NBA

NBA-Wednesday night-8 games,Cavs host the Bulls in the game of the day

Favorites and underdogs split the eight games in the NBA on Tuesday night as the 76ers, Kings, Pacers, and Lakers all won outright in the ‘dog role. The biggest blowout of the night came between a pair of division leaders in San Antonio as the Spurs drilled the Raptors on the final game of their road trip, 110-82. The highest-scoring contest of the evening took place at the Palace of Auburn Hills as the Pacers outlasted the Pistons, 121-116, marking Indiana’s second victory at Detroit within the last month. Game of the Night – Bulls at Cavaliers – 8:05 PM EST – ESPN These two Central division rivals meet for the second time this season after Chicago knocked off Cleveland at the United Center in early December, 111-105 as two-point underdogs. All five Bulls’ starters scored in double-figures, led by Jimmy Butler’s 26-point effort, while Rajon Rondo posted a triple-double Read More

2016-NBA-Tuesday night-4 games scheduled,Boston host Memphis,Utah at Staples

Memphis (20-13 SU, 17-16 ATS) at Boston (18-13 SU, 17-13-1 ATS) These teams met last Monday in Memphis and Boston came away with a 112-109 overtime win as a 2 ½-point road favorite. The Celtics have now won and covered three of the last four versus the Grizzlies and they’re favored (-6 ½) in Tuesday’s matchup. Even though Boston has won and covered five of its last six, you could be hesitant to back the club at home based on what we’ve seen this season. The Celtics are 6-6 at TD Garden and that includes a 6-4 SU and 4-6 ATS mark as home favorites. Some pundits believe Boston is a contender but I look at them as a bully who wins games against sub .500 teams (13-5) and fails to get over the hump against elite opponents (5-8). Despite getting run 112-102 at Orlando last night, Memphis owns a Read More

2016-NBA-Friday night-Betting preview,11 games scheduled

Game of the Night – Bucks at Bulls (-4 ½, 206) – 8:00 PM EST These two Central division rivals meet for the second time in as many days after Milwaukee held off Chicago last night, 108-97 to snap a three-game losing streak. The Bucks jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead while owning as large as a 27-point advantage before Chicago cut the deficit to eight points with eight minutes remaining. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 30 points and 14 rebounds, while Jabari Parker added 28 points for the Bucks, who improved to 9-6 at home. Milwaukee has struggled with no rest this season by compiling an 0-4 SU/ATS record in this situation, as Jason Kidd’s squad has been limited to 83 points or fewer in three of those defeats. Chicago hasn’t fared much better on the second of a back-to-back by going 2-3 SU/ATS, while the Bulls are Read More

2016-NBA-Midweek games-Betting info for all 12 games

Game of the Night – L.A. Lakers at Golden State (CSN-Bay Area, 10:35 ET)Nick Young kept the Lakers from falling below .500 for the first time since early November by intercepting a pass that was meant for point guard Lou Williams and immediately firing up a go-ahead 3-pointer with five seconds left in a 111-109 win over Oklahoma City at Staples. Los Angeles had fumbled away a significant lead down the stretch but managed to avoid the collapse after Young’s heroics. It undoubtedly made for a more enjoyable Lakers (8-7 SU, 9-5-1 ATS) flight to Oakland, where the Warriors (12-2 SU, 6-7-1 ATS) await for the final game before the league takes a one-day Thanksgiving hiatus. Despite Golden State’s historic success over the past few seasons, the Lakers have had their number during the last two encounters. The Warriors were 55-5 last March when they went into Staples and were Read More

2016-NBA-Wednesday night-Betting preview

Underdogs fared well on Tuesday by covering in four of five games. The only two underdogs to win outright were the Hornets at Minnesota and the Bulls at Portland. The Hawks and Cavaliers failed to cash in the favorite role, while the Lakers pushed as seven-point favorites in a home win over the Nets. The OVER finished 3-2, including on the highest total of the night in Los Angeles as the Nets and Lakers eclipsed the OVER on 219 total. Game of the Night – Warriors at Raptors (8:05 PM EST – ESPN) Golden State embarks on a four-game road swing within the Eastern Conference that starts in Toronto. The Warriors began the season with a 29-point home loss to the Spurs, but have ripped off eight wins in their last nine games to own the second-best record in the Western Conference behind the Clippers (10-1). Golden State hasn’t been Read More

