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San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks, Odds, Lines & Predictions

San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks, Odds, Lines & Predictions

The Monday matchup in Indianapolis will see two teams looking to solidify their postseason cases. Both the Spurs and the Pacers are currently holding to the play-in spots in their conferences. After losing 5 straight to start the month, San Antonio is slowly building back the momentum. They’ve now won 3 out of the last 5 games. Over the season they’re nearing a .500 record, going 27-28 overall. Against the spread, the Spurs are 29-26. The Pacers have split the last 10 games winning 5. However, they’ve lost the last two, on the road at Utah and Atlanta. Their overall record is 26-30 straight up and 23-33 ATS. Lately, they’ve been pretty bad against the spread at home, going 1-11 in the last 12 games. The two already met once this season with Indiana winning in overtime 139-133.

San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers Betting Odds & Line Movement

The opening odds favored Indiana at home by -2.5. However, convincing Spurs’ win in Phoenix draw early money their way to flip the line. San Antonio is now -1 road favorite. The total is set at 231.5, although it can be found at 232 with some bookies.

Notes On The San Antonio Spurs

On Saturday, the Spurs notched an important victory away from home. They managed to upset the red-hot Suns without several key players. The game ended in a surprising blowout, with San Antonio dominating from start to finish to winning 111-85. Gregg Popovich rested DeMar DeRozan, Patty Mills, and Jakob Poelt but six other players stepped up to score in double digits. Rudy Gay and rookie Devin Vassell lead the scoring from the bench going for 19 and 18 points, respectively. The game continued the positive road trend for the Spurs. They’re now 8-2 ATS in the last 10 road games. Against Phoenix, they’ve been particularly dominant on defense, keeping the Suns to only 85 points. For comparison, they’re allowing 111.4 points this season. Tonight, they’re getting the rested best scorer DeRozan back, while the refreshed Poelt will be the key to stopping Indy’s best player, Domantas Sabonis.

The only name on the Spurs’ injury list for the Monday game is Trey Lyles.

Notes On The Indiana Pacers

The disappointing season for Indiana continued last night with a 129-117 loss to the Hawks. It’s their second straight loss and the Pacers now find themselves 9th in the East. They put in a decent offensive performance in Atlanta with Malcolm Brogdon leading the way with 29 points and 8 assists. Sabonis added 18 while McConnel also scored 18 points from the bench. However, their defensive woes continued. Four Atlanta players score 20+ points, while Trae Young destroyed the Pacers’ backcourt with 34 points and 11 assists. Indiana has now allowed their opponents 124 or more points in 4 out of the last 5 games. They now return to Indianapolis after a 3-game road trip but their stats at home are far from encouraging. They are only 9-16 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse this season, going 7-18 ATS.

For tonight’s game, Doug McDermott is listed as a game-time decision, while T.J. Warren is, of course, out for the season.

San Antonio Spurs vs Indiana Pacers Betting Pick & Prediction: San Antonio -1

The Spurs will look to build on their win in Phoenix and continue their good road form. Indy has been woeful at home and we can see it continuing. San Antonio is getting a couple of key players back and will be well-rested while the Pacers are on the second night of a back-to-back.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks, Odds, Lines & Predictions

Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks, Odds, Lines & Predictions

On Friday evening, the 76ers will host the Los Angeles Clippers in what could easily be an NBA Finals betting preview. The Clips are coming to Philly on the longest active win streak in the NBA. Coach Lue’s team has seven consecutive wins. They now hold a 39-18 record and sit third in the West behind the Suns. Los Angeles is also 33-23-1 against the spread. The 76ers are on a mini-wining streak of their own, having won their last three games. They’re 14-5 since the All-Star break, even though they’ve played most of those games without Joel Embiid. Over the season, Philly is 38-17, going 30-22-3 ATS. After winning against the Nets on Wednesday, they now sit alone at the top of the East. The previous matchup between the two this season ended with the Clippers’ win, 122-112.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds & Line Movement

The 76ers are home NBA Finals betting favorites for this one, priced at -2. The Clippers’ health situation is still unclear, so there may be some movement later in the day as we get more news. The total is set at 225.5.

