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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. 

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    NBA Finals Lines: Game 4 of the NBA Finals is set for Thursday night on ABC as the San Antonio Spurs visit the Miami Heat. This has been a home team series for the most part and the Miami Heat will be favored to win Game 4 at home. Unlike last season when the format was 2-3-2, this year the format is what it is with other playoff series at 2-2-1-1-1. If the series does go seven games then the San Antonio Spurs would be playing at home next week. Here is a look at Game 4 and NBA Finals predictions. 

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    NBA Finals Odds: The San Antonio Spurs host the Miami Heat on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The home team will once again be favored in this contest that can be seen on ABC. This has been a home team series recently and if the San Antonio Spurs can continue that trend and win their four home games in this series then they will win the NBA title. That is easier said than done as the Miami Heat have the best player in the NBA in LeBron James. Here is a look at Sunday’s Game 2 and NBA Finals predictions. 

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    NBA Finals Odds: The NBA Finals begin on Thursday with the San Antonio Spurs favored against the Miami Heat. It is a rematch of last year’s finals that was won in seven games by the Miami Heat. This time around the San Antonio Spurs will have the home court advantage and they are a slight favorite to win the series. It is the first NBA Finals rematch since 1998. It should be a great series as there is no doubt that the two best teams are meeting as the San Antonio Spurs won 62 games this season while the Miami Heat are the two-time defending champions. Here is a look at the series, the NBA Finals schedule and NBA Finals odds at BetDSI sportsbook. 

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    2014 NBA Playoff Odds: Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals is set for Thursday night on TNT as the Oklahoma City Thunder visit the San Antonio Spurs. The San Antonio Spurs won the first two games at home in this series but the Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back to win Game 3. The series will either be tied at 2-2 or the San Antonio Spurs will lead 3-1 and have a chance to clinch. The series changed in Game 3 when Serge Ibaka returned to the lineup for the Oklahoma City Thunder and is presence gives them a chance.Here is a look at the matchup and NBA playoff predictions. 

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    NBA Playoff Lines: The Miami Heat are favored on Wednesday night as they visit the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The first two games of this series were at Indiana while the next two were in Miami. The teams split their first two games at Indiana with the Indiana Pacers winning the first game 107-96 while the Miami Heat won the second game by a score of 87-83. This contest on Wednesday night has a start time of 8:30 pm Eastern on ESPN. Here is a look at the matchup and NBA playoff picks. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: The Eastern Conference Finals move to Miami for Game 3 between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat on Saturday on ESPN. The best-of-seven game series is tied at a game each after the teams split the first two games at Indiana. The Miami Heat are 7-point favorites to win Game 3 on Saturday. The Western Conference Finals are also set for Game 3 as it will be the San Antonio Spurs at the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night on TNT. Here is a look at both games this weekend and NBA playoff predictions. 

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    NBA Spreads: Not many people gave the Indiana Pacers much of a chance to win the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat but in Game 1 of the series the Indiana Pacers played really well. In some respects that shouldn’t come as a huge surprise because the Indiana Pacers have actually split the last ten meetings with the Miami Heat. Can the Indiana Pacers continue to play well and shock the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals? Let’s look at the series and NBA picks. 

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    2014 NBA Playoff Odds: Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals takes place on Wednesday night on TNT as the Oklahoma City Thunder visits the San Antonio Spurs. The San Antonio Spurs are listed as favorites in this contest on Wednesday night. Before Game 1 of this series on Monday it was the San Antonio Spurs listed as about a 2-1 favorite to win the best-of-seven game series. The San Antonio Spurs have the home court edge but this season they lost both regular season home games against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Here is a look at the game on Wednesday and 2014 NBA playoff predictions. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: The Los Angeles Clippers are favored on Thursday night as they host the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on ESPN. There is a good chance this series is going to a seventh game as it seems that no team can play two great games in a row. The teams split the two games in Los Angeles earlier in this series as the Oklahoma City Thunder won 118-112 in Game 3 while the Los Angeles Clippers won 101-99 in Game 4. Here is a look at Game 6 and NBA playoff picks. 