2016-NBA-Friday night-9 games in the offer

Cavaliers (-2 ½, 204 ½) at Raptors – 7:05 PM EST The last time these teams met in late May, Cleveland eliminated Toronto in the sixth game of the Eastern Conference Finals by 26 points. The Cavaliers finished last season with one more regular season victory than the Raptors en route to the franchise’s first ever NBA title. Cleveland raised its championship banner on Tuesday night and promptly routed New York, 117-88 to easily cash as 9 ½-point favorites. LeBron James posted a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 14 assists for Cleveland, while the Cavs knocked down 13 three-pointers. The Raptors were equally impressive in their season opener by pounding the Pistons, 109-91 as 6 ½-point home favorites. DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 40 points, while center Jonas Valanciunas put up 32 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors overcame a 3-of-18 performance from three-point range. For the Read More

2016-NBA-Wednesday night-Short betting previews of the most interesting games

Heat at Magic (-4, 200) – 7:05 PM EST The battle of the Sunshine State will showcase plenty of new faces in the opening matchup of the season. Dwyane Wade is off to Chicago, while Chris Bosh remains out with blood clots for Miami as the Heat will be challenged in their defense of the Southeast division title. Miami grabbed three of four meetings from Orlando last season, while riding a five-game winning streak in season openers since 2011. With Wade and Bosh not in the picture, the two leading scorers returning for Miami are center Hassan Whiteside (14.2 ppg) and point guard Goran Dragic (14.1 ppg). Orlando has a brand new head coach in Frank Vogel after spending the last six seasons with Indiana, which included five playoff appearances. The Magic parted ways with former lottery pick Victor Oladipo, while acquiring veterans Serge Ibaka and Bismack Biyombo to bolster Read More

2016-Olympic games-Basketball-USA team wins all games in the group

It was still too close for comfort, but the United States flashed just enough firepower offensively to overcome another poor defensive effort in a 100-97 win over France on Sunday in the final game of group play. This was in large part due to Klay Thompson’s best game of the tournament. Thompson, who entered the game in an awful shooting slump, scored 30 points, and Team USA survived a shaky finish to finish 5-0 in group play against a France team resting Tony Parker.  Coach Mike Krzyzewski changed the United States’ starting lineup on Sunday, reinserting Thompson after sitting him in favor of Paul George for the team’s last two games. The initial switch didn’t work, as the United States nearly lost both contests while still facing the same defensive issues the switch was likely made to correct. That isn’t all on George, but Thompson’s detonation in the team’s win Read More

2016-Rio-Olympic games-Australians very close to upset NBA stars

RIO DE JANEIRO – Carmelo Anthony didn’t just become Team USA’s all-time leading scorer in the Olympics on Wednesday at Youth Arena. He saved the Americans from a shocking upset, as they downed Australia 98-88 to improve to 3-0 at the Olympics. This night that looked for a while to be nothing more than a novelty – the New York Knicks star passing LeBron James as the all-time American leading scorer in American Olympics history en route to an expected win – eventually became one of Anthony’s most memorable performances in his decorated international career. Anthony, who finished with a game-high 31 points on 11-of-21 shooting, hit three three-pointers in a little more than two minutes midway through the fourth quarter to put the Americans up 83-76 with 5:32 remaining. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving took over from there, with no shot bigger than his three-pointer from the right wing with Read More

Basketball-USA-Olympic games-Odds announced,Dream Team should win easily ?

The Men’s Basketball tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will begin on Saturday Aug. 6 with group play and conclude on Sunday Aug. 21 with the gold medal game. To no surprise, the United States have been installed as heavy favorites to win their third straight and 22nd overall gold medal in this event. Oddsmakers at Sportsbook.ag have USA listed as a 1/14 (Bet $100 to win $7) to win the tournament. Listed below are all of the odds of the participating 12 teams and odds to win both Group A and Group B at the Olympics. Odds per Sportsbook.ag Odds to win 2016 Olympics Mens Basketball Gold Medal (8/21/16) USA 1/14 Spain 10/1 France 14/1 Brazil 22/1 Serbia 25/1 Argentina 33/1 Lithuania 33/1 Croatia 50/1 Australia 75/1 Venezuela 150/1 China 175/1 Nigeria 300/1 Odds to win 2016 Olympics Mens Basketball Group A (8/15/16) USA 1/100 France 20/1 Read More