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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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College basketball Power Rankings: Virginia, Texas oust Gonzaga, Kentucky in top 4

All the complaints about a quiet first week of the 2022-23 men’s college basketball season quickly disappeared over the past seven days, with blockbuster games seemingly every night, including the Champions Classic, Gonzaga at Texas and the Continental Tire Classic. And can you remember a Sunday quadruple-header featuring games like Virginia vs. Illinois, Baylor vs. […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Saturday

Jump ahead: Game of the night | Picks and props All odds are provided by Caesars Sportsbook. — Jim McCormick & Kyle Soppe Deep Six: The Sixers suffered another key backcourt injury last night with Tyrese Maxey rolling his ankle in a win over the Bucks. Two-way guard De’Anthony Melton is a free agent in […]

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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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NBA Power Rankings, Week 5: Can anyone slow the streaking Celtics?

The Milwaukee Bucks, who once were 9-0, have dropped three of their past four games, including two lopsided losses to the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta’s dominance of Milwaukee has allowed the reigning East champion Boston Celtics to jump into the top seed in the midst of a seven-game win streak. The Celtics will have to defend […]

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Fantasy basketball: How Dejounte Murray is thriving next to Trae Young in Atlanta

When the Atlanta Hawks traded for Dejounte Murray this offseason, pairing of one of the best defensive guards in the league with Trae Young, one of the best of offensive guards in the league, it made a lot of sense on paper for the Hawks to succeed. ESPN’s Basketball Power Index (BPI) identified the Hawks […]

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Fantasy basketball 30: Kevin Durant’s hot streak, LaMelo Ball’s injury and other NBA notes

The best fantasy basketball managers make a habit of looking at the NBA schedule, examining box scores and scouring the news for any tidbit that can help give them the edge in their leagues. Luckily, Eric Moody does all that work for you each and every Thursday with the Fantasy 30, helping answer the tough […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Monday

Los Angeles, We Have A Problem: The Clippers have struggled to win in convincing fashion this season and as if that is not reason enough to worry about them covering the number tonight, here’s another: home underdogs of more than five points have returned a +17.1 unit profit when bet on the moneyline this season. […]

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Fantasy basketball tips and NBA betting picks for Saturday

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 12 are provided by Caesars Sportsbook, and fantasy advice is based on ESPN 10-team leagues. Roll with Royce: […]

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