Mavericks vs. Nets NBA Preview

Mavericks vs. Nets NBA Preview

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks look to get back on track when they visit Kyrie Irving and the red-hot Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Here’s a preview of the game, including betting odds and our NBA picks.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets

Saturday, February 27, 2021 – 08:30 PM EST at Barclays Center

The Nets opened as 3.5-point favorites and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have them at -5. This leaves a 1.5-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. We need at least two points between the projections and the lines before we lay any serious wood, so the ATS is worth a look. FiveThirtyEight gives the Nets a 69 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -223.

USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin has the Nets at -4.12 using his Rating numbers, and at TBD using his eigenvector analysis, so there’s some room to grab potential betting value with the at BetMGM.

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Heat vs. Lakers NBA Preview

Heat vs. Lakers NBA Preview

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

The Los Angeles Lakers look to get back on track when they host the Miami Heat on Saturday night in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals. Here’s a preview of the game, including betting odds and our NBA picks.

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Saturday, February 20, 2021 – 08:30 PM EST at STAPLES Center

The Lakers opened as 3.5-point favorites and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have them at -5.5. This leaves a 2-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. We need at least two points between the projections and the lines before we lay any serious wood, so the Lakers ATS is worth a look. FiveThirtyEight gives the Lakers a 71 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -245.

USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin has the Lakers at -6.46 using his Rating numbers, and at TBD using his eigenvector analysis, so there’s some room to grab potential betting value with the Lakers -3 at William Hill.

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76ers vs. Suns NBA Preview

76ers vs. Suns NBA Preview

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

 

The Philadelphia 76ers look to get back on track when they visit the red-hot Phoenix Suns on Saturday afternoon. Here’s a preview of the game, including betting odds and our NBA picks.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 03:00 PM EST at PHX Arena

The 76ers opened as 1-point favorites and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have the Suns at -2. This leaves a 3-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. FiveThirtyEight gives the Suns a 58 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -138.

USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin has the 76ers at -0.50 using his Rating numbers, and at -1.29 using his eigenvector analysis, so there’s some room to grab potential betting value with the Suns +1.5 at BetMGM.

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Nets vs. 76ers NBA Preview

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets. Nets vs. 76ers NBA Preview

Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets. Will Newton/Getty Images/AFP

The Brooklyn Nets clash with the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night in a potential playoff preview. Here’s a breakdown for the game, including betting odds and our NBA picks.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Saturday, February 6, 2021 – 08:00 PM EST at Wells Fargo Center

The 76ers opened as 2.5-point favorites and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have them at -3.5. This leaves a 1-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. FiveThirtyEight gives the 76ers a 64 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -178.

USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin has the 76ers at -1.18 using his Rating numbers, and the Nets at -0.03 using his eigenvector analysis, so there’s some room to grab potential betting value with the Nets +3 at SBK.

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Lakers vs. Celtics NBA Preview

Kemba Walker. Lakers vs. Celtics NBA Preview

Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP

The Los Angeles Lakers continue their seven-game road trip with a visit to the Boston Celtics on Saturday. Here’s a complete preview for the game, including betting odds and our NBA picks.

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

Saturday, January 30, 2021 – 08:30 PM EST at TD Garden

The Lakers opened as 3.5-point favorites and over at FiveThirtyEight, they have them at +1. This leaves a 4.5-point gap between the projections and the actual NBA odds. FiveThirtyEight gives the Celtics a 55 percent chance to win. The equivalent moneyline is -122.

USA Today’s Jeff Sagarin has the Lakers at -1.75 using his Rating numbers, and at -7.31 using his eigenvector analysis, so there’s some room to grab potential betting value with the Celtics +3.5 at FanDuel.

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