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Betting Tips for Week Two of the NBA

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NY Knicks at MIA Heat

NY Knicks NY Knicks

Wednesday 10/24 7:30 pm ET
American Airlines Arena

MIA Heat MIA Heat 

 

 

Tip – The Knicks are only 1-2 thus far this season, and have a tough matchup with Milwaukee on Monday. Still, I would consider New York a surprise team this season. They’ve been in every game this season, and recently went down to the wire with the Boston Celtics over the weekend. Tim Hardaway has shined as the go-to scorer for the Knicks, averaging 28 ppg, and should get his own once again vs. Miami’s wing defenders. While Hassan Whiteside has re-emerged this season by averaging a double-double, after being M.I.A. in the playoffs a season ago, Enes Kanter’s ability to stretch the court may force Whiteside back to the sidelines.

CHA Hornets at CHI Bulls

CHA HornetsCHA Hornets 

 

Wednesday 10/24 8:00 pm ET
United Center

CHI BullsCHI Bulls

 

Tip – Kemba Walker has been on a tear to start the season, averaging over 35 ppg. Don’t expect Cameron Payne to be the first point guard to stop Kemba this season. Look for Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to shadow Chicago’s number one scorer Zach LaVine defensively. MKG’s length on the wing should cause issues for LaVine. Chicago’s lack of a proven number two scorer will be evident on Wednesday.

LA Lakers at PHX Suns    

LA LakersLA Lakers  

 

Wednesday 10/24 10:00 pm ET
Talking Stick Resort Arena

PHX SunsPHX Suns 

 

 

Tip – The Lakers will be without Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram, as they will both be serving suspensions. The loss of Ingram’s length defensively could put the Lakers in a major hole. Look for Devin Booker to get points in bunches, while TJ Warren continues to emerge as a second option in Phoenix. Still, if LeBron can’t carry this Lakers team to a victory over the Suns, the media will hop all over him. Phoenix should keep it close, but LA should escape victorious.

WAS Wizards at GS Warriors

WAS WizardsWAS Wizards

 

Wednesday 10/24 10:30 pm ET
Oracle Arena

GS WarriorsGS Warriors

 

Tip –We may be in the midst of Golden State’s complete and utter dominance coming to an end. While still extremely talented, their lack of production from the bench thus far has been alarmingly concerning. Washington’s backcourt combo of John Wall and Bradley Beal has been on a scoring tear to start the season. They should continue to thrive Wednesday as GS has surrendered 20+ points to Dennis Schroeder and Gary Harris in recent weeks. Washington’s lack of scoring from the post may be their downfall this game, but if Wall and Beal get hot, it shouldn’t matter.

BOS Celtics at OKC Thunder

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics 

 

Thursday 10/25 8:00 pm ET
Chesapeake Energy Arena

OKC ThunderOKC Thunder

 

Tip – It’s official, after his dagger in the “Garden” over the weekend and phenomenal play this season, Jayson Tatum is a star. Russell Westbrook returned to action on Sunday, and produced his usual nearly triple-double stat stuffing production. Westbrook is great, Paul George is great, but Boston currently has 3 former All-Stars, Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, and Al Horford, playing in supporting cast roles, that’s how good Boston is. Good luck OKC, you’re going to need it. 

DEN Nuggets at LA Lakers

DEN NuggetsDEN Nuggets 

 

Thursday 10/25 10:30 pm ET
Staples Center

LA LakersLA Lakers 

 

 

Tip – The Nuggets have arrived. They showed their talent on Sunday, defeating the reigning champion Warriors. Nikola Jokic’ will dominate once again come Thursday night, as LA has no one that can contain him and his polished post moves down low. The Lakers are a compilation of old vets looking to win now, and young talent looking to grow into contenders. Until the Lakers figure out what kind of team they want to be, they wont be able to compete with an upper echelon unit like the Nuggets.


About the Author

Vincent Somma has been involved in the football world from a young age. He played football for sixteen years, and has been involved in fantasy football leagues for most of that time as well. Vincent began to dabble in sports writing towards the end of his high school career, and has been writing ever since. His strongest forte is draft analysis and NFL coverage.




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