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The NBA season is in the early stages, but predictions have come in from every major sports site and news network, with opinions on which team will ultimately raise the Championship trophy. It’s never too early to jump on a bandwagon or to make bold predictions, and your picks are as likely as anyone else’s, even the sports experts and the veteran journalists. Here are some of the most high profile predictions from around the NBA world and who they think will be hoisting hardware at the end of the season. Take a look through some of these and perhaps look at sites like FanDuel for betting guides to ensure you have your bets on the right teams, for maximum return potential! You can then find some bookmakers online to place your bets for upcoming games. As always, it’s important to make sure you’re being sensible when placing these bets though. Gambling can be a dangerous game to play, especially if you’re not following some of the safety tips found on websites like Worldwide, people will be watching the NBA season and will be casting their bets to try and make some money. Be careful when doing this, make sure to place reasonable bets to ensure you can comfortably watch the whole season.

Playoff teams in East

Washington Post: 1. Celtics, 2. Raptors, 3. 76ers, 4. Bucks, 5. Pacers, 6. Wizards, 7. Heat, 8. Pistons

FiveThirtyEight: 1. Raptors, 2. Celtics, 3. 76ers, 4. Wizards, 5. Bucks, 6. Pacers, 7. Heat, 8. Pistons

CBS Sports NBA: 1. Raptors, 2. Celtics, 3. 76ers, 4. Pacers, 5. Heat, 6. Bucks, 7. Pistons, 8. Wizards

ESPN’s Zach Lowe: 1. Celtics, 2. Raptors, 3. Bucks, 4. Sixers, 5. Pacers, 6. Heat, 7. Wizards, 8. Pistons

Playoff teams in West

Washington Post: 1. Warriors, 2. Jazz, 3. Rockets, 4. Thunder, 5. Pelicans, 6. Nuggets, 7. Trail Blazers, 8. Spurs

FiveThirtyEight: 1. Warriors, 2. Rockets, 3. Jazz, 4. Thunder, 5. Nuggets, 6. Lakers, 7. Timberwolves, 8. Pelicans

CBS Sports NBA: 1. Warriors, 2. Rockets, 3. Lakers, 4. Thunder, 5. Nuggets, 6. Jazz, 7. Spurs, 8. Pelicans

ESPN’s Zach Lowe: 1. Warriors, 2. Rockets, 3. Thunder, 4. Jazz, 5. Nuggets, 6. Lakers, 7. Pelicans, 8. Trailblazers.

Conference winners / title winners

Washington Post: East – Celtics, West – Warriors; title: Warriors

Sports Illustrated: Five of six writers picked the Celtics in the East and Warriors in the West; title: Warriors

ESPN’s Zach Lowe: East – Celtics, West – Warriors; title: Warriors


Washington Post: Antetokounmpo

ESPN’s Zach Lowe: Antetokounmpo

ESPN experts: Nine picked James, four picked Anthony Davis, two picked Kevin Durant, two picked Kawhi Leonard, two picked Antetokounmpo, one picked James Harden, one picked Kyrie Irving.

The Warriors are the clear favorites to win the Championship, but the season title belongs to whichever team has the talent, luck, and determination to claim it, not the team who is the most likely or who everyone picks. Anything can happen during this long, winter season, and we’ve seen upsets before, so get ready for a wild ride throughout the playoffs and a great NBA season.

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