NBA Odds & Picks - Complete Betting Guide for Week 1

NBA Odds & Picks – Complete Betting Guide for Week 1

Written by on July 29, 2020

The first week in the NBA Orlando Playoffs is here! Check out NBA analysis and picks for the top games from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. Let’s take a closer look at the upcoming matches for week 1 of the National Basketball Association so you can place your bets against their NBA odds.

NBA Odds & Picks – Complete Betting Guide for Week 1

NBA Week 1 Betting Guide Info

  • When: Thursday, July 30 – Sunday, August 2
  • Where: Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL

Thursday, July 30th Matches

Utah Jazz Vs New Orleans Pelicans -2 ½ 

The Jazz’s top two players, Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert aren’t copasetic, which is to say they’re not friends. That should show up on the court. Pelicans win and cover.

  • NBA Free Pick: New Orleans Pelicans

LA Clippers Vs LA Lakers -4 ½ 

The Clippers will be without Lou Williams. That alone makes them a tough play against a motivated LeBron and AD.

  • NBA Free Pick: L.A. Lakers

Friday, July 31st Matches

Memphis Grizzlies Vs Portland Trail Blazers -2

The Blazers have a real shot to make waves at the Orlando Playoffs. They should start things out the right way with a win and cover against the Grizzlies.

  • NBA Free Pick: Portland Trail Blazers

Boston Celtics Vs Milwaukee Bucks -4 ½ 

The Bucks have the best player in the NBA, or at least one of the top 3, on their squad. But even Giannis should have trouble contending with such a cohesive squad like the Boston Celtics. Boston can make a statement with a big moneyline victory over favored Milwaukee.

  • NBA Free Pick: Boston Celtics

Houston Rockets -1 Vs Dallas Mavericks

Do we go Luka Doncic or James “The Beard” Harden? The Beard plays with Russell. Doncic plays with Kristaps Prozingis. Harden-Westbrook is a better tandem than Doncic-Porzingis.

  • NBA Free Pick: Houston Rockets

Saturday, August 1

Miami Heat Vs Denver Nuggets -2

One of this weekend’s top matchups, the Miami Heat were a bad team to back against the spread before the shutdown. But, they’ve got a solid group. Then again, Denver’s Nikola Jokic has lost enough weight to give us visions of Perseus in Clash of the Titans. Denver is the play.

  • NBA Free Pick: Denver Nuggets

Utah Jazz Vs Oklahoma City Thunder -1

We’re sticking with the Utah Jazz can’t stand each other theme. OKC shows up and wins.

  • NBA Free Pick: Oklahoma City Thunder

New Orleans Pelicans Vs LA Clippers -4

The Clippers should bounce back with a win against the Pels. But, 4 points could mean a lot in this game. Grab New Orleans and the 4.

  • NBA Free Pick: New Orleans Pelicans 

LA Lakers -4 Vs Toronto Raptors

The L.A. Lakers are probably the best team in the NBA. However, don’t look past the Raptors to make this game incredibly close. Go Toronto and the 4.

  • NBA Free Pick: Toronto Raptors

Sunday, August 2

Portland Trail Blazers Vs Boston Celtics

Don’t make the mistake of overvaluing the Celtics. The Blazers can hang with the Celts. If the spread is less than -4 on Boston, though, back Tatum’s squad.

  • NBA Free Pick: Boston Celtics

San Antonio Spurs Vs Memphis Grizzlies

The Spurs just don’t have it this season. Also, Pop seems more interested in making his political views known than coaching San Antonio. We like Ja Morant and the Grizzlies to get it done both SU and ATS.

  • NBA Free Pick: Memphis Grizzlies 

Milwaukee Bucks Vs Houston Rockets

Nobody on Houston’s team can guard Giannis. Khris Middleton also figures to play well in Orlando. Back the Bucks to cover against the Rockets.

  • NBA Free Pick: Milwaukee Bucks

Dallas Mavericks Vs Phoenix Suns

The Suns can hang with the Mavs. DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker, and Mikal Bridges add up to a single Luka Doncic. Dallas should win. Beware laying too many points on the Mavs to cover, though. Suns figure to cover a point-spread at 5 points or higher.

  • NBA Free Pick: Phoenix Suns
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