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  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers are back atop the Western Conference after an interminable period. The Lakers are set to end a six-year playoff drought this season, and Los Angeles is currently the odds-on favorite to win both the Western Conference and the NBA title. They have a 4.5-game lead on both Denver and Utah in the race for the No. 1 seed, and the Lakers are out to extend that lead this weekend when they travel to the Lone Star State to face the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are currently mired i... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Milwaukee Bucks have been the best team in the NBA all season. At the halfway point of the 2019-20 campaign, Milwaukee has a 6.5-game lead on the Boston Celtics for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and the Bucks may as well hang the Central Division banner already. They are 9.5 games ahead of the Indiana Pacers, and the next three teams in the division are all more than 20 games behind the Bucks. Milwaukee is out to win its first conference championship since 1974, and its toughest ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Boston has been one of the most surprising teams in the NBA this season. The Celtics were supposed to be the best team in the Eastern Conference last year, but instead they sputtered with Kyrie Irving. They went 49-33 and should have been swept by the Milwaukee Bucks after sweeping the Indiana Pacers sans Victor Oladipo in the first round of the playoffs. Irving departed in the offseason, but it might have been a case of addition by subtraction as the Celtics have much better chemistry this camp... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Denver Nuggets have been one of the best teams in the NBA this season. Denver is currently tied with the Houston Rockets as the second-best team in the Western Conference, and the Nuggets have a one game lead on the Utah Jazz for the top spot in the Northwest Division. The Nuggets have stumbled in the middle of their five-game road trip though, losing by double digits to Houston and Washington. Denver must travel to face the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night too before finishing up with a nation... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first of two games on ESPN on Friday night has the Philadelphia 76ers visiting the Houston Rockets. The 76ers got a big win last week against Milwaukee, but then went on the road and couldn’t follow up that win, as they were beaten in Florida by Orlando and Miami. On the other side, the Rockets have benefited lately from a soft schedule, but they did have to play Denver on Tuesday and now they get the 76ers on Friday. Let’s look at the matchup for Friday and NBA picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Milwaukee Bucks visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday afternoon in a game that can be seen on ABC. The Bucks have the best record in the Eastern Conference, while the 76ers are battling for second place in the conference. This will be the first meeting between the teams this season and a chance for the 76ers to prove they can beat the top team in the conference. Let’s look at the matchup for Wednesday and NBA picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two teams battling for second place in the Eastern Conference meet on Wednesday, as the Boston Celtics visit the Toronto Raptors on ESPN. The Raptors are dealing with some major injuries so they are not at full strength and it would not be a shock to see them listed as a home underdog in this contest. Toronto is without leading scorer Pascal Siakam in addition to being without Marc Gasol and Normal Powell. Let’s look at the matchup for Wednesday and NBA picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the best teams in the Western Conference and the entire NBA square off for a second time this season as the marquee matchup on Christmas day. The Los Angeles Lakers opened the season with a loss to their Staples Center co-tenants Los Angeles Clippers then proceeded to win 24 of their next 26 outings before a snafu. Suffering through their first losing streak of any kind, the West leaders will attempt to end a three-game losing streak. We’re hoping to see two superstars back in action afte... 

