NBA Predictions – October 28, 2016

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NBA Predictions for October 28, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Cavs 47% 99 -3
Raptors 53% 101 202.5
Magic 39% 100 202
Pistons 61% 105 -3.5
Pacers 55% 102 -6
Nets 45% 100 209.5
Suns 27% 99 213
Thunder 73% 109 -9.5
Hornets 40% 98 196.5
Heat 60% 103 -2.5
Rockets 45% 104 224
Mavericks 55% 106 -2
Lakers 29% 95 200.5
Jazz 71% 105 -8.5
Warriors 56% 109 -9.5
Pelicans 44% 107 216

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NBA Predictions – October 27, 2016

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NBA Predictions for October 27, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Wizards 39% 100 204
Hawks 61% 104 -3.5
Celtics 48% 102 -1.5
Bulls 52% 103 210.5
Clippers 45% 103 -2
Trail Blazers 55% 105 209
Spurs 59% 105 -8.5
Kings 41% 101 206

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NBA Predictions – October 26, 2016

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NBA Predictions for October 26, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Heat 44% 99 203.5
Magic 56% 102 -4
Mavericks 41% 99 206.5
Pacers 59% 103 -6.5
Pistons 39% 98 195
Raptors 61% 103 -7.5
Nets 33% 99 211.5
Celtics 67% 107 -13.5
Timberwolves 47% 103 199
Grizzlies 53% 104 -2
Hornets 48% 101 199
Bucks 52% 102 PK
Thunder 65% 109 -8.5
Sixers 35% 102 208
Nuggets 46% 103 207
Pelicans 54% 105 -3.5
Kings 48% 105 212
Suns 52% 106 -3
Rockets 61% 106 -6
Lakers 39% 101 223

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NBA Predictions – October 25, 2016

It’s NBA Opening Night!

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NBA Opening Night game previews:

Cavs vs. Knicks

It’s ring night for the Cleveland Cavaliers.  The crowd will be roaring celebrating the Cavs championship they won in game 7 on the road at Oracle Arena.  The Cavs don’t have any major changes other than they’ve had a full training camp with Tyronn Lue as head coach

The Knicks have a new coach in Jeff Hornacek and big roster moves. Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee and Brandon Jennings are now Knicks.  Will they come together on opening night to challenge the champs?

Catch this game as the first game of tonight’s TNT doubleheader.

Warriors vs. Spurs

The biggest free agent of 2016 makes his debut with his new team.  Kevin Durant is a Warrior now and will start alongside the Splash Brothers against the Tim Duncan-less Spurs.

You know Oracle Arena will be rockin’ for this game.  They were able to lure Durant to the Bay area and anything less than a NBA Championship this season will be hugely disappointing.

The Spurs brought in Pau Gasol to fill Tim Duncan’s spot.  The Spurs will hope to pair him with LaMarcus Aldridge and pound the Warriors in the post.  Who will Kawhi Leonard guard?  He’ll be run ragged on defense.

Watch this game as the second game of tonight’s TNT doubleheader.

Trail Blazers vs. Jazz

This game is largely overshadowed by the night’s other two games.  These are two teams with playoff hopes.  The Blazers upgraded a playoff team from last year bringing in Evan Turner.

George Hill joins a Jazz team trying to improve enough to grab a playoff spot this season.  They were a team that improved in the second half of last season and look to be competitive this year.  The Blazers took 3 of 4 last year against the Jazz.

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NBA Predictions for October 25, 2016:

TEAM WIN % SCORE VEGAS LINE
Knicks 34% 98
Cavs 66% 105 -9.5
Jazz 41% 100
Trail Blazers 59% 103 -5.5
Spurs 43% 101
Warriors 57% 105 -8.5

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2016-17 NBA Predictions and Preview

We enter the 2016-17 with the Cleveland Cavaliers as the defending NBA Champions.  They won an epic game 7 over the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in June.

The off-season was dominated by free agency.  Kevin Durant led the way by joining the Warriors, Dwayne Wade to the Bulls, Al Hereford to the Celtics, Pau Gasol to the Spurs and Dwight Howard to the Hawks.

This season we will be without three first ballot Hall of Famers as Tim Duncan (Spurs), Kevin Garnett (Timberwolves) and Kobe Bryant  (Lakers) have all retired.

The top 5 teams we predict to have improved records in 2016-17 are Timberwolves, Pelicans, 76ers, Bucks and Suns.  The teams on the decline record wise this season are Heat, Thunder, Spurs and Hornets and Bulls.

The top teams in the league remain the same this season.  There will be a few changes in the playoff teams and a new NBA Champion will be crowned.

