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NBA basketball Preview and Tips 2017-18

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The new season in the NBA starts in a few hours and it is more than clear who is this year’s favorite. It is not easy to give NBA predictions today, but we will give it a go. The current champions Golden State Warriors are the team most people bet their money on to win a second successive title and 3rd in 4 years.

Who can beat the Warriors?

The addition of KD last year was the cheery on top of the cake for a team with so much talent that is trying to leave behind it a dynasty like the Chicago Bulls did before. It does not come as a surprise that GS Warriors are priced at 1.55 (11/20 UK) to win the title. Second favorite is Cleveland Cavaliers and King Lebron, priced at 6.00 (5/1 UK).

Great expectations

The pre-season built great expectations. The experts called it the best off-season ever in the NBA. Some transfers and swaps were so unexpected and shocking that they could change the balance between teams. Kyrie Irving‘s move to Boston from Cleveland was the most discussed in the summer. It included the move of Isiah Thomas vice versa.

Oklahoma City Thunders look sharper having signed Paul George and Carmelo Antony. Jimmy Butler left Chicago for Minnesota while Chris Paul will play along-side James Harden after jumping to Houston.

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Wild, Wild West!

It is the teams of the West Conference that have strengthened more and it is now even harder to determine which teams will get a play-offs place. Competition is huge and only the top-4 looks a bit clear because of the presence of Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder. Most of the remaining teams have a chance, with less or more possibilities.

The current odds show that 5 of the 7 favorites to win the title come from the West, which proves why it is… wilder than ever.

 

Maybe the Spurs are the team less improved regarding to the squad, but nobody can write off the super coach Gregg Popovich and hos experienced set of players.

 

As for the 4 positions left to fight for, Minnesota looks as the underdogs with the addition of Butler, Gibson and Crawford helping the already talented side. So, the Timberwolves might be the team to watch during this exciting season. Minnesota is priced at 1.95 with bet365 to exceed the mark of 48.5 wins.

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East and the Beast!

On the East coast things are different. A number of good players left to travel west and the games here might prove more interesting and challenging with more surprises on the long way of the regular season. Cleveland Cavaliers are definitely the team for the others to beat. Thomas, Wade and Rose are more than capable to make everyone forget about Irving and make the champions of 2015-16 lead the conference. It looks quite safe to say that they will exceed the 54 wins needed to make the odds of 1.71 with bet365 a winning bet.

Behind the Cavaliers, there will be great competition including the renewed Boston Celtics, the always with quality Toronto Raptors and the team of the capital Washington Wizards. Not to forget the 76ers, who hope to return in the NBA’s elite.

The -always have to mention from respect- Chicago Bulls might have another low season and the scenario is similar for the New York Knicks.

What The… Buck?

But here, allow me to say who can be the team to break the odds. Milwaukee Bucks. A team that reached the play-offs last season gaining 9 positions and having a positive win percentage for the first time after 2010. It will not be a surprise if they jump in this year’s percentage too, so the 46.5 wins looks a must and is priced at 1.95 with bet365.

It seems Milwaukee will go as far as Giannis can take them.

With another year of experience for Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker heading into next season, Milwaukee is expected to compete for a top-four seed in the East. The Greek Freak experienced a meteoric rise last season, delivering career highs in almost every statistical category. He won the Most Improved Player Award, played in the All Star Game and ended the season on second-team All-NBA. He starts the season coming from an injury, but with MVP buzz now circulating around the four-year pro, it seems as though Milwaukee will go as far as Giannis can take them.

The main concern is the Bucks’ lack of scoring punch outside of Antetokounmpo. Jabari Parker looked to be a perfect wingman for Giannis after scoring 20 points per game in 51 contests last season, but he is sidelined until the All-Star break. Tony Snell and Malcolm Brogdon can’t be counted on for large outputs, and Greg Monroe will likely see a reduction in playing time with the rise of Maker. Middleton has to emerge as Milwaukee’s No. 2 option behind Giannis.

Barring any health setbacks, Milwaukee should find itself competing for one of the East’s top seeds next season. If they manage to come to the top of the Central Division, a bet at 8.50 (15-2 UK) will be paid to those risk takers. Or should I see to… us risk takers?

Enough said, time for NBA action. Enjoy!

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Make-up matches

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AX Milano – ALBA Berlin

  • AX Milanο leads ALBA 3-2 in the EuroLeague.

