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Orlando Magic Orlando Magic
Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks

Prediction :

Milwaukee Bucks wins the match

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Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers
Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets

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Over 212.5 points

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Boston Celtics Boston Celtics
Washington Wizards Washington Wizards

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Boston Celtics -9.5

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Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets

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Over 206.5

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Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers
Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks

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Indiana Pacers -11.5

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Miami Heat Miami Heat
Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors

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Miami Heat -13.5

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New York Knicks New York Knicks
Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls

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Over 214.5

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Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves
Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns

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Phoenix Suns wins the match

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New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers

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Los Angeles Lakers wins the match

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Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies
Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets

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Denver Nuggets wins the match

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Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder
Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks

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OKC Thunder -17.5

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San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs
Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons

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Detroit Pïstons +6

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Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors
Utah Jazz Utah Jazz

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Golden State Warriors -8

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LA Clippers LA Clippers
Houston Rockets Houston Rockets

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Houston Rockets -3

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Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings
Portland Trail Blazers Portland Trail Blazers

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Portland Trail Blazers +16.5

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Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets
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The 2023/24 NBA season is in full swing and we're providing you with a detailed look at what to expect throughout the year. Find our free NBA predictions, as well as our expert basketball betting tips on all games of this action-packed league! Plenty of information to apply to your own sports bets! 

NBA 2023/24 Presentation and Predictions

Pronósticos NBA - Basket

Basketball has seen a rapid rise in popularity over recent years and is now officially considered to be one of the top-three biggest sports in the world. Fans are attracted to the fast-paced, high-octane nature of the sport which can produce some truly awe-inspiring moments. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is unquestionably the pinnacle of the game, with the world’s most elite talent all congregated across 30 franchises. These 30 teams in search of the famous Larry O’Brien trophy are divided into two conferences: the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Make sure you follow our expert basketball betting tips at Sportytrader this season.

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2023 NBA Prediction: Who Will Win the 2023/24 NBA Championship

The NBA's Larry O´Brien trophy

Last season saw the Denver Nuggets defeat the Miami Heat in five games to claim the franchise’s first ever NBA title. Nikola Jokic led the way for his Nuggets team and earned the Finals MVP award to go along with his two league MVP awards. For the Heat, it was Jimmy Butler and crew’s second time in the Finals in the past four years. Unfortunately for them, they finished as the runners-up in both. So, the question is: can the Denver Nuggets repeat as champions?

The Nuggets have been steadily rolling along as the NBA season now passes the All-Star break and we head into the final third of the regular season. Denver hasn't seen much movement in their odds since the start of the season and still sit as the second betting favorites. We still believe there's value in backing Denver at this price, as we tipped before the season started. Denver is essentially running it back with close to the same roster as last year and has likely the best continuity of any team in the league currently (especially their starting five). The Boston Celtics are deserved betting favorites given their phenomenal play so far but this Denver team is proven in the big playoff moments while the Celtics have yet to deliver under the bright lights of the NBA Finals. The defending champion Denver Nuggets are our pick to go back-to-back and lift the Larry O'Brien trophy in June.

2023/24 NBA Prediction: Odds on the favorites for the NBA championship

TeamOutright odds
Boston Celtics3.50
Denver Nuggets5.50
LA Clippers6.00
Milwaukee Bucks7.50
Phoenix Suns15.00
Minnesota Timberwolves21.00

The 6 favourites to win the title include the Celtics, but also the defending champions, the Nuggets, and the Bucks. Just behind them are the Clippers, with Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden, and Kevin Durant's Suns, just ahead of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's Thunder! Superb odds are on offer, so don't hesitate to take advantage now!