Notes On The Los Angeles Clippers

The Clippers snatched the win at Detroit on Wednesday despite playing without both Leonard and George. Marcus Morris was also given a rest. Paul George will likely play tonight, while Kahwi’s status is still in the air. In the absence of two stars, Reggie Jackson stepped up, leading the team with 29 points. The Clips also got solid production from Zubac and Kennard. The Croatian center scored 18 and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Kennard added 17 points and 10 boards. Playing without all five projected starters (Ibaka and Beverley are also out), the Clips’ role players showed great resilience and determination coming back from an 11-point deficit in the 4th. However, they struggled to get the offense going throughout the game. They had only 10 assists, the lowest number by any team in the league this season. George’s return should get them going and the potential Leonard’s appearance would obviously be a big plus. Still, as most of the NBA teams, they’ll have difficulties matching up with Embiid. They’ll be facing an uphill battle under the rim, so solid outside shooting will be the key to getting anything out of this game.

Paul George and Marcus Morris are good to go after getting a rest on Wednesday. Leonard is listed as questionable while Ibaka and Beverley remain out.

Notes On The Philadelphia 76ers

On Wednesday, the 76ers took advantage of the depleted Nets, winning 123-117. They now finally have some breathing room at the top of the East. . The most important thing for coach Rivers is that Embiid looks completely healthy. He destroyed Brooklyn, with 39 points and 13 rebounds. It was his 23rd double-double this season. Over the last five games, Ebiid scores 30.2 points on average and grabs 9.0 boards. Against the nets, Tobias Harris added 26 points on an efficient 64.7% from the field. Ben Simmons added 17 points, 9 assists, and 3 steals. Finally in full health, Philly looks like a genuine contender. Embiid is back to MVP form and with Harris, Curry, Green, and Milton, they finally have quality shooting around the All-Star center. At the same time, Ben Simmons continues to make his case for DPOY with each new game.

For tonight’s game, the 76er have a mostly clean bill of health. Harris may be given a rest to nurse his sore right knee, while Dwight Howard and George Hill are unavailable.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Picks Predictions:Philadelphia -2

The Clippers won the previous NBA Finals betting matchup between the two, but they were at full strength while the 76 were playing without Embiid. The roles are reversed this time, with Philadelphia having all key players available. Even if Kahwi starts, Philly at home with Embiid in full form is a tough matchup for anyone.

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Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions

The Warriors will look to extend their run of good form as they visit Cleveland on Thursday evening. Golden State has been pretty good lately, winning 4 out of 5. They now have a 27-28 season record. Against the spread, they’re 27-29. On the road, the Warriors are 10-18. Golden State has now surpassed the Spurs at the 9th spot in the West. Plus, they’re only a game behind Memphis in 8th. Cleveland has also been decent over the past 10 days with 3 wins and 2 losses. Over the season, they’re 20-34, going 23-31 ATS. Playing at home, the Cavs won 11 games and lost 15. Two teams already met in February with the Warriors convincingly winning at home, 129-98.

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds & Line Movement

The Warriors are clear favorites for this one and the line is set at -8. Some bookies even offer -7.5. The total is set at 224.5 at most sportsbooks.

Notes On The Golden State Warriors

Most of Golden state’s recent success has been a product of Steph Curry’s incredible form. The All-star guard now has seven consecutive games with at least 32 points. Three days ago, he dropped 53 on the Nuggets, becoming the franchise’s all-time leading scorer. Last night he torched the Thunder for another 42 points. The Warriors controlled the last night’s game from start to finish, entering the final quarter with a 42-point lead. It allowed them to rest some of their key players before the second back-to-back game on their East road trip. None of the starters against OKC played more than 30 minutes. It seems that coach Kerr’s slight shift from democratic ball movement to putting the ball more in his best player’s hands is starting to pay dividends. Over the last 10 games, the Dubs are averaging 113.8 points, on 47.4% from the field.

Besides Klay Thompson and James Wiseman who are out long-term, the Warriors are also without Eric Paschall. Kelly Oubre Jr’ is listed as questionable.

