We’re posting regular NBA predictions throughout the season and this week are looking to land a 15/2 treble on these games played in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Betting interest in American basketball has surged following a deal with Sky Sports to broadcast live games and we’re hoping to be on the ball with our NBA betting tips.
LA Lakers -9.5 at Cleveland @ 19/20
Since LeBron James left Cleveland for the Lakers in the off-season, the Cavaliers have slumped to the worst record in the NBA, with two wins from 15. James now returns to Cleveland for the first time and should lead the Lakers to victory over the team he steered to a title triumph in 2016. James became the fifth player in NBA history to score 50 points or more for three different teams when he dropped 51 on Miami on Monday, another of his former teams. Expect the Cavaliers to lose their sixth home game from eight this season.
Memphis to win at San Antonio @ 5/4
The Grizzlies’ turnaround from the league’s second worst team last season to fourth best this term has been based on defence and they held Dallas to just 14 points in the fourth quarter in Monday’s 10-point win. Memphis lead the league with 100 points conceded per game compared to the 109.7 points let in by the Spurs. Grizzlies centre Marc Gasol averages 17.7 points and 10.4 rebounds in this month’s games and is looking for his fourth straight double-double, which he should get with Memphis hopefully winning a fifth straight match for our NBA predictions.
Golden State -1.5 vs Oklahoma City @ 19/20
The Warriors host Oklahoma having lost their last three games, but in our NBA predictions we expect Golden State to return to winning ways at home to a Thunder side they beat by eight points in the season opener. Russell Westbrook missed that match-up, but is back in the Thunder line-up and his battle with Kevin Durant, who has hit just one of 17 three-pointers in the last four games, is an interesting sub-plot. Durant, who left Oklahoma to join the Warriors in 2016, leads Westbrook 229-221 in points scored in their previous meetings.
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