the poor competition in the bottom half of the conference. They are 5-5 in the last 10, so they are in solid form.

Meanwhile, Grizzlies are 6-4 in the last 10 games and they are fighting for the playoffs in the West, which is also a huge surprise. This could go either way but both teams focus on offense and play high-tempo games. Over seems like a good choice, even though the total is pretty high.

Our Pick: Over 239.5 Total Points

Utah Jazz @ Houston Rockets

These two teams played recently and that was a really weird game where Rockets managed to win without Harden, Westbrook and Capela. It should be interesting again since Capela is gone from Houston and Rockets play without a true center in their lineup.

Still, Jazz is struggling at the moment since they just broke their 5-game winning streak after a win over Blazers after a blown call. It is best to avoid betting on winner here and focus on points instead. While Jazz plays good defense, this game should go over since Rockets are not great defensively and Utah might struggle with their small lineup.

Our Pick: Over 232.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Clippers @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Clippers enter this game after a surprising blowout loss to struggling Timberwolves who were on a 13-game losing streak. Still, Clippers are 7-3 in their last 10 games and seem to be in good form overall.

Meanwhile, Cavaliers shook things up by acquiring Drummond, who should make his debut this evening. But Cavs are on a 5-game losing streak and they have a score of 1-9 in the last 10. Clippers will be looking to bounce back and we believe that they would

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-7.5)

Miami Heat @ Portland Trail Blazers

Portland is on a row with 6 wins in their last 10 games. They should have also gone to overtime in their last game against Jazz but they lost due to the referee’s mistake. On the other hand, Heat are on a 2-game losing streak and they are 5-5 in their last 10.

In addition to this, Heat will probably be without Butler and they did some trades as well, so they might need some time to get used to these changes. Blazers are fighting for the playoffs and this seems like a game they should win.

Our Pick: Trail Blazers on the Spread (-3)

Saturday 08.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons-1

216.5

7:30 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Toronto Raptors-8

222.5

8:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors+14.5

223.5

9:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns+1.5

218.5

 

New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons

Pistons are having troubles putting out a team on the court right now due to many injuries they have. And with Drummond gone, things are probably only get worse. Pistons are 3-7 in their last 10 games, including a loss last night in OKC.

Meanwhile, Knicks are on a surprising 3-game winning streak. They are also 5-5 in their last 10 and seem all right at the moment. While they did lose Morris in a trade, they simply have more NBA-level players for tonight, plus they didn’t play last night and they should have more energy than Pistons.

Our Pick: Knicks on the Moneyline

Brooklyn Nets @ Toronto Raptors

Raptors look unbeatable at the moment since they are on a 13-game winning streak. However, Lowry got hurt last night and he will probably miss this game. With Powell out as well, Raptors will have to rely on some younger guys in their backcourt.

Nets are still without Irving but they have won their last 2 games. They rested last night and they could trouble Raptors a bit. Still, Toronto has some of the best fans and we believe that Raptors will give their best to keep the streak going.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-8)

Los Angeles Lakers @ Golden State Warriors

Lakers lost to Houston a couple of days ago and they have been a bit inconsistent lately overall. They have a record of 5-5 in the last 10 games and they have endangered the 1st place in the West due to this bad run.

But they now have a perfect opportunity to get another win and boost their confidence since they will play the worst team in the West. Warriors have only won 3 games of their last 10 and they traded Russell for Wiggins, who will need some time to adjust.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-14.5)

Denver Nuggets @ Phoenix Suns

Nuggets are playing well despite having some injury problems. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are on a 2-game winning streak. They also did a trade to shake their team up a little bit but that should affect them much.

Suns played last night and beat Rockets by almost 30 points. It was a great performance but the team could be a bit tired tonight. Instead of betting on the final score, we suggest betting on points instead. Nuggets play great defense and with Suns having tired legs, we can see this game going under.

Our Pick: Under 218.5 Total Points

Friday 07.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Washington Wizards+2

232.5

7:30 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Boston Celtics-9.5

232.5

8:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Oklahoma City Thunder-12.5

216.5

9:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Phoenix Suns+2.5

232.5

 

Dallas Mavericks @ Washington Wizards

Mavericks are struggling with injuries at the moment since they are without a few starters, including Doncic. Even Porzingis is questionable for tonight. Despite these woes, Dallas has 5 wins in the last 10 games, while Wizards have a score of 4-6 in their last 10 games.

This game could go either way, so betting on points is the best way to go. Both of these teams play high-scoring basketball, with Wizards being the worst team defensively and Mavs the best offensively. Over seems like a safe bet.

Our Pick: Over 232.5 Total Points

Atlanta Hawks @ Boston Celtics

Hawks were one of the most active teams during this trade deadline, getting Capela and Dedmon, among other players. This was a good job for the team since they were lacking a solid center, a position which Capela can fill nicely. Hawks are also on a solid run with 4 wins in last 10 games.

Celtics stay quiet during the trade deadline but they are in great form with 5 straight wins and 8 wins in the last 10 games. But they will be without Hayward tonight and the spread seems a bit high. Take over instead since Hawks are not a great defensive team but they can score a lot.

Our Pick: Over 232.5 Total Points

Detroit Pistons @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Pistons did trade Drummond in the end, as expected, although they did it for next to nothing. That move, along with Griffin being out for the season, means that Pistons have given up on the playoffs already. In addition to this, they will be without Rose, Kennard and a couple of bench players tonight.

All that points to an easy win for OKC. Thunder kept their entire team, so they will try to make the playoffs in the West. They are in good position since they are currently 6th and in a great form with 8 wins in the last 10 games. The spread may seem high but we believe OKC can cover it.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Spread (-12.5)

Houston Rockets @ Phoenix Suns

Rockets have made many moves at the trade deadline but most importantly, they decided to go small since they have traded away Capela, their only center. They got Covington in return, a small forward who fits their offense perfectly. And they got a win in LA against Lakers last night as well.

That means that this will be their second game of back-to-back and that could be an advantage for Suns, who are on a 4-game losing streak. However, betting on points seems like a much better option since both teams can score a lot and they don’t play great defense.

Our Pick: Over 232.5 Total Points

Thursday 06.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks-9

227.5

8:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Chicago Bulls+3.5

231.5

10:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers-3

232.5

 

Philadelphia 76ers @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks are the best team in the league this season but 76ers are one of their main rivals in the East. However, 76ers are on a bad run since they have lost 3 games in a row. On the other hand, Bucks are 9-1 in their last 10 games.

While Bucks should win the game, the spread seems a bit high. We don’t like that and we would suggest betting on under total points since both of these teams can play good defense. Bucks also have great offense but we expect this to be a game with little points.

Our Pick: Under 227.5 Total Points

New Orleans Pelicans @ Chicago Bulls

Bulls are struggling at the moment, which is understandable since they are dealing with many injuries with Markkanen, Wendell Carter, Otto Porter and a few other players out. They are on a 3-game losing streak and they have won just 4 of their last 10 games.

Meanwhile, Pelicans are playing well but they are only 5-5 in their last 10 and they have lost two in a row. But they are a good, young team and we expect them to get the win tonight in Chicago.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-3.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers are on a good run, with 6 wins in their last 10 games. But they were on a 5-game winning streak before they lost to Nuggets. Lillard seemed a bit gassed in that game but he will certainly be back to his old self tonight in front of Blazers’ home crowds.

On the other hand, Spurs are on a 2-game losing streak and they are 5-5 in their last 10. While they should be able to put up a fight tonight, we expect them to fall to Blazers in the end in this very important match between two teams fighting for the playoffs.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-3)

Wednesday 05.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors-6

215.5

7:30 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Brooklyn Nets-8

223.5

8:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Minnesota Timberwolves-6

236.5

8:30 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Dallas Mavericks-4.5

229.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors

Pacers got Oladipo back but they lost their chemistry since it will take a while for them to gel with their star player back after a year away. Pacers lost 3 of their last 5 games and one of the 2 wins was in overtime against Chicago at home.

Still, Pacers are a good team and they will click sooner rather than later. But Raptors are on a tear with 11 straight wins, most of which have been pretty convincing. We expect Raptors to keep their streak going tonight.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-6)

Golden State Warriors @ Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving is hurt, again, so Nets have been trying to deal with his constant injuries the entire season, making adjustments all the time. That has hurt their chances but they have been in the playoff picture and should remain there since the competition in the East is weak.

While Nets are 4-6 in their last 10 games, Warriors are 3-7. However, Warriors have won 2 straight games, although the wins came against Wizards and Cavs. We expect Nets to win the game tonight and cover the spread despite their injury problems.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-8)

Atlanta Hawks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

These two teams engaged in a four-team trade last night. In the end, Hawks got Capela and Nene, while Wolves received a bunch of role players like Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley. Hawks upgraded their center position with Capela but he will probably not suit up tonight.

In addition to this, Hawks have been playing well lately, with 4 wins in the last 10 games. Meanwhile, Wolves are on a 12-game losing streak. We suggest betting on Hawks or trying over since both teams are weak on the defensive end.

Our Pick: Over 236.5 Total Points

Memphis Grizzlies @ Dallas Mavericks

Grizzlies are still playing surprisingly well and hold the 8th spot in the West. They are 7-3 in the last 10 games and they play fun basketball. Meanwhile, Mavs are without Doncic at the moment but they still managed to win two games in a row.

With Porzingis and their deep bench, Mavs can beat most of the teams in the league. Still, we would avoid betting on the final score in this one. Take over instead since Mavs are the best offense in the league and Grizzlies are not far behind.

Our Pick: Over 229.5 Total Points

Tuesday 04.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ New Orleans Pelicans+6

244.5

9:00 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Denver Nuggets-4.5

224.5

10:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Lakers-12

229.5

 

Milwaukee Bucks @ New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans are fighting for the playoffs after starting the season badly and being without their rookie sensation Zion Williamson for most of the season. Now, they are complete but there is still some work to do when it comes to making the entire team function as flawlessly. Still, they are 6-4 in the last 10 and they should be in the playoff race until the end.

On the other hand, Bucks are the best team in the league this season and they have been impressive so far. They are 9-1 in the last 10 games and seem like a serious contender right now. But we expect this to be a close game, so we suggest taking Pelicans on the spread.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (+6)

Portland Trail Blazers @ Denver Nuggets

Trail Blazers, or should we say Lillard, are on fire. They have won 4 games in a row and in that stretch, Dame had some amazing performances. Blazers have to keep winning if they are going to make the playoffs since they are still a few wins behind the 8th seed in the West.

Meanwhile, Nuggets have been inconsistent lately with 6 wins in the last 10 games. However, they have been dealing with injuries and that’s one of the reasons why they have slowed down a bit. With Blazers in great form, we expect this to be a very close game, so take Portland on the spread.

Our Pick: Trail Blazers on the Spread (+4.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers are right behind Bucks in standings, so they are fighting for the top position in the league before the start of the playoffs. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games but they have been dealing with some injury problems in that span.

Now they are healthy and ready to take on Spurs, who are fighting for the playoffs. Spurs are 5-5 in the last 10 games and they are pretty inconsistent this season. Lakers should win this game and although the spread is a bit high, we believe they can cover it.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-12)

Monday 03.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Indiana Pacers-4

218.5

7:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Washington Wizards-5

235.5

7:30 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks+5.5

227.5

8:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Memphis Grizzlies-6.5

230.5

 

Dallas Mavericks @ Indiana Pacers

Pacers are finally complete but it will take some time for them to adjust to this new reality and for Oladipo to get back into competitive form. But even though they will need some time to gel, they are still 7-3 in their last 10 games.

On the other hand, Mavericks are without Doncic and that is a huge blow for them but they are 6-4 in the last 10 games and they have plenty of pieces to remain competitive. However, Pacers are a good team, especially at home, so we expect Indiana to win this one.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-4)

Golden State Warriors @ Washington Wizards

Warriors are struggling without their two star players the entire season and this isn’t going to change. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games, although they did win their last game. Meanwhile, Wizards are on a 2-game winning streak and they are at least fighting for the playoffs in the East, surprisingly.

We expect Wizards to win this game but it could be a close one. That’s why we suggest betting on total points. Both of these teams don’t play good defense, with Wizards being the worst team in the league in that department. Take over and don’t worry about it.

Our Pick: Over 235.5 Total Points

Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks

This is a game where many things are still unknown. Celtics will certainly be without Walker, while Smart and Kanter are questionable. On the other hand, Hawks have many injuries but most important question is whether Trae Young will play tonight.

Whatever the case may be, Celtics are favorites without a doubt. They are on a 3-game winning streak and while Hawks are playing well lately with 5 wins in the last 10 games, they are still the inferior team between the two.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-5.5)

Detroit Pistons @ Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies are truly a positive surprise since they are currently 8th in the West, although many teams will compete for that final playoff spot until the end of the regular season. Grizzlies are 7-3 in the last 10 games, although they did suffer a heavy defeat in their last game with Pelicans.

On the other hand, Pistons enter this game after a surprising overtime win over Denver last night. But the fact that they went into overtime and that they miss some important players should take its toll tonight.

Our Pick: Grizzlies on the Spread (-6.5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 15

 

Sunday 02.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

12:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Detroit Pistons+2

215.5

2:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Milwaukee Bucks-12.5

233.5

3:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors-10.5

217.5

 

Denver Nuggets @ Detroit Pistons

Nuggets are struggling with injuries at the moment since Millsap, Murray, Plumlee and Porter Jr. are all out for tonight. On the other hand, Pistons will be without Griffin and Kennard, so these problems seem balanced out.

Nuggets have a deeper bench and a better team. They are 7-3 in the last 10 games and they are 2nd in the West right now. Pistons are on a 5-game losing streak and it seems that they lost any hope of making the playoffs.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-2)

Phoenix Suns @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks lost to Nuggets a couple a days ago, which is their only defeat in the last 10 games. So far, Bucks have been the best team this season and they have lost only 7 times in 48 games. On the other hand, Suns are 5-5 in their last 10 games and they have been pretty inconsistent this season, although they could still make the playoffs.

While we expect Bucks to win the game, we don’t like that the spread is so high. So, we would suggest betting on over total points instead since Bucks score a lot of points and Suns can score plenty as well.

Our Pick: Over 233.5 Total Points

Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors

Raptors are on an absolute tear right now with 10 wins in a row. They are now just 6 games behind Bucks and they are showing that they are not the defending champions without a reason.

On the other hand, Bulls are dealing with many injuries in their frontcourt, with Marrkanen, Carter Jr. and Gafford all out. Dunn is also injured and Bulls are having a tough time lately with 2 straight losses and a score of 5-5 in the last 10 games. Take Raptors in this one.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-10.5)

Saturday 01.02.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers-10.5

213.5

8:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Washington Wizards-1

239.5

8:30 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Dallas Mavericks-5

235.5

10:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Sacramento Kings+7

227.5

 

New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers

Pacers are on a great run, with 8 wins in their last 10 games. They also got Oladipo back after more than a year and they are finally complete. Pacers are the team to avoid in the East for other favorites and they play well enough to prove it.

Meanwhile, Knicks are struggling to get any wins since they have only won 3 times in the last 10 games. They share the bottom spot in the East with Cavs and Hawks and not much is going to change there.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-10.5)

Brooklyn Nets @ Washington Wizards

Nets go into this game after two straight wins. They have Irving now and things seem a lot easier for Brooklyn after having to tough it out while he was injured. However, both teams are 4-6 in the last 10 games and this could be a very interesting matchup.

While we expect Nets to win this game, we would rather bet on over. Both of these teams can score a lot of points but Wizards are also the worst team in the league when it comes to defense. Just this week, they allowed 150 points in a game to both Hawks and Bucks.

Our Pick: Over 239.5 Total Points

Atlanta Hawks @ Dallas Mavericks

This is another game where we expect a lot of points. While Mavericks are favorites even though they will be without Doncic tonight and for the next few games, Hawks have been playing well lately with 5 wins in their last 10 games.

With that in mind, avoiding the final score seems smart, especially when you have two offensive-oriented teams like Mavericks and Hawks.

Our Pick: Over 235.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Lakers @ Sacramento Kings

After an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant in Staples Center before the game with Blazers last night, Lakers ended up losing the match thanks to spectacular performance by Damian Lillard. Now, Lakers go to Sacramento to take on the struggling Kings.

Kings have won just 3 games of their last 10 and they have seemed off the entire season even though they were close to the playoffs last year. But many injuries and a new coach cost them a lot. While they can beat anyone on their good night, we just don’t see Lakers losing two games in a row.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-7)

Friday 31.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Detroit Pistons+4.5

223.5

7:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Houston Rockets+8.5

239.5

8:00 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ New Orleans Pelicans-4.5

241.5

10:30 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Los Angeles Lakers-13

230.5

 

Toronto Raptors @ Detroit Pistons

Raptors are on a roll at the moment with 9 straight wins and they are now firmly in 2nd place in the East, right behind the mighty Bucks. On the other hand, Pistons are struggling with injuries and bad form since they have lost 4 games in a row.

Even in full health, Pistons are no match for the defending champions. Without Griffin, Kennard and probably Rose, they practically don’t stand a chance.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-4.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ Houston Rockets

Mavericks will be without Doncic tonight and probably the next game. With their newest All-Star, they have been playing well the entire season. In the last 10 games, they are 6-4. Rockets, however, are on a bit of a bad run with 4 wins in the last 10 games.

While Rockets should get the win tonight, we are not sure that they can cover the spread. But we are sure that these two teams will score a lot of points, so go with over in this one.

Our Pick: Over 239.5 Total Points

Memphis Grizzlies @ New Orleans Pelicans

Both of these teams are in good form but Grizzlies have been absolutely the most positive surprise of the season. They are currently 8th in the West and they have won 8 of their last 10 games. They are also on a 4-game winning streak.

Pelicans are 6-4 in the last 10 but they have won their last 2 games. They needed some time to include Zion into their team and we believe that they have found the chemistry. We expect Pelicans to win this one.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-4.5)

Portland Trail Blazers @ Los Angeles Lakers

Lillard is playing spectacular basketball in the past couple of weeks and in the previous game he had his first triple double of the season. Blazers are 5-5 in the last 10 but they have won two in a row. On the other hand, Lakers are great the entire season and they are 7-3 in the last 10.

However, they might end up playing without Davis tonight and with everything surrounding the team after Bryant’s death, we believe that the spread is a bit high. Lakers will probably win it should be a close game.

Our Pick: Trail Blazers on the Spread (+13)

Thursday 30.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards-4

227.5

8:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Boston Celtics-12.5

220.5

10:30 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ LA Clippers-12

226.5

 

Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards

Both of these teams are in a bad form – Wizards have 3 wins in the last 10 games, Hornets only 2. Hornets won their last game against Knicks, so they could go on a small winning streak if they manage to beat Washington.

However, we feel that betting on the final score is too hard to predict in this case. Instead, we suggest betting on over 227.5 points. Wizards allowed 150 points in two games in a row, so even though Charlotte is not a great offensive team, we expect over in this game.

Our Pick: Over 227.5 Total Points

Golden State Warriors @ Boston Celtics

Warriors are one of the worst teams in the league this season and that will not change any time soon. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games and they should lose another game tonight since they will play against Celtics, who are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

Despite losing often, Warriors have rarely allowed the other team to cover the spread, at least lately. But Celtics are great at home and we expect an easy win, so we would bet that they will cover the spread.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-12.5)

Sacramento Kings @ LA Clippers

After the historic win against Timberwolves, in which they have managed to come back from being down 17 points only 3 minutes before the end of the game, Kings have gone back to their losing ways in a blowout loss to OKC.

Clippers have won 8 of their last 10 games and their previous game with Lakers was postponed after the death of Kobe Bryant, so they had a bit more time to rest. They should beat these Kings without much trouble.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-12)

Wednesday 29.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers-8.5

212.5

7:30 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks+2.5

225.5

10:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers-1

233.5

 

Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers

Bulls are in good form at the moment, with back-to-back wins and a score of 6-4 in the last 10 games. Thanks to this, they are in contention for the playoffs in the East. However, they are without three big men, so their frontcourt is very vulnerable.

On the other hand, Indiana is without Brogdon and Turner but they will probably get Oladipo back after a year on the sidelines. While he won’t be able to help a lot early on, Pacers will certainly get a boost. They have also won 7 of their last 10 games, so they are in solid form and they are simply the better team than Bulls.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-8.5)

Memphis Grizzlies @ New York Knicks

Grizzlies are not stopping – they have beaten Nuggets last night and now they have 8 wins in their last 10 games. On the other hand, Knicks lost to Charlotte last night and they have a score of 3-7 in the same span.

Since both teams played a game last night, they should be equally tired for this one. And while Knicks are a bit better at home, they are still one of the worst teams in the league. Back Grizzlies in this game.

Our Pick: Grizzlies on the Moneyline

Houston Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers

Both of these teams enter tonight’s game after a win. Rockets won against in-form Utah, even though they played that game without Harden, Westbrook and Capela. Harden and Capela are questionable for tonight as well.

Blazers got the win over Pacers at home and now they are looking to keep their solid form going. Lillard has been a beast in the past few games but we are not sure that will be enough tonight. We would suggest betting on the points instead since both teams are not good on the defensive end.

Our Pick: Over 233.5 Total Points

Tuesday 28.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Cleveland Cavaliers+7.5

233.5

7:30 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Toronto Raptors-12.5

232.5

8:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Memphis Grizzlies-1.5

226.5

8:30 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Dallas Mavericks-6

227.5

 

New Orleans Pelicans @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Cavaliers pulled off a somewhat surprising victory in Detroit last night but this will be their second game of back-to-back and they will be a bit tired. Cavs are 3-7 in their last 10 games, so they are not in great form.

On the other hand, Pelicans have won 6 of their last 10 games but they have struggled a bit to keep their good form since Zion came back. It may take some time to gel with him but this game seems like a perfect chance to do so and get another win.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-7.5)

Atlanta Hawks @ Toronto Raptors

Raptors are in great form since they have now won 8 games in a row. With Hawks coming to Toronto tonight, it is likely that Raptors will extend their winning streak but Hawks have been playing better lately.

In the last 10 games, Atlanta is 4-6 and they have even got the win against Clippers a few games ago. With that in mind, we feel that the spread is a bit high and we would prefer betting on points. Both teams can score in high volume, so over seems like a good choice.

Our Pick: Over 232.5 Total Points

Denver Nuggets @ Memphis Grizzlies

Murray, Millsap and Plumlee are all out for Denver but Nuggets have managed to get two straight wins despite their injury problems. They have won 7 of their last 10 and they seem to be in good form. However, Grizzlies are also on a good run with 8 wins in their last 10 games.

This should be a very close contest and while Grizzlies are certainly one of the most positive surprises of the season, they are a young and inexperienced team. That’s why we would suggest betting on Denver tonight.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Moneyline

Phoenix Suns @ Dallas Mavericks

Suns are 5-5 in their last 10 games and they are wildly inconsistent. Also, Rubio is questionable for tonight, while both backup centers for Suns are out as well. On the other hand, Mavs are 6-4 in the last 10 and they enter this game after a tough away win in Oklahoma last night.

Since Mavs will be tired for playing the second game in two nights, we suggest betting on points and not on the final score. Both teams are not really known for their defense, while Mavs are the best team in the league offensively. Over should be a good bet.

Our Pick: Over 227.5 Total Points

Monday 27.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat-4.5

211.5

8:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls+2

218.5

8:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder+1.5

223.5

8:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Utah Jazz-10.5

225.5

 

Orlando Magic @ Miami Heat

Orlando is on a 3-game losing streak and they have been struggling to get wins ever since they lost Issac to injury. On the other hand, Heat are somewhat inconsistent lately with a score of 6-4 in their last 10 games.

But Miami is one of the best teams at home, with just 2 losses in 22 games in front of their home fans. That, and the fact that Miami is a better team, should be enough to get the win against Magic tonight, even though some Miami starters are questionable for tonight, like Adebayo, Butler and Dragic.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-4.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls

Both teams enter this game with 5 wins in their previous 10 games. Although Spurs seem better now than before when they were on a long-lasting losing streak, they are still pretty inconsistent. But they are only a couple of wins away from a playoff spot.

Chicago is also close to making the playoffs but they are struggling with injuries since most of their big men are hurt – Markkanen, Gafford and Carter Jr. With so many problems in the paint for Bulls, Spurs should be able to take advantage and get the important win.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Moneyline

Dallas Mavericks @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder are once again on a winning streak, this time spanning 5 games. They seem like a certain playoff team at this point of the season, which is a great achievement and a big surprise in the West. However, Dallas also surpassed initial expectations this season. They are 6-4 in the last 10 games and they have made a trade for Willie-Caullie Stain to replace the injured Dwight Powell.

