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Early Odds for 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year

Early Odds for 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year

Article posted on Wednesday 18 July

This year's NBA rookie class is exceptionally deep. Picking a Rookie of the Year winner can be hard. But we're here to help. Based on opportunity, fit with his new team and general talent level, we're ranking your top Rookie of the Year bets from worst to first. This ladder always changes as the season goes on, but don't take this way-too-early look lightly. It matters.
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Way-Too-Early 2019 NBA Championship Odds Following Draft and Peak Free Agency 

Article posted on Saturday 14 July

Way-Too-Early 2019 NBA Championship Odds Following Draft and Peak Free Agency
The dust is starting to settle on the NBA's offseason following the draft and peak of free agency. And, well, let's just say a lot has happened. From LeBron James joining the Los Angeles Lakers to the Phoenix Suns trying to wedge their way into the playoff conversation and everything in between, a lot has happened. Here's every team's title chances entering next year, with some context on every outlook.
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Updated Odds on Where LeBron James Will Land in NBA Free Agency 

Article posted on Friday 01 June

Updated Odds on Where LeBron James Will Land in NBA Free Agency
At one time, with the Cleveland Cavaliers at their lowest, and with the NBA season closer to its halfway point, oddsmakers pegged upwards of 10 teams as potential offseason landing spots for LeBron James. Now, in the NBA Finals, one month out from free agency, they're down to six. Knowing what we know about LeBron, the rosters, salary-cap situations and the logistics of each potential arrival, we rank the best bets, from worst to first.
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Ranking Best Bets to Win 2018 NBA Finals MVP 

Article posted on Wednesday 30 May

Ranking Best Bets to Win 2018 NBA Finals MVP
With the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors set to meet again in the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year, the number of series MVP candidates is finite. All the usual suspects create a field of three to four likely winners, which can make the betting process boring. But that all changes when you factor in the series outcome and potential dark horses. So stick with us as we rank your five best bets to win the 2018 NBA Finals MVP hardware.
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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors: Complete Preview for 2018 NBA Finals 

Article posted on Wednesday 30 May

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors: Complete Preview for 2018 NBA Finals
Here we go again. After all the regular-season hoopla, after all the postseason drama, it's all ending with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors meeting in the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year. The Warriors, of course, enter as heavy favorites. They've beaten the Cavaliers in two of the last three Finals, and Cleveland has done little to earn the benefit of the doubt. But do the Cavs have an outside shot at winning? We look into it right now.
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NBA Teams Most Likely to Trade Their 1st-Round Draft Pick 

Article posted on Thursday 24 May

NBA Teams Most Likely to Trade Their 1st-Round Draft Pick
Trades go down every single year during and leading up to the NBA draft. It's part and parcel of the league's typical operation. Concrete odds aren't tied to these transactions, but understanding which squads will be looking to move their upcoming first-round selections, along with why, will help you identify contenders and separate teams gearing up for rebuilds. So, without further ado, here are squads to keep an eye on.
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Down But Not Out: Ranking Best Long-Shot NBA Playoff Bets 

Article posted on Tuesday 22 May

Down But Not Out: Ranking Best Long-Shot NBA Playoff Bets
Two more NBA teams find themselves with their back up against the postseason wall. A few games into the Conference Finals, both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets have been tabbed as the underdogs for the remainder of their best of seven sets. Let's figure out whether either of them have the juice to author a comeback rather than submit to the ends—and, more pointedly, to history.
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Where Will Kawhi Leonard Play Next Season? Ranking Best Odds on NBA Market 

Article posted on Friday 18 May

Where Will Kawhi Leonard Play Next Season? Ranking Best Odds on NBA Market
Will the San Antonio Spurs consider trading Kawhi Leonard this summer? That question would have seemed ridiculous about a year ago, Now, on the heels of an injury-plagued campaign, it's a legitimate issue. He wasn't around the team during their five-game playoff run, and the rumor mill has the Spurs potentially considering a trade rather than the extension he's eligible for. Which team will he be on when next season tips off? Let's decide together.
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Biggest Need for Every NBA Lottery Team in 2018 Draft 

Article posted on Wednesday 16 May

Biggest Need for Every NBA Lottery Team in 2018 Draft
The 2018 NBA draft lotteryis done and over with, which means every team now knows where they'll be selecting in this June's prospect pageant. And using our astute knowledge of their depth charts, cap situations and transactional tendencies, we'll identify their biggest need of the selection selection. This way, as you consider their futures at the sportsbooks in the coming months, you'll be even more informed.
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Predictions for Each NBA Conference Finals Series 

Article posted on Saturday 12 May

Predictions for Each NBA Conference Finals Series
As the NBA ekes into the Conference Finals portion of their postseason, a few things dawn on us. We're getting the Western Conference matchup we wanted, between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. The Eastern Conference sparring is a different story. People banked on LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers getting here, but the shorthanded Boston Celtics? Not so much. Expected or not, we've got your series picks for both Conference Finals clashes.
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