Notes On The Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland’s focus this season is obviously on player development and draft position, but they’ve been showing flashes of quality basketball. The Cavs are already a feisty defensive team and have allowed only 108.3 points over the last 10 games. It’s a solid improvement over their season average of 111.4. Last night they’ve kept depleted Charlotte to only 90 points and managed to win even without their best scorer, Collin Sexton. Kevin Love and Darius Garland scored 17 points each. Taurean Prince was sensational from the bench with 25. However, they’ve often struggled on offense. This season they’ve averaged league-worst 103.9. Sexton is listed as GTD and his potential return should ease some of the offensive woes. If he misses out against, the Cavs will likely again roll with the super-sized lineup featuring Okoro at the 2.

Besides Sexton, Dylan Windler and Dameyean Dotson are also listed as questionable.

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Pick: Warriors -8

Steph Curry is simply unstoppable right now. And, with the weak spot in the Cavaliers’ defense being exactly at the point of attack, Curry should be in for another 30+ game. Also, the last night’s blowout has allowed the Warriors some rest. Golden State has feasted on lottery teams this season and we don’t see it changing tonight.

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Los Angeles Clippers Vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks, Lines, Predictions & Odds

Los Angeles Clippers Vs Detroit Pistons Betting Picks, Lines, Predictions & Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to continue their online NBA Sportsbook betting app surge towards the top of the West as they visit the Detriot Pistons on Wednesday evening. The Clips have won 6 consecutive games, 5 of them with double digits. Overall they hold a 38-18 record, good enough for third in the West. Against the spread, they’re 33-23 this season. At 16-38, the Pistons have a third-worst record in the league. At the moment, only Houston and Minnesota have fewer wins. However, they’ve been pretty successful in covering the spread. Their ATS record stands at 28-23-3. Two teams already played each other only three days ago. On Sunday, The Clippers came out victorious, 131-124.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Odds & Line Movement

The opening online NBA Sportsbook betting app line favored the Clippers by -9.5 and it’ hasn’t changed since. The total was initially set at 225.5 but has dropped to 221. An interesting movement, considering the Sunday game between the two ended with more than 250 points.

Notes On The Los Angeles Clippers

For Clippers, this will be the second night of a back-to-back on their mini East road trip. They’ve beaten Indiana after a terrific defensive performance in the 4th quarter. They’ve kept the Pacers to only 18 points in the final 12 minutes. Especially encouraging is that they’ve done it without Kawhi Leonard. It’s the second game in a row without their leading scorer who is also questionable for tonight. In Leonard’s absence, Paul George took the reins, scoring 36 points, and adding 7 rebounds and 8 assists.

George has been awesome lately, averaging 27.7 points in the last 10 games. He’s also scored 30+ points in four straight games. Marcus Morris was added 22 with 7 rebounds. The younger Morris twin dropped season-high 33 points on Detroit on Sunday. The Clippers feature one of the most potent offenses in the league, scoring 115.1 points per game with a 48.6% field goal percentage. They also lead the NBA in 3pt (42.1%) and FT shooting (83.9%).

Leonard is still questionable for tonight with foot soreness. He’s listed as a game time decision. If he’s out, then Luke Kennard will continue in the starting online NBA Sportsbook betting app lineup. The Clippers will also be without Patrick Beverley and Serge Ibaka.

Notes On The Detroit Pistons

The Pistons have been hot and cold lately, mostly alternating wins and losses in the last ten games. They are the third-worst team in the league at the moment. In addition, they’ve been particularly bad against the Western Conference teams, going only 6-16 in those matchups. Their last game was against tonight’s opponent on Sunday. Detroit managed to hang with the Clippers for three online NBA Sportsbook betting app quarters, entering the final period with a 5-point lead.

However, they couldn’t keep it up, and eventually, LA ran out as 7-point winners. The Pistons had a decent shooting night going 52.9% from the floor and 46.9% from the deep. In the absence of the leading scorer, Jerami Grant, the Pistons got the production from their role players. Rejuvenated Josh Jackson led the team with 26 points. All other members of the starting lineup scored double digits, with Frank Jackson adding 16 from the bench. Jerami Grant is, reportedly, good to go tonight, so coach Casey will have a bit more firepower at his disposal. Grant had a lot of success going against Leonard and George in the last year’s playoffs, so he’ll add a lot on the defensive end, too.