We honestly can’t predict who will win this game but we certainly expect a lot of points from these teams. Dallas is still the leading team in offensive rating, while both teams play average defense, so over seems like a solid choice.

Our Pick: Over 223.5 Total Points

Houston Rockets @ Utah Jazz

Houston is in on a bad run at the moment, with just 4 wins in the last 10 games. They are also struggling with injuries, since Harden and Capela will miss the game due to injuries, while Westbrook will sit it out for rest.

On the other hand, Utah is fully healthy and in great form. Jazz have won 19 of their last 21 games and they are on a 4-game winning streak. They should win this game with ease but if you are not sure about the high spread, you can also try under since Houston will struggle to score points tonight.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-10.5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 14

 

Sunday 26.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

3:30 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Denver Nuggets-1

227.5

6:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Orlando Magic+4.5

218.5

6:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Memphis Grizzlies-2.5

236.5

6:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ New York Knicks-1.5

222.5

 

Houston Rockets @ Denver Nuggets

Nuggets and Rockets played just a few days ago in Houston and Rockets won that game pretty convincingly. However, Nuggets played that game without half of the team and now some of those players are back, although Murray, Millsap and Plumlee are still out.

Rockets could be without Harden, who is questionable for tonight. Nuggets are in a bit better form, since they are 7-3 in their last 10 games, while Rockets are 5-5. Even if Harden takes the court, we still like Denver to win this one since they are great at home.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Moneyline

Los Angeles Clippers @ Orlando Magic

Magic are struggling without Isaac but they are still 5-5 in their last 10 games. However, they are on a 2-game losing streak as well. On the other hand, Clippers are playing without George but Leonard is back for tonight.

Clippers are 7-3 in the last 10 games and they seem to be in good form. With Magic on a bad run, Clippers have a good chance to improve their record tonight.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-4.5)

Phoenix Suns @ Memphis Grizzlies

This will be a very important match between two teams in the playoffs race. Grizzlies are a couple of wins ahead and they are in great form with 8 wins in the last 10 games. Suns are very inconsistent and they are 5-5 in the last 10 games.

While we believe that Suns can pull off a win tonight, we would suggest betting on points instead. Both teams are playing with a fast pace and don’t put much emphasis on defense. However, the line seems a bit high for total points in this game, so we would rather bet on under.

Our Pick: Under 236.5 Total Points

Brooklyn Nets @ New York Knicks

Nets have finally broken their losing streak last night with an overtime win in Detroit. Still, they are 3-7 in their last 10 games but Kyrie Irving is back and they should improve their record with him in the lineup.

On the other hand, Knicks are 2-8 in the last 10 games and they have lost two games in a row before tonight. Despite Nets being a bit tired since this is their second game of back-to-back, we believe that they can take the opportunity against one of the worst teams in the league to get their second straight win.

Our Pick: Nets on the Moneyline

Saturday 25.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Detroit Pistons+1

225.5

8:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Minnesota Timberwolves+1

224.5

9:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers+4.5

217.5

 

Brooklyn Nets @ Detroit Pistons

Both of these teams are struggling at the moment, although Nets seem to be in worse form. They have only won 2 of their last 10 games and they are on a 5-game losing streak. Pistons are 4-6 in their last 10 but they have been without Drummond for the past 2 games and he could miss this one as well.

Pistons also play without Griffin and Kennard, while Irving is questionable for the Nets. While this could be a very close game, we expect Nets to break their losing streak finally and come out on top tonight.

Our Pick: Nets on the Moneyline

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Minnesota Timberwolves

This will be a second game of back-to-back for both teams, so none of them will have an advantage there. However, Thunder comes into this game after a convincing win over Hawks, while Wolves lost to Houston last night.

Thunder are also in a much better form overall, since they have won 4 straight games, while Wolves are on an 8-game losing streak. Still, we suggest betting on over in this game instead of the final score since both teams are not known for their defense.

Our Pick: Over 224.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Lakers @ Philadelphia 76ers

Lakers are 8-2 in their last 10 games and they seem like the best team in the league after Bucks so far in the season. While they might miss Davis tonight, 76ers will be without Embiid and Richardson as well.

76ers have a score of 6-4 in their last 10 but they are going to have a tough time replacing their two starters. Lakers have been winning without Davis this season as well, so we expect them to justify the favorites tag and get the win.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-4.5)

Friday 24.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic-1

212.5

7:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ New York Knicks+7.5

215.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Miami Heat+2.5

222.5

8:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves+5

234.5

 

Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic

Celtics are not in their best form since they are only 4-6 in their last 10 games. However, they have won their last 2 and it seems that they are finding their rhythm once again. Unfortunately, they will be without Kanter tonight, while Brown and Tatum are probable.

On the other hand, Magic are playing well considering that they lost their most important player this season Jonathan Isaac. They are 5-5 in the last 10 games and they are deservedly in the playoff picture right now. Still, we believe that Celtics can get the win tonight and improve their winning streak.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Moneyline

Toronto Raptors @ New York Knicks

Raptors are finally healthy and complete and they have been playing as good as ever lately. They are on a 5-game winning streak and they have won 7 of their last 10 games. As expected, Knicks are in a completely different form with 2 wins in their last 10 games.

While the spread may seem a bit high, it is actually not that problematic since Raptors are on a tear and we expect them to cover the spread with ease.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-7.5)

Los Angeles Clippers @ Miami Heat

Clippers will be without George tonight as well but Leonard is back in the team after getting a night off in the surprising loss to Atlanta Hawks. Clippers are 7-3 in their last 10 games. However, Heat are also in good form since they are 6-4 in the same span.

While we lean toward Clippers in this one, Miami is tough at home where they have lost only one game. For that reason, we suggest betting on points instead on the final score. Since both teams can play good defense, under seems like a good choice here.

Our Pick: Under 222.5 Total Points

Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves are slowly falling down the standings and it looks like they will miss the playoffs once again. Towns is back after a lengthy absence but that still didn’t help them since they are on a 7-game losing streak.

On the other hand, Rockets are wildly inconsistent. They are 5-5 in their last 10 and while we expect them to get the win, we would rather bet on points here. Both teams can score and they don’t play defense either, so over should be a smart choice.

Our Pick: Over 234.5 Total Points

Thursday 23.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Cleveland Cavaliers-1

231.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Brooklyn Nets+5.5

227.5

10:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers+2

229.5

 

Washington Wizards @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Wizards proved to be a tough cookie last night when they managed to get Miami to fight for the win in overtime. Although they ultimately lost that game, they showed a lot of grit since Miami has only lost once at home this season. Wizards are 4-6 in the last 10 games and they have been playing above expectations considering the amount of talent they have and injuries they faced.

On the other hand, Cavaliers are mostly healthy but they are in a very bad form. They have lost 5 games in a row and only have 2 wins in their last 10 games. Although this will be the second game of back-to-back for Wizards, they should be able to get the win.

Our Pick: Wizards on the Moneyline

Los Angeles Lakers @ Brooklyn Nets

Lakers won in New York last night and now they are moving into the neighborhood for their second back-to-back away game. In the last 10 games, Lakers are 8-2 and they will probably have all the important players available for tonight.

Nets, however, played without Irving in their last game and he is also questionable for this one. They have been struggling lately, with just 2 wins in their last 10 games. Nets are also on a 4-game losing streak and it seems that another loss is inevitable tonight.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-5.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ Portland Trail Blazers

This should be a very interesting and close game. Trail Blazers have been struggling this season, somewhat due to injuries. In this one they might also be without McCollum, in addition to previously hurt Nurkic, Collins and Hood. Still, Blazers are fighting for the playoffs and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Mavericks have been in better form this season but they are only a bit better lately since they are 6-4 in their last 10 games. They have also lost Dwight Powell for the season after a serious injury in the previous game. We would avoid the final score here and just bet on over since both teams are not great in the defense department.

Our Pick: Over 229.5 Total Points

Wednesday 22.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons-1

221.5

7:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ New York Knicks+11

224.5

7:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Atlanta Hawks+4.5

231.5

8:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Chicago Bulls-1

219.5

 

Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons

Pistons are struggling with injuries still. Griffin is out indefinitely, while Kennard and Jackson will be out for some time. In addition to this, Drummond is questionable for tonight as well. Pistons have won 4 of their last 10 games.

However, Kings are also in bad form, with 3 wins in last 10 games. They are also on a 5-game losing run but some of those losses were unfortunate. It seems that Pistons are ready to go into rebuild but Kings are still hoping to make the playoffs, so we expect them to get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Kings on the Moneyline

Los Angeles Lakers @ New York Knicks

After losing to Celtics a couple of nights ago, Lakers will be looking to get back on the winning track. Davis is back as well, so they will be complete for this game. In the last 10 games, Lakers are 8-2, so it’s safe to say that the loss to Boston was just a blip.

On the other hand, Knicks are struggling like they do the entire season with 2 wins in their last 10 games. This should be an easy win for Lakers and we expect them to cover the spread despite being a bit high.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-11)

Los Angeles Clippers @ Atlanta Hawks

Clippers are on a 4-game winning streak despite missing George for those games. He will probably be out tonight as well as Clippers go to Atlanta to take on the poor Hawks who have only 3 wins in their last 10 games.

While we expect Clippers to win, we would suggest betting on over since it seems like a safer choice. Clippers have been playing bad defense lately and Hawks are known for their poor defense. Both teams can score a lot, so over seems like a solid bet.

Our Pick: Over 231.5 Total Points

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Chicago Bulls

Bulls are struggling without Carter and Gafford, their two centers who will be out for at least a month more. However, they did put up a solid fight against Bucks and they are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Wolves are not in great for either since they also have 3 wins in the same span. In addition to this, they have lost 6 games in a row. Still, with Towns back, Wolves should be able to get the win tonight and stay in the playoff race.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Moneyline

Tuesday 21.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks-1

228.5

 

Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks

The only game tonight is actually a very interesting match. Both of these teams are playing well – Mavs are on a 4-game winning streak, while Clippers have won 3 in a row. However, Clippers will be without Paul George this evening, while Mavs are fully healthy.

In the previous two head-to-head matches this season, the away team got a convincing team both times. Despite this, we believe that Mavs have a slightly better chance to come out on top tonight because they will be complete.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Moneyline

Monday 20.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

2:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Atlanta Hawks+8

229.5

5:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat-6

222.5

5:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks-14

226.5

7:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics+1

221.5

 

Toronto Raptors @ Atlanta Hawks

After beating Spurs in San Antonio, Hawks were demolished by Pistons even without Griffin, Kennard and Jackson. So, Hawks are still in the last place in the East, with just 10 wins in 43 games. However, in the last 10, they have won 4 times.

On the other hand, Toronto is finally almost completely healthy. VanVleet and Siakam are back, so now only Gasol is missing. With that in mind, and considering the fact that Raptors are on a 3-game winning streak, we expect Toronto to get another win tonight.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-8)

Sacramento Kings @ Miami Heat

Kings are free-falling right now. They are 3-7 in the last 10 games and they have lost 4 games in a row. While they had many injury problems before, they are now mostly healthy, except for Richaun Holmes.

Heat is one of the best teams in the East this season but they are only 5-5 in their last 10 games. However, Miami is one of the best teams at home since they have only lost once in front of their own fans. Struggling Kings are probably not going to disrupt that.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-6)

Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks are playing an impressive season with 38 wins and just 6 losses. They are also on a 6-game winning streak and they will host Chicago tonight, who will be without Carter and Gafford, the only two real centers in rotation.

Chicago is 3-7 in the last 10 games, although they did win the last one against Cavs after a fantastic turnaround in the last quarter. Still, they will lose tonight but the spread seems a bit high. Perhaps betting on under since both teams play good defense is a better choice.

Our Pick: Under 226.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics

Despite being without Davis in the past few games, Lakers have kept on winning. Now they have won 9 of their last 10 games and they are firmly in the 1st place in the West. On the other hand, Celtics have struggled lately and they have only won 4 of their last 10 games. They are also on a 3-game losing streak.

While Davis is questionable for tonight as well, Lakers seem in good position to get an important win over their fierce rivals. Celtics will be without Brown and perhaps Walker but even with Walker in the team, Celtics are in a bad spot right now compared to Lakers.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Moneyline

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 13

 

Sunday 19.01.2020.

Start TimeMatchupSpreadTotal Points

3:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs+1

221.5

8:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Denver Nuggets-1.5

211.5

 

Miami Heat @ San Antonio Spurs

Spurs are in solid form with 5 wins in their last 10 games but they did lose two in a row, including a surprising loss to struggling Hawks. On the other hand, Miami is on a 2-game winning streak and they have a score of 6-4 in the last 10 games.

While we lean towards Heat since they have been constantly good this season, it’s a hard match to predict the winner. Instead, it’s better to go with over since both teams can score well and Spurs have been shooting a lot more threes lately.

Our Pick: Over 221.5 Total Points

Indiana Pacers @ Denver Nuggets

This is another interesting duel for tonight since both teams are in good form – Nuggets have won 3, Pacers 4 in a row. However, Nuggets are struggling with injuries since Murray, Harris and Milsap are all out for tonight.

Despite this, Nuggets have a deep bench and they got solid production from Michael Porter Junior and Malik Beasley in the past few games. Indiana is still without Oladipo and Lamb is questionable. All in all, Nuggets have one of the best records at home in the league and we expect them to keep that going after tonight.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Moneyline

Saturday 18.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Boston Celtics-7.5

224.5

7:30 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Atlanta Hawks+2

227.5

8:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls-5.5

215.5

8:30 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Golden State Warriors-4.5210.5

 

Phoenix Suns @ Boston Celtics

Celtics are on a 2-game losing streak and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games. They are obviously not in great form and they have some injury problems with Jaylen Brown being out for tonight as well. However, Suns are in similar form with 6-4 in their last 10 games but they seem to be getting into the rhythm lately.

While Celtics are one of the best home-court teams in the league, the spread seems a bit high considering their form. We would go with Suns on the spread here.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (+7.5)

Detroit Pistons @ Atlanta Hawks

Hawks played last night as well and managed to pull off a surprising, one-point win over Suns in San Antonio. Now they are on a 2-game winning streak and have won 4 of their last 10. On the other hand, Pistons are struggling with injuries and they will probably trade Drummond before the deadline to make room for younger guys.

This will be a duel of two similar teams when it comes to quality and with Hawks on a good run and full of confidence, we can see them getting the win tonight.

Our Pick: Hawks on the Moneyline

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls

Bulls have lost their starting center to injury and then they lost their reserve center as well, so now they will be without both of them for a few weeks. So, it’s not a surprise that they are 2-8 in their last 10 games.

However, Cavs have the same score in that span and they are on a 3-game losing streak. And despite their injury woes, Bulls are still a better team and should be able to get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Bulls on the Spread (-5.5)

Orlando Magic @ Golden State Warriors

Warriors are the worst team in the NBA this season and they are currently on a 10-game losing streak. Although they did play a couple of overtimes in that stretch, most of the games they lost convincingly.

On the other hand, Magic are 6-4 in their last 10 despite losing Isaac, possibly for the season. Fultz is in good form and it seems that this can be a perfect opportunity for Orlando to further improve its score.

Our Pick: Magic on the Spread (-4.5)

Friday 17.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Indiana Pacers-8.5

216.5

8:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Memphis Grizzlies-8

229.5

8:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Oklahoma City Thunder-1

215.5

9:30 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Dallas Mavericks-5.5

228.5

 

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Indiana Pacers

This will be a rematch between these two teams just a couple of days after their first duel in which Pacers got the win to improve their winning streak that now spans for 3 games. Pacers were not in great form before that streak, which is why they are 5-5 in their last 10.

On the other hand, Wolves are 4-6 in that same span and they are on a 3-game losing streak. They have been without Towns for a month and he is also questionable for tonight. Pacers should win this one fairly easy.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-8.5)

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies are on a tear right now, with 6 wins in a row. Even more surprising that their streak is the fact that they are now 8th in the West and have a legitimate chance to make the playoffs. Unlike the young Grizzlies team, Cavs are struggling with a score of 3-7 in their last 10 games.

While the two teams are not really that far apart in quality, the current form of Grizzlies makes them clear favorites for tonight. We expect them to justify that and get a win to keep their streak going.

Our Pick: Grizzlies on the Spread (-8)

Miami Heat @ Oklahoma City Thunder

This will be a match between two biggest surprises of the season. Miami is currently 2nd in the East, although they are far from the red-hot Bucks. Heat one 6 of their last 10 games, while Thunder have 7 wins in that same span.

Since it seems too hard to predict the winner in this one, we suggest taking a swing at under instead. Both teams play solid defense and we expect them to play even harder tonight.

Our Pick: Under 215.5 Total Points

Portland Trail Blazers @ Dallas Mavericks

Blazers have been wildly inconsistent this season and they are just a shell of the team that made the conference finals last year. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games but they did win their last 2 games in a row. Mavs are on a 3-game winning streak but they are 5-5 in last 10 and they are without Porzingis for tonight as well.

While we believe that Mavs can get the win, we feel that betting on points is a better choice. Since Mavs are the best offense of the NBA this season and both teams are not known for their defense, over seems like a logical choice.

Our Pick: Over 228.5 Total Points

Thursday 16.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ New York Knicks+3.5

225.5

8:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks-8.5

223.5

10:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors+6.5

214.5

 

Phoenix Suns @ New York Knicks

Suns lost their last game to Hawks, which was a bit of a surprise since they were in a solid form. However, they were without Rubio for that match but he is back tonight. Suns are now 5-5 in their last 10 games and they are still in contention for playoffs.

On the other hand, Knicks are 4-6 in their last 10 games but they will be without a few important players tonight. We believe that Suns can get away with an important win.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (-3.5)

Boston Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks are once again on a solid winning streak, with 4 wins in a row. But they are all together in great form with 9 wins in their last 10 games and they have been the team to win the entire season.

And while Celtics are a good team, they are in a bit of a rut with 3 wins in their last 5 games. They have also lost last night to injury-ravaged Pistons, at home. Tatum skipped that game but he will probably be ready for tonight. Still, Bucks are huge favorites in this one and we expect them to justify it.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-8.5)

Denver Nuggets @ Golden State Warriors

Nuggets are having some injury problems since Murray, Harris and Millsap are all doubtful for tonight. Despite this, they are on a 2-game winning streak and have 7 wins in their last 10 games. Jokic is once again playing great basketball, so that’s a huge plus for Nuggets.

On the other hand, Warriors are still struggling to get any wins since they are on a 9-game losing streak. It’s hard to expect their streak to end against one of the best teams in the league.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-6.5)

Wednesday 15.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics-9.5

218.5

7:30 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat-5

222.5

8:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Minnesota Timberwolves+2.5

218.5

10:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Sacramento Kings+2

221.5

 

Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics

Pistons are very close to entering into a full-rebuild mode since Griffin is out indefinitely and Drummond could be traded soon. With that in mind, it is not a surprise that they are on a 3-game losing streak and that they have only won 3 of their last 10 games.

And while Celtics are not in such a great form since they have a score of 6-4 in their last 10 games, they have won the last two and they should have no problem with Pistons tonight.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-9.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Miami Heat

Spurs are in solid form, with 6 wins in their last 10 games. On the other hand, Miami has the same score in that span but they have lost two in a row.

With that in mind, it’s hard to guess the winner, although we lean towards Miami since they are great at home. Still, we believe that betting on over total points is a better choice since Spurs have been great offensively lately and both teams are in top 10 in offensive rating this season.

Our Pick: Over 222.5 Total Points

Indiana Pacers @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves have had some nice games in the past 10 games and they have a score of 5-5 in that span even though they have been without Towns all that time. However, they have now lost 2 in a row and Tows is still questionable for return.

On the other hand, Pacers have won 2 in a row, although they also have a score of 5-5 in the last 10 games. Still, Pacers are a better team than Wolves and if Towns remains out for tonight, we firmly believe that Indiana will get the win.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-2.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ Sacramento Kings

Kings are getting further and further from the playoffs since they have won just 3 games of their last 10. They did have a lot of injury problems this season but they have also lost some games that they should have won.

On the other hand, Mavs are playing well and even without Porzingis they are winning games since they are on a 2-game winning streak. We suggest backing Mavs tonight or bet on over since Mavs have the best offense in the league.

Our Pick: Over 221.5 Total Points

Tuesday 14.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Atlanta Hawks+3

224.5

8:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Memphis Grizzlies+4.5

237.5

10:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Golden State Warriors+8.5

223.5

 

Phoenix Suns @ Atlanta Hawks

Suns are starting to gel again after going through a period of adjustment since they got Ayton back. They are now 5-5 in their last 10 games and they are on a 2-game winning streak. They will have a good chance to improve this streak tonight against one of the worst teams in the league but they might have to do it without Rubio who is questionable for tonight.

Hawks are on a 4-game losing streak and while they occasionally show glimpses of the team they can be in the future, they are still too young for the competition.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (-3)

Houston Rockets @ Memphis Grizzlies

After series of great results, the young rebuilding Memphis team finds itself in the 8th spot in the West. Grizzlies are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are on a 5-game winning streak at the moment. However, Rockets are also playing well and enter the game with the same score in the last 10 games.

Rockets are the better team and they have been playing well this season but due to the current form that Grizzlies are in, we would back off from picking the winner. Instead, we suggest betting on over total points since neither team is great defensively.

Our Pick: Over 237.5 Total Points

Dallas Mavericks @ Golden State Warriors

Mavs have won 5 of their last 10 games and they have been without Porzingis for the past few games. This could also be the case tonight since Kristaps is questionable but Dallas is supposed to have a relatively easy task against the lowly Warriors.

Golden State is having a nightmare season full of injuries and poor performances. They are dead last in the West and they are on an 8-game losing streak right now. We don’t expect things to change for them anytime soon.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-8.5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 12

 

Sunday 12.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

3:30 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Washington Wizards+8

223.5

3:30 PM ET

Miami Heat @ New York Knicks+8

218.5

6:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies-6.5

221.5

 

Utah Jazz @ Washington Wizards

Don’t sleep on Utah since this team has the longest winning streak in the league right now, along with Lakers. They have won 8 in a row and they play great basketball at the moment. On the other hand, Wizards are struggling with injuries but they still managed to win 5 of their last 10 games.

There is a chance that Beal and Bryant will play tonight, although that is still up in the air. But even if they do, Utah is definitely a league above Wizards anyway.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-8)

Miami Heat @ New York Knicks

Miami lost to Brooklyn in their last game, which was quite the surprise considering the fact that Nets were on a 7-game losing streak. However, Heat is still one of the hottest teams in the league with 7 wins in 10 games and they have a perfect opportunity to bounce right back with a win over struggling Knicks.

Knicks are on a 5-game losing streak and they have only won 3 of their last 10 games. Only Hawks are behind them in total wins, so this should be a fairly easy job for Miami.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-8)

Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies currently occupy 8th place in the West and they are probably the most positive surprise this season along with OKC. Memphis is on a 4-game winning streak and they have won 7 of their last 10 games.

Warriors are dead last in the Western Conference and they have now lost 7 games in a row. While we don’t think that Grizzlies are a much better team, their current form is miles above Golden State.

Our Pick: Grizzlies on the Spread (-6.5)

Saturday 11.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Boston Celtics-8.5

224.5

8:30 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Dallas Mavericks-2

223.5

9:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Denver Nuggets-12.5

216.5

10:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Portland Trail Blazers+5

229.5

 

New Orleans Pelicans @ Boston Celtics

Pelicans are in great form with 7 wins in their last 10 games. However, this will be their second game of back-to-back after a win over Knicks last night, so they might be a bit tired. On the other hand, Celtics are on a bad run with 3 straight losses.

Despite the fact that Pelicans are still without Zion and that Jrue Holliday missed last three games and will probably not suit up tonight either, Celtics are not convincing enough lately to justify the high spread. Try your luck with Pelicans.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (+8.5)

Philadelphia 76ers @ Dallas Mavericks

Mavs have been struggling lately, with a score of 4-6 in their last 10 games. They are also on a 2-game losing streak, including the loss to Lakers last night. Dallas will once again be without Porzingis as well.

But 76ers are not in much better position, with 5 wins in their last 10 games and with Embiid scheduled to miss a few weeks of action. However, 76ers are on a 2-game winning streak. With that in mind, betting on over total points seems like a smarter choice, especially since Embiid’s absence will hurt Phila’s defense.

Our Pick: Over 223.5 Total Points

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Denver Nuggets

Nuggets are quietly having another great season – they are 2nd in the West and they have won 7 of their last 10 games. On the other hand, Cavs are struggling with 4 wins in 10 last games. They are one of the worst teams in the East with 11 wins in 38 games.

