Predictions and betting analysis for the most important matches of the night from the NBA.
Milwaukee made it four straight with a win over Luka Doncic’s Dallas on Saturday and have a chance to further extend their 10-12-match streak tonight when they play Washington (21/11 02:00 Cosmote Sport 4HD , Live from SPORT24).
Leading for the Bucks against the Mavericks were, as usual, Giannis Antetokounmpo (40 points, 15 rebounds, 7 assists) and Damian Lillard (27 points, 12 assists). The Stags were impressive on offense, scoring 132 points, shooting over 50% from the field and nearly 38% from three.
On the other hand, Washington claims this year the… title of the golden raspberry. On Friday, for the In-Season Tournament, they lost hands down 120-99 to the Knicks. Disappointing in yet another match, with just 8 points (2/11 shooting) was Jordan Poole, who this year is shooting 39% from the field and just 27% from the three-point range. The 24-year-old guard came from the Warriors in theory to develop into a franchise player in Washington, but there are now strong rumors that the Wizards front office is trying to get rid of his fat contract (nearly $28 million), looking for a trade before the trade deadline. .
Be that as it may, there is a very big difference between the two teams in terms of quality and ambition. The Bucks in their last away games beat Charlotte with +31 and Toronto with +16, even without having Giannis against the Raptors. Milwaukee also has seven wins in its last eight visits to Capital One Center.
Close to 1.90 the double with -9.5. If Giannis distributes at least five assists, then we reach the triple. The leader of the Bucks had in the last two matches a total of 16 final passes. Last year, in three games with the Wizards he distributed 7, 13 and 10 respectively.
Her… defense, the children
A very interesting duel is expected in Minneapolis, between two of the top defenses in the league, Minnesota and New York (21/11 03:00 Cosmote Sport 7HD, Live from SPORT24). The Timberwolves return to their home base after a successful five-game road trip, where they achieved four wins. Overall, the Wolves have won 9 of 12 games this year and will face the Knicks, who have won six of their last seven games.
Tom Thibodeau’s team has the fifth-best defensive rating (108.3) and the top percentage in securing defensive rebounds. On the other, Chris Finch’s team has the third-best defensive rating (107.0) and has a perfect 5-0 record at home. In those five games, the Timberwolves conceded an average of just 96.8 points.
The Knicks are obviously a formidable opponent, but Minnesota at the Target Center has beaten the defending champion Nuggets and Celtics, among others. Accepted handicap of 2.5 points for ace at 1.93.
Chicago and Miami will meet for the second time at the United Center in three days (21/11 03:00 Live from SPORT24). On Saturday, the Bulls prevailed 102-97, in a game in which the Heat held the lead until the final minute. Erik Spoelstra’s team started the match with a 22-1 run and closed the half with a 50-40 lead. The Bulls, however, won 34-21 in the 4th quarter and pulled off an impressive turnaround.
Of course, Saturday’s victory cannot… make up the obvious problems of the “bulls”. Billy Donovan’s team scored just 33 points in the first half in the two previous games against Orlando and ended up falling short of 100 (94 and 97, respectively). Chicago has the second-worst offensive average at 107.2 points and in general he is not convinced that he can claim anything serious this year.
On the contrary, Miami was riding a seven-game winning streak before Saturday’s loss and tonight he will hardly accept to be defeated back to back by the same team. Over 1.90 the double with a minimum handicap of 1.5 points.
- Charlotte – Milwaukee: 2 -9.5 & Giannis Over 4.5 assists (performance 3.00), 02:00
- Minnesota – New York: 1 -2.5 (odds 1.93), 03:00
- Chicago – Miami: 2 -1.5 (odds 1.93), 03:00