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    NBA Betting Odds: The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night in a game that can be seen on NBA TV. The Chicago Bulls have owned this series, winning 8 of the last 10 and they should be road favorites in this contest. The Chicago Bulls are considered NBA title contenders with a healthy Derrick Rose while the Minnesota Timberwolves could be one of the worst teams in the league this season. It is a busy schedule on Saturday in the NBA with 12 games.Here is a look at the action with a focus on the game between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves and NBA picks. 

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    NBA Lines: Friday’s two games on ESPN have the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Los Angeles Lakers. The early matchup features the two favorites in the Eastern Conference as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers take on Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. The late game on Friday is the battle of Los Angeles that has been a mismatch of late with the Los Angeles Clippers taking seven of the last eight against the Los Angeles Lakers.Here is a look at both games and the rest of Friday’s NBA schedule. 

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    NBA Odds: The Los Angeles Clippers are favored at home on Thursday night as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder on TNT. This is a tough early season spot for the Oklahoma City Thunder as they had to play in Portland on Wednesday night while this will be the season opener for the Los Angeles Clippers. Keep in mind that the Oklahoma City Thunder will have a different look for the first month or so this season as they will be without the injured Kevin Durant.Here is a look at the game and NBA picks. 

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    NBA Odds: LeBron James and the new look Cleveland Cavaliers play their first game of the season on Thursday as they host Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks on TNT. The Cleveland Cavaliers begin the season as the favorites to win the NBA title as they have James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving but they could have some growing pains early in the season as they learn to play together. They will be favored to win their opener against the New York Knicks.Here is a look at the contest and NBA predictions. 

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    NBA Spreads: Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls visit Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks on Wednesday in a game that can be seen on ESPN. It is a matchup between two of the top players in the NBA and the first chance to see Rose in regular season action since he came back from injury. It is also the first regular season game for new Knicks coach Derek Fisher. It is a busy night in the NBA on Wednesday with 12 games on the schedule after there were three on opening night on Tuesday.Here is a look at Wednesday’s games and NBA predictions. 

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    NBA Betting Odds: The defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs host the Dallas Mavericks on opening night on TNT. There are three games for Tuesday night with the defending champs getting the spotlight. The San Antonio Spurs begin the season as one of the favorites to win the NBA title and they are favored to win this opener against the Dallas Mavericks. The other two games on Tuesday night have the Houston Rockets at the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic at the New Orleans Pelicans.Here is a look at all three games and free NBA picks. 

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    NBA Lines: The Golden State Warriors won 51 games last season but that wasn’t good enough for this talented team so they went out and hired Steve Kerr as their new head coach. Kerr realizes that just making the playoffs is not enough for this team that is loaded with talent. The Golden State Warriors begin the 2014-2015 season as a serious darkhorse contender to win the Western Conference and they are not without a chance to win the NBA title.Let’s look at the 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors 

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    NBA Odds: The Portland Trail Blazers begin the 2014-2015 season looking to prove they are a real NBA title contender. Only three teams in the West won more games than the Portland Trail Blazers last season but one of them, the Oklahoma City Thunder, just happens to play in the same division. The Portland Trail Blazers begin the season as a longshot to win the NBA title with odds of 50-1 but considering the team won 54 games a year ago and brings everyone back, they could have some real value this season.Here is a look at the 2014-2015 Portland Trail Blazers 

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    NBA Betting Odds: The Chicago Bulls have Derrick Rose healthy again and they begin the 2014-2015 season as a serious NBA title contender. Oddsmakers have them listed at 7-1 to win the NBA title this season. Not only do the Chicago Bulls have Rose back in their lineup they also added Pau Gasol. If the team can stay healthy they should be a factor this season in the Eastern Conference. The one problem for the team is that they play in the same division with the Cleveland Cavaliers who now have LeBron James and Kevin Love.Here is a look at the 2014-2015 Chicago Bulls. 

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    NBA Odds: The Indiana Pacers are expected to be without Paul George for much of the 2014-2015 season and not many people believe the team can contend without him. The Indiana Pacers are huge longshots to win the NBA title and they may do well just to make the playoffs. It doesn’t help their cause that the Cleveland Cavaliers are now a really good team and that the Chicago Bulls have a healthy Derrick Rose. It could be a long season for the Indiana Pacers in 2014-2015.Here is a look at the Indiana Pacers, their odds and NBA predictions. 

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    NBA Futures: The Brooklyn Nets begin the 2014-2015 season as the favorite to win the Atlantic Division. The team made a nice run last year as they beat the Toronto Raptors in the playoffs before losing to the Miami Heat. The team is still considered a longshot to win the NBA title but because they play in a weak Atlantic Division they should make the playoffs. The key for the team this season will be keeping key players like Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson healthy and getting production out of new addition Jarrett Jack.Here is a look at the team, NBA futures and NBA predictions. 

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    NBA Betting Lines: The New York Knicks are longshot to win the NBA title in 2014-2015 but they play in weak Atlantic Division which means they have a real chance to make the playoffs. The New York Knicks are a close second choice to win the division behind the Brooklyn Nets. The New York Knicks still have one of the top players in the NBA in Carmelo Anthony and they have a new direction under Phil Jackson. Whether Jackson did enough in the off-season to get Anthony and head coach Derek Fisher some help is the question.Let’s look at the New York Knicks, the NBA betting lines and NBA picks. 

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    NBA Spreads: The Houston Rockets made a number of off-season moves as they attempt to win the Western Conference in 2014-2015. The team won 54 games last season but that wasn’t good enough as they finished fourth behind San Antonio, Oklahoma City and the Clippers. The team has two superstar players in Dwight Howard and James Harden but the question is whether they can play enough defense to win in the playoffs. Oddsmakers consider the Houston Rockets as darkhorse contenders as they are listed with 20-1 to win the NBA title this season.Here is a look at the team, NBA spreads and NBA predictions. 