  • BookMaker.eu It is the clash of the titans on Thursday night on TNT, as the Los Angeles Lakers visit the Milwaukee Bucks. This is definitely a potential NBA Finals preview, as the Lakers and Bucks entered the week with identical records of 24-3. The Bucks started the week on an 18-game winning streak, while the Lakers had won seven in a row. There is no question this is the most anticipated matchup of the season to date. Let’s look at the matchup for Thursday night and NBA picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Boston Celtics may get a break on Wednesday night, as the Dallas Mavericks could be without superstar Luka Doncic. He suffered an ankle sprain on Saturday and he may not play in this game on Wednesday night on ESPN. The Celtics also have a nice advantage in terms of rest, as they have not played since last Thursday, while the Mavericks were in Milwaukee on Monday. Let’s look at the matchup for Wednesday and NBA picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference meet on Thursday night, as the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Boston Celtics on TNT. It is not a good spot for the Celtics, as they will be playing the second half of a back-to-back, as they were at Indiana on Wednesday. Boston has won seven of the last ten in this series, but the 76ers have won the last two. Let’s look at the matchup for Thursday and NBA picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers visit the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night on ESPN. This will be the first time that Leonard goes up against his old team in Toronto. The teams did play in Los Angeles last month and it was the Clippers winning 98-88. The reception in Toronto for Leonard should be a positive one, as he led the team to an NBA title last season. Let’s look at the matchup for Wednesday and NBA picks. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night on ESPN. The Blazers have played much better since signing Carmelo Anthony, but they get a big test on Friday against a Los Angeles team led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis. The Lakers have the best record in the NBA, but this is not a great spot for Los Angeles, as they are playing their third game in four days. Let’s look at Friday night’s matchup and NBA picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Anthony Davis trade has been as much of a difference-maker as advertised for the Los Angeles Lakers, as the star center has helped lift the team to the best record in the NBA. Davis will face off against his former team this week when the Lakers hit the road to play the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans got a decent haul of young talent and draft picks back for Davis but they have been hit hard by injuries early in the season. New Orleans would love to knock off Davis and the Lakers, but Los Angeles will still be the clear favorite in this matchup. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Portland Trail Blazers expect to be one of the main contenders in the Western Conference this season but are off to a slow start. This team has talent but needs to pick it up soon because there are a lot of talented teams jockeying for position atop the West. The Blazers have a tough matchup next time out when they hit the road to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee entered the season as the team to beat in the East and has gotten off to a nice start. This is a matchup between tw... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Boston Celtics may be the biggest surprise in the NBA, as they have run roughshod over their opponents in the early portion of the regular season to jump out to the best record in the league. The Celtics are looking like a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference and will face a great barometer when they hit the road to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers this week. The Clippers are off to a slower start than hoped but they are getting healthy now and aiming to find a groove. Thi... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers have gotten off to a terrific start, looking every bit a championship contender behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis. They have a game on Wednesday against a team that hoped to remain in the title hunt this year but instead has watched it all fall apart. The Golden State Warriors have been besieged by injuries, as their run as the NBA’s juggernaut could be over. Golden State looks like it will finish out of the playoffs this season with Klay Thompson and Steph Curry both ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets are both aiming to finish atop the Western Conference at the end of the season, and both have the talent to do so. The season is still very young but they will face off this week in an intriguing head-to-head showdown. The Rockets are at home but Los Angeles has a talented roster, so it could be a competitive game throughout. It would not be a surprise at all to see these teams meet again in the playoffs.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Clippers began the season as the favorites in the West, and the Milwaukee Bucks had the same projection for the East. If both teams live up to that billing they will meet in the NBA Finals, which means we could be getting quite the preview this week. The Clippers will host the Bucks on Wednesday in a gargantuan early-season clash. Both teams have looked solid thus far and it will be intriguing to see how this one shakes out. These teams look pretty even in talent so the spread sh... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Golden State Warriors’ dynasty is no more. Free agent defections and injuries have turned Golden State from the perennial title favorite to a bottom-dweller early in the season, and it doesn’t seem like things are going to get better any time soon. Kevin Durant is in Brooklyn, while Klay Thompson, Steph Curry and Draymond Green are all on the shelf. The short-handed Warriors have a tough matchup this week on the road against the Houston Rockets.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Dallas Mavericks have gotten off to an encouraging start this season, with some nice wins and other competitive showings early in the schedule. The Mavericks would love to push for a playoff spot this year but in order to do so will need to win some games that they are expected to lose. An upcoming matchup could fit that bill as the Mavericks host the Los Angeles Lakers in a Western Conference clash. Los Angeles is on the short list of championship favorites this season and is off to a solid... 

  • BookMaker.eu The New Orleans Pelicans have been placed on national television several times early in the season, and that was due to the No. 1 overall pick of Zion Williamson. However, the former Duke star is getting a delayed start to his NBA career because of a knee injury and the team has struggled without him. The Pelicans will aim to get back on the right track when they host the Denver Nuggets on Halloween. It won’t be an easy game as Denver has one of the most talented rosters in the NBA.This NBA regu... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Los Angeles Lakers might be a favorite to win the Western Conference and the Larry O’Brien Trophy now that they have Anthony Davis alongside LeBron James. But they aren’t going to go 82-0 this season. The Clippers made sure of that by slapping their neighbors from down the hall, 112-102, in the season opener. The Lakers were one of several teams to make a splash during the offseason getting all kinds of attention for their earth-shaking acquisition of The Brow. Another team that overhauled i... 

  • BookMaker.eu Many believe the balance of power in the Western Conference and the Pacific Division has shifted down south. The Los Angeles Clippers with their prized off-season acquisitions have supplanted the Golden State Warriors as the favorite to win the NBA title in 2020. The Clips have never been to a conference final let alone a championship series, so there is some ground to make up. And the Dubs aren’t going to relinquish their throne so easily. Despite their losses and injuries, the Warriors still t... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Toronto Raptors will play host to the New Orleans Pelicans as both teams experienced a bit of an offseason shakeup. Now they’ll show off their new-look rosters for the first time in the regular season as these two teams tipoff in their season openers on Tuesday evening. Can a deeper Pelicans’ team find success without Anthony Davis? Will the Raptors be able to dominate the Eastern Conference again even without Kawhi Leonard or Danny Green? Both teams will look to start answering those questi... 

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