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    NBA Lines: The Miami Heat host the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on TNT. The Miami Heat dominated the first two games of this series at home and they are favored to win this contest on Wednesday. It has been pretty ugly in recent years for the Brooklyn Nets in Miami as they have lost 8 of the last 10 meetings. They were blown out in each of the first two games of this series in Miami, losing by 19 points and by 12 points.Here is a look at the matchup and NBA picks. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: Tuesday’s action in the NBA playoffs has the Los Angeles Clippers at the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards at the Indiana Pacers. It is Game 5 of both semifinal series and each can be seen on TNT. In both of the series the home team lost the first game but rebounded to win the second game. The pivotal Game 5 of both series will take place on Wednesday night with each of the home teams listed as the favorite. Here is a look at the games and NBA playoff predictions. 

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    NBA Spreads: TNT will be televising a pair of Game 4’s in the NBA playoffs on Monday night as the Miami Heat visit the Brooklyn Nets while the San Antonio Spurs visit the Portland Trail Blazers. Both of the road teams were favored to win their respective series and they each could be listed as small road favorites on Monday. The Miami Heat will almost assuredly be favored at Brooklyn while the line on the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers could be near a pick. Here is a look at both matchups and NBA predictions. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: ABC will be televising Game 4 between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. This Western Conference semifinal series is expected to be a long one as the teams appear to be evenly matched. Both teams have All-Star players and each team likes to play at a fast pace. The Los Angeles Clippers are small home favorites in this game on Sunday afternoon while the total is listed at about 212. The teams have split their last ten meetings in Los Angeles. Here is a look at Game 4 and NBA playoff picks. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: The Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of their series on Sunday night on TNT. The Indiana Pacers have not looked like a number one seed in the playoffs as they struggled to get past the Atlanta Hawks and they were beaten at home in the first game of this series. The Washington Wizards looked good in the first round and they are now thought by many people to be the better team in this series. They could end up as the favorite for this game on Sunday night. Here is a look at the game and NBA playoff predictions. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: The Western Conference semifinal series between the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs has the San Antonio Spurs heavily favored. They are listed as more than a 4-1 favorite to win the best-of-seven game series. The San Antonio Spurs will have the home court advantage but this series may be closer than the odds indicate as the teams split their four regular season meetings. The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Dallas Mavericks in seven games in the first round while the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Houston Rockets in six games. Here is a look at the series and free NBA picks. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: The Brooklyn Nets take on the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Miami Heat are the number two seed in the East while the Brooklyn Nets are the number six seed. The Miami Heat had no trouble in the first round as they dispatched the Charlotte Bobcats while the Brooklyn Nets just barely got past the Toronto Raptors. The Miami Heat struggled in the regular season against the Brooklyn Nets but they are heavily favored to win this playoff series. Here is a look at the series, NBA playoff odds; schedule and NBA playoff predictions. 

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    NBA Playoff Lines: The Los Angeles Clippers take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference semifinals. It should be a high scoring series as the Los Angeles Clippers were the highest scoring team in the NBA during the regular season while the Oklahoma City Thunder were fifth. Each team had their struggles in the opening round as the Los Angeles Clippers just barely got past the Golden State Warriors while the Oklahoma City Thunder were taken to seven games by the Memphis Grizzlies. Here is a look at the series and NBA playoff predictions. 

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    NBA Playoff Odds: The Washington Wizards play the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Washington Wizards had no trouble in the first round of the NBA Playoffs as they rolled against the Chicago Bulls in five games while the Indiana Pacers had to go seven games before getting past the Atlanta Hawks. The Indiana Pacers are a 2-1 favorite to win the series against the Washington Wizards. The Indiana Pacers took two of the three regular season meetings against the Washington Wizards. Here is a look at the matchup, the series price, the schedule and NBA playoff picks. 

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    NBA Playoff Spreads: The Indiana Pacers are favored on Thursday night as they visit the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6. The teams split their first four games of their series with each team going 1-1 at home. The Indiana Pacers were expected to win this series easily but they have struggled in almost every game of this series. They also haven’t had a lot of success on the road recently in this series in Atlanta as they have dropped 7 of the last 10 contests. Here is a look at the matchup and NBA playoff predictions.