After a Covid-19-stricken weekend within the NBA, we’re back with what hopefully will be a schedule that is free from any postponements.
Nets to beat the Bucks
My oh my, those Brooklyn Nets look in fine shape with the addition of James Harden. The former Houston Rocket, along with Kevin Durant dropped over 30 points each in their win against Orlando Magic. The Nets look a sure favourite for the Eastern Conference now, if they weren’t already. I think they’ll make light work over the Milwaukee Bucks and cover the handicap.
Mavericks to beat the Raptors
With Kristaps Porzingis back from injury, the Dallas Mavericks are yet to look like the threatening side we all assumed with the big man back in the line-up. The Mavs disappointed in their loss to the Chicago Bulls, who are not exactly title contenders themselves. However, I don’t see the Raptors being able to cope with the dynamic shooting Porzingis holds. I believe Dallas will win and cover a handicap of (-5).
Lakers to beat the Warriors
The LA Lakers will make easy work of Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors, despite the point guard producing his best basketball in recent games, the Warriors have failed to pick up the W’s. The Lakers look in control of the Western Conference, with Montrezl Harrell providing the support the need in rebounding and defending. I can see the Lakers winning and covering a handicap of (-10).
Bulls to beat the Rockets
Zach LaVine is making a case for an all-star appearance this year. Despite only dropping 10 in his last game, the Bulls guard had dropped 80 in the last 2 games prior to that. Coby White is also stepping up in his second season for this young Bulls squad, who I think can take on a depleted Rockets team, who actually look better without James Harden. Despite that, I don’t see the Rockets showing consistency to produce in all 4 quarters of a game.