NBA Predictions, Live Stream and Odds 2020-21
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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|16 Jun 21 00:00||MIL Bucks @ BKN Nets||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|15 Jun 21 00:35||PHI 76ers @ ATL Hawks||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
|15 Jun 21 03:05||UTA Jazz @ LA Clippers||1.90||1.90||Bet Now|
Luka Doncic’s powerful performance couldn’t win it for the Mavericks in the final leg of the last-16. Clippers are through to the quarter-finals. Rejuvenated with a few star trades, Brooklyn Nets are dominating NBA. Roping in James Harden mid-season was a masterstroke. The Nets are the hot favourites to win the NBA finals. After a revenge-filled first-round, the Bucks will face the Nets in the quarter-finals. Clippers and Mavericks will contend for a place in the second round tomorrow. NBA quarter-finals predictions will follow hereafter.
Jazz vs Clippers
Paired up with the leaders of the West, Los Angeles Clippers make a trip to Vivint Smart Home Arena for facing Utah Jazz. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George starred at Staples Center on the final leg against Mavericks 126-111. Luka Doncic couldn’t save his team from failure. Avoiding Lakers in the playoffs, Clippers can’t do the same with Utah Jazz. Powered up by Donavan Mitchell, Utah are the offensive leaders. Slotting in an appalling 15 rebounds in the last game, Rudy Gobert is the sole leader in defence for Jazz. Averaging at 18.4 points in the postseason, Bojan Bogdanovic offers more in terms of game time and much-needed support for Mitchell. As for the Clippers, Serge Ibaka’s back injury is recovering and he might be back in the court for the upcoming games. Nursing no injuries, Utah have a slight edge over the Clippers in the quarter-finals.
Nets vs Bucks
Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks clash at Barclays Center in Game 1 and Game 2 of the NBA quarter-finals. Giving absolutely no chance to the Boston Celtics 1-4, the Brooklyn Nets enter the quarter-finals with a roar. Kevin Durant and Co. are fit and that is all that matters as far the NBA championship is concerned.
Sitting on the other end of the table, Milwaukee Bucks deserve to feel proud of routing Miami Heat 0-4. It is noteworthy that Heat eliminated Bucks in the playoffs last year. Nets are infamous for their offensive game, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are a formidable trio. But, injuries in the regular season made them not share the court as often as they should have. That might bite them at the back in the defensive end of things.
Bucks, on the other hand, have the MVP calibre Giannis Antetokounmpo by their side. The Bucks coped to win two regular games in early May, Giannis Antetokounmpo played a crucial role in both games. And the Bucks have enough depth in the chart to score enough. Antetokounmpo has to drop in an average of 40 points and deliver his usual level of rebounds and assists if Bucks should block the Nets path to finals. However, if the Big Three deliver, the Nets are bound to win the NBA quarter-finals.
Suns vs Nuggets
In a Pacific versus Northwest clash, the Phoenix Suns host the Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns Arena on Monday and Wednesday. The previous two meetings between these sides went to overtime, Nuggets managed to come out on top in both games. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray changed the tides in favour of the Nuggets. But months have passed since those two games, Chris Paul has transformed the outlook of the Suns in the last-16. The Suns suffocated the Lakers and blazed out with four victories. CP3 played in the face of a shoulder injury and Anthony Davis’ injury gave the Suns the added advantage. As for the first leg, Alexander and Nader will stay on the sidelines for the Suns. Barton, Dozier and Jamal Murray are constrained to the treatment table for Denver. The absence of Murray will pile up the responsibilities of Nikola Jokic, the MVP candidate is being depended upon. Anyhow, the Suns are heavy favourites to step into the Conference finals.
76ers vs Hawks
Joel Embiid returned on time and dropped in 39 points along with nine rebounds in the first leg against Atlanta Hawks. However, his recovery didn’t bring them the victory the Sixers are aching for. Seth Curry, Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons scored a combined 58 points, while Harris contributed 10 rebounds. On the other end, Trae Young and Co. snatched away the game from the Sixers’ hand in clutch time. Scoring 35 points and 10 assists in that game, Trae Young performed better than all. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Collins were alongside Young to help him. The defensive leader in Atlanta is Clint Capela, he averages 13.4 rebounds since the playoffs started. Albeit a brilliant performance, depth is a question lingering over Atlanta’s probability of getting into the Conference finals. Goodwin and Dunn are on the sidelines, Hunter and Reddish are on the treatment table. If the Sixers got that court chemistry working, they will triumph over the Hawks in the upcoming three legs.
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