The action in the 2021/22 NBA season continues tonight with more top-of-the-table clashes in both the Eastern and Western Conferences taking place tonight.
All sides have now played a double-figure amount of matches meaning the conference tables are starting to take shape.
The stronger sides are moving to the top, and the lesser teams are starting to fall away. It also gives us plenty of form to use for making our picks.
In the outright betting to win the 2021/22 NBA Championship, the Brooklyn Nets are still the outstanding favorites.
|2021/22 NBA Championship Winner Betting|
|Golden State Warriors||+700||+750|
|Los Angeles Clippers||+2000||+1800|
The best online sportsbooks of 2021 have the Nets miles ahead of their closest rivals in the betting. Their closest rivals, the LA Lakers are +550 with BetUS, and +575 with BetOnline.
And it’s the Net’s match that I’m looking at first tonight.
The Orlando Magic hosts the Brooklyn Nets at the Amway Centre on Wednesday night, with both teams needing a win for differing reasons.
The Magic pulled off an impressive win over the Utah Jazz in their last match, and they will be hoping that the 107 to 100 points victory will provide the catalyst to go on a run that lifts them out of the bottom two in the Eastern Conference.
They come up against a Brooklyn Nets side looking for the win to help keep pace with the likes of the Philadelphia 76ers at the top of the conference.
There is a whole host of teams in and around the Nets, so they need to get back to winning ways after suffering a 118-95 thrashing from the Chicago Bulls on Monday.
Despite their excellent win on Monday, none of the best NBA betting sites give the Magic much chance against the Nets.
Brooklyn is -9.5 on the Point Spread, and to win on the Moneyline they are -900.
You can get +320 on the Moneyline for the Magic to pull off another win over a high-quality side, but I can’t see it happening.
The only question is will the Nets beat the -9.5 spread? I’m backing them to do it.
The Bulls host Dallas Mavericks looking to build on their brilliant win over Brooklyn Nets earlier this week.
The Bulls have just dismantled Brooklyn Nets 118-95 and are in exceptional form.
The Dallas Mavericks are themselves on a three-match winning run that has seen them storm up the Western Conference over the past week.
The Mavericks come up against a Chicago Bulls side that has just wiped the floor with the 2021/22 NBA Championship favorites though.
This promises to be a rip-roaring match-up between two in-form teams.
BetOnline favors the Bulls to pull off another win tonight, the online sportsbook has them as -155 favorites on the Moneyline. They also give the Mavericks a +3.5 start on the Point Spread.
As well as the Mavericks have done, the Bulls are a step up in class, and I fancy them to beat the -3.5 spread.
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The Miami Heat head to California to take on the LA Lakers, and this could be the ideal time to be taking on Frank Vogel’s misfiring side.
So far this season the LA Lakers have a 6-5 record and sit mid-table in the Western Conference.
The Miami Heat on the other hand sits at the top end of the Eastern Conference and has a more impressive 7-3 record.
Last time out the Heat suffered a heavy defeat. On Monday night they went down by 113 points to 96 away to the Denver Nuggets.
The Heat will be looking to bounce back against a Lakers side that ended a two-match losing streak by beating the Charlotte Hornets 126 to 123 after overtime on Monday night.
It was a win for the Lakers, if not a convincing one.
The Lakers have a +4.5 start on the Point Spread. I don’t think that will be enough, and I expect the Heat to come through.
In form Steph Curry and his Warriors side host struggling Minnesota on Wednesday night.
It has the feel of a mismatch about it does this match-up.
The Warriors are 9-1 and have just come off a 127-113 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Add to that Steph Curry’s 50 points and 10 assists in the match, and you can see why going to the Chase Center looks such a daunting task.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are on a 5 match losing streak and have an overall 3-6 record this season.
Timberwolves’ head coach Chris Finch must wonder what he has done wrong to suffer such bad luck!
The Golden State Warriors are giving the Timberwolves a +7 start and I don’t think that will be enough.