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Betting Tips for Week Two of the NBA

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CHI Bulls at CHA Hornets

CHI BullsCHI Bulls

Friday 10/26 7:00 pm ET
Spectrum Center

CHA HornetsCHA Hornets

 

 

Tip – A repeat matchup of Wednesday’s game, but this time the Bulls travel to Charlotte. Chicago was able to get their first victory on the young season Wednesday, thanks to point guard Zach LaVine. LaVine continued his impressive start to the season, putting up 32 points in 36 minutes. All LaVine’s brilliance can’t mask the deficiencies in Chicago’s defense. All of Charlotte’s starting five finished in double digits. If the Hornets can get slightly more out of Kemba Walker this time around, while still spreading the ball around, they should even the season series on Friday.

GS Warriors at NY Knicks

GS WarriorsGS Warriors 

 

Friday 10/26 7:30 pm ET
Madison Square Garden

NY KnicksNY Knicks

 

Tip

The Knicks haven’t won a game since opening night, and it’s starting to look like the making of another lost season for New York. Tim Hardaway has been impressive stepping into NY’s lead scoring role, but the team lacks a consistent scorer beside him. The loss of Kevin Knox to injury is a major disappointment, especially after the talent he showed in summer league. The Warriors have been winning as usual, but not dominating like in years past. Look for Golden State to use this game to assert themselves. Knicks Frank Ntilikina is a solid defender, but his 6’5” frame will be no match for Kevin Durant’s 7’5’’ wingspan. Warriors win big.

BOS Celtics at DET Pistons

BOS CelticsBOS Celtics 

 

Saturday 10/27 7:00 pm ET
Little Caesar’s Arena

DET PistonsDET Pistons

 

 

Tip – Blake Griffin had a lot of doubters heading into the season, but his 36.3 ppg along with his 50-point outing on Tuesday has silenced his critics, at least for now. Blake isn’t the only impressive Piston. Point guard Reggie Jackson has averaged 20 ppg, and will lend us an intriguing matchup with Kyrie Irving on Saturday night. Jayson Tatum has slightly cooled down of late, while Gordon Hayward is still working himself back to pre-injury form. Don’t be surprised to see Detroit steal one at home.

CHI Bulls at ATL Hawks

CHI BullsCHI Bulls

 

Saturday 10/27 7:30 pm ET
State Farm Arena

ATL HawksATL Hawks

 

Tip – The Hawks aren’t a very good team at the moment. They rely too much on rookie Trae Young to get hot from the arc, and lack any scoring presence in the post.  Chicago isn’t much better, actually they’re worse when it comes to their winless record. Chicago’s combo of Zach LaVine, and Jabari Parker have impressed offensively, but defensively, have been abysmal, as is evident by Chicago’s 25th ranked defense. Look for Trae Young to get things cooking on Saturday.

LA Lakers at SA Spurs

LA LakersLA Lakers

 

Friday 10/27 8:00 pm ET
At&t Center

SA SpursSA Spurs

 

Tip – The Spurs have struggled a bit out of the gate. They rely heavily on 32-year old Rudy Gay much more than you may think, or like, for a team hoping to contend for an NBA title. They are still trying to find a true facilitator to run their offense after losing Dejounte Murray for the season. Still, LaMarcus Aldridge has been his steady self in the post, and DeMar Derozan is actually on pace for the best scoring season in his career. LeBron has an uphill battle in LA, and simply doesn’t posses the pieces to compete day in and day out, unless LeBron just has an out of this world game. Look for San Antonio to get its second win against LA in a six-day span.

GS Warriors at BK Nets

GS WarriorsGS Warriors 

 

Sunday 10/28 5:00 pm ET
Barclays Center

BK NetsBK Nets

 

 

Tip – The Nets seem like the forgotten team of the NBA. They don’t really have anyone on their roster that you can name off the top of your head besides possibly D’Angelo Russell, and though he’s a nice player, he has still yet to live up to his lofty draft status.  While one team lacks name power, the Warriors are filled with stars, and these stars can ball. Who would you take, a trio of KD, Steph, and Klay, or a team that is playing 33 year-old journeymen Jared Dudley nearly 30 minutes a game? Warriors win big.


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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