NBA Prediction: Outright odds for all teams

  • Boston Celtics - 3.50
  • Denver Nuggets - 5.50
  • LA Clippers - 6.00
  • Milwaukee Bucks - 7.50
  • Phoenix Suns - 15.00
  • Minnesota Timberwolves - 21.00
  • NY Knicks - 21.00
  • OKC Thunder - 21.00
  • Philadelphia 76ers - 26.00
  • Cleveland Cavaliers - 29.00
  • Dallas Mavericks - 29.00
  • LA Lakers - 29.00
  • Golden State Warriors - 36.00
  • Miami Heat - 36.00
  • New Orleans Pelicans - 61.00
  • Sacramento Kings - 67.00
  • Indiana Pacers - 101.00
  • Orlando Magic 251.00

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Prediction of the League's Best Players: Who Will Win the Various Regular Season Awards?

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets

Every season, the NBA hands out various awards to the best performing players in a few different categories. Here, we'll look at the top contenders for the MVP (Most Valuable Player) DPOY (Defensive Player of the Year), Coach of the Year and MOP (Most Improved Player).

Most Valuable Player Prediction

76ers star Joel Embiid took down the MVP award last year. However, there is a large contingent of fans that believe Jokic was deserving of his third straight MVP. An argument can certainly be made that voter fatigue played a big factor in the Serbian center not winning the award. He arguably had a better season last year than he did in his MVP winning season the year prior with all of the advanced stats jumping off the page. Jokic is already a generational type of player and is putting up numbers never before seen at the center position. He nearly averaged a triple double last season with 24.8 points per game, 11.8 rebounds and 9.8 assists. He also did this on extremely efficient shooting splits of 63/38/82. We think that the voters will come back to their senses in 2023/24 and award the Denver Nuggets’ superstar his third MVP trophy.

The injury to Joel Embiid means that Jokic is now the frontrunner for the MVP award with the Nuggets center putting up 26.1 points per game, 12.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists. OKC's fantastic combo guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has continued on his upward trajectory and is now the second favorite behind Jokic while Mavs' superstar Luka Doncic is posting career-high numbers and is second in the league in scoring. As we mentioned above, we're sticking with our preseason tip of Jokic to win his third MVP award in a bet that is now looking to have great value.

Current NBA MVP odds:

  • Nikola Jokic - 1.62
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - 3.25
  • Luka Doncic - 7.50
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo - 15.00
  • Jayson Tatum - 34.00
  • Kawhi Leonard - 101.00
  • Jalen Brunson - 201.00
  • Kevin Durant - 251.00
  • Anthony Edwards - 251.00
  • Devin Booker - 251.00
  • Stephen Curry - 251.00
  • Donovan Mitchell - 251.00

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Defensive Player of the Year Prediction

Rudy Gobert of the Timberwolves

Rookie sensation Victor Wembanyama has seen his DPOY stock rise over the last few weeks with some historic defensive displays. However, it's difficult to look past Rudy Gobert to take home his fourth Defensive Player of the Year award as he is the anchor in the league's top performing defense. The Timberwolves are allowing a league-low 106.4 points per game and are currently sitting atop the Western Conference as one of the biggest surprises in the 2023/24 campaign.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds

  • Rudy Gobert - 1.13
  • Jarrett Allen - 17.00
  • Victor Wembanyama - 17.00
  • Chet Holmgren - 41.00
  • Anthony Davis - 41.00
  • Bam Adebayo - 41.00
  • Derrick White - 41.00

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Coach of the Year Prediction

There are a number of deserving candidates for coach of the year this season given the incredible rise from a number of teams. The Thunder, Timberwolves, Magic, Pacers and Pelicans are all exceeding their preseason expectations, then there are teams such as the Nuggets, Knicks, Celtics and Clippers who consistently manage to win and are among the top contenders in their conferences. The winner of this award will likely come down to which of the Timberwolves or Thunder tops the Western Conference, as they are both currently tied with identical records. As things currently stand, we give a slight edge towards Mark Daigneault's OKC Thunder as we believe they are the more likely of the two to finish top of the standings.