To make up for Round 18, Milan hosts ALBA Berlin on Tuesday. Because of COVID-19 instances in the Milan team, the game was postponed. On the road, Sergio Rodriguez and Malcolm Delaney combined for 33 points in Milan’s Round 20 victory over FC Barcelona. After beating AS Monaco in Round 17 on December 22, ALBA (6-11) will play its first EuroLeague game. Marcus Eriksson scored 21 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting in ALBA’s 81-76 win against Milan earlier this season in Berlin.

basketball prediction  Tip: 1 (-10.5) at 1.90 with bet365

ASVEL Villeurbanne – Monaco

  • This is the first time ASVEL Villeurbanne will host Monaco in the EuroLeague.
  • Their game in Round 12 was the first time two French League teams played in the EuroLeague this century. ASVEL won the game 84-85 on a buzzer-beating half-court shot by William Howard, who also played for the French League team.

Thursday is a big day for French basketball. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne will play against AS Monaco on Friday. Both teams have just won, which they hope will start a run in the standings that will get them into the playoffs, so they’re both excited. AVEL (8-9) beat Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (9-9) in Round 17 to end a four-game skid. Their last round 18 match was called off last week. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv lost to Monaco last week, but now the team has two wins out of its last four games. Monaco is now 7-11. ASVEL has a record of 5-4 at home this season, while Monaco has a record of 2-7 on the road so far this season. There were two games between these two teams last month. ASVEL won by one point at home, and Monaco won by two, also at home, but for the French League.

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Friday matches

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CSKA Moscow – ASVEL Villeurbanne

  • CSKA and ASVEL are surprisingly tied at 3-3 in the Euroleague history.

In its second game of the week, CSKA Moscow (11-7) takes on LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (8-9) in the Russian capital. CSKA comes off a brilliant 74-98 road victory against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Toko Shengelia (13.2 ppg., 4.6 rpg.), Alexey Shved (10.8 ppg.) and Johannes Voigtmann (9.8 ppg., 4.4 rpg.) are leading the team right now. ASVEL broke a four-game losing streak with a win against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in Round 17, and this is the French team’s first EuroLeague game in 2022. Elie Okobo (16.4 ppg.) has been its top scorer until now, followed by Chris Jones (13.9 ppg.) and William Howard (7.3 ppg.). CSKA is 10-4 against ASVEL in European competitions. Earlier this season, ASVEL beat CSKA 70-68 in Round 6.

basketball prediction  Tip: 1 (-12.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Real Madrid – Baskonia

  • Baskonia has a 7-6 lead against Real Madrid in this century Euroleague.

Real Madrid (14-3) hosts Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (7-11) on Friday in a battle of Spanish League rivals at Wizink Center. Real is on a three-game winning streak led by Walter Tavares (12.2 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 1.9 bpg.), Rudy Fernandez (6.0 ppg., 3.3 rpg.) and Nigel Williams-Goss (8.2 ppg.). Baskonia comes off a brilliant home win against FC Barcelona and looks for its third straight victory, led by Wade Baldwin IV (12.1 ppg.), Steven Enoch (10.2 ppg., 6.0 rpg.) and Rokas Giedraitis (11.4 ppg.). Baskonia is 8-7 against Real in European competition. Real, however, thrashed Baskonia 60-88 at Buesa Arena in Round 12 behind 13 points from Fabien Causeur.

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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Thursday matches

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Bayern – Monaco

  • This is their second meeting in the Euroleague. Monaco won the opposite fixture comfortably (94-71) in November.

FC Bayern Munich hosts AS Monaco on Thursday in a showdown between two teams on the outside of the playoff zone with the hope to make a run in. Bayern (8-10) comes off a victory over Zalgiris Kaunas on Tuesday in which Ognjen Jaramaz scored a career-high 16 points. Monaco (7-11) won its last game against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv, but that was two weeks ago. While the 2021 EuroCup champs will have fresher legs, they may also be rustier. Bayern is 6-3 at home this season and Monaco has lost seven of its last eight road games. When they met earlier this season in Round 9, Monaco pounded Bayern 94-71 behind 18 points and 5 assists from Mike James.

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Barcelona – Anadolu Efes

  • Barcelona has a 13-12 lead against Efes in this century Euroleague.

In a rematch of last season’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game, FC Barcelona (15-4) hosts Anadolu Efes Istanbul (9-9) at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday. Barcelona is coming off back-to-back losses after falling at home to AX Armani Exchange Milan on Tuesday. Nikola Mirotic (17.9 ppg.) has been its top scorer until now, followed by Brandon Davies (10.9 ppg.) and Kyle Kuric (9.5 ppg.). Efes is set to play its first EuroLeague game in 2022 led by reigning EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic (16.3 ppg.), Shane Larkin (14.2 ppg., 5.1 apg.) and Tibor Pleiss (10.6 ppg., 4.3 rpg.). Earlier this season, Barcelona edged Efes 93-95 in overtime in Round 13 behind 24 points from Sertac Sanli.

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