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NBA Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2021-22

NBA Predictions

The 2021-22 NBA season is almost near, the preseason games are already underway. The regular season returns to its normal schedule – starts on October 19, 2021 and ends on April 10, 2022 – after two disrupted seasons following the Covid-19 pandemic. The league is all set to celebrate its 75th anniversary throughout the season. As part of it, a list of 75 greatest players in league history will be released. The playoffs are scheduled to commence from April 16, 2022. The finals begin on June 2.



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Phoenix Suns vs Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz are on the road to start a back-to-back with the Phoenix Suns at Footprint Centre this Monday in the NBA regular season campaign. The Suns pulled further clear at the summit of the Western Conference standings having picked up a sixth straight victory. It has been a relatively easy stretch for Phoenix since the 100-123 defeat at the hands of the Miami Heat earlier this month. The Suns come off a 113-103 win over the Indiana Pacers. Mikal Bridges registered 23 points for Phoenix while Chris Paul made 16 assists. Jaw Crowder and Cam Payne endured wrist injuries and left the game midway. The Jazz are on the downhill slide having lost seven of their last ten matchups. They now sit fourth in the East behind the Memphis Grizzlies. Utah were edged 94-92 by the Golden State Warriors last time out. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points for Utah while Rudy Gobert had 18 boards. Unfortunately for the Jazz, both players left the game injured. The Suns will likely pick up a seventh straight victory at home.

Brooklyn Nets vs Los Angeles Lakers

The Brooklyn Nets play host to the Los Angeles Lakers at Barclays Centre in a Tuesday fixture of the 2021-22 NBA regular season. The Nets moved to 29-17 following the 136-125 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves to remain second in the Eastern Conference behind the Miami Heat. Kyrie Irving posted 30 points against Minnesota despite the loss. Brooklyn are without Kevin Durant who sprained his left medial collateral ligament in the game against Pelicans. He will be missing considerable time. Irving can’t play home games on account of his reluctance to get vaccinated against Covid-19. It could prove to be decisive, come the playoffs. Claxton and Harris are sidelined by injuries.

The Lakers remain midtable in the Western Conference having gone .500 in the last ten outings. They fell to the Miami Heat 107-113 following the 116-105 road win over the Orlando Magic. LeBron James posted 33 points and 11 rebounds in the Heat game despite the loss. Kendrick Nunn is out with a knee injury while Anthony Davis is questionable having undergone the same. The Nets will edge the Lakers to close in on the Conference leaders.

Golden State Warriors vs Dallas Mavericks

The Golden State Warriors lock horns with the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Centre this Tuesday in the 2021-22 NBA regular season. The Dubs pulled off back-to-back wins that kind of made up for their recent slump and went 5-5 in their last ten outings. The Warriors edged the Utah Jazz 94-92 following the similar 105-103 win over the Houston Rockets behind Stephen Curry’s career-first buzzer-beater. Jordan Poole scored 20 points in the win over Utah. The Warriors terribly miss Draymond Green who is out nursing an injury. Klay Thompson is blending back in. Steph Curry’s has been on a shooting slump of late. The Mavericks moved to 27-20 having gone 8-2 in the last ten outings. They fell to the Suns 101-109 but bounced with a 104-91 win over the Memphis Grizzlies last time out. Luka Doncic nearly had a triple-double, tallying 37 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Sterling Brown is out with a foot injury while an ill Ntilikina is questionable against the Dubs. The Warriors are the favourites to win this clash.

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

The Miami Heat will fight the New York Knicks at FTX Arena in a Wednesday fixture of the NBA campaign. The Heat were pipped 110-108 by the Atlanta Hawks but bounced with a 113-107 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers to remain atop the Eastern Conference standings. Jimmy Butler notched a triple-double in the Lakers game while Duncan Robinson scored 25 points. Bam Adebayo returned for Miami after sitting out for 22 games due to a thumb injury. The Heat are 7-3 in their last ten matchups. Okpala and Oladipo are out with respective wrist and muscle injuries while Morris and Herro are sidelined by injuries. Lowry sits out due to personal reasons.

The Knicks are 11th in the Eastern Conference having lost 24 games thus far. They are 6-4 in the last ten matchups and come off a 110-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. RJ Barret tallied 28 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in the game whereas Julius Randle had 24 points, nine boards and five assists. Arcidiacono and Rose are on the treatment table with ankle injuries. The Heat will rout the visitors to remain at the top spot.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets

The Milwaukee Bucks invite the Denver Nuggets to Fiserv Forum for a Sunday evening fixture of the NBA regular season campaign. The Bucks made amends for the back-to-back losses to the Raptors and Hawks by picking up three wins in a row to go 5-5 in the last ten matchups. The Grizzlies were beaten 126-114 while the Bulls fell short by four points 94-90 in the next game. Milwaukee come off a 133-127 win over the Sacramento Kings. Khris Middleton registered 34 points against the Kings while Bobby Portis had 12 rebounds. Guard Grayson Allen has been suspended for one game for the foul that broke Alex Caruso’s wrist in the game against Chicago.

The Nuggets lost 118-122 to the Memphis Grizzlies but rebounded with a 117-111 win over the Detroit Pistons to remain sixth in the Western Conference. The reigning MVP Nikola Jokic led the Nuggets against the Pistons, posting 34 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Denver have signed DeMarcus Cousins to a 10-day contract. The Nuggets will pose a big threat but Milwaukee should be able to emerge the victors at home.

Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans

The Philadelphia 76ers play host to the New Orleans Pelicans at Wells Fargo Centre in a Tuesday fixture of the NBA campaign. The Sixers are moving up the standings having won seven of their last ten outings. Philly fell to the Clippers 101-102 but bounced with a 115-109 win over the San Antonio Spurs in their last outing. Joel Embiid registered 38 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in the game. Tobias Harris had a great game as well, tallying 18 points and 11 rebounds. Seth Curry, Green and Milton are nursing injuries while Ben Simmons remains suspended. Thybulle is questionable having endured a shoulder injury. The Pelicans are 11th in the Western Conference with a .375 win percentage. They come off a 101-91 victory over the New York Knicks following the 92-104 loss to the Celtics. Jonas Valanciunas notched 18 points and ten boards in the Knicks game. Kira Lewis and Williamson are out with respective knee and foot injuries. The Sixers will beat the Pelicans in this matchup to close in on the top five.


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