The NBA season is here! They, as usual, decided to open the season with some marquee games. Tonight we have the Nets visiting the NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks, and the Golden State Warriors facing the Los Angeles Lakers. This article will talk about the two games and give some leans for the moneyline play because FanDuel has a ridiculously juicy offer on the moneyline for these games. If you’re a new user, all you need to do is pick the winner and bet $2 to win $150. That’s insane! Tonight’s games are a little tougher, but the offer is still good tomorrow too.
Nets vs. Bucks
The Nets can finally just put the Kyrie Irving drama behind them and play their season. Kevin Durant almost singlehandedly beat the Bucks in the playoffs last season. He won’t try nearly as hard tonight. But, he does get James Harden back and that should ease a lot of the burden off of him. The Bucks should be getting their rings tonight and I’m sure the fans of Milwaukee will be loud for them to start the year. Early this year, I’ll be watching for Giannis Antetokounmpo for his usage, minutes, and how many games they will keep him out. I like the Bucks to come out on top in this one as it will mean more to them winning on ring night than it will for the Nets to take this early season game. If you want to bet on a team in this one I’d play the Bucks.
Warriors vs. Lakers
This game is a little harder for me to say an outright winner. The Lakers, as LeBron James said, will take some time to figure it out. They still have a bunch of good players though, so it will take some eye test to see how cohesive they are to start the year. The Warriors should be more comfortable with their team and lineup. Steph Curry will still be the focal point and preseason superstar Jordan Poole could supply a much needed offensive weapon until Klay Thompson returns. The Lakers didn’t care much about the preseason, but the Warriors beat them twice. There wasn’t a full workload with most of the Laker players though. I’m leaning on the Lakers to win with home-court advantage. At $2, this is a low-risk bet that has a high reward. Good luck!