Super Bowl 55 Picks and Predictions

Super Bowl 55 Picks and Predictions: Chiefs vs Buccaneers

 

The Super Bowl is such a special event. Everyone likes to make picks on the biggest game of the year and we are no different here at Bookie Blitz. Our staff is going to look over the best bets, parlays, teasers, and prop bets for the biggest game of the year. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will put on a good show, so let’s not waste any time. You have seen the odds, now get the Super Bowl 55 Picks and predictions.

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Injuries Abound in the Big Game

Both teams come limping into the biggest game of the year. Unless a player is disabled they will do their best to play in the big game. The Chiefs were the first team to get bad news on the injury front.

The Chiefs will miss a big player on the offensive line, but both teams did get some good news. Chiefs running back Le’Veon Bell (knee) and wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf), are both expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.


The Bucs duo of wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) and safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (ankle), are all also expected to suit up for their team when they need them the most.

Home Field Overrated

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady become the first team to ever host a Super Bowl, but this year that is overrated. True, the Chiefs still have to travel, but the fans will be mostly a split based on tickets sold and the NFL awarding front-line workers. However, the public loves to still bet on home-field advantage even when it does not exist.

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Leave Mahomes Alone

The Buccaneers love to blitz and there is no doubt that they will send extra players after Patrick Mahomes, but that is a huge mistake. Mahomes led the league in QBR against the blitz (96.8). Although they have two weeks to prepare asking the Bucs to change their defense is too much to ask.

Trendy Pick

Betting trends for the biggest game of the year are interesting, to say the least. For example, the favorites have covered two straight and three of the last four. The AFC has dominated this game of late winning and covering five of the last six Super Bowls. Trends can be used (or ignored) by handicappers, but this year it all points to a Chiefs victory.

Super Bowl 55 Picks and Predictions

The Bucs won’t be able to blitz and Travis Kelce deserves an MVP bote or two for what he has done this season. Patrick Mahomes will join Bart Starr, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana, Eli Manning, and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks to win multiple Super Bowl MVPs with an outstanding performance in this game. The Chiefs start slow and pull away with a double-digit victory in Super Bowl 55.

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[BET NOW] Kansas City Chiefs -3 to win the Super Bowl

Carson Wentz Odds

Carson Wentz Odds: Where Will Wentz Play Next Year?

 

The Super Bowl always demands attention, but the NFL off-season is going to be sick. The most important player on any team is almost always the quarterback. This year, there are several high profile names that may be switching teams. Names like Matthew Stafford and Deshaun Watson get headlines, but according to the Carson Wentz odds, the Philadelphia Eagles may have a new quarterback next season.

This article is updated daily with the latest news, rumors, and information. Check back daily! 

Update Jan 26, 2021

If you are going to bet on the Carson Wentz trade rumors and where he will play next year, it is best to shop around. Just yesterday the Colts were listed as +150 favorites, but at this sportsbooks, you can get the Colts at +400. Get the best price!

Bet WHICH WILL BE THE STARTING COLTS QB ON 2021 SEASON WEEK 1? MONEYLINE
BET NOW Jacoby Brissett     +300
BET NOW Carson Wentz     +400
BET NOW Matthew Stafford     +500
BET NOW Andy Dalton     +600
BET NOW Jacob Eason     +700

Carson Wentz Odds

Here are the latest odds on where Carson Wentz may play next season. [BETNOW]

Fly Away From the Eagles Fly

At one point it was a given that Wentz was leaving. Jalen Hurts took over the position and it looked inevitable that Went would be gone. Fast forward a few weeks and Dough Pederson is fired and now Wentz is still wanted in Philly. According to the odds, Philly is the favorite to keep Carson at +125, but it’s closer than most may believe.

The Eagles media is sensing that a departure is imminent and they are turning on Wentz.

Other Landing Spots

Philadelphia made a coaching change and the hope is that Nick Sirianni can convince Carson to stay. This is a coach that has zero play-calling experience. Although he may succeed it’s unlikely that Wentz will want to stay.