NBA Coach of the Year Odds

  • Mike Daigneault (OKC Thunder) - 1.71
  • Chris Finch (Timberwolves) - 3.40
  • JB Bickerstaff (Cavaliers) - 13.00
  • Joe Mazzulla (Celtics) - 13.00
  • Ty Lue (Clippers) - 13.00
  • Rick Carlisle (Pacers) - 26.00
  • Tom Thibodeau (Knicks) - 34.00

Most Improved Player Prediction

76ers guard Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid

The most improved player award recognizes the athlete who has taken the biggest jump in his game during the 2023/24 season. Tyrese Maxey of the 76ers is looking like a shoo-in for the award this year after seeing his points total rise form 20.8 last year to 25.8 this season, along with an increase in his assist totals from 3.5 to 6.4. With the injury to reigning MVP Joel Embiid, Maxey has also stepped up and proved that he can be a team's number one option.

NBA Most Improved Player Odds

  • Tyrese Maxey - 1.38
  • Coby White - 5.50
  • Alperen Sengun - 15.00
  • Jonathan Kuminga - 15.00
  • Jalen Williams - 19.00
  • Jalen Johnson - 76.00
  • Scottie Barnes - 76.00

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Rookie of the Year Prediction

Victor Wembanyama of the Spurs

Victor Wembanyama is one of the most hyped prospects to ever enter the NBA. Drafted with the first pick by the San Antonio Spurs, the 19 year-old is a true unicorn; standing at a ridiculous 2.24 meters tall and possessing the skill set of a guard. He demonstrates fluidity on the offensive side of the ball, capable of shooting from deep and creating his own shot off the dribble. Perhaps only Kevin Durant is comparable in terms of length and how Wembanyama’s game might translate at the next level. His length will make him an absolute menace on the defensive side of the ball, altering opposition shots in the paint and racking up blocks.

There will be an incredible amount of pressure on the teenager but he has arguably the best organization and coach to lean on for support. We have little doubt that Victor Wembanyama will shine in the NBA and win the 2023/24 Rookie of the Year Award.

Wembanyama is certainly living up to the hype in his first year with the Spurs, posting a fantastic stat line of: 20.7 points per game, 10.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 3.3 blocks and 1.3 steals. He's looking to be a generational type talent, especially on the defensive end where he recently became the only player other than Michael Jordan to post back-to-back games with at least five steals and five blocks.

Current NBA Rookie of the Year Award odds:

  • Victor Wembanyama - 1.12
  • Chet Holmgren - 6.00
  • Brandon Miller - 101.00

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NBA Predictions: Who Will Make the Playoffs?

Kevin Durant of the Suns

Betting on the NBA doesn't just involve choosing which team you think will win the championship. Before a team can be crowned champions, they first must qualify for the NBA Playoffs. The race for the playoffs and the battle for higher seeding throughout the regular season provides plenty of entertainment as teams try to secure their spot in the postseason. The top six teams in each conference automatically qualify for the playoffs with the remaining four being decided by the Play-In Tournament. This involves pitting the teams who finished seventh through 10th against each other to determine the final two participants from both the East and the Western Conferences.

Here, according to our analysis, is the list of the 12 teams most likely to earn their spot in the playoffs as a part of the top six seeds from both conferences: the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia Sixers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and the Miami Heat in the East, then the Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, OKC Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers and finally the Minnesota Timberwolves in the West as the initial playoff teams!

NBA Odds to Qualify for the Playoffs

You can also bet on each team individually as to whether or not they will qualify for the postseason. Check out the odds below; see anything you like? Don't hesitate to place your bets!

  • Atlanta Hawks: Yes (6.25) / No (1.11)
  • Brooklyn Nets: Yes (11.00) / No (1.05)
  • Chicago Bulls: Yes (3.70) / No (1.27)
  • Dallas Mavericks: Yes (1.25) / No (4.00)
  • Golden State Warriors: Yes (2.00) / No (1.76)
  • Houston Rockets: Yes (18.00) / No (1.01)
  • Indiana Pacers: Yes (1.08) / No (8.00)
  • LA Lakers: Yes (2.30) / No (1.62)
  • Miami Heat: Yes (1.03) / No (15.00)
  • New Orleans Pelicans: Yes (1.25) / No (4.00)
  • Orlando Magic: Yes (1.09) / No (7.50)
  • Philadelphia 76ers: Yes (1.20) / No (4.50)
  • Phoenix Suns: Yes (1.18) / No (4.75)
  • Sacramento Kings: Yes (1.31) / No (3.35)
  • Toronto Raptors: Yes (13.00) / No (1.03)
  • Utah Jazz: Yes (18.00) / No (1.01)

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Prediction on the NBA Top 10: Who Will Qualify for the Play-In?

