The biggest No. 1 draft picks in NBA history

Forget everything you've heard about three guard sets and positionless basketball. Size still matters in the NBA, where big brutes are among the most prized commodities in the league. That's just one of the reasons why centers have been nabbed with the first overall pick 45 percent of the time since 1947. We've looked closely at every draft class over the past 72 years and have identified the heftiest No. 1 picks in NBA history. Some were superstars and some were duds, but they were all large and in charge.

The one glaring reason your team won’t win the NBA championship

The NBA preseason is a time where hope springs eternal. You know the drill: every team has a player who reported to camp in the best shape of his life, and every team has a new free agent who just needs a fresh start in a new city. Frankly, we're not buying any of it. We've seen this story before and we know that all 30 franchises are fatally flawed in their own unique way. We've examined the rosters of every team in the league and have identified the one reason why they won't win the championship in 2020.

Clippers and Lakers open with shortest odds to win NBA Championship

All roads to the NBA Finals lead through L.A. The Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers have claimed the shortest odds to win the 2020 NBA Championship following an offseason of unprecedented wheeling and dealing. The Clippers shot up the odds board by securing the services of two of the NBA's top 10 players in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, while the Lakers boosted their fortunes by landing Anthony Davis in a mega three-team trade that dramatically reshaped their roster.

Mastering point spreads in sports betting

Very rarely are two teams created equal. Because of talent disparity, home-field advantage, matchups, etc., bookmakers and bettors typically favor one team over another. There are two different ways to reflect this favoritism when it comes to wagering. The first is through moneyline pricing, which simply asks the bettor to choose who will win the game. This is more customary in baseball and hockey, where teams tend to be more evenly matched. Sports like football and basketball also have moneylines, [...]

Five intriguing wagers at the sportsbook ‘buffet’

When it comes to betting, an online sportsbook is like the greatest Vegas buffet in the world. There's plenty to choose from. You might overindulge, you'll probably enjoy making all your selections and it could cost you a little bit of money, but you won't quickly forget the experience. Here are some of my favorite offerings from the gambler's buffet. Team totals I'm an "Unders" football bettor most of the time, and many times it is because of my opinion [...]

2019 NBA Playoffs Preview

The 2019 NBA Playoff Picture: Can Golden State Win Three Straight? Since the Minneapolis Lakers first won three NBA titles in a row in the early 1950s, only two other franchises have accomplished the hallowed three-peat. The Bulls did it twice in the 90s, the Celtics won a whopping eight straight from 1959-1966 and from 2000-2002 the Lakers of Los Angeles dominated the Association. With the start of the NBA playoffs April 13, the Golden State Warriors look to become [...]

Wednesday NBA Free Picks – Five Top Teams Hit The Court Tonight!

On Wednesdays, the NBA loves to put on a show and tonight is no exception when five of the top teams in the league hit the court. The Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, and Golden State Warriors are all in action on Wednesday night. Check out analysis, odds, and NBA free picks for the top matchups on Feb. 13! [Wednesday, Feb. 13] Milwaukee Bucks -4 at Indiana Pacers (7:00pm ET) Milwaukee heads to Indiana not only relatively healthy, [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Categories: NBA, SportsWire|Tags: , , |

Bucks-Raptors Clash During Entertaining Thursday Night in NBA

The top two teams in the Eastern Conference clash in a pivotal flag-planting game north of the border. Not only that, but the Clippers take on the Lakers in the late game while the Philadelphia 76ers will hit the road to take on the Golden State Warriors. Thursday night in the NBA is always a good one, so let's break down these matchups! Milwaukee Bucks at Toronto Raptors Even if you don’t plan on backing either team, turn on the [...]

By |February 6th, 2019|Categories: NBA, SportsWire|Tags: , |

Thursday NBA Free Picks – Bucks-Raptors May Set Tone in East

We haven’t yet reached the halfway point in the current NBA Season, but one of the most important matchups of the year already takes place. On Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks travel to Toronto to battle the Raptors. The Bucks currently have the best record in the league. Milwaukee’s only lost 13 times after their Tuesday night victory over Detroit. Facing the Raptors on the road is a much taller task than battling the Pistons on the road. Toronto started the [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Categories: NBA, SportsWire|Tags: , , |

Thursday NBA on TNT Free Picks

Only 4 games are scheduled on NBA Thursday night and all four should provide plenty of entertainment. The first, which airs as TNT’s early game, has the best team in the Western Conference heading east to battle the Washington Wizards. Golden State has reasserted itself. The Warriors are tied with the Denver Nuggets with the best record in the conference. Overall, Milwaukee and Toronto are only ahead of the Warriors and Nuggets by a game or two. Steph Curry and [...]