NBA Preseason Betting Predictions October 9 and 10
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NBA Preseason Betting Predictions October 9 and 10

We hit the biggest upcoming games of the 2021 NBA Preseason in our betting predictions for this weekend.

Only a few more tune-ups for teams before the start of the 2021-22 NBA Season. Because of that, we expect and cover in our NBA Preseason betting predictions for October 9 and 10 – full (or nearly full) rosters and some competitive outings between teams.

Toronto Raptors vs. Boston Celtics Betting Picks

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TorontoTBDTBDBoston

The Toronto Raptors face the Boston Celtics this preseason as they continue to showcase their newest additions and develop their roster. The Toronto Raptors are a bit hobbled going into the season but are still playing well through two preseason games. We think they can put together another solid performance in our betting predictions on this game.

In this game, we will see if the combination of fourth overall pick Scottie Barnes and OG Anunoby can defend Jaylen Brown and Jason Tatum. The approach Nick Nurse takes in this game is more meaningful than what the Boston Celtics are looking for against the Toronto Raptors.

We also like Fred VanVleet in this game. He put up 35 on Boston in a game last year and we are not sure – whoever ends up playing minutes for Boston at guard on Saturday will slow FVV from having another big scoring night. Bet on the Raptors to win on Saturday!

Toronto Raptors To Win the Game
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New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards Betting Picks

To Win the GameBet99Bet99To Win the Game
New YorkTBDTBDWashington

The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards – both bounced in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs – square off on Saturday night, looking to get some rep in against key competition this season. Washington boasts more depth but less star power this season – which should help them win games against the middle and lower-tier Eastern Conference teams. But do not go betting on Washington just yet.

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One of those teams in the New York Knicks. The Knicks were huge overachievers last year. Tom Thibodeau got the most out of his team. However, in typical “Thibs” fashion, his team ran out of gas by the time the playoffs started. The Knicks looked fresh in their win against Indiana Pacers and should keep up the high insanity against Washington. New York outbattles Washington to pick up a win in a low-scoring game

New York Knicks To Win the Game
TBD
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Atlanta Hawks vs. Memphis Grizzlies Betting Picks

To Win the GameBet99Bet99To Win the Game
AtlantaTBDTBDMemphis

Our favourite betting pick on the Atlanta Hawks and Memphis Grizzlies would be the over – if we knew the total (if it is 220.5 or lower bet the over). However, with NBA betting lines on preseason not posting until the day of the game – we are going to stick to what team will win the game.

This game screams fun. Ja Morant and Trae Young are two of the game’s most exciting and explosive point guards. Early results in the preseason show Morant elevating his game in his third season. The challenge for Morant is the team around him is worse than it was last season. However, this is the preseason and we like Morant to outplay Young and get his teammates (new and old) involved enough on offence to eke out a close win.

Memphis Grizzlies To Win the Game
TBD
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Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Picks  

To Win the GameBet99Bet99To Win the Game
ChicagoTBDTBDCleveland

The new-look Chicago bulls laid a lick on Cleveland in their first preseason game – winning by 36 points. The Bulls – one of the busiest teams in the offseason – looked dynamic on offence against Cleveland. They spread and passed the ball with excellent efficiency leading to many highlight-reel plays at the net.

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I expect the Bulls to play a fun style through the preseason. The chance to play off each other and build up chemistry is most important for the team. It could produce a mixed bag overall – but against lesser opponents such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, I expect it to breed positive results. 

Chicago Bulls To Win the Game
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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

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PhoneixTBDTBDLA Lakers

The last two Western Conference champions get a second tune-up against this preseason on Sunday. The Phoenix Suns won the first meeting – although neither team was playing with their full rosters. In this game, I predict the Suns are more likely to play more of their entire roster, which should make the Suns the likely favourites.

Last season the Lakers sizzled out at the end of the season due to injuries and the mileage on LeBron James’ body. They need to be smart with James and Anthony Davis’ playing time (meaning little or no time on the court until the regular season). The Suns are young (excluding Chris Paul) and want to prove doubters wrong, who said last year was a fluke. Back the Suns.

Los Angeles Lakers To Win the Game
TBD
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