Luka Doncic of the Mavericks

Established by Adam Silver in 2021, the Play-In Tournament is a great initiative that allows lower-seeded teams a chance to make the playoffs. Plus, it's pretty simple to understand: franchises that finish between seventh and tenth are in a tournament to determine the final two playoff qualifiers, by conference, of course. Here's how it works:

Seventh-place plays the eighth-place with the winner automatically entering the playoffs as the 7th seed (meaning they would play the 2nd seed in the first-round of the NBA Playoffs). The loser of that game then has to play the winner of the ninth-place vs 10th-place game. The winner of that final game will be the team that enters the playoffs as the 8th seed, thus earning a first-round matchup with the 1st seed in their respective conference.

The battle will once again be enormous to not finish below tenth place, meaning there is sure to be plenty of late drama. Here is our predictions on which teams will finish in those eight spots (four from each conference): the Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks in the East, followed by the New Orleans Pelicans, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and LA Lakers in the West!

NBA Odds to Participate in the Play-In Tournament

Eastern Conference

  • Chicago Bulls - 1.04
  • Philadelphia 76ers - 1.22
  • Atlanta Hawks - 1.40
  • Indiana Pacers - 1.62
  • Orlando Magic - 2.30
  • Brooklyn Nets - 2.90
  • Miami Heat - 4.00
  • Toronto Raptors - 5.75
  • NY Knicks - 7.50

Western Conference

  • LA Lakers - 1.08
  • Golden State Warriors - 1.10
  • Sacramento Kings - 1.55
  • Dallas Mavericks - 1.66
  • New Orleans Pelicans - 1.71
  • Phoenix Suns - 1.76
  • Houston Rockets - 13.00
  • Utah Jazz - 15.00

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Beginner’s Guide to How the NBA Works

NBA format

The NBA is relatively straightforward when it comes to betting and its markets are easy to understand when choosing a game. As in other sports, you can select the winner of a game and, if you are feeling especially bold, predict that the game will go to overtime (ie. betting on a tie). It’s important to keep in mind that there will always be a winner in the NBA, games cannot end in draws.

Similarly, it is possible to make predictions on how many points will be scored during a game, either individual team totals or the combined score between the two sides. In the NBA, it is quite common to see final scores end with 200 or more combined points as the league leans more and more into the three-point shot. This is certainly a viable opportunity to be aware of when making your picks. Care should be taken with the terms used for each event on the betting sites.

Likewise, the NBA also has the handicap, which is also referred to as the point spread. This serves to give an advantage or disadvantage to the teams in play based on the bookmakers’ perceived ranking of the competitors. For example, the Golden State Warriors may have odds on the moneyline of 1.50 to get the win against the Orlando Magic. However, as the favorites, they’ll be laying -4.5 points on the spread. In these cases, it is necessary to study the current situation of the two teams.

Bookmakers also offer betting markets for the number of points scored in each quarter or which team could lead after a given time (1Q, 2Q, halftime, etc.). It is also possible to bet on individual player props such as the top scorers of the duel, over/under on assist, rebounds, blocks, steals and more. These can be especially effective if bet on live.

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How do the NBA Playoffs work in 2023/24?

The NBA regular season is 82 games which involves all 30 teams (15 in the Eastern Conference and 15 in the Western Conference) battling for the 16 available playoff spots, awarded to the the top eight teams in each conference. Teams then compete in a best-of-seven playoff series with four total rounds to determine the eventual champion. 

