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AJ joined the Covers Team in 2020 as a publishing editor. A lifelong hoops-head and avid poker player, AJ had the right mix of hardwood intel and gambling acumen, and it wasn't long before he also became a fixture in Covers' rotation of NBA writers.

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LeBron James NBA Scoring Record Odds: Any Day Now

Feb 6, 2023 • 9:00 AM ET

LeBron James is within striking distance of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA's all-time regular-season scoring record. Get the latest on LeBron James scoring record odds as the milestone nears.

NBA Trade Deadline Odds: Kyrie Headed to Mavs, Who's Next?

Feb 5, 2023 • 6:36 PM ET

Kyrie Irving's trade saga is over, getting traded to the Mavs Sunday afternoon. There are still plenty of moves expected to come Thursday, so here are the NBA trade deadline odds for players most likely to be dealt.

NBA Most Improved Player Odds: Markkanen Storms Back

Feb 3, 2023 • 3:38 PM ET

While the Utah Jazz have long fallen from the West's top spot, it has little to do with the play of Lauri Markkanen. The Finnish big man is stepping up his already-surprising scoring, giving the former MIP odds leader a run for his money.

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Odds: Little Movement, Westbrook Now Odds-On

Feb 3, 2023 • 3:37 PM ET

Russell Westbrook completely flipped the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year odds when he was demoted to the bench, but it's been all calm since. Get the latest update on the odds movement as Russ adjusts to his new role.

NBA Coach of the Year Odds: Brown Conquers with Kings

Feb 3, 2023 • 3:37 PM ET

Mike Brown's done a lot more than oversee an improvement with the Sacramento Kings — he's defying nearly two decades of organizational incompetence. It's got him within striking distance of the NBA Coach of the Year odds lead.

NBA Defensive Player of the Year Odds: JJJ's Stock Soars After Allegations Snuffed

Feb 3, 2023 • 3:36 PM ET

Memphis' Jaren Jackson Jr. turned his team's defense around almost instantly with his dynamic rim protection. As such, he's shot up the DPOY odds board and now sits as the odds-on favorite as we near the All-Star break.

NBA Rookie of the Year Odds: Banchero a Lock?

Feb 3, 2023 • 3:36 PM ET

Paolo Banchero surprised many as the NBA Draft's No. 1 overall pick in June, but his early play suggests he probably should've been that guy all along. The Magic rookie is already the heavy Rookie of the Year odds favorite.

2023 NBA MVP Odds: Embiid Setting Up Trilogy Bout with Jokic

Feb 3, 2023 • 3:36 PM ET

As the 2022-23 season picks up steam, see how the odds to win Most Valuable Player are evolving, with a very familiar fight for the trophy taking shape between Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic.

NBA Clutch Player of the Year Odds: Fox's Fourths Have Him First

Feb 3, 2023 • 1:53 PM ET

The NBA has a new award, and sportsbooks have a new market for bettors to dive into. See who the favorites are in the first Clutch Player of the Year odds race, including the Kings' De'Aaron Fox.

Daytona 500 Odds: Hamlin, Larson, Blaney, Elliott Lead Pack

Feb 2, 2023 • 11:18 AM ET

Denny Hamlin's looking to start the NASCAR season off on the right foot with another win in the Daytona 500. See who joins Hamlin among the pre-race favorites as the 2023 campaign gets set to kick off.

2023 WNBA Championship Odds: Stewart's Arrival Spikes Liberty Odds

Feb 1, 2023 • 1:41 PM ET

The Aces improved their title-defending core by adding Candace Parker, but will face a foe unlike any last season offered in 2023's New York Liberty. See how the WNBA championship odds are shaping up.

Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies Picks and Predictions: Memphis Prevents Blaze

Feb 1, 2023 • 10:33 AM ET

The Grizzlies stopped the bleeding of their five-game skid at home, and should be poised to keep the winning ways intact against a Trail Blazers squad that isn't ready for what awaits it. Find out more as our NBA picks preview for this West showdown.

Grizzlies vs Warriors Picks and Predictions: Morant Makes Statement in Bay Area

Jan 25, 2023 • 3:35 PM ET

Ja Morant knows his team needs a big game from him tonight, and in what's sure to be a fast-paced, frenzied shootout, he'll have plenty of opportunity for huge numbers. Find out more as our NBA picks preview Grizzlies vs. Warriors.

Draymond Green Next Team Odds: Warriors Trade Unlikely

Jan 24, 2023 • 12:15 PM ET

While a trade from the Warriors is unlikely, Draymond Green next team odds have been popping up at sportsbooks with Golden State still stuck in the mud well into 2023. See where the embattled forward could wind up.

Cavaliers vs Grizzlies Picks and Predictions: Block Panther on the Prowl

Jan 18, 2023 • 11:07 AM ET

Jaren Jackson Jr.'s blocking shots at a historic rate, and against a Cavaliers squad that will have to rely more on its big men tonight, our NBA picks see plenty of value in the Grizzlies unicorn.

Suns vs Nuggets Picks and Predictions: Nuggets Golden Against Big Spread

Jan 11, 2023 • 3:34 PM ET

The Nuggets are on a tear, while the Suns haven't exactly been...um, shining as of late. With mass absences punctuating a dramatic slide down the West standings, see why our NBA picks can't have faith in the underdogs.

Bucks vs Grizzlies Picks and Predictions: Ja Does Damage From Distance

Dec 15, 2022 • 2:20 PM ET

The Bucks love leaving Ja Morant open behind the arc and that's especially likely tonight with Jrue Holiday sidelined. See what that means for the Grizzlies PG's prop markets as our NBA picks break down this possible Finals preview.

Timberwolves vs Clippers Picks and Predictions: Minnesota Spreads Itself Thin

Dec 14, 2022 • 9:23 AM ET

Kawhi Leonard's getting his legs back underneath him, and the Wolves won't be ready for what awaits them when the Clippers host tonight. See why the favorites shouldn't have any trouble in our NBA picks for Wednesday's nightcap.

Mavericks vs Nuggets Picks and Predictions: Pace Governs Mavs-Nugs

Dec 6, 2022 • 10:03 AM ET

The Nuggets and Mavericks have played low-scoring games for a while now, and tonight's matchup shouldn't be too different. See why our NBA picks are backing another slow-paced affair when two West hopefuls square off in Denver.

Today’s NBA Player Prop Picks: Tyrese Sacks Kings' Palace

Nov 30, 2022 • 10:26 AM ET

Tyrese Haliburton has been in a unique groove lately, and facing his fast-paced former team should help him stuff the box score for several reasons. See why we're backing him to keep trending up with tonight's NBA player prop picks.

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