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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Friday

Lacking Heat In Miami: The Heat were the best home team in the East last season and are a respectable 7-4 in front of their fans this season, but they’ve underwhelmed in the betting markets with a 3-7-1 ATS mark at home. They’ve struggled to cover those games, but scoring hasn’t been a major issue: […]

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Fantasy basketball roundtable: Where would Shai Gilgeous-Alexander be picked in a redraft?

It’s Week 6 of the fantasy basketball season and one player who seems to have slid way too far in almost every league’s draft is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander — an early MVP candidate. So where would SGA be picked if our experts could do things over and draft today? Here are André Snellings, Eric Moody, Eric […]

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NBA Power Rankings, Week 6: Luka and Steph can carry their teams only so high

Five weeks into the 2022-23 NBA season, the Utah Jazz still have the most wins in the Western Conference. But the topsy-turvy standings fun doesn’t end there, because now the red-hot Sacramento Kings are gaining ground with a seven-game winning streak. In between the world-beating Jazz and Kings, the Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and LA […]

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The Hoop Collective: The 76ers’ problems, the Bulls’ LaVine question and more NBA musings

As Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers, himself limping, came onto the floor Saturday night to check on yet another injured star, his face showed an appropriate mix of disgust and exasperation as he swung his arms in frustration. Joel Embiid was rolling around under the basket yelping while holding his left foot, which was jammed […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Tuesday

ESPN’s fantasy basketball and basketball betting tips cheat sheet is your pregame destination for basketball betting predictions and our best intel and data to help you make smart fantasy and wagering decisions. NBA game odds for November 22 are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy advice is based on ESPN 10-team leagues. Laker Fade: The […]

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Waiver wire pickups: Look to Al Horford, Royce O’Neale

Working the waiver wire is pivotal to succeeding in fantasy basketball. With so many games, injuries and endless shifts in rotations throughout the marathon campaign, we’ll need to source stats from free agency to maximize imaginary rosters. Create or join an ESPN Fantasy Basketball league today and draft your league any time before the first […]

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Doncic has 3-pointer overturned as Mavericks fall to Nuggets

Doncic and the Mavericks found out minutes later that, upon replay review, the referees had ruled that he stepped out of bounds and took the points off the scoreboard. They also learned that the final two seconds of the second quarter would be replayed after halftime before beginning the third quarter. Vlatko Cancar, a Nuggets […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Friday

ESPN’s fantasy basketball and basketball betting tips cheat sheet is your pregame destination for basketball betting predictions and our best intel and data to help you make smart fantasy and wagering decisions. NBA game odds for November 17 are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy advice is based on ESPN 10-team leagues. Jump ahead: Game […]

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Fantasy basketball: Is Joel Embiid better without James Harden? Let’s look at the evidence

In statistics, we often observe that one event happens at the same time as another event. When that happens, it is called correlation. What we’re often trying to figure out, though, is whether one event caused the other event. That would be called causation. Just because two things happen at the same time, it doesn’t […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Wednesday

Small Road Favorites: There are a few small road favorites on the board today and, at a glance, there’s no trend in either direction for these teams. But … if you parse the data by projected total, a story begins to form. This season, when a road team is favored by less than five points […]

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