It’s unlikely. The Eagles may be the favorite, but the Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, and the New England Patriots have all shown interest in Wentz. Philadelphia is a brutal place and Wentz is ready for a change.

Super Bowl 2021 Odds

Super Bowl 2021 Odds: Sharps vs Squares Betting Report

This is it, the last game of the NFL season. This is the last chance to bet on football before the off-season. Before you turn your attention to the quarterbacks that may be changing teams (Deshaun Watson anyone?) you will want to pick a winner in the big game. The Super Bowl 2021 odds are the first step to identifying what team to bet on in the big game. If you want to skip to the free pick, it’s right here. 

Super Bowl 2021 Odds and Line Movements

Moneylines: Buccaneers +145, Chiefs -165
Total: O/U 57
Spread: Chiefs -3
Key info: Sunday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. ET | TV: CBS | Stream: FREE

After defeating the Buffalo Bills the Kansas City Chiefs were set as 3.5 point favorites in the Super Bowl. As it often happens, the public jumped out on Patrick Mahomes to the tune of over 70 percent, but that line has moved. The current point-spread lists the Chiefs as three-point favorites.

The over/under in this game started out at 57 and it is now at 56.5 at most of the well-respected offshore sportsbooks.

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Who the Squares are betting on….

The squares are betting on the Chiefs. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers struggled to keep the Packers at bay. Meanwhile, the Chiefs rolled the Bills and overcame an early deficit with ease. Although Brady is a fan favorite, there is a new gunslinger in town and the public is betting on Mahomes in the Super Bowl.

Who the sharps are betting on…

The sharps jumped on the 3.5 early. With the public pounding the Chiefs, the sharps had no issues grabbing the Bucs at +3.5. Brady has more experience playing in the big game than any other player on the planet and the Bucs are playing in a home game. This made it easy for the wise guys to put smart money on the Buccaneers to win a Super Bowl.

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Matthew Stafford Odds

Matthew Stafford Odds: What team will sign Stafford?

The NFL playoffs are the center of attention at the moment, but it is very clear this is going to be an incredible offseason. This could be the year of the quarterback as the NFL draft and the free-agent market will be loaded with talent. All eyes are currently on Deshaun Watson and where he will play next, but there is another quarterback that is worth watching. The Matthew Stafford odds are going to be worth the watch as the Lions partway with the veteran.

This article is updated daily with the latest news, rumors, and information. Check back daily! 

Update Jan 26, 2001

That didn’t take long. Once it was announced that the Lions and Stafford were parting ways, the 49ers jumped to the front of the line as favorites to get the QB. That has changed and it changed in a very big way.  The odds show that both the Colts and the Patriots are going after Stafford as the 49ers are falling back from the pack. [BET NOW]

Update Jan 25, 2001

The race for Stafford according to some, is down to just three teams. The sports betting odds on where Stafford will play next year tend to agree.

 

 

Why is Stafford so Valuable?

Matthew Stafford is unappreciated because he has played his entire career in Detroit. However, he is a talent and will be an incredible addition to any team. If you want to know why just watch this.


The Lions have agreed to part ways with Stafford, now it’s only a matter of what team will make the deal. Here are the details on his current contract.

Matthew Stafford Odds

So what team will get Stafford? If you look at the latest odds, the Colts are the favorites. This makes sense because Phillip Rivers retired and The Colts are ready to win now. Here are the latest odds on the next landing spot for Matthew Stafford.

49ers – +250 [BET NOW]

Colts +300 [BET NOW]

Broncos +350 [BET NOW]

Washington Football Team +500 [BET NOW]

Panthers +750 [BET NOW]

Saints +1500 [BET NOW]

Texans +2000 [BET NOW]

There are a few teams that did not make this list that may make some noise in the near future. Keep an eye on the LA Rams and the Atlanta Falcons.

Matthew Stafford Predictions

The Colts are the easy pick. Everywhere you look everyone believes that will be his preferred destination, but there is another team that is worth watching and that is the 49ers. They are the favorites and they are one-piece away from putting a Super Bowl team on the field. If I had to bet today, I would bet on the 49ers (+250) to sign Stafford.

