Predictem NBA Archives: March 2011 Through October 2011

NBA Lockout Update: The first 2 weeks of the season have been cancelled. Neither set of aholes can come to a compromise as of yet. – 10/11

Note: We won’t be reporting on anything having to do with NBA players going overseas. For starters, the whole NBA lockout situation is a load of crap. Second, most of us don’t have a clue where half of these teams are located or give a damn if we can’t watch it on TV. We will however post updates should we hear anything promising about both sets of crybabies putting anything notable together. – 8/8

T-Wolves Interviewing: Rumors are that former G.S. coach Don Nelson will be interviewing with Minnesota. – 7/23

Big Man Retires: Rockets C Yao Ming has retired. Kind of a sad story to say the least, as he was one of the best big-men to ever step on the court but will miss the prime of his career due to injuries and not being able to stay healthy. – 7/8

Turkey Bound? Nets PG Deron Williams has been quoted as saying that he’ll play in Turkey this year if the NBA lockout cancels the 2011-2012 NBA season. – 7/7

Rest in Peace “Hammer” Former NBA player Armon Gilliam has died of a heart attack at age 47. He starred at UNLV and was a GREAT low post scorer for many years. – 7/6

NBA Trade: The Sacramento Kings have traded F Omri Casspi to the Cleveland Cavs for F J.J. Hickson and a conditional 1st round draft pick. – 6/30

Timberwolves to Fire Coach: Word is that coach Kurt Rambis will likely be fired after this year’s NBA Draft. Rambis has produced a meager 32-132 record during his tenure in Minnesota. – 6/23

Pre-Draft Rumors: Lots of rumors are flying about the Orlando Magic potentially making a move for Hawks F Josh Smith. Other gossip flying around: Tony Parker may be leaving S.A. Steve Nast may be on the block. – 6/22

Heat to Retain Coach: Miami GM Pat Riley has stated that the team will retain head coach Erik Spoelstra. – 6/21

NBA Championship: Congrats to the Dallas Mavericks, winners of the NBA’s 2010-2011 NBA Championship (they closed it out in 6 games and on the road) – 6/12

Sunday NBA Finals Game 6 Pick: Heat -4.5. – 6/12

Thursday NBA Finals Game 5 Play: Dallas Mavericks at a pickem. – 6/9

Tuesday NBA Finals Game 4 Pick: Dallas Mavericks -3. – 6/7

Warriors Name New Coach: Former NBA PG Mark Jackson has been named the new coach of the Golden State Warriors. Jackson is a heady guy that should bring much improvement to the franchise. – 6/7

Game 3: We passed.

Thursday NBA Finals Game 2 Pick: Miami Heat at -4.5. – 6/2

Thanks for the Memories: 15 time All-Star Shaquille O’Neal has retired after 19 seasons. He was flat out dominant during his prime years. He walks away with four championship rings and three finals MVP trophies. He led the league in scoring 2x, is 5th on the all time scoring list and 12th in rebounds. – 5/30

Tuesday NBA Finals Game 1 Pick: Miami Heat -4.5. – 5/31

Lakers Hire Coach: The Los Angeles Lakers have hired Mike Brown to coach the team next season. – 5/30

New Sheriff in Town: The Houston Rockets have agreed to terms with Kevin McHale to be the team’s new head coach. – 5/27

Thursday Eastern Conference Finals Point Spread Pick: We like the Miami Heat at +3 to beat the Bulls straight up tonight! – 5/26

Wednesday Western Conference Finals Game 5 Pick: Oklahoma City/Dallas OVER 198.5 points. – 5/25

Tuesday Eastern Conference Finals Play: We can’t figure this game out. We’re going to pass. (It’s never a good thing to force a play) – 5/24

Monday NBA Playoffs Prediction: We like the Mavs/Thunder game to go UNDER 196 points. – 5/23

Sunday Eastern Conference Finals Game 3: No value, passing! – 5/22

Western Conference Finals Game 3: Mavericks/Thunder UNDER 200.5 points. – 5/21

Thursday NBA Playoffs Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder/Dallas Mavericks OVER 200.5 points. – 5/19

