NBA Weekly Preview: Week 9

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Summary

The NBA is heating up and as we reach the December cold, this league will keep you hot!

All teams are finally looking to make a push, leaving every game a near 50/50 on its head.

There isn’t a team in this league that can’t beat any other on any given night, making the matches more and more interesting.

There is a focus on trying to make the playoffs for every single team, and the standings show that there is still room for even the bottom teams to make it happen.

Although there are clear standout teams right now, the games have been decided by a knife’s edge.

The competitiveness has increased more than ever before.

The explosiveness of players who may not be stars is at an all-time high, and the consistency is truly amazing.

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Match Betting Previews

Memphis Grizzlies versus Atlanta Hawks - Monday, December 12th

Firepower from both the West and East will come to battle on the court this Monday, with the Memphis Grizzlies and Atlanta Hawks vying for a valuable win in mid-December.

The Memphis Grizzlies led by Ja Morant have been looking to replicate their form from last season making the Western Conference semis and a whole lot of really quality wins.

Their roster is considered one of the youngest but most talented in the NBA. Desmond Bane has been a player possessed this season and has finally come into his own as a top scorer.

His three-point percentage and free throw percentage are some of the league’s best, which explains why he is averaging over 20 PPG.

They will be heading to Atlanta to settle some unfinished business.

Atlanta is a basketball city that has been begging for their swagger back. Led by Trae Young and Dejounte Murray. Their scoring prowess is next to none.

They are hugely efficient with positions although sometimes there is a need for some late shot clock threes.

John Collins and Clint Capela can man down the post, but defensively the perimeter seems to be their problem.

Look for the Hawks to play to the Grizzlies’ pace in this one, trying to make way for their own offensive opportunities.

Prediction - The Atlanta Hawks to win this game on the money line and the over on total points scored.

Los Angeles Clippers versus Phoenix Suns - Thursday, December 15th

Western Conference heads will collide when the LA Clippers face Phoenix this Thursday.

A primetime matchup with a ton of conference rivalry attached to it, the Clippers have done well to pick up a top eight seeding thus far.

Having their best players constantly injured has significantly hindered the progress of the team, making it hard to gain actual chemistry.

Kawhi Leonard looks to be on and off, while Paul George remains a concern from consistent back-to-back matchups.

The Phoenix Suns on the other hand are rolling, looking to build upon a strong regular season start into another playoff berth.

Their play in the first few months has been stellar, netting them a top spot within the Western Conference.

Overall, both of these teams should be locks to make the playoffs, and possibly see each other down the line during the summer.

Prediction - Phoenix Suns money line and the under on total points scored by both teams.

February 7, 2023

12:00 AM

Detroit Pistons - Boston Celtics
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+46

12:00 AM

Washington Wizards - Cleveland Cavaliers
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+42

12:30 AM

Brooklyn Nets - Los Angeles Clippers
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+46

1:00 AM

Chicago Bulls - San Antonio Spurs
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+45

1:00 AM

Houston Rockets - Sacramento Kings
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+45

2:00 AM

Utah Jazz - Dallas Mavericks
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+42

3:00 AM

Portland Trail Blazers - Milwaukee Bucks
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+41

3:00 AM

Golden State Warriors - Oklahoma City Thunder
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+41
February 8, 2023

2:00 AM

Denver Nuggets - Minnesota Timberwolves
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+3

3:00 AM

Los Angeles Lakers - Oklahoma City Thunder
Winner (Incl. Overtime)
+36