There is just seven days to go in the NBA regular season before the long-awaited playoffs get underway! Saturday, the 8th of August boasts a fantastic six game slate and as usual, we have a full preview and betting tips for some of our favourite matchups below!
We’ll be bringing you three articles a week for the rest of the regular season, which will span just 15 days before the playoffs get underway straight after! Make sure you continue to check out our dedicated NBA Betting Tips page for regular updates.
The Thunder have been solid since the season resumed, racking up a 2-1 record with wins over the Jazz and Lakers bookending a tough overtime loss to the Nuggets. They’ll face off against the Grizzlies on Saturday morning, who are 0-4 since the season resumed and are now fighting just to stay alive in the Western Conference.
The Grizzlies were dealt a massive blow when young star Jaren Jackson Jr. went down with a knee injury. The injury to Jackson leaves them really slim on scoring options and the bulk of the scoring load will fall on the shoulders of rookie Ja Morant.
The Grizzlies are in a world of hurt at the moment and we don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. With only 22 teams in the bubble, they have a really tough matchup every game and with their 2nd scoring option out for the rest of the season, we think they will really struggle to keep up with teams offensively. Back the Thunder to win this one comfortably.
The 76ers got their restart off to a stinker when they went down to the Pacers by six points but have since bounced back to win their last two against the Spurs and Wizards. They’ll get another really winnable game on Saturday as they come up against the Magic, who are just 1-2 since the season resumed.
The 76ers have been dysfunctional to say the bare minimum throughout their first three games and that lack of chemistry will be compounded even more as star point guard Ben Simmons will be out indefinitely with an injured knee.
There is absolutely no telling how the 76ers will come out without Ben Simmons in the line-up. One thing that is for sure is that Shake Milton will get a massive bumb in minutes at the point guard position and will likely take a bunch more shots. In the eight game stretch where Ben Simmons was out just before the season stopped, Milton played 30.9 minutes per game and averaged 17.9 points.
The game of the day sees the 2nd and 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference square off as the Raptors play the Celtics. Boston is 2-2 since the season resumed, boasting fantstaic wins over Portland and Brooklyn but also going down to the Bucks and Heat. There is not a lot left to for in the seeding games for the Celtics, who sit four games behind Toronto and two games above the trailing Heat. One or two more wins would likely lock up the third seeding and a date in the first round with the Raptors.
After a win over the Magic on Thursday, the Raptors remain undefeated in the restarted season with a 3-0 record and they too look to be locked into the second seed, currently sitting five games behind the Bucks. There’s a strong possibility that both teams opt to play their bench a lot more in this game, as they wont want to give away anything in the lead up to their matchup in the first round of playoffs.
The Celtics start as 3.5 point underdogs here and we like them at that line. Kemba Walker will be back in the line-up after resting against the Nets on Wednesday, making the Celtics offence even more potent than the one that put up 149 points in the win.
The Group 1 Moir Stakes headlines Friday night's meeting at Moonee Valley, and is the first of three Group 1s in Australia this weekend. It promises to be a cracking night of racing, despite some predicted rain, and Trent Crebbin has given his assessment of every race on the card here! read more
The final round of the 2020 NRL season is underway and as usual, there is a double header to dig into on Friday night! The action gets underway at 6.00pm and as usual, we have a full preview and betting tips for both games here read more
After a blistering start from The Horse on Thursday, fellow racing expert Joshua Reed is hoping to start just as well in his first preview for the Before You Bet team on Friday! Find his preview and best bets for Scone and Goulburn here! read more
Another big weekend of NFL action coming up! Week 3 in the NFL gets underway on Friday morning with the Dolphins taking on the Jags and continues early on Monday morning. As usual, we have a preview and betting tips for some of the key matchups of the week as well as betting tips for every game here read more
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That's it! The 2020 AFL regular season has come to an end and Brisbane's Lachie Neale has surely done enough to secure the 2020 Brownlow Medal with another brilliant game in Round 18. Let's take a closer look at our Round 18 Brownlow Medal vote predictions! read more
There's just one more round to go in the 2020 AFL season. Round 17 has completed and the Brownlow votes are locked away. It was a quiet round for those at the top of our Brownlow leaderboard, but there were a couple of stand out performances this weekend. Let's take a closer look at each match with our Round 17 Brownlow vote predictions. read more
2020 AFL Brownlow Medal predictions and vote tracker. Our AFL experts offer round-by-round Brownlow votes including a rolling Brownlow leaderboard and tracking for the 2020 AFL season. read more
It's been a quiet few weeks for our runaway Brownlow Medal favourite in Lachie Neale but he was back with a bang in Round 16 to all-but lock up the 2020 Brownlow Medal. Let's take a closer look at the matches from the week with our Round 16 Brownlow vote predictions. read more