Trade Rumor: Rumors out of Indiana are that the T-Wolves might be willing to give up their number two pick. Names like Rubio, Granger and Beasley are being tossed around. If something goes down it’s believed to be BIG. – 5/19

Wednesday Eastern Conference Finals Game 2 Pick: Bulls -2.5. – 5/18

Cavs Score Big: The Cleveland Cavaliers struck gold Tuesday night when they bucked the odds and won the number 1 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. They also have the 4th pick as well. Many believe the team will make a play on PG Kyrie Irving. – 5/17

Tuesday Western Conference Finals Prediction: Oklahoma City/Dallas UNDER 194. – 5/17

Sunday Heat/Bulls Game 1 Pick: We like the Bulls at -2 here. Look for a home and home series that will likely got all 7 games. – 5/15

Friday: We handicapped this game head to toe and can’t find any value on either side. We’re uneasy about the total as well, so we’re passing. – 5/13

Celtics Lock Up Coach: Boston HC Doc Rivers has agreed to a 5 year contract extension that will keep him in Beantown through 2016. – 5/13

Thursday Playoff Prediction: Atlanta Hawks +3.5. – 5/12

Wednesday’s NBA Playoffs Play of the Day: Oklahoma City Thunder at -6.5. – 5/11

Coach Done? Rumors are abound that Lakers HC Phil Jackson will probably not be back to coach the team next year. This was a rumor that had been circulating for quite some time even before the season started, but with the early exit from the playoffs and his lingering knee problems, it’s hard to see the 65 year old returning next season. But don’t expect him to stay out of the game long.

Tuesday’s Conference Finals Pick: Chicago Bulls -8.5. – 5/10

Monday Playoffs Pick: Miami Heat at -1.5 to beat the Boston Celtics. – 5/9

Sunday NBA Selection: Dallas Mavericks at -2 at home vs. the Lakers. Sweep! – 5/8

Saturday NBA Playoffs Play: Miami Heat at +3 to cover at Boston. – 5/7

Friday NBA Playoffs Bet: Atlanta Hawks at +2.5 at home to cover the spread vs. the Chicago Bulls. – 5/6

Wednesday National Basketball Association Playoff Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -7. – 5/4

Tuesday NBA Playoffs Point Spread Prediction: Oklahoma City -6.5. – 5/3

Monday NBA Conference Semifinals Pick: Los Angeles Lakers at -6 to cover the point spread vs. the Dallas Mavericks at home. – 5/2

Staying Put: The Kings will remain in Sacramento despite speculation that the Maloof Brothers were going to move the team to Anaheim next year. – 5/2

Sunday NBA Playoffs: We couldn’t find any value in either game, so we’re passing. – 5/1

Friday’s Pro Hoops Play: Grizzlies -3. – 4/29

Thursday NBA Playoffs Prediction: Orlando/Atlanta UNDER 178 points. – 4/28

Wednesday NBA Playoffs Pick: Memphis/San Antonio OVER 189 points. – 4/27

Tuesday’s Best Bet of the Day: Orlando Magic -7.5. – 4/26

Monday NBA Playoffs Pick: Memphis Grizzlies at +1.5 to cover at home vs. the Spurs. – 4/25

Sunday NBA Playoffs Pick: Atlanta Hawks +2. – 4/24

Saturday NBA Playoff Picks: Pacers +4.5. – 4/23

Friday NBA Playoff Play: Atlanta Hawks +2. – 4/22

Thursday NBA Playoffs: Indiana Pacers +4. – 4/21

Wednesday’s Pick of the Day: Memphis Grizzlies +8.5. – 4/20

Tuesday NBA Playoffs Pick: Magic -9. – 4/19

Monday: Passing. – 4/18

Sunday NBA Playoffs Prediction: Nuggets/Thunder UNDER 203 points. – 4/17

Saturday NBA Playoffs Prediction: Portland Trailblazers/Dallas Mavericks UNDER 185.5. – 4/16

