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2020 NBA All-Star Game Picks with Odds and Expert Betting Predictions
by Chris Vasile - 2/14/2020
The NBA All-Star festivities get underway tonight in Chicago, Illinois with the ever-polarizing NBA Celebrity All-Star game followed up by the Rising Stars Challenge. Both games are garnering a bit more attention this year compared to prior years, but as we all know this is just an appetizer for the main course that is the real All-Star game. This year, we get to see Team Giannis taking on LeBron James and his Tune Squad.
2020 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Predictions with Betting Odds and Picks
by Chris Vasile - 2/14/2020
The NBA season has been nothing short of a soap opera over the last month or so. There are just too many storylines to touch on without making this piece more than 3,000 words, so let's just stick to the main talking points. The Raptors kind of don't need Kawhi Leonard. I say that tongue-in-cheek, but they are doing just fine without him this season.
2020 NBA 3-Point Contest Predictions with Betting Odds and Picks
by Chris Vasile - 2/13/2020
With celebrities and NBA all-stars set to converge on Chicago this coming weekend, I'm going to try my hardest not to get caught up in all the glitz and glamour of All-Star Weekend. Instead, I'm going to try and turn a profit, much like I've done throughout the first half of the NBA season. The first event I have my eye on is this year's 3-point contest.
Free NBA Picks Wednesday 2/12/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 2/12/2020
It's time to see which trade deadline deals made a difference for contending teams. Were the Lakers smart for staying quiet at the deadline? Was Andrew Wiggins a good play for the Warriors? Can Andre Drummond help the Cavs become a contender next year? These are all things we're going to be looking at as the second half of the season starts to play out. Here are the early leans for February 12 in the NBA.
Free NBA Picks Tuesday 2/11/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 2/10/2020
The NBA saw a ton of shake-ups at the trade deadline. Some teams stayed put while other teams pulled off some blockbusters. At the beginning of the season, when everyone was picking their NBA Championship teams, the Clippers vs. 76ers was a solid prediction before the season along with the Celtics vs. the Rockets. Both of these games will be taking place Tuesday in an exciting day of NBA basketball. Here are the early leans for February 11 in the NBA.
Free NBA Picks Saturday 2/8/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 2/7/2020
Saturday's NBA features some new faces wearing new jerseys. The trade deadline has passed, and we saw some incredible trades. D'Angelo Russell is off to Minnesota, while Andrew Wiggins gets a fresh start in Golden State. Marcus Morris and the Clippers will meet the new-look Timberwolves in what will be an interesting matchup. The Knicks and Pistons also meet after both teams got rid of their stars to different teams. Andre Drummond was traded to Cleveland, while Morris, of course, went to the Clippers. Here are the early leans for Saturday's basketball slate.
Free NBA Picks Friday 2/7/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 2/6/2020
The NBA Trade Deadline has finished. Please make sure you're aware of certain trades before making any betting decisions. Friday's NBA slate features eight games. Currently, plenty of stars are day-to-day or out in the NBA. This could mean more upsets as plenty of underdogs are home. Here are the early leans for Friday, February 7.
Free NBA Picks Thursday 2/6/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 2/5/2020
As a reminder, the NBA Trade Deadline ends on Thursday, four hours before any of these games begin. Please watch the deadline closely and make sure there are no trades that could affect lines or your decisions before the games begin. Each of these 10 teams have reason to make trades based on where they are on the standings. Some are looking to rebuild, while other teams are looking for a Championship contending team. Here are the early leans for Thursday, February 6 action.
Free NBA Picks Wednesday 2/5/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 2/4/2020
In the NBA on Wednesday, there are nine intriguing matchups. But there are none more intriguing than the Nuggets taking on the Jazz. With the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Donovan Mitchell was selected by the Nuggets only to be traded by the Nuggets to the Jazz three minutes later. Nuggets fans will always wonder what this team could've been adding Mitchell to the team.
Free NBA Picks Tuesday 2/4/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 2/3/2020
The NBA slate for Tuesday features some intriguing matchups. We've got Giannis vs. Zion. That will be an interesting duel, while Dame Lillard looks to continue his hot streak against the Nuggets on the road. Furthermore, the Lakers will play their second game at home and hope to get past their emotions this time and get the win at the Staples Center. Here are the early leans for Tuesday's action.