At the moment there are only two names on Detroit’s injury list. Tonight, they’ll be without Rodney McGruder and Dennis Smith Jr.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Detroit Pistons Betting Pick & Prediction: Clippers -9.5

The Pistons are excellent against the online NBA Sportsbook betting app spread, but the Clippers seem unstoppable at the moment. It’s hard to see Detroit repeating their shooting performance from three nights ago. Coach Lue’s team will look to put this one in the bag much earlier than in the last matchup.

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Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Betting Picks, Lines, Odds & Predictions

Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Betting Picks, Lines, Odds & Predictions

The Denver Nuggets will look to recover from the tough online basketball betting loss last night as they visit the Golden State Warriors on Monday. Losing to Boston on Sunday, Denver snapped their 8-game winning streak. At the moment, they sit at fourth in the West with the 34-19 record. Against the spread, the Nuggets are 26-27. Golden State’s recent run of bad form has put their play-in spot in jeopardy. They’ve lost 8 times in the last 11 games. The Warriors are now under .500 with a 28-19 record, going 24-19 ATS. The Nuggets won the previous matchup this season, 114-104.

Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Betting Odds And Line Movement

For this online basketball betting game, the Nuggets are away favorites at -3.5. As Jamal Murray is listed as questionable, the line may rise if he’s confirmed fit. The total is set at 229.5.

Notes On The Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets were closing in on their 9th win in a row last night but completely fell apart in the 4th quarter. The Celtics kept one of the best NBA offenses to only 8 points in the last 12 minutes. After leading by 14 late in the 3rd period, the Nuggets allowed Boston to go on an unbelievable 31-3 run. Malone’s team struggled with shooting all online basketball betting night going 36.4% from the field and 23.5% from the deep. Michel Porter Jr. had an especially bad night. Even though he finished with 22 points, MPJ was ice-cold from the three, shooting 1-12. MVP front-runner, Nikola Jokic, did his thing with another triple-double. The Joker posted a 17-10-11 line. Campazzo and Barton added 14 and 13 points, respectively, but the Nuggets received almost no production outside the starting five. The bench accounted for only 14 points combined. The potential return of Murray and Campazzo’s move to the second unit should improve things on that front.

As already noted, Jamal Murray is a game-time decision for tonight. Long-term absentee Shaquille Harrison is the only other unavailable player. Porter Jr. tweaked his hand last night but should be good to go.

Notes On The Golden State Warriors

The Warriors got an important and convincing win against Houston on Saturday, but it came at a price. Rookie starting center, James Wiseman, suffered a torn right knee meniscus. It’s reported that he’ll likely miss the rest of the season. This only adds to Golden State’s woes who are in a slump lately. The injury comes at the moment when Wiseman was finally finding some pick and roll chemistry with Curry. With Oubre also out, Steve Kerr is rapidly becoming short on reliable online basketball betting scorers. Curry can light up anyone for 30+ points, but other than Wiggins there’s no other player that can regularly score in double digits. Wiseman’s injury probably means that Looney will move to the starting lineup which could lead to a field day for Jokic.

Other than Wiseman and Oubre, the Warriors are also without Eric Paschall and, of course, Klay Thompson.

Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Betting Pick: Denver -3.5

Denver players certainly got a good dressing-down from Mike Malone last night and will be super motivated to bounce back. Although they’re on the second night of a back-to-back, the Nuggets should be too much for Golden State. Even without Murray. The Warriors are coming off a good online basketball betting win against Houston, but the Rockets are one of the worst teams in the league.

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks, Lines & Predictions

New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks, Lines & Predictions

On Sunday night the Pelicans travel up north to take on the Cavaliers. New Orleans will look to build on their big win on Friday against the 76ers. The Pels are 23-29 this season and went 24-28 against the spread. They are now one game behind the Warriors in the loss column in the battle for the play-in spot. They split their last 8 games, winning four of them. The Cavaliers are also not that far from the play-in tournament. However, they more likely have their sights set on the high draft pick. Over the season, they’re 19-33 and 21-3 ATS. They’ve now lost 6 out of the last 8 games. Two teams already met this season, with the Pelicans dominating at home 116-82.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Line Movement

The Pelicans opened as -5.5 favorites, but with early money going their way, the line has moved to -6.5. The total was initially set at 230, but dropped significantly since, to 227.