And while Nuggets are prone to losing to underdogs this season, we expect them to get the win tonight and cover the spread despite it being a bit higher than we expected.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-12.5)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Portland Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers are having a horrendous season so far. After making it to the Conference Finals last year, they are on the road to miss the playoffs this year. In the last 10 games, Blazers are 5-5 but they enter this game after losing to Minnesota without Karl-Anthony Towns.

On the other hand, Bucks have the best record in the NBA right now and they have won 8 of their last 10 games. They are in great form, so we expect Portland’s woes to continue tonight.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-5)

Friday 10.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ New York Knicks+5.5

225.5

7:30 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Brooklyn Nets+3

217.5

8:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls+4

212.5

9:00 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Phoenix Suns-2

216.5

 

New Orleans Pelicans @ New York Knicks

Pelicans are playing well and after going 7-3 in their last games, they are now a few wins away from the playoffs. These results came despite some injury problems, since Pelicans are still without Williamson and Jrue Holliday missed the last couple of games. Both of them are out for tonight as well.

On the other hand, Knicks have won a few games after their coaching change but they have gone down the hole again with 4 straight losses. They are 3-7 in their last 10 and we expect their losing streak to continue tonight.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-5.5)

Miami Heat @ Brooklyn Nets

These two teams enter their duel in a completely different mood – Nets are on a 7-game losing streak right now, while Miami has 8 wins in the last 10 games. Nets are still without Irving, although he should be ready to play sometimes soon, probably in the next week.

Until then, Nets will have to find a way to climb out of the hole on their own. But this seems highly unlikely against one of the better teams in the East this season.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-3)

Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls

Although Pacers lost their last game to Miami in a convincing fashion, they are still one of the better teams in the East. They are not in great form since they have just 4 wins in their last 10 games, probably because they are playing without Brogdon for some time.

On the other hand, Bulls suffered a heavy blow themselves since their primary center Wendell Carter Jr. will miss 4-6 weeks due to injury. Pacers have one of the best frontcourts in the league, so they should be able to take advantage of this.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-4)

Orlando Magic @ Phoenix Suns

Magic won 4 of their last 5 games despite losing one of their best players this season, Johnathan Isaac, due to injury. Orlando is 6-4 in the last 10 games and they seem to be in good form at the moment. Suns, on the other hand, are 3-7 in their last 10 and they have lost 2 in a row, including a home loss to injury-ravaged Kings.

Still, we believe that Phoenix has enough firepower to get the win tonight and come a little bit closer to the playoff spot in the West.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (-2)

Thursday 09.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons-7

219.5

8:00 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Minnesota Timberwolves+2.5

224.5

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons

Both of these teams are struggling right now but Pistons have serious injury problems and seem unlikely to remain in the playoffs race this year. Griffin underwent surgery that will keep him out indefinitely and Pistons still miss Morris, Kennard and Jackson.

Despite all those problems, Pistons got the win against Cavs a few days ago but it was a tight contest with only 2 points being the difference. We expect Detroit to get a more convincing win tonight in front of their fans.

Our Pick: Pistons on the Spread (-7)

Portland Trail Blazers @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Blazers can’t seem to find their rhythm – they win a couple of games but then they lose a few in a row. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games and they need to improve their record if they want to make the playoffs. One of their rivals in the race is Minnesota and win tonight would mean a lot for Portland.

Wolves have the same score as Blazers in their last 10 game but they are without their star player Towns since December 13th. Towns is questionable for tonight as well, which is why we believe Blazers can snatch the win.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-2.5)

Wednesday 08.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Boston Celtics-6

219.5

7:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers-1

209.5

7:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Dallas Mavericks-3

217.5

9:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Utah Jazz-11

218.5

 

San Antonio Spurs @ Boston Celtics

Spurs have been solid lately, with 5 wins in their last 10 games and 3 wins in their last 5. However, Celtics have been great with 8 wins in their last 10 games but they enter this game after a shocking loss to the injury-ravaged Wizards.

Celtics have only lost 2 times at home in 16 games, so we expect them to get right back on track tonight. But we feel that betting on under is a safer bet since Celtics are 3rd in defensive rating and they play even better defense at home.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Miami Heat @ Indiana Pacers

This is a duel between two good teams in the East and they enter this game in similar forms. Heat are 7-3 and Pacers 5-5 in their last 10 games. Pacers are still without Oladipo, while Brogdon is questionable for tonight, just like Winslow for Heat.

We expect a very close duel but we believe that Pacers can take advantage of their home court and get a very important win tonight.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Moneyline

Denver Nuggets @ Dallas Mavericks

This is another interesting duel. Mavs are 5-5 in their last 10 games, while Nuggets are 7-3 in the same span. Nuggets will play without Barton, Mavericks will miss Porzingis tonight. Nuggets have been great lately but they did manage to lose to Wizards a few games ago.

We honestly can’t predict anything regarding the final score in this one, it is too close in our opinion. That is why we suggest betting on points. Over seems like a good choice since Dallas has the best offense in the league, while Nuggets have been much better offensively in the last month.

Our Pick: Over 217.5 Total Points

New York Knicks @ Utah Jazz

Knicks have been playing much better since they fired Fizdale but they are still one of the worst teams in the league and they are currently on a 3-game losing streak as well. On the other hand, Jazz have one of the longest winning streaks in the league with 6 straight wins.

Utah is one of the hottest teams right now despite the fact that they are without Conley for a long time. And with all due respect for the results Knicks have put up in the past couple of weeks, they will certainly lose tonight.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-11)

Tuesday 07.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Portland Trail Blazers @ Toronto Raptors-1

220.5

7:30 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Brooklyn Nets+2.5

217.5

9:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns-6

226.5

 

Portland Trail Blazers @ Toronto Raptors

Trailblazers are 4-6 in their last 10 game but they have only managed to win once in their previous 5 games. On the other hand, Raptors are 6-4 despite having a lot of injury problems and tonight they will also be without Siakam, Gasol, Powell but also VanVleet.

With so many important players out of rotation, Raptors will have a tough time to beat Blazers despite their poor form. We suggest that you take a swing on Portland in this game.

Our Pick: Trail Blazers on the Moneyline

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Brooklyn Nets

Oklahoma is in great form right now, with 8 wins in their last 10 games. The young team that was supposed to be rebuilding this year is firmly in 7th place in the West and on the course to make the playoffs.

Nets are in a completely different position – they are without Kyrie Irving for a long time now and they are currently on a 6-game losing streak. While this could be a great chance for them to break the streak, we have been burned many times when betting against OKC this season. Not anymore.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Moneyline

Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns

Both teams come into this game in poor form – Suns are 3-7 and Kings are 2-8 in their last 10 games. But Suns have only recently gotten Ayton back and they have won 3 out of their last 5 games, although Kings have 2 wins in their last 3 as well.

However, Kings will be without Bagley and probably Bogdanovic but this should still be a very close game. That’s why it is probably better to try betting on over since both teams are not known for their defense. But you could also try Kings on the spread.

Our Pick: Over 226.5 Total Points

Monday 06.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Charlotte Hornets+5

209.5

7:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Washington Wizards+9

226.5

7:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Atlanta Hawks+7.5

217.5

8:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ New Orleans Pelicans+3

221.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Charlotte Hornets

Pacers are on a bad run, with 2 straight losses and just one win in their last 5 games. They are also 5-5 in their last 10 games, so they are not in their best form right now. On the other hand, Hornets are 3-7 in their last 10 games but they are on a 2-game winning streak.

Despite the fact that Hornets are in a bit better form lately, they are still the inferior team between the two. We suggest betting on Pacers since their bad form will not last a long time and despite the fact that Brogdon will not play tonight.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-5)

Boston Celtics @ Washington Wizards

Wizards are one of the worst teams in the league this season, even when they are fully healthy. But in their last few games, they have been without so many first-team players that it is a wonder that they managed to even put the team out and tonight won’t be any different.

Despite this, Wizards have managed to somehow beat Denver Nuggets in their last game, one of the best teams in the NBA. But it is hard to expect that to happen again against Celtics, who are 8-2 in their last 10 games and also on a 3-game winning streak.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-9)

Denver Nuggets @ Atlanta Hawks

Hawks are dead last in the league but they enter this game after a win over Pacers in their last game and with 2 wins in their last 3 games. They are still 2-8 in their last 10 games, but they should be a bit better going forward since Collins is back from his suspension, although he skipped their last game due to injury.

On the other hand, Denver is in great form, with 7 wins in their last 10 games. But they enter this game after a shocking loss to injury-ravaged Wizards. Still, we expect that poor performance to serve as motivation and a warning for the upcoming duel.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-7.5)

Utah Jazz @ New Orleans Pelicans

Utah is the hottest team in the league at the moment, with 9 wins in their last 10 games and with 5 straight wins before this game. However, Pelicans are also in solid form, with 6 wins in their last 10 games. Even more impressive are 4 wins in the last 5 games, including those over Denver, Indiana and Houston.

This should be a very interesting game and it’s hard to predict the final score. While Pelicans are among the worst teams in the league in defensive rating this season, in the last couple of weeks they are 12th in this category. Utah has been great in defense from the start, so this should be a low-scoring game.

Our Pick: Under 221.5 Total Points

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 11

 

Sunday 05.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ Miami Heat-5.5

221.5

7:30 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Cleveland Cavaliers+1.5

215.5

10:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Los Angeles Lakers-15

221.5

 

Portland Trailblazers @ Miami Heat

Trailblazers have finally broken their losing streak with a convincing win over Washington but now they are traveling to Miami to take on one of the better teams in the East. Miami has 7 wins in the last 10 games and although they lost their last game to Magic they are in much better form than Blazers.

Portland now has 5-5 in their last 10 and breaking the losing streak will give them some confidence but Heat rarely lose in front of their fans. Miami has lost just one game out of 17 home games and we expect this to continue.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-5.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Timberwolves are dealing with a lot of injury problems since they have been without their star player Karl-Anthony Towns for a while now. They are also playing without Wiggins and Teague but still they somehow managed to get 3 wins in their last 5 games.

On the other hand, Cavs have lost 3 games in a row and they have a score of 4-6 in the last 10 games. This should be a very close match but we believe Wolves can pull off a very important win.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Moneyline

Detroit Pistons @ Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers are back on the winning track with 4 straight wins, while Pistons have a score of 2-8 in their last 10 games and they are still dealing with many injuries – Griffin, Jackson, Kennard, etc. In addition to this, there is talk of Pistons trading one of their centerpieces Andre Drummond.

Basically, Lakers will certainly win this game and the only question by how much. The spread is set at 15, which seems a bit high but it can happen. We would rather bet on under because Lakers play great defense and Pistons have troubles scoring because of their injury woes.

Out Pick: Under 221.5 Total Points

Saturday 04.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn Nets+5.5

217.5

7:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Orlando Magic+3.5

205.5

8:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Washington Wizards+10

221.5

8:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls+2.5

209.5

 

Toronto Raptors @ Brooklyn Nets

Nets are struggling right now since they are on a 4-game losing streak. They are without Irving for a while and he is not expected back yet but LaVert will probably be on the court tonight after a lengthy absence.

However, Raptors also struggle with injuries but they are 6-4 in their last 10 games even without Gasol, Siakam and Powell. With the reigning champs in better form, we suggest going with Raptors for this one.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Moneyline

Utah Jazz @ Orlando Magic

Magic will be without Isaac for a couple of months and that is a huge blow for them since Isaac is one of the best defensive players in the league right now. However, Orlando is in good form, with two straight wins and a score of 5-5 in their last 10 games.

But Utah has been nothing short of spectacular recently. They are on a 4-game winning streak and they have only lost once in the previous 10 games. It is hard to look beyond Jazz in this game, even if Magic had a full team on the court.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-3.5)

Denver Nuggets @ Washington Wizards

Nuggets are one of the hottest teams in the league right now with 8 wins in their last 10 games. They are fully healthy and favorites against most of the league. On the other hand, Wizards are dealing with a plethora of injuries – Wall, Bertans, Wagner, Bryant, Hachimura and probably Beal.

With so many important players missing, Wizards are unlikely to win many games, as shown by their score of 3-7 in the last 10 games. Take Nuggets on the spread or you can try under since Wizards are not going to score many points against one of the best defenses in the league.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-10)

Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

Celtics are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they have won two games in a row but they have been playing a bit underwhelming lately. They have struggled against Hawks last night, pulling away with the win in the last minute of the game.

Bulls are 5-5 in their last 10 games but they have lost two games in a row before this one. Celtics are the favorites and they should get the win but since both teams are in top 5 in defensive rating, betting on under may be a safer way to go.

Our Pick: Under 209.5 Total Points

Friday 03.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ Washington Wizards+5.5

235.5

8:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Houston Rockets-4

224.5

9:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Phoenix Suns-6.5

223.5

 

Portland Trailblazers @ Washington Wizards

Blazers can’t buy a win at the moment even if their lives depended on it. And they do, since their playoff ambitions have taken quite a hit due to their 5-game losing streak. Their previous loss came against New York Knicks and with that in mind it is hard to call Blazers favorites against any NBA team.

However, they are now traveling to Washington to take on injury-ravaged Wizards. Wizards have won just 3 games out of their last 10 but Bradley Beal is now back in the mix for Wizards. Still, we expect Blazers to finally pull themselves together and get a win tonight.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-5.5)

Philadelphia 76ers @ Houston Rockets

76ers are in a bit of a crisis at the moment – they are on a 3-game losing streak and they have only won 4 games out of their last 10. Because of it, they have fallen to the 5th place in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, Rockets are playing well with 7 wins in their last 10 games, including a win over one of their main rivals in the West Denver Nuggets.

While Rockets are in a better form, Philadelphia is still a very good team and they should be able to put up a fight. That’s why we feel betting on points is better than trying to guess who wins this game. Over seems like a good bet since Rockets are the second offense in the league but they are also bad in defense.

Our Pick: Over 224.5 Total Points

New York Knicks @ Phoenix Suns

Tip your hats gentlemen to New York Knicks since they are on a 3-game winning streak. This surprising turn of events didn’t help Knicks much in the standings since they are still second last in the East but they have won 6 out of their last 10 games and they have been playing well.

On the other hand, Suns have only won 2 games out of their last 10 and they are not in the best form. However, they have just gotten Ayton back and they should improve sooner rather than later. While we respect what Knicks have been doing lately, we have to back Suns in this game since they are clearly the better team.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (-6.5)

Thursday 02.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ETDenver Nuggets @ Indiana Pacers-1.5

208.5

7:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Miami Heat+5.5

214.5

8:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks-7.5

221.5

8:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Chicago Bulls+3.5

210.5

 

Denver Nuggets @ Indiana Pacers

Both teams are in great form at the moment – Nuggets are 8-2, Pacers 7-3 in their last 10 games. However, Nuggets enter this game after a tough loss against Rockets and they will be without Gary Harris tonight. Pacers are still without Oladipo, while Brogdon is questionable.

In any case, this should be a very interesting duel and we expect a very close game. Still, Indiana has been great at home and we expect them to take advantage of their home court in this game.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Moneyline

Toronto Raptors @ Miami Heat

This is another interesting match with two teams that have been playing great the entire season. Both teams are 7-3 in their last 10 games but Raptors will once again be without Siakam, Gasol and Powell. On the other hand, Heat will likely be without Winslow.

These injuries and the fact that Miami has the advantage of home court tonight mean that Heat is likely to get the win. But if you don’t want to bet against the reigning champions, you can back under in this game since both teams play good defense this season.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-5.5)

Brooklyn Nets @ Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks are one of the most positive surprises this year, especially Luka Doncic who is playing like an MVP this season. Mavs are 5-5 in their last 10 games but Nets are 4-6 in the same span. Nets have a lot of injury problems and they are still waiting on Irving to recover.

Nets have lost 3 games in a row but Mavs are also on a 2-game losing streak. While we believe that Mavs can get the win, the spread seems a bit high. With that in mind, we suggest betting on over since both teams are not great on defense, while Mavs have the best offense in the league.

Our Pick: Over 221.5 Total Points

Utah Jazz @ Chicago Bulls

Bulls are in solid form, with 5 wins in 10 previous games. However, Jazz are on a great run since they have won 8 out of their last 10 games and they are also on a 3-game winning streak. Despite the fact that they are missing their staring playmaker Mike Conley, Jazz are favorites tonight as well.

We believe that Jazz can win and cover the spread but perhaps betting on under is a bit safer since both teams play stellar defense this season. Both teams are in top 10 in defensive rating, so don’t expect a lot of buckets.

Our Pick: Under 210.5 Total Points

Wednesday 01.01.2020.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

5:00 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Washington Wizards+6.5

220.5

7:30 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ New York Knicks+4

222.5

10:30 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers-11

226.5

 

Orlando Magic @ Washington Wizards

Wizards enter 2020 with a lot of injury problems – they are without Hachimura, Bertans, Wagner and Bryant. Beal has also missed the last couple of games and he is game-time decision for tonight. With that in mind, it is not a surprise that Wizards have only won 3 games out of their last 10.

However, Magic are also on a bad run with the same number of wins in the last 10 as Wizards. And while we believe that Magic can get the win tonight, we think betting on over total points is a better choice for this game.

Our Pick: Over 220.5 Total Points

Portland Trailblazers @ New York Knicks

After playing well for a while and getting into the playoff spot, Blazer have gone into a rut and lost 4 games in a row. Now they are 5-5 in their last 10 games and they will be looking to break the losing streak tonight.

Luckily for them, they will play one of the worst teams in the league, although Knicks have won 2 games in a row and have the same score as Blazers in the last 10 games. Despite this, we expect Blazers to get a very important win for them.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-4)

Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers

Both teams enter into this game after 2 wins in a row. However, Suns only have those two wins in their last 10 games, while Lakers have a score of 6-4 in the same span. While Lakers are certainly the favorites, Suns will finally have their full team at their disposal since Ayton is healthy now.

With that in mind, we expect this to be an interesting match and a bit closer than what spread suggests. We do expect Lakers to get the win but not by 12 points.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (+11)

Tuesday 31.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

5:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Sacramento Kings+7

221.5

7:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets-1

218.5

7:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors-9.5

216.5

 

Los Angeles Clippers @ Sacramento Kings

Kings are free-falling at the moment since they have lost 7 games in a row. They are still only a couple of games behind the 8th seed in the West but they need to drastically change their form if they are to compete for the playoffs.

On the other hand, Clippers are 6-4 in their last 10 games, which is a solid result but not what is expected of them. Still, they are in much better form than Kings and they are a better team, so they should get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-7)

Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets

Nuggets are in a spectacular form right now, with 9 wins in their last 10 games. The entire team is playing well, which is why Denver kept on winning despite having minor injury problems. Milsap is still out for Denver, while Harris is questionable for tonight.

Rockets are also on a good run, with 7 wins in their last 10 games but they have finally got Eric Gordon back from the injury. This should be a very close contest, so betting on over seems like a better choice than betting on the finals score.

Our Pick: Over 218.5 Total Points

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors

Cavs are in a solid form since they are 5-5 in their last 10 games. On the other hand, Raptors have slowed down a bit due to injuries but they are still 6-4 in their last 10 games. Raptors will be without Gasol, Siakam and Powell once again tonight.

Despite this, Raptors are a great team with a lot of depth and they are one of the best home-court teams in the league. Back Raptors in this one.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-9.5)

Monday 30.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Washington Wizards+9.5

228.5

8:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Chicago Bulls+8

219.5

8:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trailblazers-4

231.5

 

Miami Heat @ Washington Wizards

Wizards are struggling at the moment, which is understandable since they were not that good to begin with but now they are having major injury problems. Even Beal missed the last game, in addition to Bertans, Wagner and Bryant.

Heat, on the other hand, is in great form, with 5 wins in a row and 8 wins in their last 10 games. Even fully healthy Wizards would probably lose the game, so with all the injuries, this game can only end up one way – a convincing win for Miami.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-9.5)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Chicago Bulls

Bucks are playing like true contenders and they probably have the deepest bench in the league so they manage to stay on the winning track even without Bledsoe and Giannis for the last couple of games. Whether the reigning MVP will play tonight is still uncertain and it can impact the score since Bulls are in a solid form lately.

With that in mind, the spread seems a bit high and we would rather focus on total points. Both teams are in top 3 in defensive rating, so under 219.5 total points seems like a safe bet.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Phoenix Suns @ Portland Trailblazers

Trailblazers are pretty inconsistent this season but they are still in the playoff picture in the West. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games but they are also on a 3-game losing streak. Still, Suns are 2-8 in their last 10 games and they will be without Ayton once again tonight.

This seems like a perfect game for Blazers to snap their losing streak and get an important win against one of their rivals for the playoffs.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-4)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 10

 

Sunday 29.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Toronto Raptors-2.5

212.5

8:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets-9.5

210.5

8:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ New Orleans Pelicans+4.5

228.5

 

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Toronto Raptors

This will be the second game of back-to-back for Raptors after their impressive win against Celtics on the road despite playing without Siakam, Gasol and Powell. All of them will likely be out for tonight as well but OKC will be without Gallinari and Schroder.

Although both teams are in good form, with 7 wins in their last games, Raptors are likely to adapt better to missing their players since they have a deeper bench. They also have a great home court, so back Raptors tonight.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-2.5)

Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets

Kings have lost 6 games in a row and their team seems in complete disarray at the moment with various trade rumors circulating around. In addition to this, they are struggling with nagging injuries, so both Fox and Bagley are questionable for this game.

On the other hand, Denver is cruising at the moment. They have won 8 out of their last 10 games and they have climbed to the 2nd place in the West. They should win this game but the spread seems a bit high for us. We would rather bet on under total points because Denver has the second best defense in the league and Kings are struggling on offense lately.

Our Pick: Under 210.5 Total Points

Houston Rockets @ New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans are in good form, with 3 wins in the row but they are still just one win above Warriors, the worst team in the West so far. On the other hand, Rockets have won 7 out of their last 10 games and they have climbed to 3rd position in the Western Conference.

While Rockets are favorites in our eyes, this will not be an easy game for them. That’s why we suggest betting on over total points instead. Both teams are not good in defense and Houston is also in the top 3 in offense.

Our Pick: Over 228.5 Total Points

Saturday 28.12.2019.

Start TimeMatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics-6

216.5

7:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ New Orleans Pelicans-1

218.5

8:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Houston Rockets-9.5

233.5

8:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat-1

219.5

 

Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics

Raptors are struggling with injuries since they are without Siakam, Gasol and Powell. This is one of the reasons why they have lost two games in a row, although both of those losses came against good teams – Pacers and Celtics. Yes, this will be a rematch of a game played on Thursday, in Toronto, in which Celtics got a convincing win.

Tonight in Boston we expect to see more of the same. Celtics are in great form, with 5 straight wins and just 2 losses in their last 10 games. With Raptors dealing with so many injuries, we don’t see them staying competitive in this game.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-6)

Indiana Pacers @ New Orleans Pelicans

Pacers are playing well, with 7 wins in their last 10 games. However, they might play without Brogdon tonight, although Aaron Holiday has been great in his absence. On the other hand, Pelicans have been struggling for a long time and they only have 9 wins in 32 games this season.

But in the last 5 games, Pelicans have won 3, so betting on the final score here seems risky to us. That’s why betting on over feels like a safer bet since both teams can score well and Pelicans are known for their atrocious defense.

Our Pick: Over 218.5 Total Points

Brooklyn Nets @ Houston Rockets

Both teams go into this game after a loss, so they will be looking to bounce back. Rockets are the favorites and they have won 7 out of their last 10 games. Nets have 6 wins in their last 10 but they will be without Irving for a little while more.

We expect Rockets to win this game but the spread seems a bit high. That is why we feel it is better to bet on points, especially since Rockets are one of the best offensive teams and Nets can also score well.

Our Pick: Over 233.5 Total Points

Philadelphia 76ers @ Miami Heat

This is one of the most interesting matches of the night. Heat are in great form since they are on a 4-game winning streak and they have won 8 out of their last 10 games. On the other hand, 76ers have 6 wins in their last 10 games but they are still a great team.

While we lean towards Heat in this game, we can’t really bet on them with confidence. Instead, we suggest betting on under since both teams play great defense and a low-scoring game is expected.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Friday 27.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Orlando Magic+2.5

209.5

8:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat-5

213.5

10:30 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors+2.5

223.5

 

Philadelphia 76ers @ Orlando Magic

76ers are on a 3-game winning streak and they have also won 7 out of their last 10 games. Philadelphia is currently 4th in the Eastern Conference, with 4 wins behind the leading Bucks. On the other hand, Magic are 4-6 in their last 10 games and they enter this game after a win against Bulls that broke their 3-game losing streak.

