Malcolm R. Banks
Malcolm R. Banks
Malcolm Rashaad Banks is a multimedia journalist with a concentration in sports and entertainment. A 2016 graduate of Morehouse College, he was tasked during his time on campus with revitalizing the campus newspapers sports content as its Lead Editor. In 2015, Banks interned at NY Amsterdam News, producing weekly think pieces and articles, including a front-page story on Serena Williams. Since graduating from Morehouse, Banks continues to create unique content found in publications including UPTOWN magazine, Prep Hoops, Sports Radio America, Pelican Debrief, and more.
Sport to bet on: NFL
Sports movie: Remember the Titans
Sports snack: Pizza
Covers feature: League Trends
Heat vs Knicks Picks and Predictions: Jimmy Buckets Gets His Kicks Over Knicks
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler torched the New York Knicks for 35 points when they met just last week, and he looks primed for another outstanding effort tonight, as our NBA betting picks explain.
Grizzlies vs Hawks Picks and Predictions: Memphis Clamps Down on Trae
Trae Young was ejected from Atlanta's game on Saturday and things won't get easier for him tonight as he goes up against Dillon Brooks and a tough Grizzlies defense. We break down the matchup and more in our NBA betting picks below.
Pacers vs Celtics Picks and Predictions: Brown Goes to Town
The Pacers' defense has been slipping of late, despite their efforts to chase the play-in. Our NBA picks are counting on Jaylen Brown to take advantage tonight when the Celtics play host.
Knicks vs Heat Picks and Predictions: Can Heat Cool Randle Off?
Julius Randle's been on a serious, um, heater, and the Knicks All-Star's performance against Miami this season suggests he's cracked their defense's code. See why our NBA picks are backing him for a big game in this pivotal East clash.
Nuggets vs Knicks Picks and Predictions: Randle Rumbles to Early Buckets
Julius Randle's been picking up his first-quarter production even more of late, and against a soft defense with Jalen Brunson still marginalized at-best, this Knicks-Nuggets matchup provides him with another easy prop takedown.
Warriors vs Clippers Picks and Predictions: LAC Perimeter Gets Cooked by Chef
Steph Curry has been cooking with the Warriors feeling some urgency, and tonight's matchup with the Clippers doesn't show much potential for things to slow down. See why our NBA picks are backing the Chef for a big night.
Knicks vs Trail Blazers Picks and Predictions: Portland in a Storm
The Trail Blazers have looked like a different team since they last faced the Knicks, who are holding it down in Jalen Brunson's absence. With injury concerns, our NBA picks don't see the Blazers having the weapons to fire back in this matchup.
Suns vs Warriors Picks and Predictions: Steph Has Phoenix's Number
Steph Curry is back from injury and has returned to his ways of torching the NBA. He's fresh off a 36-point game against Milwaukee and looks like the best bet on the board to light it up again Monday night — read more in our NBA betting picks below.
Knicks vs Clippers Picks and Predictions: Westbrook Lays More Bricks
Russell Westbrook's fall from grace hasn't landed too well with the Clippers, where he's remained out of rhythm and heavily schemed against by opposing defenses. Our NBA picks expect no different against the Knicks today.
Knicks vs Kings Picks and Predictions: Barrett Aids Knicks Cause With Assists
The Knicks will try to get back in the win column against the Kings in Sacramento tonight. A productive night from RJ Barrett would go a long way in accomplishing that goal, and our NBA expert picks think he'll do so via the assist.
Hornets vs Knicks Picks and Predictions: Barrett Stings Charlotte at MSG
The red-hot Knicks host the lifeless Hornets tonight at MSG. In a brutally lopsided matchup, our NBA betting picks are looking at the player prop market — find out more below.
Suns vs Mavericks Picks and Predictions: Bank on Booker
The Suns and the Mavericks close out their regular season series this afternoon. This will be the first real test for the new-look Suns, and Devin Booker should pass with flying colors, as our NBA expert picks suggest.
Knicks vs Heat Picks and Predictions: Heat Cool Off Randle
Julius Randle has been hot of late, but the Heat present a matchup that could lead to the Knicks leaning more on Jalen Brunson on Friday, as our NBA picks explain.
Nets vs Knicks Picks and Predictions: Brunson Torches Poor Brooklyn Defense
The Battle of New York takes place tonight with the Knicks looking to win two straight against Brooklyn. Jalen Brunson has been a stud since the calendar hit 2023, and our NBA betting picks predict another strong showing tonight.
Clippers vs Nuggets Picks and Predictions: Russ Continues to Thrive in New Home
Russell Westbrook has provided a nice spark since flipping to the other Los Angeles squad and now gets a matchup against a Nuggets team on the second night of a back-to-back where his non-stop motor should dominate — read more in our NBA picks below.
Pelicans vs Knicks Picks and Predictions: Barrett Underwhelms Again
RJ Barrett's been slowly sliding into Tom Thibodeau's doghouse, and in a matchup that doesn't favor him, our NBA picks see a spot where his offensive production gets heavily stymied.
Knicks vs Wizards Picks and Predictions: Jalen Makes Washington Disappear
Jalen Brunson's had the hot hand in 2023, and with the Knicks facing an every-win-matters scenario down the stretch, our NBA picks don't see him slowing down tonight — especially against the Wizards' defense.
Celtics vs Pacers Picks and Predictions: Tatum Turns Up in Indy
Boston is sitting atop the Eastern Conference and will look to punch down tonight when it faces a struggling Indiana team that is just 2-8 over its last 10 games. Find out more in our Celtics vs. Pacers betting picks.
Heat vs Nets Picks and Predictions: Dinwiddie Keeps Cookin'
Brooklyn's roster is certainly not what it once was but that's opened the door for a returning Brooklyn Net to fill up the stat sheet. Back Spencer Dinwiddie to go Over his points total tonight — find out why in our NBA betting picks below.
Nets vs Knicks Picks and Predictions: Randle Has Rough Night On The Boards
The battle of New York will start a new chapter when Brooklyn heads to MSG to take on the Knicks. Randle has had a resurgence this season, but with the arrival of Josh Hart and his rebounding, our NBA betting picks are fading Randle on the glass.