Poirier vs McGregor 2 Picks

Poirier vs McGregor 2 Picks and Predictions

Saturday night is fight night and it’s going to be an exciting night. Before the NFL playoffs resume, this will be the premier betting event of the weekend. Anytime that Connor McGregor takes center stage, you know it’s going to be a spectacle. McGregor is the overwhelming favorite against Dustin Poirier at the main event of UFC 257. The Poirier vs McGregor 2 Picks feature the latest betting news on the fight and who will win.

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UFC 257 Fight Card

Main Card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET) [BET NOW]

      • Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier

      • Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler

      • Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Eye

      • Amanda Ribas vs. Marina Rodriguez

      • Makhmud Muradov vs. Andrew Sanchez

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      • Arman Tsarukyan vs. Matt Frevola

      • Brad Tavares vs. Antonio Carlos Junior

      • Sara McMann vs. Julianna Pena

      • Khalil Rountree vs. Marcin Prachnio

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    • Movsar Evloev vs. Nik Lentz

    • Zhalgas Zhumagulov vs. Amir Albazi

Poirier vs McGregor 2 Odds

All the money is pouring in on McGregor. This is not a surprise because McGregor is always a fan favorite. The opening line was McGregor -184 but it has moved tremendously and now sits at -260 or higher at most sportsbooks.

Poirier vs McGregor 2 Picks

This rematch will be a great bout to watch. It has been over five years since the two met. In the first meeting, McGregor claimed a first-round knockout, but the fighters have changed. If you believe what you see (or hear) on social media McGregor is in the best shape of his life.. McGregor is beatable and is more hype of late than production. Despite a knockout of Donald Cerrone, Connor will get a serious step up in this fight.

Poirier is too good of a fighter to pass up at this price. The longer he lasts in this fight the more dangerous he becomes. He is a grappler and a powerful puncher with elite boxing ability. Don’t be surprised when Poirier pulls off the upset in UFC 257.

Dustin Poirier +240 [BET NOW]

2021 AFC Conference Championship Picks

2021 AFC Conference Championship Picks: Bills vs Chiefs Predictions

The NFL playoffs now have the four best teams fighting for a championship. All eyes are on the NFC Championship game but making 2021 AFC Conference Championship picks will be much more difficult. The Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs will be the best game to watch this weekend. If you are going to bet on it, you must be informed.

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Monitoring Mahomes

It’s Official!

If you are going to bet on the Chiefs, you are advised to bet on them right now. Kansas City is still -2.5 at many of the sportsbooks which will jump to 3 (or higher) once QB Patrick Mahomes is cleared.

The Chiefs need him to have success in the running game. The Chiefs had the10th fewest rushing attempts in the league this year but rank 12th in yards per rushing attempt at 4.5 yards per carry. This is an indication of the defense focusing on Mahomes and the passing attack.

Mahomes is practicing, but not always in full. This is the No. 1 situation to watch as the game-time nears. Here is the latest.

The need to have Mahomes under center since the Bills are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Kansas City.

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Coaching Counts

This game features two of the best coaches in the NFL. Andy Reid is a mainstay in the league and Sean McDermott is a newcomer, but Reid likes what he sees in the young coach.

The Chiefs will now host their third straight conference championship game and that experience cannot be overlooked.

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Bills vs Chiefs Predictions

Don’t wait to bet the Chiefs. Bills QB Josh Allen makes mistakes. These mistakes are tough to recover from against a Chiefs offense that can score on every possession. The Chiefs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games when playing against a team with a winning road record. They rise to this type of occasion. They have the experience, they have the coaching and they have the best player in the National Football League. Sorry Buffalo, your story ends here.

 

2021 AFC Conference Championship picks

Chiefs 46 Bills 32

Chiefs -2.5 [BET NOW]

2021 NFC Conference Championship Picks

2021 NFC Conference Championship Picks: Buccaneers vs Packers Predictions

The NFL Championship weekend is here and handicappers are scrambling to gather information and make selections on the two games. Smart bettors will look at the odds and watch the injury report (especially in Kansas City) before making 2021 NFC Conference Championship picks.

