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  • BookMaker.eu Suddenly, there is a real debate in the race for the NBA MVP. Giannis Antetokuonmpo was a -700 favorite to defend his crown just last week, but LeBron James’ performances against the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Clippers have led to many calling for the four-time MVP to win the award once more this season. James is having an incredible year, averaging 25.7 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 10.6 APG, and that has led to LeBron’s MVP betting odds dropping significantly from where they were last week. He will have the opportunity to shine again on Thursday night when his Lakers take on former MVPs James Harden and Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Life without Giannis Antetokuonmpo has not been easy for Milwaukee. The Bucks have lost three straight games without the reigning NBA MVP, and they were blasted by Phoenix and Denver in the last two games of their road trip. The Suns dropped 47 points on the Bucks in the first quarter in a 140-131 victory, and the Nuggets used a 39-point first quarter to upend Milwaukee on Monday night... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans are the teams most likely to catch the Memphis Grizzlies for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They are both four games behind the Grizzlies in the race for the No. 8 seed, but they have both been better than Memphis since the All-Star Break. New Orleans has relied on Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and Jrue Holiday to win five of its nine games since the break, while Sacramento is 7-3 in its last 10... 

  • BookMaker.eu There’s no longer any doubt that the Dallas Mavericks will be making their return to the postseason in 2020. Dallas has yet to officially clinch a spot in the postseason, but the Mavs have an 11.5-game lead with 18 games left to play, so it is just a formality at this point. Now, Dallas has its sights set on something more than just a playoff berth. The Mavericks would love to host a first-round series, and they are currently just 2.5 games behind the fourth-place Utah Jazz. They have won seven of their last ten games, and they have a manageable schedule the rest of the way. Meanwhile, their opponents on Tuesday night, the San Antonio Spurs, are just hoping to get back to the postseason, but the odds are stacked against them. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Lights out! Guerilla radio! Turn that sound up! This Battle of Los Angeles doesn’t need to be hyped by Rage Against the Machine, as everyone will be excited to see the Clippers and Lakers face off on Sunday afternoon. These are the top two teams in the Western Conference standings after the Clippers big win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night, and most analysts believe these teams will meet in the Western Conference Finals. They have nearly the same odds to win the NBA Finals at online sportsbooks. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu If you have plans for Friday night, cancel them. One of the most anticipated regular season games will take place when the Los Angeles Lakers host the Milwaukee Bucks in a potential NBA Finals preview. The Lakers and Bucks are both closing in on the No. 1 seed in their respective conference, and these teams are the favorites to win the title per the NBA betting odds. Los Angeles has a ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Houston Rockets are on a roll. Houston defied conventional wisdom with its decision to deal Clint Capela at the trade deadline and go without a big man for the rest of the season. Many observers (including myself) didn’t think this decision made sense, as it seemed like the Rockets were setting themselves up for failure. However, the Rockets have been much better with Robert Covington on the wing, and their decision to move P.J. Tucker to center has paid immense dividends. Houston has won si... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Philadelphia 76ers have been abysmal on the road this year. Philly is 9-22 away from the City of Brotherly Love, and the Sixers have lost eight straight road games. They haven’t won outside of Philadelphia since beating Brooklyn 117-111 in the Big Apple on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so they are likely to be a hefty underdog per the NBA betting odds this Tuesday night when they tak... 

  • BookMaker.eu Milwaukee is closing in on locking up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and earning home court advantage throughout the playoffs. The Bucks are 52-8, and they have a lead of 10 games over Toronto in the East. They are up seven games on the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference too, as Giannis Antetokuonmpo is on the verge of winning his second straight NBA MVP. Milwaukee ... 

  • BookMaker.eu New Orleans is coming off a humbling loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night, but the Pelicans are still in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They are just three games behind Memphis for the No. 8 seed, and New Orleans will have the easiest schedule remaining over the last 20-plus games. New Orleans is currently tied with Sacramento and San Antonio i... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers are closing in on clinching home court advantage throughout the Western Conference Playoffs. The Lakers are 45-12 this season, and while they aren’t likely to catch the Milwaukee Bucks for the best record in the NBA, they should be able to secure the No. 1 seed out West. They currently have a lead of 5.5 games over the Denver Nuggets, and they are looking for a v... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Houston Rockets are on a roll. Houston has won five straight games, and the Rockets have won all five of those games by double digits. During that stretch, they knocked off three teams that are in line to make the postseason, including their opponent on Saturday night, the Boston Celtics. That has Houston poised to overtake either Denver or the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Rockets are currently a game behind the Clippers and two games behind the Nuggets in the Western Conference race. Meanw... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the top teams in the Western Conference will look to move within striking distance of the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night when the Los Angeles Clippers host the Denver Nuggets. The Clippers will likely be favored per the NBA betting odds, but they are currently a game behind the Nuggets. A No. 1 seed has gone on to win the NBA Championship in 28 of the last 41 seasons, unders... 