Notes On The New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans has been kind of spotty lately, but with Ingram back in the lineup they pulled off a huge win against Philly on Friday. Zion Williamson produced another historic performance with 37 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists. The Pelicans star has been in tremendous form recently. Over the last 10 games, Zion is averaging 31.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. Plus, he is shooting 60.6 from the field. However, it was their defense they have to that led them to win on Friday. The game was decided in the 3rd quarter when the 76ers scored only 18 points. In addition, they managed to keep Embiid at only 14 points. Overall, the Pelicans had a poor shooting night, especially from the deep. They shot a miserable 4-22 from beyond the arc. Their shooting woes may continue as they are still without their assist and 3-point leader, Lonzo Ball.

Besides Ball, the Pelicans will be without Nickeil Alexander-Walker and long-term absentee Josh Hart.

Notes On The Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland has been in a slump recently, losing 6 in 8. However, back-to-back road wins against the Spurs and the Thunder last week should boost their confidence and motivation. They’re clearly not playing for the postseason, but the young squad aided by Kevin Love can cause problems to anyone. They were blown out by Toronto last time out, but the talented backcourt produced yet another encouraging performance. Sexton and Garland combined 48 points and 13 assists. However, with Jarret Allen likely out again, the Cavs will have a hard time defending the rim and stopping Zion on Sunday. They’re now on a bad streak at home, going 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games in Cleveland.

For the Sunday game, Allen and Larry Nance Jr. are confirmed to be out. Dylan Windler is listed as a game-time decision.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Pick: UNDER 227

The Pels are coming out sub-200 game vs Philly. Without their mind distributor, Lonzo Ball, they may struggle with the flow of attack and getting their role players involved. Cleveland, on the other hand, is the worst offensive team in the league. They’re averaging only 103.6 ppg. The last time they met the Pelicans, the Cavs scored only 82 points. Both teams have been trending OVER lately, but it’s hard to see that continuing in this game.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Picks, Lines, Odds & Predictions

Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions

The Lakers will continue their East road trip as they take on the Nets on Saturday in New York. The LA team has been in free fall without their two stars. They’ve won only 4 times in the last 11 games. Over the season they’re 32-20, going 25-27 ATS. Brooklyn is on the opposite trajectory at the moment, losing only twice in their last 10 games. The Nets now lead the East with a 36-16 record and are 25-27 ATS. The two teams already met once this season. In February, the Nets won 109-98.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Odds & Line Movement

The opening odds favored the Nets against the depleted Lakers by -12.5. Some early action on the visitors has moved the line slightly to -11.5. The total is set at 228, although it can be found at 227.5 with some bookies.

Notes On The Los Angeles Lakers

As expected, the Lakers are finding life hard without Anthony Davis and Lebron James. They should be returning soon, but, by that time, LA could easily find themselves in one of the play-in spots. Over the last five games, they’re averaging only 102.4 points and 44.2% from the field, a steep drop-off from their season average. Over the whole campaign, the Lakers have posted 109.9 points per game and a 47.6% field goal percentage. Last time out they lost in Miami, 110-104, but there were some encouraging signs for coach Vogel. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was fantastic with 28 points and 6-11 shooting from the deep. The big buyout market addition, Andre Drummond, proved that he can have a positive impact going forward. In his second game for the team, Drummond posted 15 points and 12 rebounds.

The Lakers will, of course, again play without James and Davis. Alex Caruso (knee), Marc Gasol (hamstring), and Kyle Kuzma (calf) are all questionable and listed as game-time decisions.

Notes On The Brooklyn Nets

The Nets will look to extend their home winning streak to 10 games. They finally have Kevin Durant back, but James Harden is expected to be out for at least another week. Durant, Harden, and Irving have played less than 200 minutes together so far. Still, the Nets are more than capable of handling their opponents without all three on the court. Their roster is even deeper now with the buyout additions of LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin. In their last game, against the Pelicans, LMA looked like his old self, posting 22 points on 12 shots in only 22 minutes. KD should return to the starting lineup, making the best offense in the league even scarier. He should also ease some of their issues on defense.

As we said, Harden is still unavailable, while Spencer Dinwiddie is, of course, out for the season. Landry Shamet is questionable with an ankle injury.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets Betting Pick: UNDER 228

Even without two stars, the Lakers can be a formidable defensive force. The Nets do have a lot of firepower, but LA should be able to slow them down a bit. At the same time, Brooklyn has significantly improved on the defensive side since the start of the season. The last 7 out of 10 Nets games went UNDER as have the 9 out of 12 Lakers games. Also, the last 5 meetings out of 6 between the two ended in UNDER.