Here's how seeding works at the end of the regular season:

  • Teams that finish between first and sixth-place automatically qualify for the NBA Playoffs.
  • Teams seeded seventh through 10th qualify for the play-in tournament
  • Team's who finished 10th and worse are eliminated

Regarding the actual NBA Playoffs, here's the structure for each round:

  • First round: First seed plays eighth seed, second seed plays seventh seed, etc.
  • Winners of the first round advance to the Conference semifinals
  • Conference Finals (four teams remaining in total)
  • NBA Finals

All series are best-of-seven, meaning the first team to win four games wins the series. The NBA Playoffs are often eagerly awaited by fans as the intensity levels ramp up and each game is filled with drama. Want to get in on the action? Be sure to follow one of the links on this page to access a number of the world's best online sports betting sites!

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How to Make Good Predictions on NBA Games?

How to make NBA predictions

The NBA regular season in a marathon. With so many games, it’s important to follow some betting guidelines which should help to increase your chances of a successful bet. Our experts at SportyTrader have gathered five key pieces of advice to keep in mind when making your NBA predictions:

  • Situational spots and team news
  • Take into account the form a team’s star
  • Analyze detailed statistics 
  • Take stock of a team’s mental state
  • Compare odds across bookmakers

Below we’ll take a look at each in more detail:

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1. Situational spots and team news

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The NBA season sees teams play 82 regular season games followed by three rounds of best-of-seven playoff series before the NBA Finals. It’s a jam-packed schedule that spans the course of six months. With so many games to be played in a relatively short amount of time, it’s common that situations arise with teams playing on short rest. This rings even more true this season, as the NBA recently announced that each team will average 14 back-to-backs in the 2023/24 campaign, up from last year’s 13.3. This means that teams will somewhat regularly play on consecutive nights, which often can have a significant impact on player and team performance.

You’ll want to be aware of these kinds of spots when analyzing an NBA game. Is a team playing the second leg of a back-to-back while their opponent comes into the game on three day’s rest? That’s the kind of situational factor that you have to account for. In a similar vein, you’ll want to keep up to date with the latest team news to stay on top of any potential injury announcements. Following a team's social media accounts is a great way to do this, as is regularly checking injury reports. The Bucks are going to look much different on the court if they are without the services of Giannis, for example. Keep in mind that all of the above will be reflected in the betting odds.

2. Take into account the form of a team’s star

It is worth considering the individual level of the stars of each team competing in the NBA, since a good performance could be enough to clinch a win. This is a league undoubtedly controlled by the star players. With only five players on the court for each team, a truly elite player is naturally going to have more opportunity to shine. For example, the relevance of Jayson Tatum on the Boston Celtics or Jimmy Butler on the Miami Heat always plays a huge part in the outcome of a game, either positively or negatively based on their performance. Long absences due to injuries are sometimes a problem. However, secondary stars, who help to bring out the best qualities of their teammates should also be taken into account: Kevin Durant and Devin Booker on the Phoenix Suns or Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokić on the Nuggets are clear evidence.

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3. Analyze detailed statistics

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It is also key that a bettor study the previous statistics of an NBA team before making a prediction involving them. There are plenty of advanced statistics to dig into, which can help provide a more clear picture of just how a team is performing. Of course, many will look at base-level stats such as points scored and points allowed. However, taking a look under the hood reveals useful information such as team pace (how many possessions a team has per 48 minutes), true shooting percentage, player-efficiency rating (PER), offensive and defensive rating among many others. The good news is that this information is widely available to be consumed! These can provide more sound predictions to be made as you will better understand how each team approaches the game. For example, say you are looking to bet on a game’s points total. The team’s involved are the LA Lakers and the Golden State Warriors. You consult the pace statistic and note that these are two of the top three teams in the league in that regard. Logically, that means both teams play at a high tempo and get plenty of shot attempts up. A perfect recipe for betting on the over!