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2016-17 Power Rankings

RANK TEAM
1 Golden State Warriors
2 Cleveland Cavaliers
3 San Antonio Spurs
4 Toronto Raptors
5 Los Angeles Clippers
6 Boston Celtics
7 Oklahoma City Thunder
8 Portland Trail Blazers
9 Atlanta Hawks
10 Indiana Pacers
11 Charlotte Hornets
12 Memphis Grizzlies
13 Detroit Pistons
14 Dallas Mavericks
15 Houston Rockets
16 Washington Wizards
17 Utah Jazz
18 Milwaukee Bucks
19 New Orleans Pelicans
20 Minnesota Timberwolves
21 Chicago Bulls
22 Miami Heat
23 Orlando Magic
24 New York Knicks
25 Denver Nuggets
26 Phoenix Suns
27 Sacramento Kings
28 Brooklyn Nets
29 Los Angeles Lakers
30 Philadelphia 76ers

2016-17 NBA Predictions

We give you predicted records and division standings for the upcoming NBA season. We start with the three divisions in the NBA Eastern Conference and then the Western Conference.

ATLANTIC DIVISION
Team Wins Losses
Toronto Raptors 53 29
Boston Celtics 49 33
New York Knicks 33 49
Brooklyn Nets 24 58
Philadelphia 76ers 16 66
CENTRAL DIVISION
Team Wins Losses
Cleveland Cavaliers 56 26
Indiana Pacers 44 38
Detroit Pistons 43 39
Milwaukee Bucks 38 44
Chicago Bulls 38 44
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
Team Wins Losses
Atlanta Hawks 49 33
Charlotte Hornets 43 39
Washington Wizards 42 40
Miami Heat 39 43
Orlando Magic 33 49
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
Team Wins Losses
San Antonio Spurs 62 20
Memphis Grizzlies 43 39
Houston Rockets 42 40
Dallas Mavericks 41 41
New Orleans Pelicans 37 45
NORTHWEST DIVISION
Team Wins Losses
Oklahoma City Thunder 50 32
Portland Trail Blazers 45 37
Utah Jazz 42 40
Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46
Denver Nuggets 32 50
PACIFIC DIVISION
Team Wins Losses
Golden State Warriors 72 10
Los Angeles Clippers 54 28
Sacramento Kings 30 52
Phoenix Suns 27 55
Los Angeles Lakers 17 65

2016-17 NBA Playoff Predictions

Eastern Conference Playoffs (Seed)

1st Round

(1) Cavs over (8) Wizards

(2) Raptors over (7) Hornets

(3) Hawks over (6) Pistons

(4) Celtics (5) Pacers

Conference Semi-Finals

(1) Cavs over (4) Celtics

(2) Raptors over (3) Hawks

Conference Finals

(1) Cavs over (2) Raptors

Western Conference Playoffs (Seed)

1st Round

(1) Warriors over (8) Rockets

(2) Spurs over (7) Jazz

(3) Thunder over (6) Grizzlies

(4) Clippers over (5) Blazers

Conference Semi-Finals

(1) Warriors over (4) Clippers

(2) Spurs over (3) Thunder

Conference Finals

(1) Warriors over (2) Spurs

NBA Finals Prediction

Warriors over Cavs

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Predicting NBA Betting Lines for Opening Night

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2016 NBA Opening Night is now less than a month away and it’s time to start looking ahead to what the betting lines will be on October 25, 2016.

Three games open the 2016-17 NBA season including the Knicks at Cavs, Spurs at Warriors and Jazz at Blazers.  We give you our projected point spread for each game.

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Predicted Betting Lines for NBA Opening Night – October 25, 2016

Knicks at Cavs Betting Line

The defending champs open up at home against the Knicks.  The Knicks debut a new coach, Jeff Hornacek and should have a new style from the triangle Derek Fisher was wanting to run.

The Knicks are a middle of the pack team on the road at the reigning NBA Champions.  This is a double digit line.

The Cavs should roll over the Knicks but will they be distracted by the ring ceremony?   With this almost certainly a double digit point spread, this might be worth taking the underdog.

Predicted Betting Line – Cavs -11.5

Spurs at Warriors Betting Line

Kevin Durant makes his Warriors debut and that’ll have the Warriors getting a lot of public money.  Look for the line to be a little inflated as the public will want to back the favorite.

Tim Duncan is retired and the Spurs brought in Pau Gasol to fill that spot.  The Spurs still have a good nucleus and could take advantage of the Warriors as they try to fit Kevin Durant in on a great team.

Predicted Betting Line – Warriors -8.5

Jazz at Trail Blazers Betting Line

Predicted Betting Line – Blazers -5.5

The Jazz look to be improved.  They’ve upgraded the roster and Quin Snyder seems to have them headed in the right direction.

The Blazers rebounded from the loss of LaMarcus Aldridge in the 2015 free agency period to have a surprisingly strong 2015-16 season.

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