While Magic is expected to make the playoffs in the East, they are not a match for 76ers and we expect another win for Philadelphia tonight to extend their winning streak.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-2.5)

Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat

This should be a very interesting match between two teams in great form. Both teams have won 7 out of their last 10 games, although Heat is on a 3-game winning streak as well. In addition to this, Heat has only lost one game in Miami so far.

Heat will be without Winslow, while Pacers are still without Oladipo. However, Brogdon is also questionable for tonight. Whether he plays or not, Heat is the favorite and we expect them to justify this with another win.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-5)

Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors

After being the league’s punching bag for most of the season, Warriors have managed to win three games in a row, including an impressive and surprising win over Rockets. Still, Warriors are at the very bottom of the Western Conference and unlikely to move up much.

On the other hand, Suns have lost 7 games in a row and their playoff dreams are slowly fading away. They need this win badly but they will be without Ayton once again and it won’t be easy but we believe they can break their losing streak tonight.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (-2.5)

Thursday 26.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Detroit Pistons-6

231.5

8:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks-6.5

226.5

10:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Sacramento Kings-4.5

221.5

 

Washington Wizards @ Detroit Pistons

Wizards are struggling with injuries, which is one of the reasons why they are 3-7 in their last 10 games. They will be without Hachimura, Bertans, Wagner, Bryant and Thomas against Pistons as well. However, Pistons have also won just 3 games out of their last 10 and they are on a 5-game losing streak at the moment.

Detroit will be without Kennard for sure but they could also be without Griffin and Jackson, who are game-time decision. All in all, the final score in this one seems hard to guess, so it’s better to bet on over total points since both teams are not big on defense this season.

Our Pick: Over 231.5 Total Points

San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks have been surprisingly good without Doncic for these past few games, beating Bucks and 76ers on the road in the process. Luka will probably play tonight but we won’t know that until the kickoff.

On the other hand, Spurs have been playing better lately, winning 3 out of their last 5 games. Still, they are pretty inconsistent and we believe that Mavs have more than enough firepower to see them off, even if Doncic doesn’t take the court tonight.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-6.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Sacramento Kings

Timberwolves have been appalling lately since they have lost 11 games in a row now. They were without Towns in their last three however and their star player might end up missing this game as well. However, Kings were not much better recently since they are on a 4-game losing streak despite getting both Fox and Bagley back.

Kings may be without Bogdanovic tonight and they are still finding their rhythm after getting back their two young stars back in the mix. But even if Towns plays tonight, Wolves will likely still lose the game in our opinion.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-4.5)

Wednesday 25.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

2:30 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia 76ers+3

220.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Los Angeles Lakers-2.5

222.5

10:30 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Denver Nuggets-9.5

218.5

 

Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia 76ers

Bucks have been phenomenal this season – they lead the league with a score of 27-4. In the last 10 games, they have lost only once. However, 76ers are also in great form, with 7 wins in their last 10 games.

Bucks will be without Bledsoe tonight, 76ers will only miss their rookie Thybulle. And with both teams in form, we expect to see a very close contest. That’s why we would bet on the points instead on the final score. Under seems like a smart option considering the solid defense that both teams play.

Our Pick: Under 220.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Clippers @ Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron, Davis and Kuzma have been dealing with minor injuries in the past few games, but they are all expected to play in this one. Clippers will also have the entire team on the court, so this should be a true Christmas spectacle.

It’s hard to predict what could happen here since both teams have been great this season but inconsistent in their last 10 games. Lakers have won 7 games in that span but the three losses have all come in the last three games. Still, we believe that Lakers will be motivated to get revenge for the convincing loss they suffered against their in-town rivals at the end of the season.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-2.5)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Denver Nuggets

After breaking their long-lasting losing streak, Pelicans have now won 2 out of their last 3 games, including the somewhat surprising road win in Portland. And while they seem to be catching form, tonight they will play against one of the hottest teams in the league.

Nuggets are on a 7-game winning streak right now and with Jokic starting to play like an All-NBA center he was last year, they are huge favorites in this game. We expect Nuggets to justify that favorite tag and get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-9.5)

Monday 23.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Indiana Pacers-6

209.5

7:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks-2.5

234.5

7:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Orlando Magic-4.5

209.5

7:30 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Miami Heat-4

212.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors

This will be the second game in two nights for both teams, which means that we could see some tired legs on the court. Despite this fact, this should be a very interesting duel. Raptors are struggling with injuries right now, with Gasol, Siakam and Powell out for this game.

However, Raptors still have a solid team and they showed it last night when they managed to beat Mavericks after a miraculous comeback in the fourth quarter after being down 30 at one point. But that might cost them the game against Pacers in our opinion since it will be hard to recover with so many players missing.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-6)

Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks

Betting on Knicks is not something we usually recommend but tonight Knicks will have a great opportunity to get another win and improve their poor record. Wizards will be without Bryant, Hachimura, Bertans and probably Wagner.

In addition to this, Knicks have been playing a bit better lately, winning 2 out of their last 5 games, while Wizards only have 2 wins in their last 10. We will take a chance on Knicks this time and you should too.

Our Pick: Knicks on the Spread (-2.5)

Chicago Bulls @ Orlando Magic

Chicago is on a 2-game winning streak and Bulls have been playing good basketball lately, winning 5 out of their last 10 games, including an impressive win against Clippers. On the other hand, Orlando has only one win in their last 5 games, so this should be a very close matchup.

With that in mind, we would choose Bulls on the spread but perhaps even better choice is to bet on total points. Both teams are among the better teams in defensive rating, but in the bottom 5 when it comes to offense. And while the total is a bit low, we can still see this game going under.

Our Pick: Under 209.5 Total Points

Utah Jazz @ Miami Heat

After winning just one game in 5 matches before going on the run, Utah now has 5 straight wins and they seem like a team most experts thought they could be. However, Miami is also playing great basketball, with 7 wins in their last 10 games and a couple of wins in a row.

That all makes the final score for this game quite unpredictable and we suggest betting on points instead. Since both teams are playing great defense this season, we expect this game to go under as well.

Our Pick: Under 212.5 Total Points

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 9

Sunday 22.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

3:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Toronto Raptors-2.5

216.5

7:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Milwaukee Bucks-7.5

219.5

9:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Lakers-7.5

209.5

 

Dallas Mavericks @ Toronto Raptors

Mavericks have shown great potential in their last few games since they managed to beat Bucks and 76ers without Luka Doncic. Now they will take on another great team from the East but this time both teams will be without their star player since Raptors will miss Siakam as well.

Despite the great form that Mavs are in since they won 7 out of their last 10 games, we expect Raptors to keep their winning streak going tonight and get their 5th straight win since they have one of the hottest home courts in the NBA.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-2.5)

Indiana Pacers @ Milwaukee Bucks

After losing to Mavs and getting their impressive winning streak broken, Bucks got back on the winning track right away, winning two games in a row, including the win against another contender in Lakers. However, Pacers are also in great form since they have won 8 out of 10 games and have a 5-game winning streak going.

But Pacers will probably see their winning streak end tonight since Lamb and Sabonis are questionable and if they both miss the game Bucks will have a much easier task this evening. Even if they play, Bucks are still huge favorites for the win.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-7.5)

Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers have lost two games in a row, which is not a common occurrence this season since they have only lost 3 games before that. And while Davis will probably play this evening, LeBron James is doubtful for this match.

In addition to this, Nuggets have been playing well lately, winning 5 games in a row and getting a much better production from their star Nikola Jokic. If LeBron misses the game, we can see Nuggets snatching the win but even with James on the court, we are not sure that Lakers can cover the spread.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (+7.5)

Saturday 21.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

5:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Charlotte Hornets+5.5

209.5

8:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ San Antonio Spurs+5.5

223.5

9:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Portland Trailblazers-7

226.5

 

Utah Jazz @ Charlotte Hornets

Hornets are 5-5 in their last 10 games but they have won 3 out of their last 5 games and they are still in the playoff race. On the other hand, Jazz is on a 4-game winning streak and they seem to be in great form after being in a bit of a rut for a while.

Jazz are the better team without a doubt and with them playing well lately we don’t see Hornets getting anything in this game.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-5.5)

Los Angeles Clippers @ San Antonio Spurs

Spurs are having a bad season for their standards and it seems that missing playoffs after more than two decades is a real possibility. However, Spurs entre into this game after a win against Brooklyn and getting 3 wins in the last 5 games.

On the other hand, Clipper are 7-3 in their last 10 games but they lost to Rockets in their last outing. While we would bet on Clippers if we had to, we feel that betting on points is a better choice. Take under since both teams can play good defense.

Our Pick: Under 223.5 Total Points

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Portland Trailblazers

Timberwolves have lost 9 games in a row and now they are getting further away from the playoffs with each passing game. The last two losses for Minnesota came while they were missing Towns due to injury and their star player could also miss this game as well.

Blazers have been playing much better lately, with 3 straight wins before this game. Even if Towns ends up playing, Blazers would be favorites in our book, so back them up in any case.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-7)

Friday 20.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers-4.5

209.5

7:30 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics-7.5

214.5

8:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Miami Heat-10.5

214.5

10:00 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Portland Trailblazers-3.5

216.5

 

Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers

Kings are one of the most inconsistent teams in the league – they are 5-5 in their last 10 games but they have won 3 out of their last 5 games. On the other hand, Pacers are playing great basketball, with 7 wins in their last 10 games. They are also on a 4-game winning streak and they have only lost 3 games at home so far.

Both teams struggled with injuries this season but except for Oladipo, all players are finally healthy. We expect a tight game and believe that Kings can stay in the game until the end.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (+4.5)

Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics

Pistons enter this game after 2 straight losses and with Griffin, Drummond and Kennard banged up and questionable. But even if all of them play tonight, Celtics are still favorites. They are playing well lately, with 7 wins in the last 10 games.

The spread may be a bit high but we believe that Boston has more than enough firepower to deal with Pistons, especially since they have only lost one game at home until now.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-7.5)

New York Knicks @ Miami Heat

Miami has been great this season and they are currently 3rd in the East, after they have won 7 out of their last 10 games. On the other hand, Knicks have been one of the worst teams in the league this season and they enter into this game with only 7 wins in 28 games.

Still, they have been playing a bit better in the last few games after they made the coaching change, so we are not really comfortable with such a high spread. Perhaps betting on under for total points is a better choice since Heat plays good defense at home.

Our Pick: Under 214.5 Total Points

Orlando Magic @ Portland Trailblazers

Both of these teams are wildly inconsistent and it has been hard to bet on them this season. However, Blazers have been playing a lot better lately and they are currently on a 2-game winning streak and they have won 3 out of their last 5 games.

On the other hand, Magic are 5-5 in their last 10 games but they have lost 4 out of their last 5 games. With Blazers in solid form, we expect them to keep their streak alive after this game.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-3.5)

Thursday 19.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Atlanta Hawks+6

224.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Milwaukee Bucks-4.5

226.5

 

Utah Jazz @ Atlanta Hawks

Hawks are still waiting for John Collins to return from his suspension, which is going to happen next week. Until then, they will continue to struggle – they are on a 5-game losing streak and they have lost 8 out of their last 10 games.

On the other hand, Jazz seems to be back in form after a streak of bad results. They are now on a 3-game winning streak and they will probably extend that steak this evening.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-6)

Los Angeles Lakers @ Milwaukee Bucks

The moment we waited for has arrived – the game between the two best teams in the NBA right now. Both teams enter this game with the same score of 24-4, which means that the winner will take the 1st place in the overall standings. Bucks saw their 12-game winning streak end on Tuesday when they lost to Doncic-less Mavs. Lakers also lost their last game against Pacers, so both teams will look to bounce back.

In the loss to Pacers, Lakers were without Davis and it is still unclear whether he will play tonight, which obviously has a huge impact on the final outcome. So, before you bet, wait for the official news. Even without Davis, Lakers can take on Bucks but it will be a much harder task.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (+4.5)

Wednesday 18.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Washington Wizards-1

231.5

7:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 7ers-7

212.5

8:00 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Oklahoma City Thunder-6.5

217.5

10:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trailblazers-9.5

219.5

 

Chicago Bulls @ Washington Wizards

Both teams have are having bad seasons so far and they are unlikely to get into the playoff race this year. However, Bulls have been a bit better with a couple of wins more than the Wizards so far. In the last 10 games, both teams are in similar form – Wizards have 3 wins, Bulls 4 wins in that time span.

That being said, Wizards have been struggling with injuries as well. Their starting center Bryant is out until January and now they have also lost their prized rookie Hachimura for at least a week. Bulls seem like a good choice in this one.

Our Pick: Bulls on the Moneyline

Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 7ers

Heat and 76ers are playing great basketball at the moment. Miami is 7-3 in their last 10 games, while 76ers have 8 wins in that same span. However, both teams have lost their previous game and they will be looking to bounce back tonight

We believe this will be a tight game and since both teams play good defense, we also believe under is a smart bet. Whether you choose to go with under or Heat on the spread, we expect a very interesting duel.

Our Pick: Under 212.5 Total Points

Memphis Grizzlies @ Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC is not letting up – they are 5-5 in their last 10 games and they found themselves in the 7th spot in the West. Now they will host one of the worst teams in the conference, a young, rebuilding Grizzlies team.

However, Grizzlies are also 5-5 in the last 10 games and they are on a 2-game winning streak, including a surprising win against Heat. Still, we believe OKC will get the win tonight and cover the spread as well.

Our Pick: Thunder on the Spread (-6.5)

Golden State Warriors @ Portland Trailblazers

Golden State is having the worst season in a long time, with just 5 wins in 28 games. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games and they have lost with a big difference more often than not. On the other hand, Blazers are back in the playoff race after going 6-4 in their last 10 games and they seem much better since Anthony joined the team.

So, while Blazers are not playing as well as they did last year, they will undoubtedly win tonight. We also believe they can cover the high spread too.

Our Pick: Traillazers on the Spread (-9.5)

Tuesday 17.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Charlotte Hornets+4.5

207.5

7:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Indiana Pacers+4.5

210.5

9:00 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Utah Jazz-5.5

206.5

 

Sacramento Kings @ Charlotte Hornets

Both of these teams are 5-5 in their last 10 games. Hornets will be without PJ Washington and Marvin Williams, while Kings will probably be without Fox again. However, Sacramento got Bagley back and they have been playing well this season, although they have been somewhat inconsistent.

Kings have a better team and we believe they will prove it this evening. They have also lost just one game out of their last five and their good run should continue.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-4.5)

Los Angeles Lakers @ Indiana Pacers

Lakers are on a 7-game winning streak at the moment and they are currently on top of the entire league in standings. However, Pacers are also playing well with 7 wins in their last 10 games and with 3 wins in a row.

We honestly can’t predict who will win in this one, so we suggest betting on points instead. Both teams play solid defense and with both teams missing on some high scorers (Oladipo, Kuzma), this seems like a good choice for backing under.

Our Pick: Under 210.5 Total Points

Orlando Magic @ Utah Jazz

The Magic team is finally complete after Vucevic recovered from his injury that kept him out for a couple of weeks. They did manage to play well even without him and now they have 6 wins in their last 10 games.

On the other hand, Jazz was struggling lately until they managed to win two games in a row. Their score in the last 10 games is 4-6 and they are missing their starting playmaker Conley. Despite this, Utah is the better team with a great home court record and they should be able to get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-5.5)

 Monday 16.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors-12.5

216.5

8:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Milwaukee Bucks-11

227.5

8:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City Thunder-6

207.5

9:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ Phoenix Suns-1

228.5

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors

Cleveland has managed to win just one game out of their last 10 and with this upcoming trip to Toronto it seems that their bad run is destined to continue. Raptors have slowed down a bit lately with 6 wins in their last 10 games but the reigning champs are only 2 wins away from the 2nd place in the East.

So, Raptors will undoubtably win tonight but can they cover the high spread? We believe that they can do it, even if Fred VanVleet ends up missing the game due to injury.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-12.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ Milwaukee Bucks

With Luka Doncic out for at least a couple of weeks, Dallas will struggle to maintain the great form they were in. Unfortunately, what should have been a great game will probably be an easy win for the Bucks in the end, although they will be without Bledsoe as well.

Bucks are on an incredible run at the moment with 18 wins in a row, which is already the 10th longest winning streak in the history of the league. Bucks won’t miss the chance to extend it tonight.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-11)

Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City Thunder

After a stretch of good results, Thunder lost two games in a row. However, they are still in the playoff picture and they will be hoping to get back on the winning track against Bulls tonight. On the other hand, Bulls have been bad recently but they have pulled off a surprising win against Clippers in their last game.

This could be a real confidence boost for Chicago, so we would avoid betting on the final score here. Instead, we believe that betting on under total points is a good choice since both teams are solid defensively while they often struggle on offense.

Our Pick: Under 207.5 Total Points

Portland Trailblazers @ Phoenix Suns

Suns have been struggling recently, with just 3 wins in their last 10 games. They will get Ayton back soon but not for this game. They will also probably be without Devin Booker tonight, although that remains a game-time call.

Blazers have been inconsistent the entire season but they have been playing better for the past couple of weeks. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games and we believe that they could get a very important win tonight to push them closer to the playoff spot

Our Pick: Blazers on the Moneyline

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 8

 

Sunday 15.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

5:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Indiana Pacers-11.5

210.5

6:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Brooklyn Nets+4.5

217.5

8:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Denver Nuggets-10.5

206.5

 

Charlotte Hornets @ Indiana Pacers

After starting the season well, Charlotte struggled for a while as many expected them to. Still, they are on a 3-game winning streak right now and it seems like they will fight for that last playoff spot with a few other teams.

Pacers are also playing well, winning 7 out of their last 10 games. They are also on a 2-game winning streak and play really well at home with 10 wins in 13 games. There is no doubt in our minds that Pacers will win this game but the spread seems a bit high. Still, we believe they can cover it but we would also suggest betting on over as alternative.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-11.5)

Philadelphia 76ers @ Brooklyn Nets

After losing to Raptors in Toronto last night, Nets will have their second game of back-to-back against another great team – 76ers. Brooklyn is playing well considering the fact that they are without Irving and LaVert for a while now. They have won 7? Out of their last 10 games but Philadelphia is on a 5-game winning streak and they have also won 9 out of their last 10 games.

Given the fact that Brooklyn is struggling with injuries and that this is their second game of back-to-back, we expect 76ers to come on top in this game.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-4.5)

New York Knicks @ Denver Nuggets

It looks like the coaching change in New York has given some result since Knicks have won 2 games in a row now. One of them was against the poor Golden State team and the other was a 2-point win over Kings but for Knicks, every win counts. Especially if you lost 8 games in a row before that.

Still, despite this pair of wins, Knicks are unlikely to get many more this season and probably not against one of the best teams in the West. Denver will certainly win this game even though it is their second game of back-to-back after win against OKC last night and they will cover the spread even though it seems a bit high.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-10.5)

Saturday 14.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Toronto Raptors-7.5

219.5

8:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Memphis Grizzlies-1

235.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Chicago Bulls+7.5

219.5

9:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Denver Nuggets-7

205.5

 

Brooklyn Nets @ Toronto Raptors

Nets are still without Irving but that didn’t hurt their score recently. They have won 7 out of their 10 games and have been playing well. However, Raptors are also playing great basketball, with 6 wins in last 10 games.

This could be an interesting duel but we believe that Raptors can get the win since they play better in front of their fans and they don’t have any injury problems right now. The spread does seem a bit high but we would still go with Raptors.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-7.5)

Washington Wizards @ Memphis Grizzlies

This is a duel of two rebuilding teams – Wizards have won just 2 games out of their last 10, while Grizzlies have won 3 in the same game span. However, Grizzlies will be without their rookie playmaker Ja Morant, so Wizards seem like a better choice to bet on.

Still, we would avoid betting on the final score here and just go with points instead. Wizards are one of the best offensive teams but also the worst team defensively. Grizzlies also allow a lot of points and we expect this to go over the line.

Our Pick: Over 235.5 Total Games

Los Angeles Clippers @ Chicago Bulls

Clippers are one of the favorites to win it all this season and they are currently 2nd in the Western Conference. They have won 4 games in a row and 8 out of their last 10 games. On the other hand, Bulls are a young, struggling team, with 3 wins in last 10 games.

It is obvious that Clippers will win tonight but if you are not sure about the spread, you can also go with under for points since both teams are in top 10 in defensive rating. Both bets seem solid but we prefer Clippers on the spread.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-7.5)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Denver Nuggets

OKC is in good form lately, with 6 wins in 10 games. Thanks to this run, they are now 7th in the West and one of the candidates to make the playoffs, although that is still unlikely in our opinion. On the other hand, Nuggets have been inconsistent this season, with a score of 5-5 in the last 10 games.

Despite this, we believe that the Nuggets can cover the spread this evening, especially since Nikola Jokic has been playing better in recent games.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-7)

Friday 13.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Miami Heat+4.5

213.5

7:30 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks+6

222.5

8:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Chicago Bulls-6.5

214.5

10:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Sacramento Kings-8

207.5

 

Los Angeles Lakers @ Miami Heat

Heat is still the only team in the league that is perfect at home. No one managed to beat them in Miami so far but now they await the top candidate for the title – Lakers with Davis and James. Heat will be without Winslow and Dragic, while Lakers may end up without Rondo for the match.

This should be a very close game and while we lean towards Lakers, we would still avoid betting on the final score. Instead, we suggest betting on under total points. Both teams are top 10 in the league when it comes to defense and Heat lacks firepower to put out a big scoring outpout.

Our Pick: Under 213.5 Total Points

Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks

Hawks were almost the first team to beat Miami Heat in their arena this season but ended up falling short in overtime after wasting a 6 point lead in the last minute of regular time. With that loss, Hawks are now 2-8 in their last games.

On the other hand, Pacers have won 7 out of their last 10 games. They are the dark horse in the East this season since they have a very competitive team no one talks about. We expect Atlanta’s woes to continue this evening.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-6)

Charlotte Hornets @ Chicago Bulls

Both of these teams are unlikely to make the playoffs this year, although they are still in contention despite their under .500 score. Hornets have been a bit better this season and they are on a 2-game winning streak at the moment.

Bulls have won their last game but they are 4-6 in their last 10 games. They are inconsistent and we believe that they will struggle to win Hornets tonight and pretty sure that they will have a hard time covering the spread.

Our Pick: Hornets on the Spread (+6.5)

New York Knicks @ Sacramento Kings

Knicks have changed their coach but they are still losing games, which is not actually a surprise. Yes, they did get the win in their last game against the poor Warriors team but that is their only win in the last 10 games.

On the other hand, Kings have now won 3 games in a row, although two of them came after making the winning last shot. Still, Bagley is back for Kings and they shouldn’t have any problems tonight and we expect them to cover the spread with ease.

Thursday 12.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:30 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ San Antonio Spurs-9.5

218.5

9:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Detroit Pistons+5

220.5

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ San Antonio Spurs

This will be the second game of back to back for Cavs after they lost to Houston last night in a surprisingly close game. Still, that was 8th loss in a row for Cleveland and now they are tied with New York at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

On the other hand, Spurs have gotten out of their bad run and seem like a fringe playoff team once again. They have won 2 games in a row and now have a great opportunity to extend that streak. We believe they are going to take it.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Spread (-9.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ Detroit Pistons

Dallas is in great form, with 8 wins in their last 10 games. And despite the fact that they lost their previous game against Sacramento Kings, they had a couple of days to recoup and prepare for a trip to Detroit where they will take on Pistons who are on a 2-game winning streak.

This could be a very interesting game since Dallas has been a bit unpredictable this season, losing two games against Knicks then beating teams like Lakers. With Detroit in solid form, we prefer betting on points instead of the final score and we believe that this game will go over since Mavericks are the best offensive team in the league but they also allow a lot of points against them.

Our Pick: Over 220.5 Total Points

Wednesday 11.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ETHouston Rockets @ Cleveland Cavaliers+11

228.5

7:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Toronto Raptors+1.5

219.5

9:00 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Phoenix Suns-7

231.5

10:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Sacramento Kings-1.5

211.5

 

Houston Rockets @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Rockets go into this game after a mentally difficult loss to Kings after a buzzer-beater winning shot in Houston. In addition to this, Rockets have been pretty inconsistent lately with a score of 5-5 in the last 10 games.

However, Cavaliers are a complete wreck at the moment. They have lost 7 games in a row and have only one win in their last ten games. There are rumors about discontent in the locker room and the possibility of a coaching change. Rockets should win this one fairly easy.

Our Pick: Rockets on the Spread (-11)

Los Angeles Clippers @ Toronto Raptors

Both teams have been playing well lately – Raptors have won 7, Clippers 8 games out of their last 10. With both teams in great form, this should be a very interesting duel, although we won’t see Kawhi Leonard play in Toronto for the first time after he won the title with Raptors.

