2019 NBA Championship Picks

2019 NBA Championship Picks

The 2019 NBA regular season ends later this week, but you can bet on the who will win the 2019 NBA Championship now.

2019 NBA Championship Odds & Picks

  • Golden State Warriors -210
  • Milwaukee Bucks +700
  • Houston Rockets +1025
  • Toronto Raptors +1125
  • Boston Celtics +1700
  • Philadelphia 76ers +2800
  • Denver Nuggets +5000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +7000
  • Utah Jazz +8500
  • Portland Trail Blazers +20000
  • San Antonio Spurs +22500
  • Los Angeles Clippers +25000
  • Indiana Pacers +50000
  • Detroit Pistons +75000
  • Brooklyn Nets +75000
  • Orlando Magic +100000
  • Miami Heat +150000
  • Charlotte Hornets +500000

NBA Championship Betting Favorite: Golden State Warriors -220

The Golden State Warriors remain the team to beat for the NBA Championship. With their 55-24 record, Golden State currently has a 2-game lead over the Denver Nuggets for the best record in the Western Conference.

If the Warriors lock down the best record in the West, they most definitely will be very difficult to beat. However, this could be the first time in the past three seasons where the Warriors, although legitimate favorites, don’t look like a lock. DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t smoothly folded into the Warriors starting five while Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson haven’t been as dominating.

Not only that, but the bench doesn’t seem as solid has it has the past couple of seasons. Golden State could be vulnerable.

NBA Championship Smart Pick: Milwaukee Bucks +750

The team to back to beat the Warriors are the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks have the best overall record in the NBA at 59-21. Milwaukee has sort of become the Eastern Conferences version of the Golden State Warriors. They rank first in points per game at 118.2. They also rank first in field goal percentage allowed at 43.3%.

Not only that, but the likely NBA MVP this season plays for Milwaukee. The amazing Greek Freak, Giannis Antetounkempo, leads Milwaukee in points, rebounds, and assists per game. Giannis averages 27.7 points, 5.9 assists, and 12.5 boards per. He also shoots 57.7% from the field.

He’s unstoppable. What’s scary is that if you manage to contain the Greek Freak, Milwaukee throws Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe at you. The Bucks have a real shot of winning the NBA Championship.

NBA Championship Long Shot Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +3500

The Denver Nuggets are a decent play at +1800 as well, but OKC offers more value, making them the slightly better long shot play to win the NBA Championship this season. Oklahoma City has a 46-33 record. That’s a good record, but it’s not close to Denver or Golden State.

The reason to believe the Thunder turn it on in the playoffs, though, is because no team, not even the Warriors, has a couple of players that can dominate the way OKC does. Both Paul George and Russell Westrbrook can take over. The pair work together very well.

If the two are shooting well in the playoffs, most teams will find it difficult to beat the Thunder because you must double-team Russell and PG-13. That makes the Oklahoma City Thunder the most dangerous long shot play to win the 2019 NBA Championship.

[UPDATED] The 2019 NBA regular season ends later this week, but you can bet on the who will win the 2019 NBA Championship now.

2019 NBA Championship Odds & Picks

  • Golden State Warriors -188
  • Milwaukee Bucks +675
  • Toronto Raptors +1050
  • Houston Rockets +1150
  • Boston Celtics +1675
  • Philadelphia 76ers +3000
  • Oklahoma City Thunder +3300
  • Denver Nuggets +5000
  • Utah Jazz +7500
  • Portland Trail Blazers +20000
  • San Antonio Spurs +25000
  • Orlando Magic +50000
  • Indiana Pacers +50000
  • Los Angeles Clippers +50000
  • Detroit Pistons +50000
  • Brooklyn Nets +50000

NBA Championship Betting Favorite: Golden State Warriors -188

The Golden State Warriors remain the team to beat for the NBA Championship.

If the Warriors lock down the best record in the West, they most definitely will be very difficult to beat. However, this could be the first time in the past three seasons where the Warriors, although legitimate favorites, don’t look like a lock. DeMarcus Cousins hasn’t smoothly folded into the Warriors starting five while Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson haven’t been as dominating.

Not only that, but the bench doesn’t seem as solid has it has the past couple of seasons. Golden State could be vulnerable.

NBA Championship Smart Pick: Milwaukee Bucks +675

The team to back to beat the Warriors are the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks have the best overall record in the NBA at 59-21. Milwaukee has sort of become the Eastern Conferences version of the Golden State Warriors. They rank first in points per game at 118.2. They also rank first in field goal percentage allowed at 43.3%.

Not only that, but the likely NBA MVP this season plays for Milwaukee. The amazing Greek Freak, Giannis Antetounkempo, leads Milwaukee in points, rebounds, and assists per game. Giannis averages 27.7 points, 5.9 assists, and 12.5 boards per. He also shoots 57.7% from the field.

He’s unstoppable. What’s scary is that if you manage to contain the Greek Freak, Milwaukee throws Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe at you. The Bucks have a real shot of winning the NBA Championship.

NBA Championship Long Shot Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder +3300

The Denver Nuggets are a decent play at +1800 as well, but OKC offers more value, making them the slightly better long shot play to win the NBA Championship this season. Oklahoma City has a 46-33 record. That’s a good record, but it’s not close to Denver or Golden State.

The reason to believe the Thunder turn it on in the playoffs, though, is because no team, not even the Warriors, has a couple of players that can dominate the way OKC does. Both Paul George and Russell Westrbrook can take over. The pair work together very well.