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2021 NBA Championship Futures Odds

2021 NBA Betting Futures

The NBA are due to start the new season just before Christmas in a bid to get back to as normal a schedule as possible after what has been a crazy year for most sporting schedules. As things now hopefully start getting back to normal BetOnline is on it. They’ve got everything you can think of pretty much covered, including the NBA Championship Futures Odds. Take a look at this little selection for example.
2021 NBA Championship Futures Odds INFOGRAPHIC

NBA Coach of the Year Awards 2021

  1. Steve Nash +750
  2. Tyronn Lue +900
  3. Monty Williams +1000
  4. Brad Stevens +1200
  5. Erik Spoelstra +1200
  6. Frank Vogel +1200
  7. Doc Rivers +1400
  8. Stan Van Gundy +1600
  9. Michael Malone +1800
  10. Lloyd Pierce +2000
  11. James Borrego +2500

Now, in my opinion, Steve Nash is a clear favourite for obvious reasons.

Most people agree that with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving playing together the Brooklyn Nets are sure to make huge progress in their performance. The problem is, if Durant and Irving are calling all the shots, where does that leave Nash? It’s surely difficult, if not impossible, to multi-coach. You’re either the coach or not.

Tyronn Lue looks interesting at +900. He’s a former guard who has recently been coaching for a championship team in Cleveland. He is now with the L.A. Clippers but only time will tell whether he will emerge as a star in his own right or remain in the shadows of other big stars like Kawhi Leonard and Paul George for example.
2021 NBA Championship Betting Odds
Monty Williams at +1000 looks very interesting. Surely he played a big part in Phoenix Suns much improved performance, though they won all but eight and still come up short of a playoff spot. They now have Chris Paul so watch this space. Williams role in getting them to this point, however, shouldn’t be underestimated.

I’m not really as convinced with Brad Stevens and Erik Spoelstra even at +1200. The NBA Coach of the Year Awards is usually won by a coach who has helped secure a dramatic improvement form one season to the next or, in some other way, done something spectacular. Neither Stevens nor Spoelstra stand out in my mind as having done anything super special enough to take down the Coach of the Year Award.

Interesting props and futures in advance of the NBA Betting season

A few other interesting candidates on the list who I think it is worth looking at include James Barrego. He seems to have an eye for talent. Just take a look at LaMelo Ball, for example. Sure, he might be an outsider at +2500 but no one can argue that he is not at least a contender. Stan Van Gundy has done reasonably well with the New Orleans Pelicans. Don’t rule out Lloyd Pierce either, he’s been steadily making progress, a little of which every day makes a big difference over the course of a season.

BetOnline have got you covered. They’ve got all kinds of interesting props and futures in advance of the NBA season. It’s easy to get involved, there is all sorts of payment options available and they’ve even got an odds booster that offers enhanced pay-outs on certain pre-selected parlays every day of the week!

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Green Bay Packers Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Picks, Odds Preview, & Predictions

Green Bay Packers Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Picks, Odds Preview, & Predictions

This Sunday, we’ll once more witness the battle of all-time quarterbacks as Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) hosts the undefeated Aaron Rodgers’ Green Bay (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS). Rodgers has been more impressive so far and has emerged as an early MVP candidate as the Packers won all four of their opening games covering the spread each time.

Bovada NFL Sportsbook Betting Topbar

Green Bay Packers Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Line Movements

The Bucs opened as -2.5 favorites, but the line has gone up and down all week and is currently standing at evens or favoring the Packers by -1 depending on the pay per head bookie. The total went up to 55.5 after opening as low as 52.

Thoughts on Green Bay

The Packers have been a real force offensively so far and are averaging the league-leading 38 points per game. This is even more impressive if we take into account the fact that they have been without their star receiver Davante Adams in all but one game. Still, Rodgers found the way to make the most of his other targets. The rushers also stepped up with the Green Bay Packers boasting the top 5 running offense in the NFL. The defense has been out of the spotlight a bit due to the excellent attacking displays, but they also put in some great performances, especially the pass rusher Za’Darius Smith who has already recorded 5 sacks.