Even with Leonard out, this will probably be a very close contest. For that reason, we suggest betting on points and not on the final score. Both teams are in top 10 in defense and we expect this to show at the end of the game.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Memphis Grizzlies @ Phoenix Suns

After losing a few games in a row, Suns have managed to get back on track a little bit and stay in the race for playoffs. Ayton is still out but he will be back next week. On the other hand, Grizzlies have gotten Ja Morant back and managed to get the win as well against the poor Warriors team.

Still, Grizzlies are 2-8 in their last 10 games and with Suns getting their rhythm back, we expect Phoenix to take advantage of their home court and cover the spread tonight.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (-7)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Sacramento Kings

OKC has been great lately with 6 wins in 10 games. They are also on a 3-game winning streak and surprisingly occupy 7th spot in the West despite still being a bit under .500 for the season. However, Kings have also been solid lately despite playing without the two main stairs Fox and Bagley.

Sacramento is on a 2-game winning streak, including the incredible last-second win in Houston against Rockets. We expect Kings to ride that confidence wave and get another win to help them in their playoff race.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-1.5)

Tuesday 10.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat-9

215.5

10:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Portland Trailblazers-9

218.5

 

Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat

Miami is playing great basketball this season, which is reflected in their somewhat surprising score of 17-6 that has them firmly in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, Hawks are playing worse than many expected, although they have been without their second best player John Collins for a long time due to his 25-game suspension.

Collins is not going to suit up for another couple of weeks, so Hawks are unlikely to improve until then. With just two wins in their last 10 games, it is hard to expect that they can come up with anything against this compact Miami team.

Our Pick: Miami on the Spread (-9)

New York Knicks @ Portland Trailblazers

New York Knicks have lost 9 games in a row and they look like the worst team in the NBA right now. This bad run was put on the backs of their coach David Fizdale, who was fired recently. However, that is not going to do much for Knicks since they are just a poorly constructed team.

And while Blazers are struggling as well, with many injuries that hurt the team in different ways, they have been a bit better lately and they should not have any problems with Knicks whatsoever.

Our Pick: Trailblazers on the Spread (-9)

Monday 9.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics-13.5

216.5

8:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ New Orleans Pelicans-1

226.5

8:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets-12

227.5

9:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Utah Jazz-8.5

212.5

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics

Cavs are free-falling right now, with 6 straight losses and just one win in their last 10 games. They are on a bad run and there are rumors that players are not happy with coach Beilein, which makes their tough situation even more difficult.

Tonight they will play in Boston, against one of the better teams in the East. Celtics are on a 3-game winning streak and they will certainly get the win tonight to improve their streak. We also believe that they can cover the high spread.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-13.5)

Detroit Pistons @ New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans go into this game with 8 straight losses under their belt, including a 40+ loss against Dallas in their last outing. Pistons have been solid lately, with a score of 5-5 in their last 10 games. In terms of quality, Pistons are perhaps a bit better team but Pelicans will be playing at home, so we expect a close match here.

That being said, it is probably better to bet on points instead on the final score. Pelicans are one of the worst teams in the league defensively, while Pistons are not great either in that department. Take the over.

Our Pick: Over 226.5 Total Points

Sacramento Kings @ Houston Rockets

Kings have been pretty inconsistent lately but they have significantly improved after the atrocious start and now they are fighting for the playoff spot. They managed to get the win on the road in Dallas last night to break a 3-game losing streak but they are now going to Houston to play one of the better teams in the West.

While we expect Houston to get the win tonight, especially since this is the second game of back-to-back for Kings who still play without Fox and Bagley, we also think that spread is a bit on the high side.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (+12)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Utah Jazz

OKC is on a good run, with 4 wins in their last 5 games, including a win over Portland on the road last night. On the other hand, Utah suffered a few heavy losses lately, although they are 5-5 in the last 10, just like Thunder.

Since this is the second game of back-to-back for OKC and since Utah is a better team in general, we expect Jazz to take advantage of the home court and cover the spread against Thunder.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-8.5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 7

Sunday 8.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

5:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Charlotte Hornets-2.5

224.5

6:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Washington Wizards+8.5

238.5

7:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks-8

217.5

9:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portland Trailblazers-4

222.5

 

Atlanta Hawks @ Charlotte Hornets

Both teams are on a bad run at the moment – Atlanta with just one win in 10 games, Hornets with 3 wins in the same span. Hawks are still missing their suspended star John Collins but this is one of the few matchups that suit them.

We believe this is a tough game to predict the winner, so betting on points is probably a smarter choice. Both teams are in the bottom 5 in defensive rating, so we should see a lot of points tonight.

Our Pick: Over 224.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Clippers @ Washington Wizards

Wizards are one of the worst teams in the league but they have been solid lately with 4 wins in their last 10 games. However, Clippers are one of the favorites for the title and they are 8-2 in the last ten games. These two times have already played once this season and Clippers got the convincing 150-125 win.

Clippers should win tonight as well, especially since Wizards are also struggling with injuries. They will be without Bryant and Thomas for this game and it seems unlikely that they can pull off an upset.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-8.5)

Sacramento Kings @ Dallas Mavericks

After a good stretch, Kings are once again on a bad run. They lost three games in a row, including the heartbreaking loss to Spurs in overtime in their last match, after they led by 9 points 2 minutes before the end of the game.

On the other hand, Dallas is in spectacular form, with 5 straight wins and a record of 9-1 in their last 10 games. This will be the second game of back-to-back for them but their starters should be rested since they got to sit the entire 4th quarter in a blowout win against the Pelicans last night. Back the Mavs to keep their impressive run going.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-8)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Portland Trailblazers

Trailblazers have picked themselves up a little bit after the arrival of Carmelo Anthony. They are 3-2 in their last 5 games and seem to be back in the fight for the playoffs. However, OKC has also played well lately, with 5 wins in the last 10 games.

Despite the solid form Thunder is in, Blazers are a more experienced and better team. They need to win games like these if they want to make the playoffs and we fully expect them to deliver tonight.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-4)

Saturday 7.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ New York Knicks+6

207.5

8:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Houston Rockets-10

239.5

10:00 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz-12

218.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ New York Knicks

New York Knicks fired their coach David Fizdale yesterday. While this was bound to happen and a change like that can often force a team to react, at least in short term, we don’t see this Knicks team getting any better any time soon.

Pacers are in great form, winning 7 out of their last 10 games and we expect their hot run to continue this evening in New York.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-6)

Phoenix Suns @ Houston Rockets

Suns have gotten into a bit of a rut lately, with 3 wins in their last 10 games. However, they did get the win in their last outing against New Orleans in overtime and they have been solid this season. However, they are still without Ayton.

Rockets are still recovering from a shocking loss to Spurs in overtime after having a big lead in the last few minutes. While we expect them to win tonight, we are not sure whether they can cover the spread. Instead, we suggest betting on over since both teams are top 10 in offense and not so good in defense.

Our Pick: Over 239.5 Total Points

Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz

Jazz is one of the better teams in the West but they are struggling at the moment. They have lost three games in a row and have a record of 4-6 in their last 10 games. However, Grizzlies are 2-8 in their last 10 games and Ja Morant is bound to miss some time due to injury.

It seems like this is a perfect opportunity for Utah to get back on track. While we don’t like such a high spread, we believe that Jazz can cover it tonight.

Our Pick: Jazz on the Spread (-12)

Friday 6.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Charlotte Hornets+2.5

218.5

8:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Boston Celtics-3.5

203.5

8:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Chicago Bulls-5

212.5

8:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Oklahoma City Thunder-2.5

220.5

 

Brooklyn Nets @ Charlotte Hornets

Nets are still without Irving and LaVert but their record is good and they are in solid form with 7 wins in their last 10 games. On the other hand, Hornets are 3-7 in their last 10 games, although they did get the win over Golden State Warriors in their last outing.

However, Warriors are the worst team in the league at the moment and that win doesn’t mean much. Hornets are not a good team and they will struggle to get anything done even against the injury-marred Nets.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-2.5)

Denver Nuggets @ Boston Celtics

After being selected to the first NBA team last season, Nikola Jokic is struggling so far this year. He is averaging less than 10 points in his last 5 games and while Nuggets are still playing well as a team, until Jokic starts to play as well as he can, they can’t be trusted in matches against good teams.

With that in mind, it is hard to predict who will win in this duel. That is why we suggest betting on points. Both teams are great defensively – Nuggets are 1st and Celtics 4th in defensive rating. Take the under.

Our Pick: Under 203.5 Total Points

Golden State Warriors @ Chicago Bulls

Warriors are struggling to get any wins this season since they are 2-8 in their last 10 games and have only won 4 games total so far. However, Bulls are not much better either. They have a score of 8-14 for the season but they have won 4 out of their last 10 games.

Warriors are also one of the worst teams defensively, while both teams are struggling offensively. It is hard to predict this game but we believe that Bulls will get the win and that the game will go over the line for total points.

Our Pick: Over 212.5 Total Points

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Both teams are very inconsistent this season and enter this game with a score of 4-6 in the last 10 games. However, Timberwolves have a couple of wins more than OKC this season and they are more likely to be in the playoff race later.

Winning these games is very important for Wolves and we expect them to be at their best this evening and get the win.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Moneyline

Thursday 5.12.2019.

Start TimeMatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizards+6.5

234.5

7:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ New York Knicks+6.5

201.5

8:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Pelicans-3

232.5

 

Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizards

These two teams enter this game in a completely different mood – 76ers are on a 4-game winning streak, while Wizards are on a 3-game losing streak. Wizards are generally one of the worst teams in the league and 76ers are one of the best teams in the East.

76ers should win this game comfortably and we actually like the spread. With Wizards relying mostly on offense, they will have hard time with Philadelphia’s defense and thus we believe that 76ers will cover the spread with ease.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-6.5)

Denver Nuggets @ New York Knicks

Nuggets have started the season well but they have recently gone into a bit of a rut. They lost two games in a row and struggled to stay in those games as well. However, they are going to New York now to take on the struggling Knicks team.

Knicks are currently at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with 4 wins in 21 games. They are also on a 7-game losing streak and there’s talk about the future of their coach David Fizdale. All of that indicates that Nuggets are about to coast to an easy win and break their losing streak.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-6.5)

Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Pelicans

Both teams are struggling at the moment. Pelicans are on a 6-game losing streak, while Suns are 3-7 in their last ten games, including a convincing loss last night in Orlando against Magic without their best player Vucevic.

Suns are still in the race for playoffs but their chances are fading away due to their poor form. They are without Ayton and Baynes, while Pelicans are still without Williamson. Considering the fact that this will be the second game of back-to-back for Suns, we believe that Pelicans get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-3)

Wednesday 4.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Orlando Magic+1.5

214.5

7:30 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors-5.5

213.5

8:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Oklahoma City Thunder+1.5

212.5

8:30 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks-3

231.5

 

Phoenix Suns @ Orlando Magic

Magic is in a rough spot right now since they are playing without their first center Nikola Vucevic. They have won their last two games, however, and host a struggling Suns team this evening. Suns are 3-7 in their last 10 games, although they did get the win in their last game against Hornets.

Phoenix is still without Ayton and probably Baynes, while Rubio is also questionable for tonight. Despite this, we believe that Suns can get an important win in Orlando to keep them in the playoff race.

Our Pick: Suns on the Moneyline

Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics

This will be the second game of back-to-back for Miami, after they got a win in Toronto last night in an overtime thriller. That will be a huge advantage for Boston since Heat are bound to be tired for this match. With that win last night, Miami is now 8-2 in their last 10 games, while Celtics have been struggling lately and have a score of 6-4 in the same span.

Celtics are the favorites tonight but we are still not convinced that they can get the win. Instead, we suggest betting on points. Both teams play solid defense and with Heat tired, we don’t expect to see a lot of points from them.

Our Pick: Under 213.5 Total Points

Indiana Pacers @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Pacers are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they are playing well at the moment. On the other hand, Thunder is 10th in the West and they are in the race for playoffs, although we don’t expect that to last. They enter this game after two straight wins against Pelicans and they will hope to continue the good run this evening.

Despite solid form Thunder is in, they are still one of the worst teams in the West and they are very young, excluding Chris Paul of course. With that in mind, we suggest betting on Pacers, especially since the odds are basically even for both teams.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Moneyline

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Dallas Mavericks

After the win in New Orleans, Dallas will play the second game of back-to-back against Timberwolves. Mavs are in great form, with 8 wins in their last 10 games, including the win against Lakers. On the other hand, Wolves are one of the most inconsistent teams this season. They have a record of 5-5 in their last 10 games and they are extremely unpredictable.

With that in mind, we suggest betting on points in this game. Both teams are better in offense than defense and play high-paced basketball. In fact, Dallas currently has one of the best offensive ratings in history.

Our Pick: Over 231.5 Total Points

Tuesday 3.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Cleveland Cavaliers+2.5

214.5

7:30 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors-4.5

214.5

7:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ New Orleans Pelicans+3.5

233.5

8:30 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs+3

226.5

 

Detroit Pistons @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Pistons enter this game after a convincing win and a great performance against Spurs. However, Pistons are 3-7 in their last 10 games and they are still out of the playoffs in the standings. Cavs are on an even worse run, with just one win in the last 10 games.

If Detroit is to repeat the last year’s success and get into the playoffs, they need to get wins against teams like Cavs and we fully expect them to do so tonight.

Our Pick: Pistons on the Spread (-2.5)

Miami Heat @ Toronto Raptors

The reigning champs are not messing around. They seem determined to show that the title they won was not just won thanks to Kawhi Leonard. Raptors are on a 7-game winning streak and have 8 wins in their last 10 games, even though they have been without Lowry and Ibaka for that stretch.

However, Miami is also playing great basketball at the moment and have 8-2 in their last 10 games, just like Raptors. Taking the probably absence of Lowry and Ibaka into account, it seems that this game is going to be a very close one.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (+4.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans are on a 5-game losing streak and while they are mostly healthy, they are still without their rookie sensation Zion Williamson. On the other hand, Mavs are on a great run, with 7 wins in their last 10 games, including a statement win against LeBron and his Lakers.

While Mavs are playing great led by the 20-year-old wonder boy Luka Doncic, they can also be inconsistent at times, as we saw when they lost two games against the poor Knicks team. With that in mind, we suggest betting on over in this game since both teams are more interested in scoring than defending.

Our Pick: Over 233.5 Total Points

Houston Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs

Spurs managed to break the long losing streak, and then beat Clippers, one of the favorites for the title, only to lose convincingly to Pistons in their last game. It seemed for a minute that Spurs are back on track but that is obviously not the case.

Rockets enter this game after two straight wins and a score of 7-3 in the last 10 games. While they are certainly favorites, the previous results of Spurs show that they can beat anyone, as well as lose to anyone. We suggest betting on over since Rockets are an offensive force but also one of the worst defensive teams.

Our Pick: Over 226.5 Total Points

Monday 2.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Charlotte Hornets-4

225.5

7:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Philadelphia 76ers-6

207.5

8:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Memphis Grizzlies+6.5

217.5

10:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Sacramento Kings-5210.5

 

Phoenix Suns @ Charlotte Hornets

Suns are struggling at the moment after a great start but they are still in the playoff picture in the West right now. They come into this game after three straight losses and have a record of 3-7 in their last 10 games. However, Hornets are also on a bad run, with 4 wins in their last 10 games.

While it seems like Hornets may have a bit of advantage here since Suns are without Ayton and Baynes, we believe they can still put up a fight and we suggest betting on them on the spread.

Our Pick: Suns on the Spread (+4)

Utah Jazz @ Philadelphia 76ers

After a disappointing loss against Raptors in a game in which they were trailing by 40 points, Utah enters this game low on confidence. This Jazz team is good but they have been inconsistent lately, with 5-5 in their last 10 games. 76ers, on the other hand, are on a 3-game winning streak and have a record of 7-3 in their last 10 games.

While Philadelphia is a clear favorite this evening, the game could end up being close, especially with Jazz looking to prove that game against Raptors was just a bad night. And since both teams are good on defense, we suggest betting on points instead of the final score.

Our Pick: Under 207.5 Total Points

Indiana Pacers @ Memphis Grizzlies

After four straight losses, Memphis got the win to break the streak against Minnesota on the road. With that win, Grizzlies are now 4-6 in their last 10 games. On the other hand, Indiana has 7 wins in their last 10 games but they have lost their last game against 76ers.

While Memphis is playing well considering how young and inexperienced the team is, they will now be without their rookie PG Morant for some time. We expect Pacers to take advantage of this and get an easy win tonight.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-6.5)

Chicago Bulls @ Sacramento Kings

After a bad start, Kings are now sharing the 8th spot in the West with Suns after winning 6 out of their last 10 games despite being without Bagley and Fox for that stretch. On the other hand, Bulls are on a 3-game losing streak and have a record of 3-7 in their last 10 games.

With Kings in better form and playing in front of their fans, we expect them to get the win to keep their playoff changes alive and cover the spread in the process.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (-5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 6

 

Sunday 1.12.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

3:30 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Minnesota Timberwolves-11

229.5

4:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers-6.5

222.5

5:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ New Orleans Pelicans-2

228.5

6:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Toronto Raptors-2.5

210.5

 

Memphis Grizzlies @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves are 5-5 in their last 10 games but they are on a 2-game winning streak and find themselves in good position when it comes to the fight for a playoff spot. On the other hand, Grizzlies are a young team and it shows in their score since they have just 5 wins in 18 games and they are on a 6-game losing streak.

We expect Wolves to get the win this evening but it may not be as convincing as the spread suggests. Instead, we would bet on over since both teams are not great defensively.

Our Pick: Over 229.5 Total Points

Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers have won 10 games in a row and they are playing great basketball at the moment, both offensively and defensively. However, Mavs are also playing well and have a 7-3 score in their last 10 games.

While Lakers are certainly favorites in this game, we expect Mavs to put up a solid fight. Their previous meeting this season went into overtime and we wouldn’t be surprised if the score is similar at the end of this game as well.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (+6.5)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ New Orleans Pelicans

This will be a rematch of a game played just a couple of days ago when Thunder beat Pelicans 109-105 in Oklahoma. Both teams are generally healthy, except for Pelicans missing their rookie star Zion Williamson, and perhaps Lonzo Ball.

Even though Thunder ended up victorious in their last game and Pelicans are not in great form since they lost 4 in a row, we expect them to break the streak in this game.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-2)

Utah Jazz @ Toronto Raptors

The reigning champs will probably be without Lowry and Ibaka again this evening, but they have been playing well without them so far. Raptors are 8-2 in their last ten games and they are on a 6-game winning streak. Utah is also playing well, with 6 wins in last 10 games.

This will be a duel of two very good teams and it is hard to predict the winner. However, both of these teams play great defense and we expect to see that tonight as well. Despite the low spread for total points, we still suggest betting on under.

Our Pick: Under 210.5 Total Points

Saturday 30.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Philadelphia 76ers-5.5

205.5

8:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Houston Rockets-13.5

238.5

8:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Milwaukee Bucks-14.5

228.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Philadelphia 76ers

Pacers are playing well, with 8 wins in their last 10 games. However, 76ers are also in good form, with 7-3 in their last 10 games. While 76ers are one of the favorites in the East, Pacers have shown that they should be in that conversation as well since they have been playing without their star player Oladipo since the start of the season.

Oladipo likely won’t be back for another month but Pacers have enough quality to put up a fight against any team in the NBA. We expect that to be the case this evening as well.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (+5.5)

Atlanta Hawks @ Houston Rockets

Hawks are on the worst losing streak in the league right now, spanning 9 games so far. They are playing without Collins who is suspended until the end of December and it seems unlikely that this will be the game to break the streak.

Rockets are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they have been playing well lately. This should be an easy win for Rockets but the spread is a bit high for our taste. If you feel the same way, bet on over since both teams score a lot of points and don’t play defense well.

Our Pick: Over 238.5 Total Points

Charlotte Hornets @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks are on a great run of 10 straight wins and they are one win away from the 1st place in the entire NBA. On the other hand, Hornets are struggling but they are playing better than anyone expected. They are 8th in the Eastern Conference at the moment.

Hornets are 4-6 in their last 10 games but they enter this game after two straight wins. While we expect Milwaukee to win comfortably, the spread seems too high.

Our Pick: Hornets on the Spread (+14.5)

Friday 29.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Detroit Pistons-7.5

213.5

7:30 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Cleveland Cavaliers+10.5

228.5

7:30 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ New York Knicks+8

206.5

8:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Oklahoma City Thunder-4

228.5

 

Charlotte Hornets @ Detroit Pistons

Both teams enter this game with three wins in their last ten games but Pistons have been dealing with injuries in that span and tonight they will have a complete roster at their disposal. Hornets have started the season well but they have quickly regressed to what’s expected of them.

This game is very important for both teams and their playoff chances despite being so early in the season. Despite that, we don’t really expect a competitive match since Pistons are a much better team.

Our Pick: Pistons on the Spread (-7.5)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Bucks are one of the early-season favorites for the title. Antetokounmpo is one of the candidates for the MVP and Bucks will have Middleton tonight as well after he recovered from his injury a couple of weeks before the expected date. Bucks have lost just one game in their last ten, while Cavs only won two in that same span.

We expect Milwaukee to get another easy win tonight and cover the high spread without any trouble.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-10.5)

Philadelphia 76ers @ New York Knicks

Knicks are sharing the bottom spot in the East with Hawks and they don’t seem like a team that can change its fortune. 76ers are 7-3 in their last 10 games, while Knicks have three wins in last ten games.

And while Knicks are a bit better at home with a record of 3-6, they are unlikely to put up a fight against one of the better teams in the East.

Our Picks: 76ers on the Spread (-8)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Both teams have 6 wins for the entire season and they don’t seem likely to enter the playoff race on the West. However, Pelicans have been in better form since they are 5-5 in their last 10 games and they have put up a solid performance against Lakers despite ultimately losing the match.

We expect this to be a tight contest and with the spread favoring Thunder despite only having 3 wins in their last 10 games, we suggest betting on Pelicans tonight.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (+4)

Wednesday 27.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Indiana Pacers-1.5

205.5

7:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte Hornets+4

216.5

7:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers-9.5

208.5

8:30 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ San Antonio Spurs-2.5

228.5

 

Utah Jazz @ Indiana Pacers

This should be a very interesting duel. Both teams are playing well this season and have 7-3 in their last 10 games. However, Pacers are also on a 3-game winning streak, while Jazz lost their last match against Milwaukee.

Rudy Gobert is questionable for tonight and if he misses the game, Pacers will have a major advantage. But even without it, Pacers have been great at home and they finally have a full roster (not counting Oladipo), so we expect them to get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Moneyline

Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte Hornets

Hornets are on a bad run, losing 5 straight games. They also have just 2 wins in their last 10 games and after a solid start, they have been falling, according to expectations. On the other hand, Detroit got Griffin back a few games ago but they also have only 3 wins in last 10 games.

Pistons are a much better team and we expect them to show it tonight. We believe they will be able to cover the spread with ease.

Our Pick: Pistons on the Spread (-4)

Sacramento Kings @ Philadelphia 76ers

Kings had a game-winning shot in their last game against Celtics but they ultimately lost the game by one point. Sacramento is playing well lately and they have entered the playoff race after an appalling start to the season, despite missing Bagley and Fox for the most of that duration.

On the other hand, 76ers are one of the best teams in the East and despite some surprising losses, they are 6-4 in their last 10 games, the same record as Kings in that span. We expect 76ers to win but the spread is too high in our opinion.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (+9.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ San Antonio Spurs

Spurs have won just 1 game in their last 10 matches and it seems that they are likely to miss the playoffs this year. There are also some rumors about major changes in the team, with a strong possibility of trading some key pieces like DeRozan.

With all that going on, and Timberwolves in solid form that got them into the playoff spot, we expect Minnesota to come out victorious from this duel.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Moneyline

Tuesday 26.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks+2

227.5

9:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Denver Nuggets-9.5226.5

Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks

Both teams will go into this game with 5 straight wins in the pocket. Mavs are playing surprisingly well, mostly thanks to Luka Doncic who is one of the early-season candidates for MVP. On the other hand, Clippers are finally complete after missing George for most of the season and they are certainly justifying the role of a serious championship contender.

We expect this to be a great game and it should go down the wire, so we would avoid betting on the final score. Instead, we believe betting on over is a smart bet. Dallas is not great in defense but they are one of the best offensive teams in the league and Clippers have to potential to score 120+ points every game.

Our Pick: Over 227.5 Total Points

Washington Wizards @ Denver Nuggets

Nuggets are second in the West right now and they have won their last 5 games in a row. On the other hand, Wizards are one of the worst teams in the league but they were not playing that badly recently since they are 4-6 in the last 10 games.