If the two are shooting well in the playoffs, most teams will find it difficult to beat the Thunder because you must double-team Russell and PG-13. That makes the Oklahoma City Thunder the most dangerous long shot play to win the 2019 NBA Championship.

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AAF Week 4 Odds & Betting Analysis

AAF Week 4 Odds & Betting Analysis

We are heading into Week 4 of the Alliance of America Football league. Attendance might be struggling, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a few bucks on a few smart bets on AAF Week 4 action.

AAF Week 4 Odds & Betting Analysis

Orlando Apollos -4 at Salt Lake Stallions
When: Saturday, March 2 at 4:00 pm ET
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT

Betting Analysis: In Week 3, the Salt Lake Stallions handed the Arizona Hotshots their first loss of the season. Salt Lake beat Zona 23-15. However, John Wolford, Arizona’s starting quarterback, got hurt during the game. Salt Lake most definitely took advantage of the situation.

That doesn’t mean they can’t beat Orlando straight up on Saturday, though. The Apollos barely got buy Memphis 21-17 as a -9 favorite. Orlando remains undefeated after 3 weeks, but if we learned anything from AAF Week 3, it’s that these teams are much closer in terms of talent than many of us thought after Week 1.

Salt Lake turns their win over the Hotshots into a streak with a victory and cover against Orlando.

Pick: Salt Lake Stallions

San Diego Fleet -6½ at Memphis Express
When: Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Liberty Bowl Stadium, Memphis, TN

Betting Analysis: Memphis played the Orlando Apollos tough, but they’ll have a difficult time keeping the San Diego Fleet from rushing all over them. In Week 2, the Fleet dominated the Atlanta Legends on the ground with 181 rushing yards.

Then, in Week 3, the Fleet rushed for 202 rushing yards versus San Antonio’s supposedly decent defense. Memphis allowed Orlando to rush for 174 yards in the Week 3 loss. San Diego runs for a win and cover.

Pick: San Diego Fleet

San Antonio Commanders at Birmingham Iron -7
When: Sunday, March 3 at 4:00 pm ET
Where: Legion Field Stadium, Birmingham, AL

Betting Analysis: Birmingham will have a big edge when they take on the San Antonio Commanders in Week 4. The Iron are undefeated, yes, but the real reason to like them against San Antonio is because they’ve lived up to their name.

Birmingham’s defense is made out of iron. They held Memphis to 0 points in Week 1. In Week 2, they kept Salt Lake to 9, and then in Week 3, they beat Atlanta 28-12. San Antonio won’t score more than 10 on Sunday. Birmingham wins straight up and against the spread.

Pick: Birmingham Iron

Atlanta Legends at Arizona Hotshots -13½
When: Sunday, March 3 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ

Betting Analysis: We don’t know if Arizona starting quarterback John Wolford will play on March 3. Wolford left the game versus Salt Lak after taking a massive hit and throwing an interception. Even if Wolford doesn’t play, Arizona should handle Atlanta on Sunday.

Back-up Trevor Knight will have had a full week of practice with the first team. Not only that, but Atlanta hasn’t gotten any closer than 12 points in any of their 3 straight losses. The Hotshots beat the Legends and cover the spread.

Pick: Arizona Hotshots

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NHL Betting Analysis Jan 14-20

NHL Betting Analysis Jan 14-20

The NHL season is starting to heat up and I have a trio of NHL games that you shoud bet on. Keep reading to find out more.

NHL Betting Analysis Jan 14-20

Boston Bruins at Philadelphia Flyers
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia,. PA
TV: NBCSN

Analysis: NBC Sports Network’s prime time matchup on Wednesday has the Philadelphia Flyers hosting the Boston Bruins. Philadelphia’s been an awful NHL team in recent weeks. The

Flyers have won only 2 games in their last 12. Many of the losses have been terrible. Some of the more embarrassing performances were losing 0-3 to St. Louis, 0-4 to Nashville, and 3-5 to Washington. Philadelphia has an under .500 8-10-3 home record.

Boston beat the Flyers 3-0 in the last matchup. While the Flyers have been terrible, the Bruins have been great, winning 5-of-6. Boston’s got a nice 10-9-4 road record. They don’t always win on the road, but they face a bad hockey team.

The Bruins should come out firing. If they’re the favorite on the moneyline, consider the puck line. The Flyers often lose by more than a single goal

Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning
When: Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
TV: ESPN+

Analysis: Thursday’s Toronto versus Tampa matchup should be a must-see sporting event. The Lightning have leapfrogged the Maple Leafs in Stanley Cup futures. Both teams understand how important the matchup is.

The Leafs average 3.6 goals per. That’s one of the reasons they’ve got a winning 15-5-1 away record. The Lightning average 4.0 goals per, which is they’ve got a great 19-4 home record.

Toronto should fight hard, but Tampa Bay’s got the slightly better defense. In the last match between these two, Tampa beat Toronto 3-1. Expect a similar score on Thursday.

Pittsburgh Penguins at Vegas Golden Knights
When: Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10:00 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
TV: ESPN+

Analysis: One of the top teams in the East battles one of the best in the West on Saturday when the Vegas Golden Knights host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Golden Knights will be the Pens’ fifth straight road game versus a Western Conference foe. Pittsburgh looked good beating awful Anaheim in their first road match. But, they imploded in their second road matchup when the L.A. Kings beat them 5-2.

It’s hard to see the likely tired Penguins putting up a fight against one of the best teams in NHL. Vegas should easily beat Pittsburgh. This looks like a puck line play.

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