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Mayo: Ben Simmons Could Land On This Surprising Team
Per Quinton Mayo of BetQL’s BetMGM Tonight, Ben Simmons could end up with the San Antonio Spurs (+1000, BetMGM) after making it known he will not play for the Philadelphia 76ers again.  The Golden State Warriors (+1600, BetMGM) were a rumored fit, but that most likely won’t happen.  Per BetMGM, the Minnesota Timberwolves (+400), Houston Rockets (+450), Portland Trail Blazers (+650) and Sacramento Kings (+650) have the shortest odds to land Simmons. But Mayo thinks another surprising contender could offer the perfect landing spot for Simmons. The End Of An Era  The Philadelphia 76ers ca...
Why Russell Westbrook Is Not A Fit With The Lakers
Russell Westbrook joined the Los Angeles Lakers this past summer to create a "big 3" with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Westbrook currently is +3600 to win the 2022 NBA MVP award. There are multiple problems with this trio. Spacing is going to be a huge issue for LA, as Westbrook is one of the worst shooters in the NBA, while LeBron and Anthony Davis aren't exactly lights out shooters either. They each play to each others weaknesses. Westbrook won't have the ball in his hands nearly as often in LA as he did in OKC, Houston or DC. Lakers Have A Big Time Spacing Issue LeBron James and Ant...
Krick: How To Bet The 2021 WNBA Playoffs
The playoffs are here and this is as good a time as any to get into wagering on the WNBA.  At my old job, I wrote weekly blogs on betting on the WNBA and as you can imagine, there were a shockingly large element of idiots who were like “DURRRRR WOMEN CAN’T PLAY BASKETBALLL DURRRRR.”  The “I’d rather watch paint dry” lax bros would never be swayed, no matter how many times I’d point out that Kobe Bryant LOVED women’s hoops and said on camera he thought in 20 years a woman would be playing in the NBA, or that players like KD and DeMar DeRozan are such huge fans they follow the WNBA as closely ...
Best 2021-2022 NBA Division Winner Value Bets
Due to their defensive versatility and star power with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown leading the way, the Boston Celtics (+1200, BetMGM) are the best bet to win the Atlantic Division due to their long odds. The additions of DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball to Nikola Vucevic and Zach LaVine make the Chicago Bulls (+1100) a dangerous team in the Central Division (+1100).  Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers (+1000) are the best bet in the Northwest Division due to their long odds and offseason additions in the frontcourt. Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green will...
Bet On LaMelo Ball To Win This NBA Award In 2021-2022
After being taken 3rd overall in the 2020 NBA Draft, Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists over 28.8 minutes in 51 games (31 starts) en route to winning 2020-2021 Rookie of the Year. In his 31 starts, he put up 18.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists over 31.2 minutes per contest. Further, in the 22 games that he averaged over 30 minutes, he averaged an elite 20.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.8 assists.  Heading into the 2021-2022 season, most books have him at +4000 to win the Most Improved Player award, but he’s one of the best candi...
The Best NBA Defensive Player Of The Year Bet For 2021-2022
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (+3300, FanDuel) is the best bet to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award in 2021-2022.  If you bet $100 on him and he wins, you’ll walk away with a cool $3,400 payout. Green won this award in 2016-2017 and has made three 1st All-Defensive Teams (including in 2020-2021), three 2nd All-Defensive Teams and one 3rd All-Defensive Team in his illustrious career. With superstar Stephen Curry, a healthy Klay Thompson, volume shooter Andrew Wiggins, budding star James Wiseman, ascending youngster Jordan Poole and lottery pick Moses Moody looki...
NBA Most Improved Player Sleeper Bet For 2021-2022
Assuming that Ben Simmons leaves the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason (as he hopes), the door will be open for a returning player to step up depending on what the return is.  While Tyrese Maxey has flashed glimpses of promise and most likely has a higher ceiling, Shake Milton (+7000, DraftKings) is a smart bet to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award in 2021-2022.  As seen many times in the past, most notably with Jeremy Lin, most NBA players can produce offensively when given the opportunity. In 63 regular season games last year, Milton averaged 13.0 points and 3.1 assists in 23.2 min...
The Obvious, But Best 2021-2022 NBA Rookie Of The Year Bet
At +250 on BetMGM, Detroit Pistons rookie Cade Cunningham is the best bet to win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. His usage and status sets him far above other rookie challengers, as you'll read below. Can Anyone Really Challenge Cade Cunningham For ROY? Cade Cunningham is the clear favorite to win NBA ROY, as is pretty much every number 1 draft pick when they enter their rookie campaign. However, the last actual first overall selection to win the award was Ben Simmons in 2018. This is a deep class, with many excellent players like Jalen Green, Evan Mobley and Jalen Suggs. To me, Cunningha...
LISTEN: Spurs' Win Total Debate And A Spicy Hot Take
Trysta Krick, Ryan Horvat and Quinton Mayo discussed the San Antonio Spurs' upcoming season on BetMGM Tonight. Krick thinks the Spurs' win total of 28.5 is way too low, but Mayo isn't sold on the young Spurs this season. Horvat takes it a step further and sneaks in a hot take that the Spurs could have a shot to win it all. The NBA season is almost here!  The San Antonio Spurs kick off their season in just under a month, so to prepare, Trysta Krick, Ryan Horvat and Quinton Mayo discussed the outlook for this team on BetMGM Tonight.  What Do Krick, Mayo And Horvat Think Of The Spurs' Wi...
Jonas Valanciunas Will Make A Huge Impact In Pelicans Frontcourt
Some have forgotten his name after his initial time with the Toronto Raptors, but Jonas Valanciunas can be very imporatant in New Orleans next season. The Pelicans needed that skilled big man to play with young superstar Zion Williamson, so they went out and got him. Valanciunas will provide a ton of versatility under the basket, and will immediately give them more offensive production. The Pelicans are currently +11000 to win the 2022 NBA Title at DraftKings Sportsbook. Pelicans Instantly Get better The Jonas Valanciunas for Steven Adams swap is a big upgrade for a Pelicans team that ...
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