NBA Weekly Preview: Week 17

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The NBA has been hurling through the weeks, and we’re getting closer and closer to the crunch time leading up to the playoffs.

Teams have made great efforts to win ball games for their club, and their efforts do not go unnoticed.

Stat lines are getting crazier and crazier, which means the pace of the game is at an all-time high.

LeBron James is about to pass Kareem Abdul Jabbar for the most points in history, a feat that one could only dream of.

The storylines around his age and his game are crazy, and he is currently performing like his old self.

In the East, there is a splash of talent with Joel Embiid and Giannis leading the charge.

Fans and bettors will want to get in on this action that week seventeen will provide, we are edging closer to the all-star break and teams want to make an exclamation point before the rest period.

Look for those teams on the fringe to make severe efforts to end their first half with a bang.

The play in and the seeding system has been so crucial to determine these team’s playoff potential, and the NBA is looking mighty smart for implementing it.

Check out this week’s premiere matches on’s sportsbook.

Match Betting Previews

New Orleans Pelicans versus Denver Nuggets - Tuesday, January 31st

The New Orleans Pelicans have been playing down their two stars for a few weeks now.

Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson are set to return soon, but the consistency could feel a bit off.

They have done well to keep their elite standings place in the West, although, and could be heading for a top four seeding when it’s all said and done.

Jose Alvarado and CJ Mccollum have been the ignition keys for this Pelicans team while their main stars are out.

The duo has kept up the pace in scoring, while the rest of their team fills in their roles very complementary.

Defense is the backbone of this Pelicans squad, and they have been showing it every day on the court.

The Denver Nuggets are soaring at the moment, and Nikola Jokic is looking to defend his two-time back-to-back MVP crown.

Although a third might be on the cards, Jokic does not care about these individual awards.

He wants to make sure his team is in the mix and has the best chance of winning.

Making plays for his team by assisting, rebounding, and scoring, Jokic has a huge bag of tricks to play with and that’s why his team is thriving.

Look for Denver to win a tight one against a great opponent in the Pelicans.

Prediction - Denver Nuggets to win and the spread to be covered as well.

Memphis Grizzlies versus Cleveland Cavaliers - Thursday, February 2nd

Memphis versus Cleveland is a matchup that everyone would want to see more often.

Two teams with battle-tested players, Ja Morant and Donovan Mitchell going at it will be reborn.

The Grizzlies are sitting in the top half of the West but have lost five straight.

There is reason to worry, and although it doesn’t matter yet, it could soon.

An injury to Steven Adams could make this matchup worrying for Grizz nation.

Will the Cavs be able to feast on the perimeter and outside? Only time will tell.

Prediction - Cavaliers to win this game, and the over on total points.