4. Take stock of a team’s mental state

Another value that holds a lot of weight during the NBA season is the mental state of the players. Bad streaks are difficult to bear for any team and if things are not solved, the pressure starts to generate mistakes among the players. The crisis can then begin to manifest itself on the court in the form of cold shooting streaks and disjointed team chemistry to name a few. Likewise, situations that arise off the court in a player's personal life, or lack of personal care, also lead to a decrease in overall performance. For example, Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies) was out of action for a long time due to showing a gun on his social media channels at a party. A team missing its star player and the face of the franchise is naturally going to have a significant effect on a team.

5. Compare odds across bookmakers

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Last but certainly not least, you will want to make it a priority to compare the odds at different bookmakers. We can’t stress enough just how important this is; this one factor can often make the difference between some sports bettors ending up profitable or in the red! You should make it a habit to constantly look for the best available odds for the bet you are looking to make.  Consistently locking in the best possible price will provide an instant improvement to your ROI!

The best method to achieve this in the most efficient way is to sign-up with as many betting sites as you can. Having accounts across a multitude of different sportsbooks ensures you will have the access to the largest pool of available betting lines and thus ultimately find the best odds. That’s not the only benefit as you will also be able to take advantage of bookmaker’s welcome bonuses, many of which can see you receive a 100% matched first time deposit bonus! To see the best welcome bonuses on the internet, visit our best betting sites page.

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What Not to Do For Your NBA Predictions

To give yourself the best chance at improving your bottom line when it comes to betting on the National Basketball Association, there are a few pitfalls you will want to avoid. Here are some examples of what you should be cautious of:

  • Not assessing the situational spot of the teams
  • Disregarding the mental state and performance of a team’s star player.
  • Not accounting for a team’s home vs away performances.
  • Chasing your losses (ex. Betting triple your normal amount to ‘make up for’ two previous losses).
  • Not practicing proper bankroll management (you should have a fixed bet amount within your overall betting funds). 
  • Not comparing bookmakers to find the best possible odds on the market for your bet.
  • Betting strictly on a team’s name and reputation and not accounting for recent performance and form.
  • Only looking at final scores of previous games and not digging deeper into the underlying statistics.
  • Disregarding the betting odds and not understanding the implied probability behind them.
  • Blindly betting on your favorite team.

More than a few beginner and experienced bettors have fallen victim to one or multiple of the above habits. If you can eliminate them from your betting process and approach each game with clear, rational analysis, you’ll greatly increase your chances of turning a profit!

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NBA Prediction: Statistics You Need to Know

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Statistics are a reflection of what happens on the court and in the NBA they carry significant weight when it comes to making predictions. Here is the record for the entire previous 2022-23 season:

2022-23 regular season:

  • Overall scoring average: 114.7
  • Three-point shooting efficiency per team: 36%
  • Free throw efficiency per team: 78.2%
  • Average rebounds per game: 43.4
  • Average assists per game: 25.3
  • Average blocks per game: 4.5
  • Average number of fouls per game: 19.9
  • Team with the highest scoring average: Sacramento Kings (120.7)
  • Team with the highest three-point shooting efficiency: Philadelphia 76ers (38.7 %)
  • Team with the highest free throw efficiency: Philadelphia 76ers (83.5 %)
  • Team with the most rebounds per game: Milwaukee Bucks (48.6)
  • Team with the most assists per game: Golden State Warriors (29.8)
  • Team with the most blocks per game: Brooklyn Nets (6.2)
  • Team with the most fouls per game: Detroit Pistons (22.1)

2022-23 Postseason (play-in and playoffs)

  • Overall scoring average: 108.6
  • Three-point shooting efficiency per team: 34.6%
  • Free throw efficiency per team: 78.7%
  • Average rebounds per game: 42.6
  • Average number of assists per game: 24.4
  • Average blocks per game: 4.6
  • Average number of fouls per game: 19.7
  • Team with the highest scoring average: Milwaukee Bucks (118.8)
  • Team with the highest three-point shooting efficiency: Miami Heat (38 %)
  • Team with the the highest free throw efficiency: Philadelphia 76ers (88.6 %)
  • Team with the most rebounds per game: Sacramento Kings (47.7)
  • Team with the most assists per game: Golden State Warriors (28.2)
  • Team with the most blocks per game: Los Angeles Lakers & Boston Celtics (6.4)
  • Team with the most fouls per game: Los Angeles Clippers (23)

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In Short: How to Make the Right NBA Predictions?