Free NBA Picks Saturday 2/1/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/31/2020
Saturday's NBA slate features 10 exciting games. The Hawks will take on the Mavericks, but Luka Doncic might be sitting this one out against Trae Young and the Hawks. This would've been a nice battle between the two top rookies from last season. The Wizards will take on the Nets, with both teams looking at to nab a lower seed in the east playoffs.
Free NBA Picks Friday 1/31/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/30/2020
Friday's basketball action features the return of the Las Angeles Lakers since the tragic accident of Kobe Bryant. Also, in the seven-game slate, we'll get to see Zion Williamson vs. Ja Morant in the battle of the top two rookies from the latest NBA Draft. Ja Morant will likely win rookie of the year, but is he truly better than Zion? Here are the early leans for the seven NBA games on Friday.
Free NBA Picks Thursday 1/30/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/29/2020
The NBA will have six games on the Thursday slate featuring an exciting matchup between the Jazz vs. the Nuggets. The Raptors will look to extend their win streak to nine games against the Cavs, while the Clippers return to action at home against the Kings after a long break. Here are the early leans for the six-game slate on Thursday.
Free NBA Picks Wednesday 1/29/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/28/2020
Wednesday's NBA slate features six games with some sprinkled in value. There is not a single game between two teams above .500. Favorites will be heavy favorites. But will they be able to cover the hefty spreads? Here's the breakdown and early leans for Wednesday's NBA slate.
Free NBA Picks Tuesday 1/28/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/27/2020
The NBA world is in a state of shock after Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven other passengers passed away after a helicopter accident. For players, it's hard to play these games. For fans, it's hard to do their jobs without thinking about their childhood idol. But all we can do is say our condolences, hug our loved ones and continue to do what Kobe Bryant had done his entire life; work. The Clippers will take on the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday in the first home game since Kobe's death.
Free NBA Picks Saturday 1/25/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/24/2020
The NBA has three boring matchups and sprinkled in two must-watch matchups. The Mavericks will take on the red-hot Jazz at home while the Lakers look to crack the 76ers on the road. The 76ers have been extremely hard to defeat at home. However, do the Lakers have what it takes to win against the spread? Here are the early leans for Saturday's slate.
Free NBA Picks Friday 1/24/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/23/2020
Friday's NBA slate kicks off a little earlier than usual as the Milwaukee Bucks take on the Charlotte Hornets in Paris, France. The Bucks are on a long winning streak playing against the Hornets, who are on a long losing streak. Does the neutral-court aspect hurt or help the Hornets? Zion Williamson will play his second game in the NBA against the Nuggets at home. The Pelicans are small favorites against a much better Nuggets team. Is Zion-mania really causing the lines to swing? Here are the early lean's for Friday's NBA slate.
Free NBA Picks Thursday 1/23/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/22/2020
Thursday's NBA slate features three games with two exciting matchups. In the first game of the TNT two-game slate, LeBron James will take on Kyrie Irving. Once teammates, this should be an interesting matchup between Lebron and Kyrie, who have switched teams since joining forces together in Cleveland. After that, TNT will feature Dame Lillard vs Luka Doncic. Lillard is fresh off his MLK performance, while Doncic is in the running for MVP. Here are the early leans.
Free NBA Picks Wednesday 1/22/2020 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/21/2020
In Wednesday's 12-game slate, first overall selection Zion Williamson will make his NBA debut with the Pelicans, while the 76ers and Raptors look to continue their winning streaks while only one can survive. There's plenty of value in the 12-game slate, so let's get right to it! Here are the early lean's for Wednesday's action.
Free NBA Picks Saturday, January 18 and Opening Line Report
by Jason Radowitz - 1/17/2020
Saturday's NBA slate features some intriguing matchups and interesting value plays in the 11-game slate. The Clippers will take on the red-hot Pelicans after New Orleans ended the Utah Jazz 11-game winning streak, while the Lakers look to get back to their winning ways on the road against the Rockets. If you're looking for value plays, there's one in the 76ers vs. Knicks game after the Knicks were recently blown out by the Suns. Here are the early lean's for Saturday's games.
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