  • BookMaker.eu The two most prestigious teams in the history of the NBA will meet on Sunday afternoon in sunny Los Angeles. The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers have combined to win 33 NBA titles, and both teams have 10 more titles than the next closest team in the league. Boston is seen as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference this season, while the Lakers are the current favorites to win the NBA title per the NBA futures odds. There is a good chance that one of these teams claims another championship this season, and this could be a preview of the 2020 NBA Finals. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu In a potential Eastern Conference Finals preview, the Toronto Raptors will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night in the Great White North. The Raptors are the defending NBA champions, and they have shown they have the heart of a champion with their performance this season, but the Bucks are looking to take the torch. Milwaukee currently has a seven-game lead on Toronto for the top ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Milwaukee Bucks are running away with the Eastern Conference, and they are out to widen their lead when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Milwaukee is 25-3 at home, and the only team with a better record is Philadelphia. However, the Sixers have been abysmal on the road, posting a 9-19 record outside of the Keystone State.... 

  • BookMaker.eu LeBron James will look to claim his third straight All-Star Game victory this weekend in the Windy City. Team LeBron won the inaugural draft format All-Star Game in 2018, defeating Stephen Curry’s team 148-145 in the lowest scoring All-Star Game since 2013. His team won by a more comfortable margin last year, beating Team Giannis 178-164, and those two superstars will have their rematch this year. There has yet to be a line set on the 2020 All-Star Game, but Team LeBron is likely to be a short f... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the preseason favorites to win the NBA title will meet in one of the last games before All-Star Weekend. The Boston Celtics will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night before the stars of both teams head to Chicago for the mid-season festivities. Boston is likely to be favored per the NBA betting odds since the Celtics are playing at home, and they are the second-hottest team in the league with seven straight wins as of Tuesday afternoon.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Milwaukee Bucks are well on their way to finishing as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee has a 6.5-game lead over defending champion Toronto as of Monday morning, and the Bucks have yet to lose a game to a Central Division foe. They will take a sizable lead into All-Star Weekend, and anything other than finishing atop the conference by the end of the season would be a stunner for a team that is 28-3 against Eastern Conference opponents. The Bucks will take on the Indiana Pac... 

  • BookMaker.eu The two best teams in the Western Conference will square off right before the All-Star Break on Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers currently have a three-game lead on the Denver Nuggets for the No. 1 seed in the West, but their grip on the conference has been slipping. The Lakers are 6-5 in their last 11 games, and they haven’t defeated a team with a winning record since beating Houston back on January 18. Meanwhile, Denver has won five of its last six games with victories over Milwaukee an... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference will face each other in back-to-back games on Wednesday and Friday night. The Indiana Pacers will travel north of the border to face the Toronto Raptors on February 5, and then these two teams will switch venues before they clash on February 7. Toronto is currently in second place in the Eastern Conference with a 36-14 record, while Indiana is 31-19 and in fifth place in the conference. The Raptors are looking to defend their NBA title in the summer... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers no longer have a stranglehold on the Western Conference. The Lakers have only won six of their last 10 games, allowing the crosstown Clippers and other contenders a chance to close the gap. The Lakers now have a three-game lead in their quest to earn the No. 1 seed and home court advantage through the Western Conference Playoffs, so they will be looking to grow that lead in the final third of the season. They will host the Houston Rockets in the second game of a doublehead... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Milwaukee Bucks are set to enter the NBA All-Star Break as the best team in the Eastern Conference. Giannis Antetokuonmpo has been even better than he was during his MVP season in 2018-19, and that has helped the Bucks reach a new level. They have a 6.5-game lead over Toronto in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and they have won nine of their last 10 games as of Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have lost three straight games to fall to the No. 6 seed i... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Houston Rockets have been slumping in January. They are 4-7 in their last 11 games, and that has led to them falling in the standings. Houston is now tied for fifth place with Dallas in the Western Conference, and that’s not where owner Tilman Fertitta expected the Rockets to be after acquiring Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster trade this offseason. That could lead to some massive changes at the end of this year if Houston is one-and-done in the playoffs, but for now, the Rockets are simply... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers were supposed to contend for the Atlantic Division title this season, but both teams are looking up at the Toronto Raptors. Boston is 31-15 and 1.5 games behind Toronto as of Thursday morning, while Philadelphia has a 31-17 record and is 2.5 games behind the Raptors. These teams are each looking to close the gap and inch closer to the top spot in the Atlantic Division, and they will meet for the fourth and final time this year on Saturday.... 

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