Still, Nuggets should have no problem with Wizards tonight and we expect them to cover the spread with ease.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-9.5)

Monday 25.11.2019.

Start TimeMatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Indiana Pacers-8.5

217.5

7:30 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Boston Celtics-7.5

213.5

7:30 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Miami Heat-10.5

215.5

8:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ Chicago Bulls+1.5

227.5

 

Memphis Grizzlies @ Indiana Pacers

Pacers are playing good basketball despite missing Brogdon and Oladipo. They are 3-2 in their last 5 games and have enough quality to see off the young Grizzlies team. Memphis lost 3 games in a row, although they put up a good fight against Lakers, losing by just one point.

We still expect Pacers to come out of this game as winners and we also expect them to cover the spread without much trouble.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-8.5)

Sacramento Kings @ Boston Celtics

Only a few games after their last meeting that ended up with Kings winning after a last-second miss by Smart, these two teams will meet again, this time in Boston. Celtics are one of the best teams in the East and they have been playing well this season. Kings started the season badly but they have been on a good run lately.

Both teams will miss their starting playmakers – Kings are without Fox for some time, while Walker hurt his neck against Denver. We expect a tight contest, which is why we like the high spread against Celtics.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (+7.5)

Charlotte Hornets @ Miami Heat

Miami is one of the most pleasant surprises this season. They are playing well and only have one loss in their last 5 games. However, that loss came in their last game, against one of the favorites in the East, 76ers. On the other hand, Hornets have lost 4 games in a row, including the shocking loss to Bulls after being up by 5 points 10 seconds before the end.

Heat should be able to bounce back after the loss from 76ers tonight and we expect them to do so in a convincing manner since they will be playing one of the worst teams in the league.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-10.5)

Portland Trailblazers @ Chicago Bulls

Bulls will be certainly flying high and be full of confidence for this game after they beat Charlotte a few days ago after an incredible buzzer-beater. On the other hand, Trailblazers are struggling, with just two wins in the last ten games and 4 straight losses.

Despite this, and the fact that they will probably be without Whiteside tonight, we beielve it is time for Blazer to win and get back into the form.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Moneyline

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 5

 

Sunday 24.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

3:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Houston Rockets-6.5

231.5

6:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ New York Knicks+2.5

211.5

8:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets-8.5

214.5

 

Dallas Mavericks @ Houston Rockets

Mavericks are playing well on the backs of Luka Doncic who seems like an MVP candidate in his second year in the league. On the other hand, Rockets also have their MVP in James Harden and they have won 8 out of their last 10 games.

However, Rockets come into this game with two straight losses and while they are certainly favorites, we expect Dallas to be in the game until the very end. We also expect a lot of points since both teams are not great in defense.

Our Pick: Over 231.5 Total Points

Brooklyn Nets @ New York Knicks

Knicks are one of the worst teams in the league this season. This is also their second night of back-to-back after they lost to Spurs last night. Nets are inconsistent and they are currently without Kyrie Irving, so they are not in full strength.

Still, they have been playing well without Irving and they should be able to deal with their struggling neighbors without much trouble.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (+2.5)

Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets

Suns have gotten a valuable away win last night against another playoff contender Timberwolves, despite playing without Rubio, Ayton and Baynes. But since this is their second night of back-to-back and they have injury problems, getting one over Nuggets seems like a much harder task.

Nuggets are playing well and it seems like they have much more to offer since Jokic is not playing like he did last season when he was one of the MVP candidates. Take Nuggets on the spread.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-8.5)

Saturday 23.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte Hornets+1

218.5

7:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Atlanta Hawks+6.5

223.5

7:30 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ New York Knicks+1.5

217.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis Grizzlies+7.5

221.5

 

Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is on a bad run, with three straight losses before this game. However, Bulls are in similar position, with just one win in 5 games. This promises to be a very exciting duel, although we shouldn’t expect great basketball.

With that in mind, we feel that betting on under is the safest way to go since both teams often struggle to score in great volume.

Our Pick: Under 218.5 Total Points

Toronto Raptors @ Atlanta Hawks

Hawks are struggling without their first center/power forward John Collins, who is serving a 25-game suspension for violating NBA’s anti-drug policy. On the other hand, Raptors have injury problems but they are still getting wins even without Lowry and Ibaka.

We don’t expect Hawks to break their 5-game losing streak tonight since they will be hosting reinging champs and one of the best teams in the East.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-6.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ New York Knicks

Spurs are on a losing streak that spans 8 games now. This is unexpected for everybody but San Antonio has a great opportunity to break the bad run with a win over struggling Knicks.

New York is at the bottom of the standings right now and it seems unlikely that they can move up anytime soon.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Moneyline

Los Angeles Lakers @ Memphis Grizzlies

Lakers are cruising right now with 6 wins in a row and 9 wins in their last 10 games. They are currently first in the Western Conference and they seem poised to keep the run going against the young Grizzlies team.

While we would like the spread to be a bit lower, we still believe that Lakers will be able to cover the spread tonight.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (-7.5)

Friday 22.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards-5.5

232.5

7:30 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Brooklyn Nets+3.5

213.5

8:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Philadelphia 76ers-7.5

224.5

9:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Denver Nuggets-4.5

206.5

 

Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards

After a surprising and impressive start, Hornets regressed to their expected level. They have now lost two games in a row and three out of their last five. On the other hand, Wizards enter this game after a win against struggling Spurs. They have also won two out of their last three games.

While there isn’t much separating these teams in terms of quality (except for Bradley Beal), it looks like Wizards are in better form at the moment.

Our Pick: Wizards on the Spread (-5.5)

Sacramento Kings @ Brooklyn Nets

This will be a very interesting match. Kings are in great form with six wins in the last eight games, despite being without Bagley and Fox in the process. Nets are without Irving and even though they won two of their latest three games, they don’t look impressive at all.

The biggest question for this match is whether Bogdanovic will play tonight. He has been great for Kings during their run but he is questionable for tonight’s match. If he plays, we would expect Kings to keep their winning streak going.

Our Pick: Kings on the Spread (+3.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Philadelphia 76ers

Spurs are in a serious crisis. They have lost 9 out of their last 10 games, including the loss at Wizards a few days ago. And to make matters worse, they are now going to Philadelphia to play against one of the best teams in the East.

While 76ers have not been playing great lately, they have been getting wins since they have 3 wins in their last 5 games. And with Spurs in such a poor form, it seems like a sure bet to back 76ers tonight.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-7.5)

Boston Celtics @ Denver Nuggets

After breaking Houston’s great winning streak of 8 games in their last game, Nuggets will be looking to get one over Celtics who are playing great basketball and stand in the 2nd place in the Eastern Conference.

This should be a very interesting contest and we expect the winner to be determined late in the game. With that in mind, we suggest betting on under instead since both teams are in top 10 in the NBA when it comes to defensive rating.

Our Pick: Under 206.5 Total Points

Thursday 21.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ Milwaukee Bucks-11.5

230.5

10:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Phoenix Suns-4.5

234.5

 

Portland Trailblazers @ Milwaukee Bucks

Desperate times have arrived in Portland with the signing of Carmelo Anthony. Blazers are on a bad run and it seems that the last year’s conference finals may just be the peak of this team since Blazers will struggle to even make playoffs this year.

On top of that, they will be without Lillard this evening and while Bucks will play their second game of back to back and also be without Middleton, they should beat Portland easily.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-11.5)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Phoenix Suns

Despite injury problems, Pelicans have found their form recently with 3 wins in their last 5 games. While they still seem far off the playoff race, with a few good results more they could get into that race when Zion recovers from his injury.

On the other hand, Suns have been playing well from the start of the season but they enter this game after a loss to Kings in Sacramento. They are still without Ayton but Rubio and Baynes are also questionable for tonight. All that indicates that this will be a tight contest so we suggest taking Pelicans on the spread.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (+4.5)

Wednesday 20.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Washington Wizards+2.5

239.5

7:30 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Brooklyn Nets-4.5

220.5

7:30 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Toronto Raptors-4.5

208.5

8:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Minnesota Timberwolves+2.5

219.5

 

San Antonio Spurs @ Washington Wizards

Spurs are free-falling right now since they lost 6 straight games and seem poised to miss playoffs for the first time in over two decades. With their poor form, it seems that this game is coming at a perfect time because Wizards are one of the worst teams in the league and Spurs will be looking to get out of the slump with a win here.

We expect San Antonio to give it all tonight and break the bad streak.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Spread (-2.5)

Charlotte Hornets @ Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets are struggling at the moment and they find themselves out of the playoff picture with one win behind the 8th seed, their opponents for tonight. While Nets will be without their best player since Irving is out for this game, we expect them to get this very important win.

But if you are not comfortable betting on Nets without Irving, then you can put your money on under since Nets have been struggling to score lately and Hornets don’t have many offensively explosive players.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-4.5)

Orlando Magic @ Toronto Raptors

After starting the season badly, Magic have found a bit of a rhythm. They are now 7th in the East after winning 4 out of their last 5 games. Vucevic is playing as well as he did last season, winning Player of the Week for the Eastern Conference.

On the other hand, Raptors are struggling with injuries, with Lowry and Ibaka out of the team for some time. But they didn’t allow this problem to put a dent in their form since they have won 3 out of their last 5 games. This will be a tough duel and we expect great defenses to be played. Take the under.

Our Pick: Under 208.5 Total Points

Utah Jazz @ Minnesota Timberwolves

This will be the second game between these two teams in a row. Timberwolves managed to get the win in Utah and they will be looking to repeat that feat tonight. But Jazz is a good team and we don’t expect them to lose to the same team two times in a row.

With that in mind, we would rather bet on points than on the final score. Unfortunately, the spread for total points in this game is right where we expect the total to be but we believe over is a slightly better option.

Our Pick: Over 219.5 Total Points

Tuesday 19.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ New Orleans Pelicans+3.5

231.5

8:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies-6.5

221.5

10:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Sacramento King-1.5

219.5

 

Portland Trailblazers @ New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is struggling with so many injuries that it is probably easier to name players that are not hurt. With that in mind, it is no wonder that Pelicans have the second-worst score in the West with just 4 wins in 13 games. On the other hand, Trailblazers are not playing much better since they one win more than New Orleans.

Pelicans also lost to Rockets last night and this will be their second game of back-to-back, so Pelicans certainly have a chance to snatch the win tonight. However, due to their injury problems, we expect Blazers to win after all.

Our Pick: Blazers on the Spread (-3.5)

Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies

This is a duel of two struggling teams and we expect to see an interesting match up until the very end. Grizzlies are favorites for a reason despite being young and inexperienced since Warriors will play without Russell tonight, in addition to Curry, Thompson and Looney who are out for a while.

So, we expect Grizzlies to win but we are not sure whether they will cover the spread. We do, however, believe that these two teams will struggle to score points. With that in mind, under seems like a safe bet for us.

Our Pick: Under 221.5 Total Points

Phoenix Suns @ Sacramento Kings

Suns are surprisingly in the playoff spot at the moment and while we are still early in the season it seems that they will finally battle for playoffs this year since they were also without Ayton for most of the season. This is their second night of back-to-back and they are scheduled to play 5 games this week, so tonight’s game will be a true test for Suns since they are playing another team looking to get into the playoff this year.

Kings have started the season badly, but they have turned things around recently. They even managed to get a lucky win against Celtics a few days ago despite being without Fox and Bagley. We expect a tight and entertaining contest tonight but we would give a slight advantage to Kings for their home court.

Our Pick: Kings on the Moneyline

Monday 18.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks-2.5

208.5

7:30 PM ET

Charlotte Hornets @ Toronto Raptors-8.5

215.5

8:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ Houston Rockets-6.5

231.5

8:30 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks-4.5

225.5

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks

This matchup should be quite interesting, not because of the great basketball we can expect but because both teams are almost equally bad and the final score should be very close. New York has just three wins this season but Cavs only have one win more than Knicks and it seems like both teams will be looking forward to the draft next summer.

So, we believe that betting on the final score in this game is too difficult, so we suggest taking under on total points instead since both teams are struggling with scoring this season.

Our Pick: Under 208.5 Total Points

Charlotte Hornets @ Toronto Raptors

Raptors are playing well despite injury problems they are facing. They will be without Lowry and Ibaka tonight as well but they are hosting Hornets so they have a solid chance to get another win. On the other hand, Hornets have won two games in a row and while they don’t have much quality and depth, they are currently 8th in the Eastern Conference.

Nonetheless, we believe in reigning champs for this game and expect them to come out of this match with a convincing win.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-8.5)

Portland Trailblazers @ Houston Rockets

Trailblazers have won their last game against Spurs but they are playing well below expectations this season with just 5 wins in 13 games. On the other hand, Rockets are on a fantastic run, winning 7 games in a row. Blazers signed Carmelo Anthony but he will not make his debut before Tuesday.

While we expect Rockets to win tonight, we also expect this to be a tight contest. That’s why we would rather bet on over since both teams play fast and with many possessions.

Our Pick: Over 231.5 Total Points

San Antonio Spurs @ Dallas Mavericks

Spurs are struggling at the moment since they are on a 5-game losing streak. On the other hand, Dallas is playing well this season, except for their two unexpected losses against New York Knicks. Doncic is playing like a true MVP despite being only a sophomore in the league.

San Antonio is too good to keep this losing streak going for much longer but we don’t believe tonight is the night when they break it.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-4.5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 4

 

Sunday 17.11.2019.

Start TimeMatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Orlando Magic-6.5

222.5

7:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicans-4.5

228.5

9:30 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Los Angeles Lakers-13.5

218.5

 

Washington Wizards @ Orlando Magic

Orlando is starting to play better after an appalling start to the season. They now have 3 wins in their last 4 matches and they have a good opportunity to extend their run this evening since they are hosting one of the worst teams in the league.

Wizards have shown glimpses of positivity and got a few good performances from their young players, especially in offense. But they are very bad defensively and we expect Magic to seize the opportunity and get the win.

Our Pick: Magic on the Spread (-6.5)

Golden State Warriors @ New Orleans Pelicans

Warriors are on a good path to get a high lottery pick next summer since they look like one of the worst teams in the league. Curry will be out for a few months, Looney is still out indefinitely but now Russell will also miss at least two weeks with a sprained thumb.

While Pelicans also struggle with injuries with Zion Williamson out for a while and Ingram and Ball questionable for tonight, they still look much better than Warriors and we expect them to prove it tonight.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Spread (-4.5)

Atlanta Hawks @ Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers are playing according to expectations and stand at the top of the Western Conference with 10 wins in 12 games. And it looks like their great run will continue this evening since they host a young, inexperienced team. Hawks will also miss John Collins due to suspension and they don’t have much to hope for in this duel.

However, the spread on Lakers seems a bit high for our taste, so we suggest backing Hawks on the spread, despite the fact that they lost by nearly 50 points last night against the other LA team, Clippers.

Our Pick: Hawks on the Spread (+13.5)

Saturday 16.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Indiana Pacers+4.5

227.5

8:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Miami Heat-7.5

230.5

8:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves+1.5

233.5

8:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Dallas Mavericks-3.5

219.5

 

Milwaukee Bucks @ Indiana Pacers

Pacers are struggling with injuries at the moment but they have still managed to get plenty of wins despite it. They have won 4 out of their last 5 games, with their only loss coming last night against Rockets.

On the other hand, Bucks are having a bit of injury problems as well since they will be without Middleton for the next month or so. They are still favorites for this game but we believe that Pacers can hang on until the very end or even pull off an upset.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (+4.5)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Miami Heat

Miami is having a fantastic season so far. With a score of 8-3 Heat shares the second place in the Eastern Conference with Bucks and Raptors. Their rookies Nunn and Herro are playing well and it seems like they have found a great leader in Butler.

Pelicans are struggling at the moment. They are a young team anyway but they also have injury problems with Williamson, Ball and Ingram out of contention. Back Heat in this game.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-7.5)

Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves are pretty inconsistent this season since they are playing well but also manage to lose to worse teams occasionally, like they did last night at home against Wizards. Rockets have started the season struggling but now they have 6 wins in a row, including the win against Pacers last night.

Since both teams will play their second game of back-to-back, we don’t expect much of defense to be played. Both of these teams are also very efficient, so over seems like a good bet.

Our Pick: Over 233.5 Total Points

Toronto Raptors @ Dallas Mavericks

Raptors are playing without Lowry and Ibaka for a while now but they are still playing well enough to remain a top 4 team in the East. Dallas is pretty inconsistent this season and largely depends on performances of Doncic and Porzingis.

After losing to Knicks for the second time this season, Mavs will be hoping to get a win against the reigning champs. It is hard to predict this one but we believe that Mavs can get the win since Raptors will be missing a few important players.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-3.5)

Friday 15.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic-3.5

212.5

8:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Houston Rockets-7.5

226.5

8:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Oklahoma City Thunder+3.5

215.5

8:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Minnesota Timberwolves-7.5

239.5

 

San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic

Spurs have started the season well but now they are on a very bad run and find themselves outside of the playoff bracket. Of course, it is still early to predict anything but it seems that San Antonio might miss playoffs for the first time since 1998.

On the other hand, Magic got in a little bit of rhythm, winning two out of their last three games, including a surprising victory over 76ers. We lean towards Magic in this game but we suggest betting on under since both teams don’t really score in high numbers.

Our Pick: Under 212.5 Total Points

Indiana Pacers @ Houston Rockets

Rockets are getting better with each passing game and they now have five wins in a row, including a win against Clippers in their last game. Pacers are also playing great, despite the serious injury problems that they have. They will be without Turner, Lamb and Oladipo tonight as well.

With that in mind, it seems that Rockets shouldn’t have such a hard task this evening. The spread may be a bit on the high side but we believe Houston can get a convincing win.

Our Pick: Rockets on the Spread (-7.5)

Philadelphia 76ers @ Oklahoma City Thunder

After losing to Magic a couple of days ago, 76ers will be looking to bounce back with a win, especially since they have now lost 3 out of their last 5 games. OKC has the same score in the last 5 games but they have lost 2 in a row.

76ers are a much better team but they don’t seem very confident at the moment. This is a great chance for them to regain some of that confidence, so back 76ers tonight.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-3.5)

Washington Wizards @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves are on a good run since they won 3 out of their last 4 games, losing only to Nuggets in overtime in the process. Wizards are at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with just 2 wins this season.

The two teams already played once this year, when Wolves won in Washington despite being without Karl-Anthony Towns. We expect the poor Wizards run to continue tonight but you can also take over if you don’t like the spread on Wolves.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Spread (-7.5)

Thursday 14.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks-11.5

230.5

8:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ New Orleans Pelicans+4.5

234.5

9:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Phoenix Suns-7.5

227.5

 

Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bulls have won two out of their last three games, although they beat Hawks without Collins and New York Knicks, so we are not yet ready to say that they are in good form. And it seems like their good run is going to end tonight since they will be playing against one of the best teams in the East.

Bucks have a score of 7-3 so far and they are clear-cut favorites for this one. But they will be without Khris Middleton for a while and we believe that Bulls can put up a fight and perhaps lose the game with less than 12 points.

Our Pick: Bulls on the Spread (+11.5)

Los Angeles Clippers @ New Orleans Pelicans

After losing last night to Rockets, Clippers will be looking to bounce back right away against one of the worst teams in the West. We will finally see Paul George in action since he is scheduled to make his debut for Clippers this evening.

However, this being the second game of back-to-back for LA, they might decide to give Kawhi Leonard a rest tonight, especially since he played 41 minutes last night. Despite this, we expect a convincing win for Clippers since Pelicans will be without Ball, Ingram and Williamson.

Our Pick: Clippers on the Spread (-4.5)

Atlanta Hawks @ Phoenix Suns

These two teams are perhaps the most positive stories this season. Phoenix has a score of 6-4 and it seems like they will fight for a playoff spot. Atlanta is at 4-6 but they are playing well, particularly Trae Young. Both teams have important players suspended – John Collins and Deandre Ayton.

While Phoenix looks like a safer pick for tonight, we suggest betting on points instead. Both teams score a lot of points, so we would back over in this game.

Our Pick: Over 227.5 Total Points

Wednesday 13.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Charlotte Hornets-1.5

219.5

7:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Orlando Magic+2.5

208.5

7:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockers-1

230.5

8:00 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Minnesota Timberwolves-2.5

227.5

 

Memphis Grizzlies @ Charlotte Hornets

This will be a very interesting duel since both teams are looking at a lottery pick at the end of the season. Grizzlies are young and gritty and they have managed to pull off a couple of impressive wins, especially in their last game at San Antonio. Still, they are at the bottom of the Western Conference and these wins are not going to come very often.

On the other hand, Charlotte has been playing above expectations, although they had some luck with the schedule as well. They have a 4-6 record but they have lost 3 games in a row. We expect a hard-fought game with not too many points.

Our Pick: Under 219.5 Total Points

Philadelphia 76ers @ Orlando Magic

76ers won their last two games after losing three straight and they seem back on the winning track. This is their second night of back-to-back though, after the one-point win against Cavs last night. However, they will get Horford back tonight after they rested him yesterday.

On the other hand, Magic are struggling at the moment, with just 3 wins in 10 games. We don’t think their luck is about to change against one of the best teams in the East.

Our Pick: 76ers on the Spread (-2.5)

Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockets

After announcing that George will play on Monday, Clippers decided to hold on a bit more with his return. He will also miss the tonight’s game and make his debut tomorrow against Pelicans. Kawhi Leonard is likely to play tonight but he will probably miss the second game of back-to-back like he did this season already.

Both teams enter this game with the same record and this duel should be very interesting and uncertain. Back over since both teams can score in bulk instead of trying to guess who wins at the end.

Our Pick: Over 230.5 Total Points

San Antonio Spurs @ Minnesota Timberwolves

After starting the season strong, both teams have fallen back a little bit recently. This is particularly true for Spurs since they have lost 4 out of their last 5 games, including losses to Memphis and Atlanta. Timberwolves have won two of their last three games, losing only to Denver in overtime.

We expect Spurs to play hard tonight but we don’t see them snatching the win here. Back Wolves to get the W in this one.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Spread (-2.5)

Tuesday 12.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Indiana Pacers-3.5

209.5

7:30 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Miami Heat-7.5

217.5

9:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Utah Jazz-6.5

217.5

10:00 PM ET

Portland Trailblazers @ Sacramento Kings-2.5

226.5

 

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Indiana Pacers

Indiana is in great form, winning 6 out of their last 7 games. They did have a good schedule during this run but they also had major injury problems. They are still without Oladipo, Turner, Lamb and probably Bitadze. On the other hand, Thunder is healthy and full of youth energy.

This should be an interesting and tight duel but we still believe that Pacers can come on top, if only for the lack of experience on the young Thunder team.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-3.5)

Detroit Pistons @ Miami Heat

Blake Griffin finally made his debut this season in last night’s loss to Timberwolves. Pistons also had Rose back for that match but this is their second night of back-to-back and it is a big question whether Griffin and Rose will even play.

Whether they play or not, Heat is still the favorite for this game. They will miss Winslow again but they have plenty of depth since their rookies Nunn and Herro have been playing well. Take Heat on the spread.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-7.5)

Brooklyn Nets @ Utah Jazz

Things are going well in Salt Lake City. Utah is playing good basketball and has a score of 7-3 to start the season. While this is their second game of back-to-back, Jazz should be able to put up a good performance since they don’t have any injury problems and have a solid depth in the roster.

On the other hand, Nets are having a bad start to the season considering their expectations, with just 4 wins in 9 games. Still, they have showed glimpses of what they could do and we believe they can put up a fight tonight.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (+6.5)

Portland Trailblazers @ Sacramento Kings

Perhaps the most interesting match will be played in California since both teams have started the season below their expectations and ability. However, Kings have started to turn things around, winning 3 out of their last 4 games.

Unfortunately, Kings will be without Fox for the next 3-4 weeks. Considering the fact that they are also playing without Bagley for a while now, it seems like Portland has the upper hand tonight.

Our Pick: Portland on the Moneyline

Monday 11.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Detroit Pistons-1.5

221.5

7:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Boston Celtics-3.5

217.5

8:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ New Orleans Pelicans+3.5

243.5

10:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Los Angeles Clippers-10.5

222.5

 

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Detroit Pistons

Timberwolves will play their second game in two days after losing to Denver in overtime last night. Now they are travelling to the East to play Pistons, who are still without Griffin, Jackson and Rose for this game. Wolves will probably play without Teague as well.

Neither team is in a good form, so we would avoid betting on final score despite the fact that we believe in Pistons for this game. We suggest backing under instead since Pistons lack firepower in offense and Wolves are tired from the previous game and subsequent travel.

