Remember me Reset Password


This Weeks Intriguing Matchups

Posted by Brian Mulligan on 11/1/2010 4:57:26 PM

One game does not a season make just as the Miami Heat proved last week after losing their opener in Boston.

They could not have played a tougher team to start the season especially when you consider D Wade had missed basically all of the preseason. Still, they were not disgraced, won the very next night and then put a strangle hold on the Orlando Heat in first home opportunity.

The Heat will still be without sharpshooter Mike Miller, who may not been seen until January, but things should get much easier for the South Beach Boys.

They open up with a very poor road team last year in the Minnesota Timberwolves and then a couple of days later entertain the New Jersey Nets at home with Jersey in a back-to-back flying in from Orlando.

It will be a work in progress for the Heat but the cornerstone pieces are there and once they get some reps together, the victories should come in bunches.

It figures to be a very taxing week for the Knicks. Friday night they host the young Wizards for D. C. but could be feeling the effects of facing the Chicago Bulls 24 hours earlier.

Toronto also could be feeling jet lag this week because in a 4-day span they will be totally tested playing in Utah, against the Lakers in LaLa land and then catching the resilient Blazers in a back to back.

Before very long, the schedule will start to tell all of us who are the pretenders and who are the contenders this year so let’s get a dose of predictions.

Starting with the Atlantic in the Eastern Divisions, it’s Boston’s to lose. Rajon Rondo has been nothing short of sensational so far and although he is jump shot challenged, if he just continues to distribute the ball, the Celts will roll.

The Knicks and Nets should fight it out to complete the exacta in the division.

The Central is anybody’s to capture but the lean is toward Chicago, with Milwaukee holding off Indiana.

Two of the strongest teams in the league are in the Southeast and it should be a dogfight between the Heat and the Magic. Atlanta will win its share but they were really exposed in the playoffs last year.

They don’t call it the Wild Wild West for nothing and the cream will rise to the top eventually.

here are no patsies in the Southwest Division but the old-school San Antonio Spurs should come out on top. It could be the same old story with Dallas as they’ll win a ton of games but in all likelihood fizzle when it comes to the spring.

In Houston it’s all about the health of Yao Ming while the other lean is toward the New Orleans Hornets over Memphis because of the better point guard in Chris Paul.

Oklahoma City will take another giant step toward a title with the best record in the Northwest division with the Nuggets the most likely to fall in rankings just because of the uncertainty of the status of Carmelo Anthony.

Utah will miss Carlos Boozer so Portland will be the third team in that division with Minnesota sputtering.

The Pacific is the home of the 2-time NBA champion Lakers as Coach Jackson shoots for his 4th title threepeat.

If they get and stay healthy they should get their chance to face Boston or Miami for the crown. As for the rest of the Coast Division, Phoenix looks poised for a major slip as three up and comers, the Clippers, Sacramento and the ultra explosive Warriors vie for the second spot in the division. Golden State may be the team because they can score in a flash.

As the curtain comes down in late June and the champagne is popped, the Zen Master and Kobe will be holding the hardware.



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top