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Public Pushing the Packers

The Packers were flat out embarrassed in the first meeting against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. That public is willing to put money on Aaron Rodgers as 57 percent of the public is taking the home team in this game. Our weekly betting report suggests that the wise guys are betting early and often.

Get the updated odds here

The Buc Stops Here

If the Packers are going to beat the Bucs they are going to have to find a way to run the ball. The Bucs are the league’s top rushing defense in the regular season holding the opposition to 80.6 yards per game. This will allow the Tampa defense to stay in a dime look to protect against Davante Adams and the passing game. That run defense gets a boost with the return of defensive tackle Vita Vea.

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Revenge in the Rematch?

All the talk about this game is the last meeting and it does have some importance. In those nine games, the team that won during the regular season has gone 7-2 in the title game rematch. Of course, that didn’t’ work in the Saints vs Buccaneers game. But this is the playoffs.

The Bucs will be short-handed in this game which is not a giood thing.

In six of the past seven years, the home team has won the NFC Championship. And this is not just any home, it’s Green Bay. Rodgers is 62-35-4 ATS at Lambeau Field. Adams was coming off an injury in the first meeting and will be ready to go for this game.

2021 NFC Conference Championship Picks

If the spread dips below 3 points, the Packers are an easy pick, but that won’t happen. The sportsbooks want to keep even action on the game. The home team has the edge in this game and if not for multiple untimely turnovers for the Saints, they may have beaten the Bucs. I respect Brady, but this is the end of the road.

Rodgers and the offense will adjust to the defense and have a different gameplan. The Packers have covered 11 of 15 ATS when playing a team with a winning record and they are 7-2 ATS in the last nine playoff games. This is the best team that the Packers have had in a while and it will show on Sunday.

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Buccaneers vs Packers Predictions

Packers 31 Buccaneers 26

Packers -3.5 [BET NOW]

AFC/NFC Conference Championship Odds 2021

AFC/NFC Conference Championship Odds 2021: Sharps vs Squares

The final four teams in the NFL meet up this weekend in the conference championship round. Before making picks and predictions against the spread, the smart football handicappers will examine the AFC/NFC Conference Championship Odds 2021. The Sharps vs Squares betting action report reveals the line moves and who the public is betting on.

AFC/NFC Conference Championship Odds 2021

Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Point spread: Chiefs -3.5 (opened at Chiefs -2.5)

Point total: 54.5

Money line: Bills -112, Chiefs -109

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All eyes are on the health of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes left the last game with a concussion and if the spread tells us anything, he is expected to start.

Although the Chiefs beat the Browns, this line will shift dramatically if Mahomes cannot play. The public is riding the red-hot Buffalo Bills. They wanted to get this spread at 2.5 as 55 percent of the wagers in this game jumped on Buffalo when the line was posted. The smart money believes in Kansas City and that is why the spread is moved to -3, despite the public betting Buffalo.

The over/under in this game is the biggest mover of the week. The sportsbooks opened the total at 50 and it was deemed too low by the sharps and the squares as everyone bet on the over, expecting a high-scoring game.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers

Point spread: Packers -3.5 (opened at Packers -4)

Point total: 51.5

Money line: Bucs +145, Packers -180

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Two very popular teams meet in a rematch when Tom Brady and the Bucs take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Buccaneers beat down the Packers in the first meeting, but Green Bay is playing much better football. The public is willing to overlook that game as 56 percent of the early money is coming in on the Packers. However, the line is moving in the other direction, which is a clear indication that the sharps are betting on the Buccaneers to keep this game close. The smart money has pushed this spread down to Packers -3.5 according to the updated AFC/NFC Conference Championship Odds. 

Deshaun Watson Odds

Deshaun Watson Odds: What team will sign Watson?

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is unhappy. This is not a new revelation as Watson has vocalized his frustration via social media for weeks.  The Texans are under fire for the way that they have handled player personnel and for some of the suspect trades that have happened recently.  It is reminiscent of the Antonio Brown situation. The Deshaun Watson odds are out, but the team that will actually sign him is not the favorite. Now with Matthew Stafford in the mix, Watson’s trade destination may change.

