2018 NBA Expert Betting Predictions, News, and Odds: Pelicans looking like they can compete with Twin Towers.

Written and authored National Basketball Association Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes.

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The New Orleans Pelicans play in one of the most scenic cities in the nation and are finally turning heads in the “CRESCENT CITY.”

Make no mistake fans in “SPORTSMAN’S PARADISE” are still licking their wounds after their beloved Saints lost to the Minnesota Vikings on the last play in the 2018 divisional round.

In the 2016-17 season General Manager Dell Demps took a chance and acquired multi-talented but disgruntled Center DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings.

Many thought it would bring instant gratification and take the team to the next level, but that scenario didn’t happen.

The Pelicans missed the playoffs in the 2017 season, and the buzz surrounding Cousins intensified.

Cousins is one of five players from the University of Kentucky on the current Pelicans roster. The others are Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo, Darius Miller, and DeAndre Liggins.

 

Head Coach Alvin Gentry is in this third season on the bench in New Orleans after a stint in Phoenix where he underachieved.

This Sports Handicapper has never understood why a guy like Gentry seems to keep getting head coaching jobs; the North Carolina native does, however, recognizes the “X AND O’S” of the game.

Gentry got his first head job with the Miami Heat back in 1995. The Detroit Pistons took a chance on him and lasted for three seasons, and then the Los Angeles Clippers organization rolled the dice of Gentry.

Well, things seem to go his way at the present moment, an overtime road win over Boston shows the entire league how much talent the Pelicans have on the roster.

The question is can they keep rolling or will do what is expected, and that is beginning to go in the tank.

As of Wednesday, January 17, 2018. New Orleans is three games over .500, winning their last three both straight up and to the number.

The Pelicans are behind Houston and San Antonio in the Southwest division.

 

New Orleans is an exciting team moving forward in the 2018 season.

The team ranks near the top of the league scoring the basketball, but they must concentrate on defense to become an elite team.

At present, the Pelicans allow opponents 111.1 points per game, twenty-ninth in the “ASSOCIATION.”

Post players Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins both average over twenty-five points per contest scoring the basketball.

Point Guard Jrue Holiday is the understudy to Rajon Rondo who will be a crucial part if they want to get into the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

Former Memphis Grizzlies standout and defensive specialist Tony Allen must to his imprint on the team in the second half of the season if they want to avoid the NBA draft lottery.

All said the New Orleans Pelicans have everything going their way and if they keep playing at their current level, this team could be the surprise team in the 2018 postseason.

Bovada.LV list the 2018 New Orleans Pelicans win total at 39 And A Half Games.

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Winning NBA Expert Point Spread Predictions, and Odds for Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Detroit Pistons at Brooklyn Nets.

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The (21-18) Detroit Pistons of the Eastern Conference Central division are in the most populous borough of the “BIG APPLE” for a conference matchup. Detroit play’s the (15-25) Brooklyn Nets of the Eastern Conference Atlantic.

Tip-off is 7:30 PM EST. The game is on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

The teams will play at Barclays Center where Atlantic meets Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.

Local television networks will broadcast the game.

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Miami must find some star power to contend with the elite in the Eastern Conference. Detroit arrives in New York City and must get back to playing competitive basketball.

The Brooklyn Nets are young but give one hundred percent each night.

The Opening Betting line has the Detroit Pistons as a one and a half point road favorite against the spread. The betting odds total is 204 points for Wednesday’s contest.

 

The Detroit Pistons are just 1-3 their last four straight up and 2-2 to the Las Vegas point spread.

Detroit is in a second-place tie with Milwaukee for second place in the division.

Head Coach Stan Van Gundy is in his fourth season on the bench in the “MOTOR CITY.” Detroit is rich in basketball tradition at all levels and hopes to restore a winning culture.

The “BAD BOY’S” of the 1980’s come to mind with Chuck Daly leading a team who was tough in every sense of the word.

Van Gundy understands this is a new era and players aren’t as gritty as they once were.

Detroit is a Blue Collar town, and maximum effort is expected each night which they are doing on defense, allowing opponents 101.9 ppg, sixth in the league.

Starting point guard Reggie Jackson is out for at least a month and a half with an ankle sprain. Tobias Harris is the teams leading scorer and is consistent outside shooter.

Center Andre Drummond is the face of the franchise but has offensive challenges. However, the former University of Connecticut star is a force on defense.

Detroit must be patient and play through Drummond.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2018 Detroit Pistons total wins at thirty-eight and a half games for the season.