Wednesday Pro Hoops Prediction: Sacramento Kings +2.5. – 4/13

Tuesday NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers at -7. – 4/12

Monday NBA Play: Sacramento Kings +5.5. – 4/11

Sunday Best Bet: Indiana Pacers -2.5. – 4/10

Saturday NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -9.5. – 4/9

Friday’s NBA Pick of the Day: Indiana Pacers -6. -4/8

Thursday NBA Selection: Utah Jazz +5. – 4/7

Wednesday’s Play of the Day: Milwaukee Bucks +9. – 4/6

Tuesday Play: Orlando Magic -8.5. – 4/5

Note: Many NBA teams will be resting older/banged up players as the playoffers draw closer. You should definitely keep this in mind prior to betting on teams whose playoff positions are already solidified. – 4/5


Sunday Pick: Sacramento Kings -6. – 4/3

Saturday’s Top Play: G.S. Warriors at +5.5. – 4/2

Friday Pro Hoops Pick: Detroit Pistons +8.5. – 4/1

Thursday’s NBA Selection: San Antonio Spurs +1.5. – 3/31

Wednesday Play of the Day: New Orleans Hornets +2. – 3/30

Tuesday Play of the Day: Sacramento Kings +1. – 3/29

Monday Play: Milwaukee Bucks +1. – 3/28

Sunday’s Top Play: Blazers +4. – 3/27

Saturday Selection: Pistons -1. – 3/26

Friday NBA Play: Raptors +7.5. – 3/25

Spurs Big Man OUT: PF Tim Duncan will miss 4-5 games with a sprained ankle. – 3/24

Thursday: Passing. – 3/24

Wednesday’s Pick: Cavaliers +3. – 3/23

Tuesday NBA Play of the Day: Washington/Portland OVER 192.5. – 3/22

Monday Pro Hoops Picks: We like Indiana -3.5 and Sac/Chi OVER 196.5. – 3/21

Sunday: Our NBA picks have been ice cold lately. We’re passing today. – 3/20

Saturday Pro Hoops Pick: Hornets +1.5. – 3/19

Friday’s Top Play: Sacramento Kings +4. – 3/18

Thursday Pro Hoops Pick: Cleveland Cavs +13.5. – 3/17

Wednesday: Our NBA picks have stunk lately. We’re passing today. – 3/16

Tuesday NBA Selection: Milwaukee Bucks +5.5. – 3/15

Monday Pro Hoops Pick: LA Clippers -5.5. – 3/14

Sunday NBA Play: Timberwolves +6.5. – 3/13

Saturday Pro Hoops Prediction: Dallas Mavs -1.5. – 3/12

Friday Pro Hoops Selection: We like a trio of games tonight. We couldn’t figure out which one we liked the best, so we’re going to post all three. Our NBA plays have stunk lately, so proceed with caution! We like Minnesota at -1.5, Philly at +2 and NJ at +2.5. Good luck! – 3/11

Lebron, Bosh and Wade: Miami Heat: Cold as Ice. Kyle talks about the chemistry issues the “Big 3” are having. – 3/10

Thursday NBA Play: Lakers at -1. – 3/10

Wednesday’s NBA Pick: We have really stunk lately! Today we like the T-Wolves at home vs. the Pacers. – 3/9

Tuesday’s NBA POD: Bucks/Wizards OVER 186.5. – 3/8

Monday’s Play: Sacramento Kings +4.5. – 3/7

Wounded Warriors: Hornets PG Chris Paul will miss some action due to sustaining a concussion on Sunday. Clippers sharp-shooting G Eric Gordon will miss a week to 10 days with his ongoing wrist injury. Suns F-C Channing Frye is out indefinitely with a separated shoulder. – 3/7

Sunday NBA P.O.D.: Atlanta Hawks -4. – 3/6

Saturday NBA (Europe!) We like Toronto again at +2.5. – 3/5

Friday’s NBA POD: Toronto Raptors +2.5. – 3/4

Thursday: We’re passing on today’s card. With only 2 games, we handicapped the daylights out of both and couldn’t come up with value on either side. It’s always better to pass than to force a play. – 3/3

Wednesday NBA Baskets: Suns +7, Kings +3 and Wizards at a pick’em. 3/2

Rumor: Word is that free agent PG Mike Bibby will sign with the Miami Heat who have supposedly said that they will give him good playing time once he learns their offense. – 3/2

Tuesday’s NBA Bet of the Day: Toronto Raptors +5.5. – 3/1