This article is updated daily with the latest news, rumors, and information. Check back daily! 

Update Jan 26, 2021

The Watson Watch continues. The speculation continues to grow on social media and fans all over the league are hoping that Watson somehow gets traded to their team.

However, it seems as though it is a two-team race and the reports keep coming in that Watson only wants to play with two teams next season.

If you follow the money, it is clear that the New York Jets are still considered the team to trade for Watson in the off-season. The Jets have steadily dropped on the NFL props betting board. The Jets opened at +1000, went down to +375 and the latest odds show that they have dropped again. If you are going to bet on the Jets to trade for Watson you may want to do it now.

WHERE WILL DESHAUN WATSON PLAY IN 2021 SEASON? MONEYLINE
Bet Now Houston Texans     +170
Bet Now Miami Dolphins     +350
Bet Now New York Jets     +200

Update Jan 25, 2021

It’s official, the Deshaun Watson odds are clearly reflecting that the New York Jets are the front runners to land the young superstar.

[BETNOW] New York Jets  +375
[BETNOW] Miami Dolphins +400
[BETNOW] Carolina Panthers +750
[BETNOW] Indianapolis Colts +800
[BETNOW] New Orleans Saints +800
[BETNOW] San Francisco 49ers +800
[BETNOW] Atlanta Falcons +900
[BETNOW] Denver Broncos +900
[BETNOW] New England Patriots +900

Update Jan 24, 2021

The Texans are going to hire a new coach. If you think that will persuade Watson to stay in Houston, think again. The odds of Watson staying in Hoston are dropping dramatically. 

The New York media is embracing the Watson rumors. Can you blame them? The Jets have not been relevant for a decade. The latest sports betting odds show that they have a reason to get excited.

Update Jan 23, 2021

Earlier today we reported that the Jets are now the frontrunners to get Deshaun Watson and that has been amplified as everyone is reporting that Watson may go to New York. Here are the latest odds for Watson and where he will play next season.

Update Jan 23, 2021

In the past several teams have been listed as the favorite to trade for Deshaun Watson. This includes the Dolphins, Panthers, and at one time, of course, Houston. Now there is one team that is emerging as the favorite landing spot and it is the New York Jets. More and more evidence is arising on a daily basis. Here are the latest odds for Watson and where he will play next season.

Update Jan 22, 2021

The Texans are going to part ways with Deshaun Watson. This team is in rebuild mode and if you want proof ….here it is.

 

Update Jan 21, 2021

Don’t look now, but the Deshaun Watson to the New York Jets is gaining momentum. It’s the NFL and anything can happen, but certain tweets are ones that you will want to see. The odds are starting to cook and they tell an interesting story that you have to read.

This is a unique situation because Watson has a no-trade clause, so he can dictate where he may go. He is getting some very public advice from other veteran players in the NFL that will follow him if Houston decides to trade him to New York.

It is still uncertain if the Texans will trade Watson, or where he will go, but if I was going to bet on it right now. I would bet on the Jets. 

Update Jan 20, 2021

How fluid is the situation surrounding Deshaun Watson? The news is pouring in and the odds are changing rapidly. After the Falcons, Jets, and the Panthers, all held the top spot as the favorite, one team has returned. The Miami Dolphins are now the favorites (again) to trade for Watson and it’s not even close. So the real question is…..

Update Jan 19, 2021

Just yesterday we posted how the Carolina Panthers are now considered a serious contender to trade for Deshaun Watson if the Texans choose to do so. The talks must be getting serious because according to the latest odds that can be found here, the Panthers are now co-favorites to get Watson. To make things even more interesting the Atlanta Falcons are just behind Miami and Carolina on the board. The Falcons are tied with the Jets at +700 odds to trade for Watson.

The updated odds can be found here.

Update Jan 18, 2021

Yesterday news broke about Watson’s unhappiness and the odds were released. Today Houston reports they do not want to trade him, but teams are calling. A new team is emerging as a suitor for Watson. That team is the Carolina Panthers.

