NBA Week 6 in review

A review of the key storylines happening around the NBA and how it will affect teams into the future.

Mon, 19 Jun, 3:04 PM


King Kyrie or all Hail Harden?


Antetokounmpo has been the front-runner for MVP this season, but injuries and Boston’s fantastic results have catapulted contenders up the ladder. Kyrie Irving has shown great form in October and November along with James Harden who’ve firmed into the favourite role with the bookies.


Harden’s Rockets have been winning and the man is leading the league in scoring and assists!


However, Kyrie is starting to find his groove and the way the Celtics keep racking up marquee wins is putting a lot of value in Irving’s stock.


Future Best Bet: Regular season MVP Harden @ $2.30 or Irving’s @ $12


OKC beat Golden State’s Big 3


Westbrook turned into BeastBrook as he absolutely slayed the Warriors with 34 points, 10 rebounds and a whole lot of mouthing off at his opponents.


There’s no love lost between these two rivals. Given how disjointed the Thunder have been recently this was an unexpected result but a good sign for purists who want to see a competitive finals series.


The Thunder have seen themselves cover 9 points in all their wins and not be able to cover 9 in all their losses.


Future Betting Tip: If you think the Thunder are winning a game, expect their cover margin to be 8 or more points. You’ll be able to find further value.


Clippers in Chaos


We tipped Los Angeles to struggle and miss out on the playoffs but this could be the catalyst that buries this team. Patrick Beverley has been ruled out for the season after undergoing knee surgery. Beverley was one of the few bright spots in this team from opening tip off.


To make matters worse, the franchise is entrenched in shopping around All-Star centre DeAndre Jordan.


The 10-year clipper is on the radar of a number of teams including the Cavaliers who believe Jordan could be the missing link to help them get over the Warriors.


Upcoming tips - Wednesday

Los Angeles Lakers @ Los Angeles Clippers


These teams share the arena so don’t expect the Clippers to have any home ground advantage in this one.


The Clippers are decimated and distracted at the moment with injuries and rumours respectively. They could be mailing it in this season if Griffin doesn’t turn into Kobe.


I expect the public to still like the Clippers because of preseason expectations but I see the Lakers being the more focused in this one and would take them any less than -3


Best Bet: Los Angeles Lakers -3 or better

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