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    NBA Betting Odds: The Miami Heat are no longer favorites to win the NBA title as LeBron James is now in Cleveland. The question this season is just how good the team can be without James. Oddsmakers don’t like the chances of the team as they are listed with odds of 50-1 to win the NBA title this season. The Miami Heat still have Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh and they made a nice addition by getting Luol Deng. The Miami Heat may not take as big a step back this season as some people believe.Here is a look at the team and NBA picks. 

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    NBA Odds: The San Antonio Spurs will look to defending their NBA title in 2014-2015. The team has basically the same cast of players from last year’s team so there is no reason they can’t contend for yet another NBA title. The team is listed as the second choice in the betting with NBA odds of 4-1 to win the title behind only the Cleveland Cavaliers. The key once again for the San Antonio Spurs will be to get production from their core veterans.Here is a look at the 2014-2015 San Antonio Spurs, their odds and NBA predictions. 

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    NBA Lines: The Oklahoma City Thunder have two of the top players in the league in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook but they have yet to win an NBA title. The team begins the 2014-2015 season as one of the favorites as they are listed with odds of 5-1. The team has yet to find a reliable third scoring option behind Durant and Westbrook and head coach Scott Brooks has yet to prove he can make adjustments in the playoffs. The Oklahoma City Thunder will be good, but whether they will be good enough to win the title is the question.Here is a look at the team and NBA lines at BetDSI sportsbook. 

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    NBA Betting Odds: The Memphis Grizzlies are considered darkhorse contenders in the Western Conference as the 2014-2015 season begins. They are 50-1 to win the NBA title and 25-1 to win the Western Conference. The team won 50 games last season but that total was only good enough for third in the tough Northwest Division. It may not be any easier this season as they have to contend once again with two of the best teams in the NBA, the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets.Let’s look at the 2014-2015 Memphis Grizzlies. 

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    NBA Odds: LeBron James is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers and they are favored to win the NBA title in 2014-2015. Not only do the Cleveland Cavaliers have LeBron, they also have Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. What they don’t have is experience playing together or a proven head coach but oddsmakers definitely like the chances of this team winning the title. The Cleveland Cavaliers begin the season as the favorites to win the 2014-2015 NBA title with odds of 2.5-1.Let’s look at the 2014-2015 Cleveland Cavaliers and their odds. 

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    NBA Futures: Win totals are on the board at Diamond sportsbook for the 2014-2015 regular season. The Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James and Kevin Love have the highest total of any team as their win total is set at 58 wins. They are followed closely by the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs at 57.5 and 57 wins respectively. The team with the lowest win total on the board for this season is the Philadelphia 76ers as their number is just 14.5 wins.Here is a look at the win totals for this season. 

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    Basketball Odds: A United States team full of star players is favored to win the FIBA Basketball World Cup which begins in late August. The United States is listed as the -250 favorite to win the event with Spain the second choice with odds of about 3-1. The United States team will be led by Kevin Durant and James Harden but they have suffered some losses recently as Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin have all pulled out. The USA team is still heavily favored but there may be a little hope now for Spain.Here is a look at the event and basketball odds at Diamond sportsbook. 

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    NBA Futures: The Cleveland Cavaliers were an afterthought when it came to winning an NBA Championship in recent years but that all changed when LeBron James announced he was returning to the team. The Cleveland Cavaliers went from big longshots to win the 2014-2015 NBA title to the favorites. There is no question that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be vastly improved with the addition of LeBron James but whether they should be the favorite to win the NBA title is the question.Let’s look at the current NBA futures at BetDSI sportsbook. 

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    NBA Betting Odds: The Milwaukee Bucks decided that getting Jason Kidd to be their next head coach was important enough to send two second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets. It is not often in the NBA that a team will trade for another coach but that is exactly what the Milwaukee Bucks have done. And it is not like they traded for an established head coach; they traded for a coach with only one year of head coaching experience. The Milwaukee Bucks have a lot of faith in Jason Kidd while the Brooklyn Nets are ready to move on. Let’s look at the trade and how it impacts both teams. 

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    NBA Betting: LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are officially on the market and NBA teams are trying to clear cap space to make a run at two of the best players in the league. There are even rumors that a few teams are trying to clear enough space to sign both players. While that seems unlikely, it should make the next couple of weeks very interesting. The main story will revolve around where LeBron James ends up and keep in mind there is still a chance he stays with the Miami Heat. Let’s take a look at some of the teams that could make a run at LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. 

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    NBA Odds: ESPN will be televising the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday night and it is expected that either Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker will be taken first by the Cleveland Cavaliers. An injury to projected #1 pick Joel Embiid has shaken up the projected order of the first round as Embiid is expected to miss at least the next four to six months. The two big questions now are how far Embiid will fall in the NBA Draft and who will go first between Wiggins and Parker. Here is a look at the order for the 2014 NBA Draft and the players who are likely to be picked in the Top 10. 

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    NBA Finals Odds: ABC will be televising Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night as the Miami Heat visit the San Antonio Spurs. The series has been very entertaining so far and also very unpredictable. The San Antonio Spurs won Game 1 as they went on a late run to dispatch the Miami Heat who lost LeBron James to cramps and then it was the Miami Heat winning late in Game 2. The San Antonio Spurs played a near perfect Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series before Thursday’s Game 4. Let’s take a look at Game 5 on Sunday in San Antonio and NBA Finals predictions.