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When making your NBA predictions, be sure to follow the tips and strategies laid out in this article. Remember to always account for a team’s schedule, the star players involved and their overall form, as well as the injury report from both teams. Analyze the matchup between the two teams and look to the underlying statistics to guide you. Of course, you should also do your best to follow the news for each team that you are interested in betting on.

If you find yourself short on time and don’t think you’ll be able to fully commit to analyzing an NBA game, or you simply would like to hear the advice of our tipsters, head over to our predictions page where you can find the latest betting tips by our experts!

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NBA: Best Odds

14 Apr 2024 - 13:00 Boston Celtics - Washington Wizards
1 1.07
2 10
14 Apr 2024 - 13:00 Cleveland Cavaliers - Charlotte Hornets
1 1.13
2 5.85
14 Apr 2024 - 13:00 Indiana Pacers - Atlanta Hawks
1 1.08
2 8
14 Apr 2024 - 13:00 New York Knicks - Chicago Bulls
1 5.85
2 1.13
14 Apr 2024 - 13:00 Orlando Magic - Milwaukee Bucks
1 6.19
2 1.06
14 Apr 2024 - 13:00 Philadelphia 76ers - Brooklyn Nets
1 1.97
2 2.32
14 Apr 2024 - 15:30 LA Clippers - Houston Rockets
1 4.5
2 2.4
14 Apr 2024 - 15:30 Memphis Grizzlies - Denver Nuggets
1 12
2 1.73
14 Apr 2024 - 15:30 Minnesota Timberwolves - Phoenix Suns
1 5.85
2 3.75
14 Apr 2024 - 15:30 New Orleans Pelicans - Los Angeles Lakers
1 8
2 1.13
14 Apr 2024 - 15:30 Oklahoma City Thunder - Dallas Mavericks
1 2.25
2 1.62
14 Apr 2024 - 15:30 San Antonio Spurs - Detroit Pistons
1 1.07
2 10

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NBA : Frequently Asked Questions

There are a few different ways to watch the NBA season and playoffs. Those located in the UK can tune into TNT Sports (formerly BT Sports), which will be showing various games throughout the regular season and postseason. Alternatively, you can stream games live through Discovery+ (which allows you to stream TNT Sports) or by signing up for NBA League Pass which includes every single game of the 2023/24 season. Those in the USA can catch nationally televised games throughout the season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS and NBATV. NBA League Pass is also available for live streaming as are other platforms such as Hulu+, FuboTV and ESPN+. Remember, you can also follow along with our NBA Livescores page that includes live updates and match statistics!

Officially, an NBA match lasts 48 minutes (four 12-minute quarters). However, if you're planning to watch a game, you can easily expect to spend 2? hours watching the whole thing. Between the numerous time-outs, half-time and commercials, NBA games actually take much longer than the official 48 minutes.

In total, there are 30 franchises in the NBA. These are divided into two conferences (15 in the West and 15 in the East), then into divisions (three in total for each conference, comprising 5 teams each).
While it was rumoured that the number of games would be reduced from 82 to 80 as a result of the new NBA Cup, franchises will continue to play 82 games during the regular phase of the 2023-2024 NBA season.Then comes the play-in tournament (6 games in total) and the famous play-offs, where the number of games will vary depending on the results of the franchises (there can be between 4 and 7 games per series, with the first team to win 4 games taking the series).
This year, the NBA will kick off on 24 October 2023! The regular season will come to an end on 14 April 2024, giving way to the play-offs. For the very first time, an official mini-tournament, the NBA Cup, will be held this season, with all 30 teams in the league taking part.
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