 

The 2018 Brooklyn Nets need rest after their 114-113 overtime home loss to Toronto on Monday, January 8th.

However, Brooklyn is a six-game point spread winning streak. The Nets are also 4-1 to the number the last five against Detroit, And we are making bettors aware of this crucial statistic.

As expected, the Nets are at the bottom of the standings in the Atlantic division. and 9-12 straight up when playing in front of the home fans.

General Manager Sean Marks has a handle on the pulse of the Nets, and they will back in the mix sooner than later.

Head Coach Kenny Atkinson is in his second season; the Long Island native is instilling a defense-first mentality, especially with star D’Angelo Russell recovering from a knee injury.

Brooklyn ranks near the bottom of the league allowing opponents nearly one hundred and nine points per game.

The key to a Nets wins to make open shots and force Drummond to defend outside the post.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2018 Brooklyn Nets Over/Under win total at twenty-eight games.

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The Best Basketball Predictions, and Odds For Wednesday, January 3, 2018: Houston Rockets at Orlando Magic.

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The (26-9) Houston Rockets of the Western Conference Southwest division are in the “SUNSHINE STATE” for an out of conference matchup. Houston play’s the (12-26) Orlando Magic of the Eastern Conference Southeast.

Tip-off is 7:00 PM EST. The game is on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The teams will play at the Amway Center in chilly downtown Orlando, Florida.

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The Houston Rockets acquisition of Point Guard Chris Paul seems like the best offseason move of any team in the league.

Orlando must find some chemistry; they gave up on former first-round pick Victor Oladipo too soon.

The Opening Betting line has the Orlando Magic as a seven and a half point home underdog against the spread.

The betting odds total is 220 points for Wednesday’s contest.

The 2017-18 Houston Rockets have a comfortable lead in the division.

However, the Rockets broke a five-game losing streak on New Year’s Eve in an overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

After being an asset to point spread bettors early last month, the Rockets have dropped their last seven to the number.

Making matter worse franchise player James Harden will be out until the middle of the month with a hamstring injury.

Head Coach Mike D’Antoni will get to see what kind of players he has on the roster as bench players must step up their games.

Houston is the top scoring team in the NBA, but they will miss over thirty-two points per game from Harden.

Eric Gordon is a prolific three-point shooter, one of many in the rotation.

Chris Paul must show on the court leadership abilities the next few weeks, and the interior players have to rebound and play defense with authority.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Houston Rockets total wins at fifty-seven and a half games for the season.

 

The Orlando Magic have been spinning their wheels over the past few seasons.

General Manager Jeff Weltman brought in former Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel to get things going the right way, so far no results.

Orlando is just 1-9 their last ten overall and 2-8 in the same span against the spread.

Vogel is known as a defense-first oriented coach, but they rank nearly the bottom of the league statistically.

Forward Aaron Gordon is one of the bright spots on the roster and is the leading scorer but must become more durable.

Evan Fournier and Nikola Vucevic can score the basketball with the best at their respective positions.

Point Guard Elfrid Payton is the best in the NBA on defense and makes those around him better, but he must develop a jump shot.

The key to a Magic victory Wednesday is to play with the intensity of every possession.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Orlando Magic Over/Under win total also at thirty and a half games.

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Free Winning 2017-18 Basketball Point Spread Betting Predictions, and Odds: Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks.

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The (23-8) Cleveland Cavaliers of the Eastern Conference Central division are in “AMERICA’S DAIRYLAND” for a divisional matchup.

Cleveland takes on the (15-13) Milwaukee Bucks also of the Eastern Conference Central. Tip-off is 8:00 PM EST. The game is on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

The teams will play at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in frigid Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The NBA Television network will broadcast the game.

After a terrible start to the 2017 season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are finally playing the reigning Eastern Conference Champions.

Milwaukee has one of the most exciting players in the NBA. The Bucks are supposed to take the next step this season and fans can’t wait for this to happen.

The Opening Betting line has the Cleveland Cavaliers as a one-point road favorite against the spread. The betting odds total is 217 points for Tuesday’s contest.

 

The 2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers last lost on December 8th at Indianapolis.

Cleveland is on top in the Eastern Conference Central and has already beaten Milwaukee twice this season.

Cleveland ranks third in the NBA scoring the basketball with a little over one hundred and eleven points.

Defensively they will improve as the season progresses. As one NBA analyst puts it when you have the firepower of Cleveland you don’t need much of a defensive effort until the postseason.

