Weekly NBA Preview
The 2015/16 NBA season continues to press on over the weekend as teams and conferences start to take clear shape.
Defending champions the Golden State Warriors remain undefeated following fifteen matches in their title defence, while the lowly Philadelphia 76ers are also facing the prospect of breaking a number of records, albeit unwanted having failed to win a single match so far.
A number of key matches will be played over the coming days and we’re offering the best odds on the widest range of markets for each!
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Brooklyn Nets vs Oklahoma City Thunder
The Brooklyn Nets are yet to register much of a competitive or consistent run of form through the early stages of this season so far, and return home to face OKC with a record of just three wins and eleven losses through their fourteen matches. The Thunder had a pretty quiet season last year but have responded well this campaign; sitting fourth overall in Western Conference standings with a positive 8-6 record. Both teams posted strong wins on Monday and will enter this match full of confidence, however the Thunder at home are probably one of the weekend’s best NBA bets.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Charlotte Hornets
2014/15 finalists and current Eastern Conference leaders the Cleveland Cavaliers travel to Charlotte on Saturday morning Australian time. Having produced one of the biggest turns in form to make last year’s decisive series, the Cavs have continued their slick run into the new season in the form of an impressive 10-3 record. Charlotte are yet to register a consistent run but have done enough to currently boast a winning season; 7-6. In Cleveland the result of this is probably a foregone conclusion, but at the Hornets’ home ground it is sure to be great from a fan’s perspective.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
Golden State have been nothing short of brilliant through the early stages of their title defence and enter Saturday’s match away to Phoenix with a perfect record. Steph Curry continues to press his claims for back-to-back MVP honours and is supported by a roster superstar LeBron James dubbed “The most healthy team I have ever seen” earlier this week. Phoenix have never quite reached the form that delivered so much success in the Charles Barkley days but have returned to competition in good touch this campaign and currently sit fifth in the Western Conference with a 7-6 record. The Warriors will simply be too good this weekend.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Houston Rockets
In what actually could be one of the most well-contest NBA matches over the weekend, the 76ers attempt to post their first win of the season against the embattled Houston Rockets, who parted ways with Coach Kevin McHale last week. Former Boomers Coach Brett Brown has been unable to inspire his side to much this year and is also in the firing line, and undoubtedly needs the 76ers to win matches like this one if he is any chance of surviving. The fact the match is slated for Houston probably gives them the advantage they need to continue Philly’s poor run of form.
Toronto Raptors vs Washington Wizards
Sixth and seventh place in the Eastern Conference meet when Toronto travel to Washington on Sunday morning Australian time. The Raptors posted two healthy wins over the Los Angeles teams last weekend and continue to climb in standings, while the Wizards have slipped under the radar to a 6-4 record following recent wins over the Bucks and Pistons. Toronto are a good smoky bet to go all the way this year and should get the job done in a thriller on Sunday.