Our Pick: Under 221.5 Total Points

Dallas Mavericks @ Boston Celtics

Dallas is having a good season on the backs of the two young stars Doncic and Porzingis. Doncic has particularly impressive so far, averaging almost a triple-double per game. On the other hand, Celtics are playing even better but they suffered a tough blow in their last game when Hayword broke his left hand after playing his best season with Celtics so far.

It seems to us that this will be a tight game, so we suggest taking Mavs on the spread because it can happen that just one basket makes a difference tonight.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (+3.5)

Houston Rockets @ New Orleans Pelicans

Houston is pretty inconsistent this season but they have managed to get 6 wins in 9 games so far. Their dynamic duo Westbrook-Harden is still trying to mesh together. On the other hand, Pelicans finally got their second win of the season in their last game against Charlotte.

We think that Rockets will win tonight but we are not so sure as to put money on it. Instead, we suggest taking over in this game despite the huge points total since both teams don’t have the word defense in their vocabulary.

Our Pick: Over 243.5 Total Points

Toronto Raptors @ Los Angeles Clippers

The moment has arrived – we will finally see George and Leonard on the court together. This should be a big boost for Clippers, although we don’t expect thing to be perfect right off the bat. On the other hand, Raptors will play without Lowry and Ibaka.

While we believe that Clippers will pull off a win tonight, we don’t expect it to be as convincing as the spread suggests. So, we would take Raptors on the spread instead.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (+10.5)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 3

 

Sunday 10.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Orlando Magic-3.5

203.5

7:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Oklahoma City Thunder+6.5

222.5

8:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns-1.5

233.5

9:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Portland Trailblazers-8.5

227.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Orlando Magic

Pacers are getting wins despite their massive injury problems and tonight they will also play without Turner, Oladipo, Bitadze and Lamb. On the other hand, Orlando is not playing well, winning just one of the previous five games.

Despite injury woes, we believe that Pacers are still a better team than Magic and we expect them to get the win tonight.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Moneyline

Milwaukee Bucks @ Oklahoma City Thunder

This is the second game of back-to-back for OKC after winning against Golden State last night. But tonight they have a much harder task since they play with Bucks. Despite the fact that Milwaukee lost their last match against Jazz, they are strong favorites tonight for a reason.

We believe that they will be able to get the win against the young Thunder team and we like the spread on Bucks.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-6.5)

Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns

This is probably one of the more interesting duels tonight. Nets are still looking for the best form and with so many new faces around it is understanding that they need some time to gel. On the other hand, Suns are having a surprisingly good start to the season and they have been getting wins even without suspended Ayton.

It will probably be a tight match, so we suggest betting on points instead of trying to pick the winner. We like over in this one since both teams have been good offensively this season.

Our Pick: Over 233.5

Atlanta Hawks @ Portland Trailblazers

Portland is currently on a pretty bad run, losing their last four games in a row. They are already behind the competition in the West and they need a win badly to get them out of the rut. So, a game against young Hawks who will be without Collins couldn’t come at a better time for them.

It is important to note that Whiteside is likely to miss the match tonight but Trailblazers are still strong favorites to win this game.

Our Pick: Trailblazers on the spread (-8.5)

Saturday 9.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Charlotte Hornets+1.5

231.5

8:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Memphis Grizzlies+4.5

218.5

8:00 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder-11.5

219.5

 

New Orleans Pelicans @ Charlotte Hornets

Pelicans are still looking for their second win of the season after they lost to Raptors last night. This may actually be their best chance so far since they are playing against one of the worst teams in the league.

However, Hornets are playing much better than expected and have a 4-4 record at the moment. So, it is a difficult game to predict but we like Pelicans and while they are one of the worst teams in the West, they are certainly better than Hornets, at least on paper.

Our Pick: Pelicans on the Moneyline

Dallas Mavericks @ Memphis Grizzlies

This will be the second game of back to back for Mavs after their surprising loss to Knicks in Dallas. Now they go to Memphis and hope to get back on the winning track they have been on. With Doncic in spectacular form that doesn’t seem like a big problem.

While we would appreciate if the spread was a bit smaller, we still believe that Mavs can get the win against struggling young Grizzlies.

Our Pick: Mavericks on the Spread (-4.5)

Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Warriors have gone from a dynasty to one of the worst teams in the league in just one season. Of course, much of that has to do with injuries, since Golden State will be without Curry and Green for some while, in addition to Klay Thompson who is out for the season.

On the other hand, Thunder is a young, rebuilding team and they will try to take any chance they can get for a win. While we expect them to win tonight, we feel that the spread is a bit much, especially since Warriors at least have D’Angelo Russell back.

Our Pick: Warriors on the Spread (+11.5)

Friday 8.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers-7.5

211.5

7:30 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks+1.5

217.5

8:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ New Orleans Pelicans+2.5

233.5

9:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Denver Nuggets-5.5

209.5

 

Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers

Both teams are dealing with serious injury problems. Pistons are without a playmaker since Jackson, Rose and Frazier are all out or at least questionable. Detroit also misses Griffin. On the other hand, Indiana will play without Oladipo, Turner and probably Lamb. Even Bitadze is out, leaving only Sabonis on the center position.

While we believe that Indiana will win tonight, we don’t like the spread. We feel it is better to back under since there are so many quality players missing and scoring may be hard for both teams.

Our Pick: Under 211.5 Total Points

Sacramento Kings @ Atlanta Hawks

After losing narrowly to Raptors earlier this week, Kings are continuing their tour on the East in Atlanta. Hawks will be without suspended Collison while Kings have a clean bill of health, except for Dedmon who is questionable.

Although Kings don’t have the best start to the season, they seem a bit better in recent matches and we believe they can pull off an important win tonight.

Our Pick: Kings on the Moneyline

Toronto Raptors @ New Orleans Pelicans

Pelicans and Raptors are already scheduled to play their rematch since these teams opened the season in Toronto when Raptors won in overtime. Since then, Raptors one 5 more games, while Pelicans got just one win.

While some of the games New Orleans played without Holliday and he will be playing tonight, we don’t think that will be enough to get the W.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Moneyline

Philadelphia 76ers @ Denver Nuggets

Nuggets are sort of coasting through the season, getting the wins despite uninspiring play. In fact, it’s hard to pinpoint who in the Nuggets roster has been playing exceptionally since it seems like all of their players are playing mediocre basketball at the moment.

But they are winning. They have a record of 5-2, just like their opponents tonight. But 76ers will play without Ben Simmons and we believe that should be enough to get Nuggets over Philadelphia.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-5.5)

Thursday 7.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Hornets+6.5

217.5

8:30 PM ET

Oklahoma City Thunder @ San Antonio Spurs-4.5

215.5

10:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Portland Trailblazers+5.5

225.5

 

Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Hornets

Celtics are on a good run since they have won 5 straight games and currently stand on top of the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, Hornets are playing much better than most people expected and have a 4-3 record at the moment.

But Hornets are a bad team and that is bound to catch up with them. Particularly tonight when they play with one of the best teams in the East.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-6.5)

Oklahoma City Thunder @ San Antonio Spurs

Oklahoma is a young, rebuilding team and we don’t expect them to get many wins this season. Spurs, on the other hand, are looking to get into the playoffs once again and they seem on the right track to do it, despite the somewhat surprising loss against Hawks in their last game.

We expect Spurs to bounce back from that loss and get the W tonight and we particularly like the relatively low spread against Spurs.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Spread (-4.5)

Los Angeles Clippers @ Portland Trailblazers

Trailblazers are still finding their form since they have a 3-4 record at the moment. However, they also had a tough schedule, which continues tonight when they will face one of the best teams in the league, although Clippers will be without George once again.

For that reason, a loss for Clippers tonight would not be a huge surprise and we suggest betting on points instead of trying to guess who wins. Both teams are good offensively, so over seems like a logical bet.

Our Pick: Over 225.5 Total Points

Wednesday 6.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers-5.5

220.5

7:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers-3.5

212.5

7:30 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks+2.5

218.5

8:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Memphis Grizzlies+5.5

225.5

 

Washington Wizards @ Indiana Pacers

Pacers are somehow managing to win games despite being without both centers for the past few games, in addition to their star player Oladipo. While Turner is definitely out for tonight, Sabonis is still listed as questionable.

But whether Sabonis plays or not, Pacers are in good form and should be able to deal with the struggling Wizards team without any trouble.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Moneyline

New York Knicks @ Detroit Pistons

Detroit is coming into this game after a loss in Washington, which was not a surprise given the problems Pistons have with injuries. They will also be without Griffin, Jackson and Rose for tonight’s game, which basically means that they are playing without a playmaker.

But they are hosting Knicks. Yes, Knicks are playing according to expectations with just 1 win in 7 games. This might be a good chance for them to get another W but we just can’t trust Knicks. Take the under.

Our Pick: Under 212.5 Total Points

Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young is back in the mix after missing a couple of games due to injury and Hawks managed to win against Spurs in his first game back. Tonight, they play against struggling Bulls and despite being without Collins due to suspension, they have a nice opportunity to get another win.

However, we feel that this can be a tight contest and suggest betting on points instead. Atlanta plays a fast-paced basketball and there should be many points on both sides.

Our Pick: Over 218.5 Total Points

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Memphis Grizzlies

Minnesota is playing well this season and Wolves even managed to get one win in two games that they played without Towns. But their best player is back tonight and with them playing against one of the worst teams in the West, we expect them to get the win.

The spread is a bit high for our liking, however, so it may be smarter to take worse odds and bet on Wolves on the moneyline.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Moneyline

Tuesday 5.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Charlotte Hornets+2.5

216.5

7:00 PM ET

Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers+5.5

213.5

8:00 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Oklahoma City Thunder-3.5

204.5

9:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls+6.5

213.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Charlotte Hornets

Pacers have found a good rhythm after their rocky start, winning three games in a row to move up the ladder. Even though they are playing without Oladipo who is out for the foreseeable future, they are playing well and should get on a good run in the future.

On the other hand, Charlotte is one of the worst teams in the league, although they have already won three games this season and have a record of 3-3 like Indiana. In addition to this, Pacers will probably be without both Turner and Sabonis tonight and that may be a chance for Hornets to get the win. We still believe in Pacers but it is better to back under in this game since both teams are not very efficient.

Our Pick: Under 216.5 Total Points

Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Boston only lost one game this season so far, which is not a great surprise since Celtics are one of the best teams in the East despite the changes they made this summer. Cavaliers, however, are destined to struggle this season and finish in the bottom of the standings.

Cavs have a record of 2-4 but they have lost two games in a row now. We believe that a third loss is coming tonight and we expect it to be convincing.

Our Pick: Celtics on the Spread (-5.5)

Orlando Magic @ Oklahoma City Thunder

OKC is a young team except for Chris Paul and there will be many ups and downs for them this season. However, they have been playing well so far despite their record of 2-4 to start the campaign. With Magic coming to town, OKC has a realistic chance to get that third win since Orlando is struggling at the moment and has the same record.

So, this should be a very tight contest and we feel it is safer to bet on points instead on the final score. With total points set at 204.5, we believe that these teams will manage to get over that threshold.

Our Pick: Over 204.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls

As it was expected before the season, Lakers are sitting on top of the Western Conference with just one loss in 6 games. LeBron and Davis are starting to gel and the Lakers should only get better as the season progresses.

On the other hand, Bulls are a struggling young team. They have won 2 games in their 7 matches this season but it doesn’t seem very likely that they can put up much of a fight against Lakers.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Spread (6.5)

Monday 4.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Washington Wizards-1.5

224.5

7:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Brooklyn Nets-3.5

231.5

8:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Minnesota Timberwolves-6

230.5

9:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Phoenix Suns+1

222.5

 

Detroit Pistons @ Washington Wizards

Pistons are coming into this match after a somewhat surprising win against Nets since they are still playing without Blake Griffin and Reggie Jackson. However, Andre Drummond is playing amazing basketball at the moment and he is pushing Pistons to get the wins.

On the other hand, Washington is still at just one win for the season and they can’t really expect to get much better given the quality of their team. We expect their struggles to continue tonight.

Our Pick: Pistons on the Spread (+1.5)

New Orleans Pelicans @ Brooklyn Nets

Pelicans have only won one game so far. Their expectations were shattered even before the season began with news of Zion’s injury and they have been performing according to the lowered expectations ever since.

On the other hand, Nets are pretty inconsistent and still seem like they are looking for their best form, which is understandable since there are many new faces in Brooklyn. However, they should be able to get the W tonight despite their inconsistency.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-3.5)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves will be without Towns for the second straight game since he is still suspended for the fight with Embiid. But Wolves have showed a lot of heart in the face of this problems since they managed to get a comfortable win against Wizards in the last game.

However, now they will be playing against one of the best teams in the league. Bucks are 4-2 to start the season and they will take this unique opportunity to get a road win in the West.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-6)

Philadelphia 76ers @ Phoenix Suns

Just like the Wolves with Towns, 76ers will miss Embiid tonight due to suspension. But they have also managed to get the win without their center after making a great comeback in the road game against Trailblazers.

Suns are also playing great basketball at the moment even though they are without Ayton, which has come as a surprise to many. So, we suggest staying clear of the final score and taking over instead since both teams are missing their defensive centers.

Our Pick: Over 222.5

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 2

 

Sunday 3.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

6:00 PM ET

Sacramento Kings @ New York Knicks-1

215.5

6:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Miami Heat+4

219.5

7:00 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs-1

218.5

9:00 PM ET

Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers-4.5

212.5

 

Sacramento Kings @ New York Knicks

Kings were a pleasant surprise last season but this season they have one of the worst records in the league with just one win in six games. However, New York Knicks have the same record in a much weaker Eastern Conference.

While Knicks have the advantage of playing in front of the home crowd in Madison Square Garden, we believe that Sacramento is a better team.

Our Pick: Sacramento on the Moneyline

Houston Rockets @ Miami Heat

Rockets are pretty inconsistent this season, which is not a surprise since they have made a major change adding Westbrook this summer. While they are still trying to find the rhythm, Heat has been playing great basketball. They have 4 wins in 5 games and they have been great at home, winning two games so far.

We like this young Heat team led by Jimmy Butler and we believe they can surprise Rockets tonight and take the W.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (+4)

Los Angeles Lakers @ San Antonio Spurs

Spurs have started the season well but they had a good schedule and were a bit lucky to win as many games as they did so far. Now they are playing host to LeBron and Davis and we expect this match to show just how lucky Spurs were so far.

We like the fact that Spurs are slight favorites, so taking Lakers on the moneyline also brings a slightly better odds.

Our Pick: Lakers on the Moneyline

 Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers are one of the main favorites to win the title this season but Jazz is also a great team that will certainly be in the mix at the end of the season. For now, Clippers are without Paul George and while we still like their chances in this game, we fell that betting on points is a safer thing to do.

Both teams are well-known for their great defense and they have a lot of great individual defenders as well. Take the under.

Our Pick: Under 212.5

Saturday 2.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Detroit Pistons+1.5

223.5

7:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Orlando Magic+4

202.5

8:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Washington Wizards-2

224.5

10:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Portland Trailblazers-1.5

220.5

 

Brooklyn Nets @ Detroit Pistons

Nets come into this game after a win against Rockets and seem poised to continue the run against Griffin-less Pistons. Detroit is not in good form having lost 4 out of 6 games so far and it seems unlikely that they can stop the bleeding against one of the best teams in the East.

The low spread makes betting on Brooklyn even more enticing but if you are not sure about it, you should put your money on over since both teams can score well.

Our Pick: Nets on the Spread (-1.5)

Denver Nuggets @ Orlando Magic

Nuggets lost two games in a row and they don’t look like the team that was first in the Western Confidence after regular season last year. Luckily for them, they have a chance to snap the losing streak against out-of-form Magic.

We believe that Nuggets will prevail tonight and once again, we particularly like the low spread on Nuggets.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-4)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Washington Wizards

After the scuffle between Embiid and Towns in their last meeting, both players have been suspended for two games. While that may not hurt 76ers so much since they have Horford to provide some relief, Wolves will certainly feel the absence of their best player.

With that in mind, we like Wizards for tonight, even though we don’t like them in general. But despite being one of the worst teams in the league, Washington is not playing such a bad basketball at the moment.

Our Pick: Wizards on the Spread (-2)

Philadelphia 76ers @ Portland Trailblazers

As we already mentioned, Philadelphia will be without Embiid tonight and while they have a very good team without him as well, it’s hard to back them up against Blazers on the road. On the other hand, Blazers are pretty inconsistent so far and don’t instill confidence either.

Seems that the best thing to do is bet on points in this game and since 76ers are without their best defender, over looks like a smart choice.

Our Pick: Over 220.5 Total Points

Friday 1.11.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Indiana Pacers-7.5

210.5

7:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Brooklyn Nets+3.5

240.5

9:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Dallas Mavericks+1.5

216.5

10:30 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors+7

224.5

 

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Indiana Pacers

After starting off with three straight losses, Indiana managed to finally win a game against Brooklyn. Cleveland is also Indiana is a playoff team, even without Oladipo but tonight they will also be without Myles Turner. Cavs are at 2-2, including a home court win against Pacers.

Regardless of that, we expect Pacers to deal with Cavs easily tonight, so back up the spread on Pacers.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-7.5)

Houston Rockets @ Brooklyn Nets

Nets are not having the best start to the season, having lost three out of their four matches so far. However, two of those were one-point losses in overtime. On the other hand, Rockets are on a three-game winning streak after losing their opening match against Bucks.

While we lean towards Rockets in this game, it is probably safer to bet on points here. Both teams are scoring well, with Rockets coming into the game after combining for over 300 points with Wizards. Over is pretty high, understandably, but we still believe it is a smart bet.

Our Pick: Over 240.5 Total Points

Los Angeles Lakers @ Dallas Mavericks

The most exciting match of the evening will take place in Dallas, where the young Mavs are waiting on the veteran Lakers. Both teams are moved by dynamic duos and while we like Doncic and Porzingis, it is unwise to bet against James and Davis.

Perhaps the safer thing to do is take over in this game as well, especially since the spread on Mavs is basically nonexistent.

Our Pick: Over 216.5 Total Points

San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors

After winning the first three games of the season, Spurs have lost to Clippers last night. Luckily for them, they play Warriors in their second game of back-to-back. I say luckily because Warriors are currently looking like a lottery team.

And if that wasn’t enough, Curry broke his hand in their last game against the Suns. While it is still unclear how long he will be out, it’s certain that he will miss at least a couple of months. Spurs should win this game fairly easy.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Spread (-7)

Thursday 31.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Atlanta Hawks+6

216.5

9:30 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ New Orleans Pelicans-2.5

226.5

10:30 PM ET

San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Clippers-5

225.5

 

Miami Heat @ Atlanta Hawks

After spraining his ankle in the last game, Trae Young will have to rest for a while before getting back in the action. With that in mind, Hawks seem destined to struggle against anybody, let alone a solid Heat team who got Jimmy Butler back after missing the start of the season due to the birth of his child.

Heat is in good form, Hawks are on a two-game losing streak and it seems pretty clear who the winner is going to be tonight.

Our Pick: Heat on the spread (-6)

Denver Nuggets @ New Orleans Pelicans

Nuggets are not playing great at the moment but they were still getting the wins until their last game against Mavs. Jokic seems out of shape and a bit sluggish on the court, despite recording a couple of triple-doubles so far.

That being said, Pelicans are still without a win this season and without their star rookie Zion Williamson. Jrue Holiday will be joining the team tonight after missing a couple of matches due to injury but that hardly seems enough to get Pelicans their first win of the season.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-2.5)

San Antonio Spurs @ Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers are 3-2 for the season, despite being without Paul George and having Leonard on load-management. They look like a real contender right now. On the other hand, Spurs are 3-0 at the start of the season and seem poised for the playoffs again.

In this match, however, we suggest betting on points instead of trying to guess the winner. With the total points set at 225.5 and both teams able to play solid defense, we believe this game will go under.

Our Pick: Under 225.5 Total Points

Wednesday 30.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

New York Knicks @ Orlando Magic-9

207.5

7:30 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics+2

221.5

8:00 PM ET

Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards+8

230.5

10:30 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors-5

229.5

 

New York Knicks @ Orlando Magic

Knicks got their first win of the season on Sunday against Chicago in Madison Square Garden. However, it took a surprising performance from Portis to turn that game around, even though they were playing against a similarly bad team.

Tonight, however, they will play on the road against one of the better teams in the East. And even though we feel like the spread could have been a bit lower, we still believe in Magic.

Our Pick: Magic on the Spread (-9)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Boston Celtics

When two of the best conference teams meet, it is probably best to leave the final outcome predictions alone. Even though Celtics will be playing without Kanter due to a knee injury, we still find this game too close to call.

However, both teams can play great offense and we expect that to be the case tonight. With exceptional three-point shooting, Bucks can certainly score in bulk and Celtics are not far behind.

Our Pick: Over 221.5 Total Points

Houston Rockets @ Washington Wizards

Although Rockets don’t seem impressive at the start of the new season and it seems like Harden and Westbrook are still working on their on-court chemistry, Houston shouldn’t struggle to deal with the rebuilding Wizards.

Washington did manage to win one game in their first three matches, but those wins are bound to be a fluke rather than a rule, especially against teams from the Western Conference.

Our Pick: Rockets on the Spread (-8)

Phoenix Suns @ Golden State Warriors

Suns have been a pleasant surprise so far, winning two games and losing two games by a single point. In addition to this, they have been playing well even without Ayton who is suspended for the foreseeable future. On the other hand, Warriors lost their first two games in embarrassing fashion before beating Charlotte to get some of their confidence back.

So, despite coming into this game in completely different moods, we believe that Warriors will find a way to pull off another win and get back on track, especially since their starting center Willie Cauley-Stein is expected back after an injury to help the struggling Warriors.

Our Pick: Warriors on the Spread (-5)

Tuesday 29.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:30 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat-8

224.5

9:00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ Denver Nuggets-6

216.5

10:30 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Lakers-12

220.5

 

Atlanta Hawks @ Miami Heat

Hawks are playing their second game of back-to-back road games, after losing to 76ers in a tight and exciting contest. On the other hand, Miami will finally get to see Jimmy Butler in action as he makes his debut tonight.

Although Hawks are a very young and exciting team, Heat has more experience and seems poised to take advantage of it in this game.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-8)

Dallas Mavericks @ Denver Nuggets

Despite unimpressive play so far in the season, Nuggets are having a run of three wins in a row. With their star player Jokic still finding the groove, Nuggets can expect much better performances in the future.

On the other hand, Dallas is already rolling on the backs of two young prospects Doncic and Porzingis, even though they lost to Portland in their last outing. This seems like a good game to try over total points since both teams are better in offense then defense.

Our Pick: Over 216.5 Total Points

Memphis Grizzlies @ Los Angeles Lakers

The young Grizzlies managed to get their first win of the season against the odds-favorite Nets. However, they played at home, while they now travel to LA to play with one of the contenders led by James and Davis.

This seems like a clear cut win for Lakers, although the spread seems a bit high for our liking. That’s why we prefer betting on points here, especially because it seems that the total is a bit on the high side.

Our Pick: Under 220.5 Total Points

Monday 28.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Indiana Pacers @ Detroit Pistons+1.5

213.5

7:30 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers @ Atlanta Hawks+3.5

227.5

8:00 PM ET

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Milwaukee Bucks-14.5

221.5

10:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets @ Sacramento Kings-6

217.5

 

Indiana Pacers @ Detroit Pistons

Both teams will be without their star players for this match – Indiana without Oladipo and Detroit without Griffin. Indiana is the better team on paper, having better depth than Pistons. However, they started the season with two losses and still seem to be finding the rhythm after many roster changes they made this summer.

On the other hand, Pistons are playing well, especially Drummond. And playing in front of the home crowd is a nice advantage, so take Pistons on the moneyline.

Our Pick: Pistons on the Moneyline

Philadelphia 76ers @ Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young started the season firing from all cylinders, much in the way that he finished the last season. In addition to this, the rest of this young Hawks team is playing well too and go into this game with two wins under their belt and full of confidence.

On the other hand, 76ers also started the season with two wins but they may be without Embiid for tonight since he is still questionable due to his ankle injury. We like Hawks and the energy they play with, so we suggest backing them tonight.

Our Pick: Hawks on the Spread (+3.5)

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Milwaukee Bucks

Despite having one of the worst teams in the league, Cavs have already managed to win one game against a much better team when they beat Pacers. However, they are now playing against Bucks on the road and the only question is by how many points they will lose.

Since the spread on Bucks is huge, we prefer to bet on total points here. Cavs don’t have much of a scoring potential, especially against a defense as strong as Milwaukee’s. So we suggest betting on under here.