LeBron James is the team’s leading scorer at 27.8 points per game. Cleveland took care of Washington on Saturday after trailing at the end of the third quarter.

Head Coach Tyronn Lue understands what his team needs to do to get back and win the 2018 NBA Finals.

Anything less is going to be a disappointment for Ohioans and management knows the impact of a second title in three years would do to the confidence of the city.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers total wins at fifty-four and a half games for the regular season.

 

The Milwaukee Bucks will be trying to break a three-game losing streak Tuesday in front of the home crowd.

Milwaukee is fourth in the division behind Cleveland, Detroit, and Indiana.

Head Coach Jason Kidd is in a contract year and negotiations could go South if the Bucks miss the postseason.

Four Players including Jabari Parker, Matthew Dellavedova, and Tony Snell are nursing knee injuries. Parker should be ready sometime after the All-Star break.

All-Everything Giannis Antetokounmpo “aka” THE GREEK FREAK leads the team with nearly thirty points per game scoring the basketball.

Milwaukee is 0-6-2 ATS vs. Eastern Conference opponents and has not fared much better vs. Divisional opponents.

The key to a Milwaukee Tuesday is for second-year standout Malcolm Brogdon t continue to perform well at both ends of the basketball court.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Milwaukee Bucks Over/Under win total at forty-six and a half games.

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Winning ESPN NBA ATS Betting Picks, and Odds for Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics.

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The (5-5) Los Angeles Lakers of the Western Conference Pacific division will travel “BEANTOWN” for a nonconference matchup. The Lakers take on the (9-2) Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference Atlantic.

Tip-off is 8:05 PM EST on ESPN. The game is on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The teams will play at TD Garden in scenic downtown Boston, Massachusetts.

The Basketball betting experts at Charliessports.com believe the Los Angeles Lakers have plenty of young talent to become relevant in the West. However, it’s going to take a few more seasons.

Since the loss of Gordon Hayward Boston is getting stellar performances from the best point guard in the “ASSOCIATION.” Boston also has an array of young stars, but their climb is not a steep as the Lakers.

The Opening Betting line has the Lakers as a nine-point road underdog against the spread. The betting odds total is 213 points for Wednesday’s contest.

 

The 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers have won three of four and four straight to the number.

Los Angeles is on the road for their only appearances in Boston, Washington, and Milwaukee before traveling back West.

Head Coach Luke Walton understands what he has on the roster, and it’s going right on schedule.

2017 first round draft pick Lonzo Ball is going to be a great player in the NBA but must become more aggressive at both ends of the basketball court.

Los Angeles averages double digits per game on offense, and they’re allowing opponents 107.0 ppg.

Seven players led by Center Brook Lopez are scoring in double figures per game.

Balance in scoring shows how good Lonzo Ball is at distributing the basketball, especially in transition.

The key to a Laker victory Wednesday is to match Boston’s defensive intensity.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Los Angeles Lakers total wins at forty-three, and a half wins for the 2017-18 season.

 

After dropping their first two games of the season, Boston has won nine in a row and are first in the Atlantic division.

Boston is also 8-1 against the point spread in the span. Most NBA Experts thought the loss of prized Free Agent Gordon Hayward would derail the Celtics for the season.

However head coach Brad Stevens is finding out his players have a knack for stepping up their game.

Point Guard Kyrie Irving is looking like a league MVP candidate and is taking his game to the next level by dominating opposing guards with dribbling ability.

Al Horford is playing up to his level as are all of the Celtics due to Irving’s skill set. Rookie Jayson Tatum is looking like a future All-Star.

Defensive specialist Marcus Smart is doing a masterful job holding opponents most efficient scorers to minimum production.

Boston leads the NBA in team defense allowing opponents just 94.5 ppg. Boston must continue to ascend on the defensive end of the floor.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Boston Celtics Over/Under win total at fifty-five and a half games.

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Free Winning Basketball Picks, and Odds for Wednesday, October 25, 2017: Indiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Thunder.

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The (1-2) Indiana Pacers of the Eastern Conference Central division will travel to “TORNADO ALLEY” for an out of conference matchup. Indiana takes on the (1-2) Oklahoma City Thunder of the Western Conference Northwest.

Tip-off is 8:00 PM EST on local television networks. The game is on Wednesday. October 25, 2017.

The teams will play at Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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The Indiana Pacers are not as bad as the public thinks they are. General Manager Kevin Pritchard takes over the organization, replacing the legendary Larry Bird.

