2020-21 NBA Predictions and Odds
Following a brief break after last year’s finals, the 75th season of NBA 2020-21 kicks off on December 22, 2020. The first half of the regular season extends till the first week of March and the second half will be complete on May 16. A six-day All-Star break stretches from March 5 to 10. The packed schedule promises to bring in the same excitement and thrills of the past seasons.
Off-season strategies and signings carried few shocks and pleasant surprises as it happens all year. Montrezl Harrell’s move to Lakers created a void in the Clippers frontcourt making them lookout for a replacement. Raptors’ Serge Ibaka is pulled in to fill Harrell’s shoes, an off-season rivalry is on the wake of given that the Clippers lured in Leonard a year ago. Dennis Schroder of Thunder is looped in by the Lakers. MJ’s Hornets bought Gordon Hayward from the Celtics, Hayward went through a few rough years during his stay at Boston. In a spiral of controversy, Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic was traded to the Hawks. The Rockets traded off Russell Westbrook for Wizards’ John Wall. The Philadelphia 76ers got a new head coach and a new president of basketball operations. Point guard Jrue Holiday will shoot for the Bucks from now on. Retaining Anthony Davis and LeBron James, the Lakers stand tall.
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|26 Jan 21 02:05||BOS Celtics @ CHI Bulls||OFF||OFF||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 00:05||CHA Hornets @ ORL Magic||OFF||OFF||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 01:35||DEN Nuggets @ DAL Mavericks||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 01:05||LA Lakers @ CLE Cavaliers||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 00:35||MIA Heat @ BKN Nets||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 03:05||MIN Timberwolves @ GS Warriors||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 03:05||OKC Thunder @ POR Trail Blazers||OFF||OFF||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 00:05||PHI 76ers @ DET Pistons||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 02:05||SA Spurs @ NO Pelicans||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|26 Jan 21 00:05||TOR Raptors @ IND Pacers||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
As NBA season 2020-2021 progresses, the hype for the best team is increasing. Indiana Pacers with a consecutive two losses eyes for a big win. Boston Celtics were humiliated by the Knicks. Warriors caught the biggest fish in the league, Stephen Curry is the man who made it possible once again. The Eastern top tier dealt a blow the past week. While the West has become more familiar, the East is up for a shuffle in the coming week.
Philadelphia 76ers VS Boston Celtics
Philadelphia 76ers delivered a compulsive win against Boston Celtics in their last face-off. Marcus Smart and Joel Embiid rivalry came to another level in Celtics VS 76ers match when both targeted each other for embellishing contact. In the post-match conference, asking Embiid the same question about the rivalry, Embiid responded by laughing off Smart’s ‘flailing’ for fouls complaint. Embiid performed immensely well with 42 points, two assists, ten rebounds, and two steals against Celtics on their last game making Philadelphia win 117-109. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart picked up 26 and 25 points respectively. It will be a nail-biting match with the stellar performance expected from both the sides. With Joel Embiid in glorious form, the Philadelphia 76ers are banking on to win this electrifying fixture.
San Antonio Spurs VS Dallas Mavericks
The battle is on for the top spot in the Southwest Division Table. San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks come face to face for a chance to be on top. After three straight losses, the Mavericks got a win against Indiana Pacers. Mavericks beat Pacers 112-103 with Kristaps Porzingis pocketing a season highest 38 points and 12 rebounds. Spurs were beaten by Golden State Warriors, 99-121. Dejounte Murray was the only one who excelled for the Spurs by scoring 22 points. For Dallas Mavericks, Josh Richardson is out due to medical protocols. Quinndary Weatherspoon probably is not playing for the Spurs. However, the return of Porzingis has escalated Mavericks and is looking up to perform well. Also, Luca Doncic can turn the table in his favour for Mavericks anytime. Expect Dallas Mavericks returning with a win in this gripping match.
Phoenix Suns VS Denver Nuggets
It is a battle for supremacy between Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets as they come face to face. After two consecutive losses, Phoenix Suns beat Houston Rockets 103-109 and made a statement. Deandre Ayton shined again in the last match against Houston Rockets with a second double-double. Ayton scored 26 points and eased in Phoenix Suns to a victory. Also, Denver Nuggets excel in their last game against Oklahoma City Thunder by 119-101. The centre player Nikola Jokić scored a double with 27 points and 12 rebounds for the Nuggets. Michael Porter Jr. for Denver Nuggets is questionable to play due to Covid-19 restrictions. Damian Jones for Phoenix Suns will not be playing against Denver Nuggets due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Phoenix Suns are top favourites to steal the game from Nuggets but, Nuggets are known to turn the table during difficult situations.
Los Angeles Clippers VS Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Clippers are unbeatable in their last five games and will face Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Clippers beat Sacramento Kings by 115-96 to stand tall in the table. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points which resulted for a big win to Clippers. Thunder are not quite impressive in their games with a loss in their last match against Denver Nuggets. Thunder were beaten by Nuggets 119-101. Luguentz Dort tried the level best by adding 15 points to the game to stop Nuggets but failed miserably. Small Forward player Josh Hall is out due to health protocols and will miss the game against Clippers. Rookie Jay Scrubb injured his foot and will miss the next match. Oklahoma needs to strategize before facing the Clippers. Clippers are going to steal their sixth consecutive win this season.
Cleveland Cavaliers VS Brooklyn Nets
Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets are set to encounter each other again after their hard-hitting last match. Cavaliers won their previous game in double overtime with 147-135. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden scored 96 points combined in their Nets’ debut as a trio. But, the major centre of attraction was Collin Sexton for Cavaliers. Sexton ended the game with career-high 42 points, five rebounds, five assists, and just one turnover. Various reports stated that Sexton was unconscious in the OT. It was the game of patience and Cavaliers indeed showed that. Both teams are ready to face off once again on Friday night. Nicolas Claxton will probably not be playing for Brooklyn Nets due to knee injury. Dylan Windler is questionable to play against Nets due to hand injury. Brooklyn Nets will learn from their previous games and bounce back to stand tall against Cleveland Cavaliers.
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