Opening Night NBA Picks: Celtics vs Cavaliers Predictions

Finally the NBA is back. If you like basketball and have been waiting all summer, then wait no more the NBA is back. The offseason was one of the best in NBA history has big players switched teams and new “super teams” were born. Some of those moves will be showcased on Monday night as the new look Boston Celtics travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers. Then the late night game features the new look Houston Rockets against the favorites to win the NBA championship in the Golden State Warriors. We will have all of your opening night NBA picks on both games.

Opening night odds

Celtics vs Cavs

The Cavaliers opened up as (-3) point favorites against the Celtics. That line slightly moved up to (-3.5) as the early betting is firmly on the Cavs. It is a bit surprising that the Cavs are getting the money considering that LeBron James is hampered with an injury.

Opening Night NBA Picks: Celtics vs Cavaliers Predictions

Opening Night NBA Picks: Celtics vs Cavaliers Predictions

Rockets vs Warriors

The betting action on the late game is split as 51% of the money is on the Warriors. Many basketball bettors are inspired by changes that the Rockets have made in the off season and excited to get this many points. The Warriors are (-9) point favorites in this game and that number has also been pushed up as the Warriors are now (-9.5) favorites heading into opening night.

Opening night NBA picks

Celtics vs Cavs

Kyrie Irving is happy to come back to Cleveland. He will want to show his old team that he can thrive without LeBron James. We fully expect James to play in this game as he has never missed an opening night in the NBA. Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Tatum and Al Horford will most likely get the start for thr Celtics who have plenty of fresh faces in the lineup. Young players like Jayson Tatum will get teh call in this game.

The Cavs have the experience, but they also have plenty of new pieces on their team. The Cavs lost their home court advantage in recent games as they are just 3-7 ATS in the last ten home games. Meanwhile the Celtics are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 games against the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have the depth and they have the better coach. It will be close, but the Celtics are the play.

Play on Celtics +3.5

Rockets vs Warriors

Chris Paul joins James Harden and the Rockets are instantly a better team. They have more scoring potential and they will actually play better defense. The Rockets will not be happy to open the season against the Warriors. They are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and 1-4 ATS in the last five in Golden State. The problem with the Rockets is that they do not play defense. The addition of Paul won’t make a vast difference. The Warriors started off slow at the start of last year and they are looking to change things up this season. They celebrate the ring ceremony on the big stage and they reward their fans with a double digit victory.

Play on Warriors (-9)

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