Former Pacers star Paul George is looking forward to Wednesday Night as are Indiana players. Sam Presti is at it again, pulling off unimaginable trades to allow the team to compete in the Western Conference.

The Opening Betting line has Oklahoma City as a fourteen and a half point home favorite against the spread. The betting odds total is 218 points for Wednesday’s contest.
The 2017-18 Indiana Pacers lost at Miami their last game and are in the “TWIN CITIES” to face the Timberwolves on Tuesday, October, 24th.

Indiana will travel home immediately after Wednesday’s game to prepare for San Antonio. It took the Pacer three quarters to wake up in the defeat to the Miami Heat.

Head Coach Nate McMillan is playing without future star Myles Turner.

However veteran Center Al Jefferson is doing a masterful job taking the place of Turner. The guard combination of Darren Collison and Victor Oladipo look formidable.

Thaddeus Young is still a threat in the open court and around the basket, he also brings a shot-blocking presence to the lineup.

The key to a Pacers upset Wednesday is to play tight defense.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Indiana Pacers total wins at thirty-one, and a half wins for the 2017-18 season.

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder fans are ecstatic about the season with the Additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.

Head Coach Billy Donovan knows it’s going to take some time for the trio including Russell Westbrook to find their rhythm.

As much as fans want to see massive scoring outbursts, the coaching staff is leaning towards a defensive mindset.

It’s going to take some time, but they can and will compete for the Western Conference title this season.

Center Steven Adams is going to be the “X-FACTOR,” the Australian born former University of Pittsburgh standout is one of the most underrated players in the league.

Westbrook is unstoppable and gives maximum effort each night; his energy will eventually pay dividends with George and Anthony catching on sooner than later.

Paul George is going to be excited about Wednesday’s contest but can’t make it about himself.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Oklahoma City Thunder Over/Under win total at fifty and a half games.

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The Best Free 2017-18 NBA ATS Predictions, and Odds: Philadelphia 76ers at Washington Wizards.

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The (0-0) Philadelphia 76ers of the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division will travel to the “NATION’S CAPITAL” for their season opener conference matchup. Philadelphia plays the (0-0) Washington Wizards of the Eastern Conference Southeast.

Tip-off is 7:05 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network as part of an ESPN doubleheader. The game is on Wednesday. October 18, 2017.

The teams will play at Capital One Arena in the Chinatown section of downtown Washington, D.C.

Winning Basketball Handicapper Charlie Red McDougall is anxious about watching the 2017-18 Philadelphia 76ers with all of the young stars on the roster. Fans in the “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE” will also be viewing.

The Washington Wizards organization believes they are among the top three teams in the East. With all of the talk about super teams, Washington is hiding in the shadows.

The Opening Betting line has Washington as a Seven Point Home Favorite Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is 215 And A Half Points for Wednesday’s contest.

 

The Philadelphia 76ers are not only looking to be better this season; they expect to get into the playoffs.

What a bold prediction for a franchise full of young players who have consistently been in the basement.

Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and Markelle Fultz are three players who can take the organization to the next level.

Simmons the 2016 Number-One overall picks missed the entire season and are eager to show he is a Superstar in waiting.

Former Clippers sharpshooter J.J. Redick will also provide veteran leadership.

However, Embiid is the main threat, and the success of the team depends on his ability to stay healthy. The former Kansas Jayhawks star is a “BEAST” when healthy.

Head Coach Brett Brown is as excited as the fans are and can’t wait for the Wednesday.

Amir Johnson also provides veteran leadership and will help with the development of Embiid.

The key to a 76ers victory Wednesday is to come out and make shots and penetrate the lane for easy layups.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Philadelphia 76ers Total wins at Forty-One, And A Half Wins for the 2017-18 season.

 

The 2017-18 Washington Wizards lost to the Boston Celtics in the final game of the best of seven series last year. The organization genuinely believe they are the best basketball team in the Eastern Conference.

Head Coach Scott Brooks enters his second year on the bench and is the best thing to happen to the franchise since John Wall.

Center Marcin Gortat is one of the most consistent “BIG MEN” in the National Basketball Association. Sharp Shooters Bradley Beal and Otto Porter must prove they are elite players.

The organization will make some significant changes if they fall short of expectations this season.

The best thing that could happen to the Washington Wizards is for bench players to produce against the best team in the league.

Washington is better than Philadelphia, but they must expose the inexperience of the 76ers young talent.

Bovada.Lv lists the 2017-18 Philadelphia 76ers Over/Under Win at Forty-Eight Games.

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