The updated odds can be found here.

Deshaun Watson Odds

There are multiple sportsbooks posting odds for Watson’s landing spot. The odds below are from a combination of BetOnline, MyBookie and, BetUS. Get the latest odds HERE.

Odds On Where Deshaun Watson Will Play In 2021
Team Odds
Houston Texans -160
Miami Dolphins +300
New England Patriots +1000
New York Jets +1000
San Francisco 49ers +1000
Indianapolis Colts +1200
Chicago Bears +1200
Washington Football Team +2000
Philadelphia Eagles +2500
Detroit Lions +3300

Houston Texans -160 [BET NOW]

The Texans are in damage control mode and there is no doubt that they want to keep Watson on the team. They have essentially no draft capital and trading Watson will equate to a rebuild. They are still trying to recover from a public relations standpoint after parting ways with D’Andre Hopkins. But if you are a Texans fan, a trade may be the best scenario at this point.

 

Stories like this get leaked for a reason. Watson wants out and he is forcing the Texans to trade him.

Miami Dolphins +300 [BET NOW]

The Dolphins recently acquired a new young quarterback to lead this franchise, but it will be hard for this team to pass on Watson if the price is right. If you are going to bet on the Dolphins to trade for Watson you may want to make that bet now. Everything you read suggests that Watson wants to play in Miami and the Dolphins have the assets.

It looks good on paper, but will the Dolphins want to give up what they have acquired? If the Dolphins believe in Tua Tagovailoa they will be fools to give up all of the picks they have this season. Perhaps more importantly, will the Texans do it? This is a team that is making horrible moves but will they be willing to trade their franchise quarterback for their own pick? The Dolphins will have to give Houston everything to make this deal and the Dolphins may not be ready to make this move.

New York Jets +1000 [BET NOW]

The Jets are the team that needs to make this move. They have a new coach and they can give the Texans Sam Darnold in return. This deal makes more sense. The Texans will not be rebuilding by getting a QB in return and they can get a top pick in the NFL draft. The Jets are also trying to remove the stink of a failing franchise and a trade of this magnitude will give the Jets positive headlines for the first time in a long time. Watson will not be traded soon, but the Jets are the best landing spot right now.

 

 

2021 MLK Day NBA

Betting the Buckets: 2021 MLK Day NBA

Betting the Buckets is our new, daily basketball betting article. In this article, we will share sports betting tidbits and free picks against the spread. This includes odds, betting trends, and up-to-date information in the NBA. Today in the Association is one of the best days of the year and here is the insight on 2021 MLK Day NBA.

Betting the Buckets Recap: Every day we will post recaps of the previous picks and update our record.

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets acquired James Harden in a trade and now they have officially anointed the Nets as the team to beat. According to the basketball betting odds, they are the favorites to win the Eastern Conference and only behind LeBron and the Lakers in the odds to win the NBA Championship. Did everyone forget about the Bucks?

Still the MVP

Giannis Antetokounmpo is the reigning MVP and this is a well-rested team. The Bucks beat the Mavericks on the 15th and will have two days off before this game. The Bucks have played just two games in the last six nights. That is good news for players who are recovering from an injury like reserve forward Torrey Craig.

Still Adjusting

Harden looked incredible in his debut for the Nets as he put up a triple-double and had a record-setting night. But don’t confuse that performance with team chemistry.  Kevin Durant admitted that the team was forcing passes early in the game.  Coach Steve Nash said ”I think it’s going to be an adjustment for everyone.” This is going to take time and the struggles to gel will be obvious against a better opponent in Milwaukee.

2021 MLK Day NBA Picks

This is the biggest game of the day and the play is the Milwaukee Bucks.  They have a chip on their shoulder. They have been dismissed as the conference favorite and they have the best basketball player on the court. To get a team of this caliber against a team that is adjusting to a new key player is too good to pass up. The fact that the Bucks are favorites, should tell you everything that you need to know.

Bet on Bucks vs Nets

Betting the Buckets Play: Milwaukee Bucks -1.5 [See the odds and bet here]