Each game of the 2016-17 season will provide people who bet on NBA a unique opportunity to do some NBA betting, but according to the league’s official website, the following match-ups are among those you can’t afford to miss, whether or not you have money riding on them.
New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers on October 25th. Current, reigning champions Cavs will embark on the defense of a title that eluded them for well over half a century. Last encounter: the Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 107-93 at Madison Square Garden on March 26th, 2016.
San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors on October 25th. This is the playoffs series that most fans who bet on NBA were looking forward to but never actually got. Last encounter: The Warriors defeated San Antonio 112-101 at the Oracle Arena on April 7th, 2016.
Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers on October 26th. The Lakers will start a regular season without Kobe Bryant in more than 20 years. Last encounter: the Rockets defeated the Lakers 130-110 at the Toyota Center on April 10th, 2016.
Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers on October 27th. A highly awaited rematch from the playoffs first round series that saw the Blazers eliminated the Clippers in six games. Last encounter: the Trail Blazers defeated the Clippers 106-103 at the Moda Center on April 29th, 2016.
Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors on November 3rd. Kevin Durant and his new team will face his former team at his new home arena. Fans who bet on NBA wonder, will Draymond Green target Durant’s groin area? Last encounter: Golden State defeated the Thunder 96-88 in the Western Conference Finals at the Oracle Arena on May 30th, 2016.
New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls on November 4th. Derrick Rose will return to the United Center after being unceremoniously traded by the Bulls. Last encounter: the Knicks defeated the Bulls 106-94 at Madison Square Garden on March 24th, 2016.
Chicago Bulls at Miami Heat on November 10th. Dwayne Wade returns to Miami after signing with Chicago as a free agent. Last encounter: the Heat defeated the Bulls 106-98 at the American Airlines Arena on April 7th, 2016.
Orlando Magic at Indiana Pacers on November 14th. The Magic’s new head coach Frank Vogel first appearance in Indiana since Pacers president Larry Bird rewarded his many accomplishments with a well-deserved (permanent) vacation. Last encounter: the Magic defeated the Pacers 114-94 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 31st, 2016.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls on December 2nd. LeBron James will pay a visit to his bestie Dwayne Wade at his new crib. Last encounter: the Bulls defeated the Cavs 105-102 at the United Center on April 9th, 2016.
Los Angeles Lakers at Philadelphia 76ers on December 16th. The first overall pick in the 2016 draft Ben Simmons will host No. 2 Brandon Ingram. The new Derrick Rose vs. Russell Westbrook? We’ll see. Last encounter: the Lakers defeated the 76ers 93-84 at the Staples Center on January 1st, 2016.