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Rory Breasail has been a diehard basketball fan since Larry Johnson’s 4-point play in 1999. He’s been writing about basketball for the last decade for outlets including The TwinSpires Edge, NBA Math, and Hashtag Basketball. Rory grew up in Steve Nash’s hometown in Victoria, BC, and now resides across the water in Vancouver, where he does a daily prayer to bring back the NBA. He is a graduate of BCIT’s Radio Arts program and is currently working on a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication at Royal Roads University.

Team: New York Knicks
Sport to bet on: NBA
Sports movie: Victory (1981)
Sports snack: Chips and Dip
Covers feature: League Trends
I first started sports betting during the 2020 NBA Bubble playoffs, and I rode the Miami Heat right from their upset against the Milwaukee Bucks all the way to the NBA Finals. Still don’t think I made enough to afford a single Big Face Coffee from Jimmy Butler though.
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In those same playoffs, I bet heavily on the Denver Nuggets to stretch their series against the Los Angeles Lakers to six. It was looking pretty good until Anthony Davis briefly transformed into Dirk Nowitzki from deep and hit the buzzer-beater to go up 2-0.
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Lakers vs Warriors Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Don't Pass up This Podziemski Prop

Feb 22, 2024 • 3:09 PM ET

Warriors rookie Brandin Podziemski has become a crucial part of this offense, and our NBA betting picks expect him to pick up where he left off prior to the All-Star break vs. a shorthanded Lakers side.

NBA Slam Dunk Contest Contest Odds, Rules, Picks, and Predictions: McClung Rightful Favorite

Feb 17, 2024 • 11:36 AM ET

Mac McClung may not be on an NBA roster, but his skills have demanded a chance to defend his crown. We break down the odds and give our best Slam Dunk Contest bets for All-Star Saturday night's marquee.

NBA 3-Point Contest Odds, Rules, Picks, and Predictions: Towns Defies the Odds Again

Feb 16, 2024 • 5:08 PM ET

Karl-Anthony Towns shocked the world to win the 2022 3-Point Contest — find out if our NBA picks think he has what it takes to do it again in 2024.

Spurs vs Mavericks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Betting an Out-of-Whack Wemby Prop

Feb 14, 2024 • 5:16 PM ET

Victor Wembanyama has another plus matchup vs. a Mavericks squad lacking height, but oddsmakers have set a generous line on at least one of his props. Our NBA betting picks will attack that market on Wednesday night.

Kings vs Suns Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Sacramento Gets Scorched by Suns

Feb 13, 2024 • 1:34 PM ET

It's took a while, but the Suns are finally putting things together and look like a title contender. Meanwhile, the Kings are a bad road team and their best players are not in a position to succeed in this matchup, per our NBA betting picks.

76ers vs Cavaliers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Blossoming Mobley Dominates the Glass

Feb 12, 2024 • 12:28 PM ET

Say what you want about his development, Evan Mobley has been dominating the boards of late but is still fetching an 8.5-rebound total for tonight's affair with the 76ers. Our NBA betting picks suggest you take advantage.

Celtics vs Heat Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Expect Boston's Best on Sunday

Feb 11, 2024 • 9:48 AM ET

While the Celtics may be on cruise control, they'll have an opportunity to once again prove themselves as the NBA's best against a long-time rival tonight. We break it all down in our NBA betting picks below.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Haliburton's Generosity Surprises Books

Feb 10, 2024 • 12:33 PM ET

Death, taxes, and Tyrese Haliburton dimes. They're all certain, and with Tyrese's minutes on the rise again, our NBA prop picks think his numbers will jump more than books are accounting for.

Suns vs Warriors Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Green Gobbles Up the Glass

Feb 10, 2024 • 10:01 AM ET

Draymond Green's done plenty to derail the Warriors' season, but now that he's back on the court, our NBA picks aren't discounting his impact against the Suns tonight.

Pelicans vs Lakers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Ingram, Pels Lay into Tired Lakers

Feb 9, 2024 • 11:45 AM ET

The Pelicans return to Arena after taking care of business vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, while the Lakers will play the second half of a home back-to-back after a draining loss to the Nuggets. Our NBA betting picks sense value on the Pels.

Warriors vs Pacers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Pick Up the Pacers

Feb 8, 2024 • 3:41 PM ET

The Warriors are playing the second half of a road back-to-back on the opposite side of the country against a Pacers team that runs opponents ragged. Odds have this pegged to be a high-scoring affair, and Pascal Siakam will be at the heart of it.

Grizzlies vs Knicks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Hart Beats up on Battered Grizzlies

Feb 6, 2024 • 10:08 AM ET

The Grizzlies are big underdogs with a roster of relative unknowns, and they visit a Knicks team looking to start a new winning streak while navigating some injury woes of their own. Our NBA betting picks believe the Josh Hart odds are offering value.

Warriors vs Nets Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Golden State Undervalued in Brooklyn?

Feb 5, 2024 • 12:46 PM ET

While it's certainly been a disappointing season for Golden State, this is still a team with a high ceiling when Steph Curry is playing the way he is. Bank on that to be the case when the Warriors take on the Nets in Brooklyn tonight.

Grizzlies vs Celtics Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: C's Pile Up the Points

Feb 4, 2024 • 9:49 AM ET

The Celtics will want to erase the loss against L.A. out of their minds, and a matchup against the putrid Grizzlies will help ease the pain. Find out how our NBA picks are backing the C's against Memphis this evening.

Lakers vs Knicks Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Brunson's Heater Not About to be Snuffed

Feb 3, 2024 • 1:03 PM ET

The Lakers may have pulled off a huge upset this week, but Jalen Brunson's been molten-hot, and our NBA picks don't think there's much L.A.'s backcourt can do to stop the Knicks All-Star.

Best NBA Player Props Today: Maxey Inherits Scoring Role

Feb 3, 2024 • 10:09 AM ET

Tyrese Maxey's had to take on a greater scoring load with Joel Embiid out, and while the Sixers will be counting on him to do a lot more, that may not take form in playmaking, as our NBA player prop picks explain.

Warriors vs Grizzlies Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Kuminga's Heater Continues

Feb 2, 2024 • 12:02 PM ET

Jonathan Kuminga's gone from buried on the Warriors bench to playing the best stretch of ball in his career. Our NBA picks don't see the depleted Grizzlies slowing him down tonight.

Pelicans vs Spurs Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Welcome to Wembanyama's Block Party

Feb 2, 2024 • 12:02 PM ET

Spurs rookie phenom Victor Wembanyama can beat teams in many ways, and our NBA betting picks believe he'll put on a defensive clinic vs. the Pelicans' retro-style offense.

Bucks vs Trail Blazers Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: The Master and the Student

Jan 31, 2024 • 9:02 AM ET

Anfernee Simons has taken the mantle of Trail Blazers lead guard with aplomb as Damian Lillard has established his new place with the Bucks. With Dame returning to Portland for the first time since the trade, who has the edge?

Suns vs Heat Odds, Picks, and Predictions Tonight: Phoenix Doesn't Need Nurkic's Offense

Jan 29, 2024 • 9:55 AM ET

As solid an addition as Jusuf Nurkic has been for the Suns this season, his offense has certainly dipped since Booker, Durant, and Beal started consistently playing together. Our Suns vs. Heat betting picks react accordingly.

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