Our Pick: Under 221.5 Total Points

Denver Nuggets @ Sacramento Kings

After nearly missing the playoffs last year despite being touted as one of the worst teams in the league, Kings have started the new season in a very disappointing fashion, losing three games in a row, all with a significant margin. And they lost Bagley to injury for the next 4-5 weeks.

On the other hand, Nuggets are 2-0 and seem poised to be as good as they were last season, when they finished on top of the Western Conference in regular season. We expect an easy win for Nuggets.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-6)

NBA 2020 Weekly Predictions – Game Week 1

 

Sunday 27.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

2:30 PM ET

Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder+1.5

222.5

5:00 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets @ Memphis Grizzlies+4.5

223.5

7:00PM ET

Miami Heat @ Minnesota Timberwolves-6.5

223.5

Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder

Warriors began the season with a crushing and convincing defeat to Los Angeles Clippers. While they are certainly shaken by this loss that exposed many weakness in the team, they have a good chance to bounce back with a win against OKC.

Thunder is one of the worst teams in the league and while they have a few young prospects and Chris Paul, they will struggle to get wins this season. They already lost two games, one of which was to poor Wizards.

Our Prediction: Warriors on the Moneyline

Brooklyn Nets @ Memphis Grizzlies

Grizzlies are still looking for their first win of the season after losing to Chicago and Miami in the first two games of the season. Unfortunately for them, Nets are a good team and they should be able to take the win here despite being on the road.

However, we feel that the safer bet is to back under since Grizzlies are not really a great offensive team but they can play solid defense.

Our Pick: Under 223.5 Total Points

Miami Heat @ Minnesota Timberwolves

Timberwolves stated the season with two wins, which is a bit of a surprise. However, Towns has been playing on MVP level and other Wolves have contributed within their means to make the team relevant at the start of the season.

On the other hand, Miami won against Grizzlies and lost in overtime against Bucks. They play solid basketball but they will be without Butler once again. This, coupled with the fact that this is their second game of back-to-back, seems enough to make us confident in Timberwolves tonight.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the spread (-6.5)

Saturday 26.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

5:00 PM ET

Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks-10.5

226.5

7:30 PM ET

Orlando Magic @ Atlanta Hawks+2.5

217.5

8:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls+3

220.5

8:30 PM ET

Washington Wizards @ San Antonio Spurs-11.5

217.5

 

Miami Heat @ Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks started the season with an important away win against Rockets. Giannis carried his MVP form from last season into this one, getting a triple-double and showcasing an improved 3-point shot. Miami, on the other hand, wasn’t impressive in the season opener despite getting the win against struggling Grizzlies.

Heat will also be without Butler for this game and it seems that Bucks should get the win here pretty easily.

Our Pick: Bucks on the Spread (-10.5)

Orlando Magic @ Atlanta Hawks

After creeping into the playoffs last year, Magic started the season with a win against Cavaliers, one of the worst teams in the league. Hawks also won their first match, although it was against Griffin-less Pistons in their second game of back-to-back.

While we lean towards Atlanta here we also believe that betting on over total points is a safer bet. Atlanta was one of the worst defensive teams last season and they play a fast-paced offense, so getting to 118 points total shouldn’t be a problem for these two teams.

Our Pick: Over 117.5 Total Points

Toronto Raptors @ Chicago Bulls

Raptors are 1-1 to start the season, winning in overtime against Pelicans and losing to Boston on the road. While the reigning champs were not that impressive in these two games, they should win against Bulls simply because they are a much better team.

In addition to this, the spread on Raptors seems pretty generous, so we feel compelled to take this unique opportunity.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-3)

Washington Wizards @ San Antonio Spurs

Wizards are without a doubt one of the worst teams in the league. However, they managed to get a win last night against Oklahoma, a fellow bottom team for this season. Spurs started the season with a less-than-convincing win against Knicks and seem poised to improve their record tonight.

With Wizards being as bad as they are and with them playing the second game of back-to-back, going with Spurs here seems like the only logical bet.

Our Pick: Spurs on the Spread (-11.5)

Friday 25.10.2019.

Start TimeMatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics-2.5

216.5

7:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Charlotte Hornets+5.5

228.5

8: 00 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks @ New Orleans Pelicans-2.5

227.5

9:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets-11

220.5

 

Toronto Raptors @ Boston Celtics

The reigning champs come to Boston after overtime win in their season opener against Pelicans. Celtics lost to Philly in a road game but showed that they will be one of the top teams in the East. However, they will be without Kanter tonight while Raptors come in full strength.

It is a tough game to predict but we believe in Raptors, especially if Siakam and VanVleet can play as well as they did in the first game of the season.

Our Pick: Toronto on the Spread (+2.5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Charlotte Hornets

Timberwolves surprised many (including us) with an overtime win in Brooklyn two nights ago. What didn’t surprise us was great performance by Towns, who nailed 7 threes and had 36 points at the end.

And even though Hornets also won, they did it against fellow strugglers Chicago Bulls and still project to be one of the worst teams in the NBA at the end of the season. Take the Wolves here.

Our Pick: Timberwolves on the Spread (-5.5)

Dallas Mavericks @ New Orleans Pelicans

We finally saw the Mavs future in their win over Washington – the dynamic duo Doncic/Porzingis. Even though Dallas doesn’t have much to offer outside these two in terms of talent, we believe that will be enough for Pelicans.

Although Pelicans’ youngsters showed a lot of heart by taking Raptors to overtime in a road game, they are without Zion and we feel that Mavs will manage to exploit it.

Our Pick: Dallas on the Moneyline

Phoenix Suns @ Denver Nuggets

Suns took a surprising but pretty convincing win against Kings on Wednesday and showed that they will not roll over without a fight like they did these past few years. However, today the news broke that their second-year start DeAndre Ayton was suspended by the NBA for 25 games for using diuretics.

Suns were not going to get out of Denver with a win even before these news but now we truly feel comfortable backing the high spread on Denver.

Our Pick: Nuggets on the Spread (-11)

 

Thursday 24.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks @ Detroit Pistons-1

221.5

8:00 PM ET

Milwaukee Bucks @ Houston Rockets-2

230.5

10:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors+1.5

225.5

Atlanta Hawks @ Detroit Pistons

Pistons are playing their second game of back-to-back after a somewhat surprising win at Indiana. On the other hand, this will be the first game for Atlanta, so they are certainly going to be fresher.

Add the fact that Pistons are without Blake Griffin for this match and suddenly, backing Hawks here seems like a good idea.

Our Pick: Hawks on the Spread (+1)

Milwaukee Bucks @ Houston Rockets

Both teams are playing their first game of the new NBA season and it promises to be a very interesting one. It is hard to predict how Rockets will look with Westbrook. On the other hand, Bucks didn’t change much and they had a good season, so we would give a slight advantage to Milwaukee here.

However, one thing is certain – both teams score a lot of points. We feel that the safer bet is to go with over for this matchup.

Our Pick: Over 230.1 Total Points

Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors

Clippers started the season with a statement win against Lakers. It was a very important victory, especially since they played without Paul George. They are without him still but GSW will miss Thompson, who is probably out for the season.

It should be a very tight contest, so it is perhaps better to bet on total points. Clippers have the ability to play amazing defense, so we suggest taking under on total points.

Our Pick: Under 225.5 Total Points

Wednesday 23.10.2019.

Start TimeMatchupSpread

Total Points

7:00 PM ET

Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte Hornets+3

218.5

7:00 PM ET

Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers-5

210.5

7:30 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Brooklyn Nets-4

225.5

7:30 PM ET

Memphis Grizzlies @ Miami Heat-7

212.5

 

Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte Hornets

Even before the season started, it is more than evident that Hornets are one of the worst teams in the league. After losing Walker and Lamb, they brought in Rozier but not much has changed other than that.

On the other hand, Chicago is entering the season with young team, with one more year of experience on their hands. And even though they are a lock to miss the playoffs as well, they should win this one.

Our Pick: Bulls on the Spread (-3)

Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers

Indiana played some really nice basketball last season. And while they are still without Oladipo and they lost Collison and Bojan Bogdanovic in the offseason, they got TJ Warren and Brogdon now.

Pistons are mainly the same team as they were last season, with minor changes to the roster. And they enter the season without Griffin, who should miss at least a week due to injury. This seems like a pretty clear-cut win for the home team.

Our Pick: Pacers on the Spread (-5)

Minnesota Timberwolves @ Brooklyn Nets

Nets are one of the favorites in the East but they will need some time to gel since they have many new players, including their new star playmaker Irving. On the other hand, Wolves didn’t change much, so they remain borderline PO team in the West. If we had too, we would take the Nets here but it’s better to bet on point.

Both teams played efficient basketball last season, while T-Wolves also didn’t play much defense either. So, taking over seems like a smart play.

Our Pick: Over 225.5 Total Points

Memphis Grizzlies @ Miami Heat

Miami made a few important changes in the offseason, bringing in Butler and letting Whiteside go. Memphis parted ways with their long-term playmaker Mike Conley, thus committing to the rebuild completely.

With Heat looking to get back into the playoffs this year, they have to win games like these against inferior opponents. And we fully expect them to do so.

Our Pick: Heat on the Spread (-7)

Tuesday 22.10.2019.

Start Time

MatchupSpread

Total Points

8:00 PM ET

New Orleans Pelicans @ Toronto Raptors-7

231.5

10:30 PM ET

Los Angeles Lakers @ Los Angeles Clippers+3.5

223.5

 

New Orleans Pelicans @ Toronto Raptors

The new NBA season begins with the team that won it all the last year – Toronto Raptors. Current champions are ready to kick it off in front of their faithful fans, even though they are entering this season without the Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard.

On the other side is the young team full of hope, team that lost Anthony Davis in the offseason but, with a lot of luck, got the first pick in the draft and with it Zion Williamson. Unfortunately, Zion will have to wait a couple of months for his NBA debut after he had a surgery on his knee.

Without Zion, New Orleans doesn’t look like a serious threat to Raptors, especially in front of the great fans in Toronto. We suggest taking the spread on Raptors.

Our Pick: Raptors on the Spread (-7)

Los Angeles Lakers @ Los Angeles Clippers

A lot of things have changed in LA since last season. Both teams added big names to improve their rosters and they enter the season as the main favorites for the title. However, Clippers will be without Paul George for several games to start the season, while Lakers may be without Rondo, who is a game time decision.

Since Clippers are the home team in this match, we believe that it will be a tight contest, despite the absence of George. That’s why we prefer betting on under here.

Our Pick: Under 223.5 Total Points

NBA Predictions 2020

The new NBA season is less than a fortnight away and the excitement of the fans is evident in the enormous interest in the preseason, which is in full swing. 

Of course, Zion Williamson is probably the biggest reason for it but the most interesting NBA summer ever, and many roster changes it brought, are also responsible for the high expectations of the upcoming 2019/2020 NBA season. So, with the opening day getting closer, the time for pre-season predictions is slowly running out. With that in mind, we have decided to take a look at some of the best teams and share a few bold predictions with you.

NBA Predictions 2020 Our Picks:  Top Teams to Watch

Los Angeles Lakers

After many mediocre or even bad seasons, it seems that the more popular LA team is finally relevant again. And with LeBron James getting closer to retirement with each passing year, the window for his championship dreams is also getting smaller.

The biggest change is certainly the addition of Anthony Davis. Former Pelican star and LeBron threaten to become one of the more iconic duos in recent NBA history. The team also got Danny Green in FA, a very important player to two different champions. They also added Avery Bradley, Dwight Howard and Jared Dudley, and kept Kyle Kuzma, the only part of their young core to survive the Davis trade.

It seems that this Lakers team lacks the depth to compete for the title. However, we know from previous experience that LeBron can find another gear for playoffs, so they certainly have to be considered as contenders.

Los Angeles Clippers

Perhaps the biggest winners of the offseason, LA Clippers pulled an unbelievable feat – they signed multiple Finals MVP winner Kawhi Leonard and traded with OKC for another superstar in Paul George. And more importantly, they managed to do so while keeping a few very important pieces like the evergreen Sixth Man Lou Williams and promising young center Montrezl Harrell.

In addition to this, Clippers also brought back the defensive force called Patrick Beverly. This means that they have a scary potential for defense and offense both. They do lack creativity in the backcourt but that probably won’t be necessary with isolation artists like Kawhi and Lou.

After the somewhat surprising playoff berth in the previous season, LA Clippers seem destined for the championship race in this one.

Denver Nuggets

Denver didn’t do much in the offseason – they didn’t really need to. They kept their young core, picked up Millsap’s team option and signed Jamal Murray to a max contract. The team that reached the Western Semifinals lead by the unassuming but brilliant Nikola Jokic is back together and ready to take another big step.

Perhaps the biggest improvement to the team is the signing of Jerami Grant from Oklahoma, who will certainly help the Nugget’s defense. There is also excitement surrounding Michael Porter Jr. and his long-awaited return from injury.

Nuggets have a lot of potential but it seems that they are still a couple of years away from seriously competing for the championship.

Golden State Warriors

After losing the Finals last year even though they have been touted as champions before the season even started, Warriors also lost Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets. They will be without Klay Thompson for the majority of the season, if not the whole season, and it seems that their dynasty is slowly fading away.

However, Warriors got D’Angelo Russell for Durant, so they didn’t really end up empty-handed as many expected. Splash brothers are still together, Draymond Green is still here and it would be unwise to rule out Warriors upfront.

While they might struggle to make the playoffs in the never-stronger Western Conference, they might get Thompson back in time for their post-season run. And if that happens, anything is possible.

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland surprised many last season by reaching the Western Conference Finals, where they easily lost to Golden State. This result is the crown achievement for this Blazers generation, led by Lillard and McCollum, and it is probably safe to say that it will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Portland is a good team but they are hardly contenders. They added Hassan Whiteside this summer, in an attempt to resurrect his career fully and cover the center position while Jusuf  Nurkic recovers from his season-ending leg injury.

The team lost Aminu and Harkless in the summer but they extended Rodney Hood who had a very good postseason. They also added a few solid free agents in Hezonja, Tolliver and Labissiere. However, this all seems lateral at best and repeating the last year’s feat seems like a tough task.

Houston Rockets

After a couple of seasons where they were the only legit threat to Golden State Warriors in the West, Rockets fell apart in the playoffs last year. And with that result in mind, they have made one huge change to the roster – they traded Chris Paul to OKC in exchange for Russell Westbrook.

So, after many years since their appearance in the Finals with Oklahoma, the duo is back together once again and ready to conquer the NBA. But is that a realistic sentiment? While Harden and Westbrook worked well together before, a lot has changed since then. Harden is now the undoubted leader of his team, while he was basically a Sixth Man for Oklahoma back then.

The entire Rockets’ season will depend on the chemistry between the two. If they can find a way to work together on the court, Houston may once again come close to getting into the NBA Finals.

Utah Jazz

Probably the last team in the West that has a chance of going all the way this year is Utah Jazz. Jazzers made a bunch of great offseason moves and they are one of the favorites from the shadow. They are not a flashy team, they don’t have a legit superstar but they have strong foundations and a great coach.

Utah lost Rubio to Phoenix in FA but they added Mike Conley via trade even before that. Some would say that it was an upgrade but at the very least they didn’t lose anything here. The team also added a great scorer from Pacers, Bojan Bogdanovic, as well as a few solid free agents like Ed Davis and Jeff Green.

In order to placate these moves, Utah had to let Favors go. However, it seems that this team has the potential to play amazing defense with Gobert, Ingles, Conley and Mitchell in the lineup, while the offensive potential is higher than ever with Bogdanovic addition. Beware of Utah Jazz – they may be the surprise of the year.

Toronto Raptors

The current champions had a rough summer. After winning the first-ever title for the team and for entire Canada, Raptors lost their best player in free agency. With Kawhi gone, repeating the success of last year seems impossible.

While this will probably be the case, Raptors still have a solid team. They are led by a couple of veterans in Lowry, Ibaka and Marc Gasol, so they won’t lack experience. They also have the Most Improved Player of last year, Pascal Siakam, and it seems that this could be his team in the future.

Without space in the cap, Toronto could only make a few lateral moves in the offseason. They are still strong enough to make a run for the Eastern Conference Finals, although that seems like the ceiling for them this year.

Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid’s tears at the end of the game 7 of the Conference Semifinals, which 76 lost in the last second of the game after Leonard scored an amazing basket, are probably the highlight of the season for this young and ambitious team.

Philadelphia made a few important changes this year – they lost Butler and JJ Redick in the offseason but they added Josh Richardson and Al Horford. With Ben Simmons supposedly working on his 3-point shot this summer, this may be enough to keep the 76 in contention for the highest honors. However, it is probably still a bit early for them to truly contend for the title.

Boston Celtics

Celtics probably had the roughest summer, behind Toronto Raptors. They lost Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn and Horford to 76ers. However, it seems that Irving was not a great fit in Boston and this may come as a blessing in disguise.

Boston reacted quickly to this and added Kemba Walker, a great player who falls a bit short of Irving’s talent. They also added Enes Kanter to cover the center position, a move that will bring them something extra on the offensive side of the court but will undoubtedly hurt them in defense.

Terry Rozier left the team to get a big contract in Charlotte. So, with all these moves, it seems that Boston is somewhat weaker than before. However, with Tatum and Jaylen Brown a year older, and Hayward looking to bounce back to his Utah Jazz glory days, Celtics should still be taken very seriously this year.

Milwaukee Bucks

With reigning MVP at their disposal, Bucks are probably the main favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. They fell short last year when they lost to would-be champions Toronto Raptors and they enter this year without former Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon and Spanish international Nikola Mirotic.

However, Bucks added Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez this summer. In addition to keeping their core players like Middleton, Brook Lopez and Bledsoe, Bucks look primed for another great year and maybe even a championship berth.

Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn Nets made quite a splash this offseason when they added Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Although Durant will spend the entire season working his way back after a torn Achilles tendon, Nets seem good enough to fight for the top even this year.

The team has kept the young core that propelled them into the playoffs, with the exception of D’Angelo Russell who was shipped off to GS Warriors. Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen and Rodions Kurucs are all back and ready to mix it up with the help of DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince.

While Nets may not be true contenders until the next season when Durant comes back, they still have a very strong roster that could do a lot of damage in the East.

2020 NBA Season Predictions

With one of the most exciting summers behind us, the new NBA season threatens to be one of the most unpredictable seasons ever. There are legitimately at least 10 teams with reasonable championship dreams and while this kind of parity is great for the league and the fans, it is not great for pundits.

Any kind of prediction for the outcome of the upcoming NBA season has to be taken with a grain of salt for this reason. That being said, we do have a few predictions to make:

Hawks Make the Playoffs

The Eastern Conference is traditionally much weaker than the Western Conference. This leaves some room for young and upcoming teams like Atlanta to fight for the playoff spot. We believe that they can do it and that they will barely reserve the last postseason ticket in the East.

Nuggets Have the Best Record

After having the best record in the West last year, we expect the Nuggets to kick it up a notch and end up with the best record in the entire NBA this season. Although we don’t expect them to go all the way, the fact that other teams in the West will have to deal with load management for their major stars leaves Nuggets in a great position to claim the top spot.

Lakers Win the Championship

Yes, we said it. Lakers will win it all! We expect Bucks to come out of the Eastern Conference and lose to LeBron and Davis in the Finals, as long as two of them can stay healthy for the postseason.

Let the games begin!

Predictions for the 2019 NBA playoffs: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors

NBA Finals Game 6 Predictions

The Warriors faced an uphill battle going into the fifth game of the 2018/19 NBA Finals, but they found the winning mentality to edge past Toronto by a single-point margin and bring the series back to Oakland. The Raptors thus prolonged maiden NBA title celebrations after missing on a huge chance to lock the tie on Monday night at Scotiabank Arena.

Nonetheless, Toronto still has the 3-2 advantage and are just one win shy of clinching their inaugural NBA silverware. They are looking at a serious test ahead of Thursday’s Game 6 at Oracle Arena, but don’t forget the Canadian side has won both Game 3 and Game 4 in California. Can they repeat such success and finish the job here? We’ll try and help you find the best betting options with the crucial information related to the Game 6 tie.

Golden State Warriors: It’s All about Splash Brothers

Luck has turned down Steve Kerr and his troops throughout the entire playoffs. Kevin Durant enjoyed a spectacular spell of form throughout most of the season and at the start of the playoffs, but the Warriors are forced to try and make it count without his help this time around. The injury ruled him out in the Game 5 of the Western Conference semis against Houston Rockets and it did the same in this final against the Raptors.  Durant suffered an Achilles injury and Monday and could reportedly be on a one-year break from basketball. Kerr obviously took a risk having him on the court in Game 5 and it resulted in the worst case scenario for both the team and the player. Unlike KD, Kevon Looney will likely be available for this sixth game. Klay Thompson skipped Game 3 with a hamstring injury, but it obviously did not affect his strong showings in two following matches.

We thus expect Kerr to start with Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, Green, and Looney.

Golden State Warriors

The main problem for the Warriors is the fact they are heavily dependent on Splash Brothers in the entire series against Toronto. Steph Curry took the responsibility in Durant’s absence and he is averaging 32.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.8 assists in the Finals. Nevertheless, he is at 36% from downtown. The somewhat lower percentage is certainly a product of a strong defensive effort namely from Fred Van Vleet. Klay had much better field-goal percentages in four games he featured. He is above 50% from the field and at 25.0 points on average in the Finals.

Now, Golden State is in a desperate need for a genuine third option on the offensive end. Draymond Green is the only man other than Splash Brothers with double digits in this final. He is at 12.8 pts on average, while DeMarcus Cousins is at miserable 7.6 pts. Steve Kerr used as many as 13 different players in his rotations so far in the series, but it all comes down to Curry and Thompson at the end of the day.

Apart from struggles for diversity offensively, the Warriors face problems of their own at the opposite end. They tried to stop Kawhi Leonard with Andre Iguodala, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, but none of them did the job so far as the former San Antonio Spurs superstar is enjoying the best form of his career at the moment. Warriors tried to slow him down by helping from the weak side, but it left some wide open shots for the likes of Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam (primarily). DeMarcus Cousins is probably Kerr’s biggest defensive liability as Van Vleet, Lowry and Leonard usually attack him on the pick with great success.

Toronto Raptors: Team Effort with an Amazing Leader in the Like of Kawhi Leonard

The huge three-pointer at the buzzer of the decisive Game 7 tie against Philadelphia 76-ers in the Eastern Conference semi-final announced a historical run for Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors. They went 0-2 down to Milwaukee Bucks in the conference finals but managed to claw their way back into the tie and eventually advance to the huge NBA Finals.

Kawhi was on a one-year break last season and it was strange to see Toronto giving up on their key man DeMar DeRozan for San Antonio’s Leonard. It looked to be a one-year-rental as Leonard’s contract expires this summer, but the campaign Kawhi had north of the border this season announces the continuation of collaboration through a potential max contract.

We just had to mention this as Leonard has been doing an incredible job on both ends of the floor throughout the entire playoffs run. He is averaging double-double figures in the NBA Finals (29.8 pts and 10.6 rbs). Whether it’s a three-point shot, mid-range field goal or drive to the basket, Kawhi has been unstoppable so far.

Apart from such extraordinary showings from their superstar, the key to Toronto’s success is the width they have on the floor. Unlike the Warriors, the Raptors have six different players with double figures in points on average in this final. Siakam (18.6 pts) and Lowry (14.2 pts, 6.6 AST) stepped up, while Gasol and Van Vleet have been “X” factors as well with a huge contribution at both ends.

The main difference-maker in the past five matches was Kawhi’s fabulous defensive sequence. He basically stopped Golden State’s most lethal attacking weapon with a marvelous defense on Draymond Green. The famous Curry-Green pick thus does not hurt the raptors too much as Kerr’s men rather need to rely on individual efforts from their Splash Brothers.

Nick Nurse should not make any changes to his standard starting line-up Lowry, Green, Leonard, Siakam, and Gasol.

The Verdict: Raptors to Make History

The Warriors did steal the victory on Monday, but don’t forget they’ve lost both home matches in this final. The reigning champions have their winning mentality, but we doubt it will help them with such limited rotation and the lack of third-option on the offensive end. From the betting perspective, we fancy money line on Toronto Raptors, set at +130. More conservative punters can back the Canadian outfit not to lose by four or more points margin as Toronto’s +3.00 spread is paid at -111.

raptors track records

There are fantastic eye-catching bets in the player’s props market. The most appealing one is certainly Klay Thompson Over 23.5 points at -120. Golden State only has two attacking options at the moment and Klay has been at 25.0 points on average in four games against the Raptors so far.

The Warriors will likely use the help from the weak side a lot in defending Kawhi Leonard which is why Marc Gasol should have some easy field-goals. He is at a double-digit figure in points in this series and we find the value in backing the Spaniard to score more than 9.5 points at -130 odds here.

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