From the fantasy perspective, Rodgers has been nothing sort of spectacular this season, but on Sunday he’s going against the defense that has allowed only 7 touchdowns in 5 games. Still, he’s getting Davante Adams back, and we are expecting another big performance. Speaking of Adams, he’ll be raring to go and will get a lion’s share of passes, especially with Allen Lazard out. RB Aaron Jones will be hoping to continue his touchdown-a-game streak and his value shouldn’t decrease with Adams’ return. The same can’t be said for TE Robert Tonyan. Tonyan has been overperforming and the Bucks defense is superb defending the tight ends.

Thoughts On Tampa Bay

It seems that we’ll spend this season wondering which Tom Brady are we going to get each week. Only a week after destroying the Chargers with 5 touchdowns, he had a below-par display in Chicago topped of with a blunder on the final drive as he lost track of the number of downs.

However, he’s been really good at home this season and will surely be motivated after Thursday’s performance. Still, the main strength of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season has been their defense. They rank second in total defense and first against the run, but it’s their pass defense that will have the most difficult task with Aaron Rodgers on the opposing side.

The last week’s game will probably scare fantasy players off of Brady, but on Sunday, he’ll finally have both of his key receivers, Mike Evans and Chris Goodwin ready to go. Evans has been great so far in the absence of Goodwin, and we believe his good form will continue even though his usage may suffer a little.

NFL Betting Pick: Tampa Bay +1

The Packers offense has dominated so far, but we can say the same for the Bucks defense. Both teams had plenty of time to rest, and we can expect a really close game where the home advantage could be the deciding factor.

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The Los Angeles Lakers Move One Win Away From NBA Title

The Los Angeles Lakers Move One Win Away From NBA Title

The 2019/2020 NBA season has been a wild ride. The regular season came to a complete stop in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Getting things restarted hit more than a few bumps in the road. The ultimate restart plan relied heavily on a “bubble” environment in Orlando to play the games.

Bovada NBA Sportsbook Betting Topbar

Will The Los Angeles Lakers Win The NBA Title In The Next Game?

Through it all, Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers remained one of the top three teams favored to win. The Milwaukee Bucks were the clear favorites to win the NBA’s Eastern Conference but they made an early exit. The Miami Heat breezed past the Bucks in five games in the second round. The other team in Los Angeles failed to meet expectations when the Clippers were stunned by Denver.

Tuesday’s 102-96 victory against Miami in Game 4 of the NBA Finals gives the Lakers a 3-1 series lead. The games have been close with LA going 1-3 against the spread as the favorite in each contest.

Yet, the veteran leadership of James plus the stellar play of Anthony Davis has been too much for the Heat. Nothing is over until it is over but Miami’s chances to win the remaining three games do not look too good.

What Do The Basketball Odds On The NBA Betting Board Look Like?

The NBA betting board at Intertops online sportsbook tends to agree. The early betting line on Friday’s Game 5 has Los Angeles favored by seven points. The Lakers are designated as the home team but that has little impact on the betting line. The bubble games in Orlando are a neutral site.

The betting odds for the moneyline has the Lakers set at -310 favorites. You can get +260 odds on Miami as the underdog.

I could see betting on the Heat to extend this series one more game. They have outpaced expectations as underdogs throughout these playoffs. They were underdogs against the Bucks in the first four games of that series. In its 4-2 series win against Boston, Miami closed as underdogs in all six games.

Along with the Heats’ straight-up 13-6 record in 19 postseason games, they have gone 15-4 ATS.

Another way to bet Friday’s Game 5 is the UNDER on the 216 ½-point total line. It has stayed UNDER in three of the first four games against slightly higher closing lines. The only game that went OVER was the Lakers’ 124-114 victory in Game 2. The total line closed at 216 ½ points. The other three games have remained rather low-scoring contests.

Assuming that the Lakers go on to win the NBA Championship, the only question would be which LA player is named MVP? James is such a heavy favorite that this betting future is “off the board”. Yet, Davis should still get some of the votes. The duo of James and Davis has finally met expectations when it needed to the most.

The 2019/2020 NBA season will go down as memorable for a number of reasons. The Lakers’ run to a title will be one of them. If Miami comes back to win, that would top the list.