The NBA is all set to tip off tomorrow with the Philadelphia 76ers locking horns against Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers facing reigning champions Golden State Warriors in exciting opening games.
On Tuesday night, when the 2022 NBA season gets underway, the Los Angeles Lakers hope to get off to a better start this year. LeBron James and Anthony Davis-led Lakers travel to San Francisco to take on Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the first game of the season for both teams.
What odds should basketball fans be looking at for the NBA’s opening night in light of these games?
Boston and Philadelphia square off at 5:30 PM MST, with the Celtics being more favored. The 76ers money line (+120) and the player who made threes over/under are two odds I’m paying attention to.
I always want to back the underdog and include a few parlays in the mix. Jaylen Brown’s 2.5 made threes have decent odds. Depending on how much you wager, the odds for Brown’s three-point attempts to go over are +120, and if you combine those odds with the 76ers money line, you might win a respectable sum of money.
The Warriors are a hot favorite at -6.5 in the late game, while the Lakers money line is presently at +205. James and Davis make up one of the NBA’s top frontcourt combinations for the Lakers. The Lakers were among the top 10 in the NBA for field goal percentage, and James and Davis are the cornerstone of a squad that won the championship less than three years ago.
Lakers can make an incredible start; however, I don’t think the Lakers have a chance to pull off the unexpected and will bet on the Warriors, the current champions. Steph Curry is one of the player props to pay attention to; he is +425 to score 30 points and grab six rebounds. For Curry, who has a chance to have another MVP-caliber season, this feels more than achievable.