Top 10 Most Heated Rivalries In NBA

The NBA is a league driven by star power and rivalries and it’s had plenty of both during its existence. Constantly squaring off with top tier opponents on a yearly basis for the right to move on in the playoffs and/or win a championship is where great rivalries are born. Whether it’s a natural rivalry between two teams trying to step over one another to reach the Finals, or battling for the Larry O’Brien Trophy itself, this Top 10 piece takes a look at the most heated NBA rivalries. 

Heated NBA Rivalries Of The Past 30 Years

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Best NBA Rivalries Of Recent Memory

There is no denying the fact that games and playoff series between the teams that are mentioned on this list are some of the best the NBA has to offer each season. The recent NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland have been edge-of-your-seat type stuff for NBA fans of any team and great rivalries always add that extra bit of excitement and entertainment value to being an NBA fan. The hatred and desire to get over a rival is what drives these NBA players to be at their best every time out on the floor and although some of these Top 10 entrants involve teams that have seen their rivalries die down lately, there are always new ones forming and the hope that the rivalry can be rekindled in a new era like the Lakers/Celtics one has been on multiple occasions. 

Rivalry games can provide a decided edge one way or another for NBA bettors as handicappers generally know what they’ll get when rivals meet up. Rivalry matchups can also have an impact on other games as bettors can take advantage of potential “look ahead” or “letdown” spots when these great teams either have a rivalry matchup on deck or have just gotten through one.

For example, the first time Golden State and Cleveland meet in the 2016-17 season (Christmas Day) will be a highly hyped game. Along with betting on a point spread or outright winner for that contest, bettors may want to go against the Warriors and Cavs in their respective games before and after that meeting as there is no question that both have circled that rematch on the calendar.

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Away Score Home Money Line
Monday 30 October
FT San Antonio Spurs 94 - 108 Boston Celtics +155 -154 Odds
AOT Wolves 125 - 122 Miami Heat -145 +135 Odds
FT Denver Nuggets 110 - 116 New York Knicks -175 +178 Odds
FT Philadelphia 76ers 115 - 107 Houston Rockets +255 -278 Odds
FT Charlotte Hornets 104 - 99 Memphis Grizzlies +199 -208 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 115 - 99 Pelicans +270 -303 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 89 - 104 Utah Jazz +290 -385 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 99 - 85 Blazers +160 -167 Odds
FT Warriors 141 - 113 L.A. Clippers -250 +210 Odds
Tuesday 31 October
FT Sacramento Kings 83 - 101 Indiana Pacers +210 -227 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 122 - 114 Brooklyn Nets +170 -179 Odds
FT Thunder 110 - 91 Milwaukee Bucks -135 +125 Odds
FT Detroit Pistons 93 - 113 L.A. Lakers -145 +135 Odds
Wednesday 01 November
FT Milwaukee Bucks 121 - 126 Charlotte Hornets +155 -164 Odds
FT Indiana Pacers 124 - 107 Cleveland Cavaliers +405 -500 Odds
FT Atlanta Hawks 109 - 119 Philadelphia 76ers +275 -294 Odds
FT Phoenix Suns 122 - 116 Washington Wizards +650 -625 Odds
FT Sacramento Kings 86 - 113 Boston Celtics +635 -769 Odds
FT Chicago Bulls 91 - 97 Miami Heat +425 -500 Odds
FT Houston Rockets 119 - 97 New York Knicks -217 +210 Odds
FT Orlando Magic 101 - 99 Memphis Grizzlies +135 -145 Odds
FT Wolves 104 - 98 Pelicans +118 -130 Odds
FT Toronto Raptors 111 - 129 Denver Nuggets +110 -118 Odds
AOT Blazers 103 - 112 Utah Jazz +145 -149 Odds
FT Dallas Mavericks 98 - 119 L.A. Clippers +450 Odds
Thursday 02 November
FT Warriors 112 - 92 San Antonio Spurs -345 +305 Odds
FT L.A. Lakers 110 - 113 Blazers +212 -213 Odds
Friday 03 November
Milwaukee Bucks 19:00 Detroit Pistons +115 -120 Odds
Chicago Bulls 19:00 Orlando Magic +315 -345 Odds
Indiana Pacers 19:00 Philadelphia 76ers +210 -208 Odds
Cleveland Cavaliers 19:00 Washington Wizards +165 -164 Odds
Houston Rockets 19:30 Atlanta Hawks -323 +315 Odds
Phoenix Suns 19:30 New York Knicks +150 -154 Odds
Pelicans 20:30 Dallas Mavericks -185 +180 Odds
Charlotte Hornets 20:30 San Antonio Spurs +145 -154 Odds
Miami Heat 21:00 Denver Nuggets +200 -208 Odds
Toronto Raptors 21:00 Utah Jazz +108 -120 Odds
Boston Celtics 21:30 Thunder +215 -217 Odds
Brooklyn Nets 22:30 L.A. Lakers +130 -141 Odds
Saturday 04 November
Memphis Grizzlies 15:30 L.A. Clippers
Sacramento Kings 19:00 Detroit Pistons
Pelicans 20:00 Chicago Bulls
Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Wolves
Warriors 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Sunday 05 November
Atlanta Hawks 15:00 Cleveland Cavaliers
Miami Heat 15:30 L.A. Clippers
Boston Celtics 18:00 Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards 18:00 Toronto Raptors
Utah Jazz 19:00 Houston Rockets
Phoenix Suns 19:00 San Antonio Spurs
Indiana Pacers 19:30 New York Knicks
Charlotte Hornets 20:00 Wolves
Thunder 21:00 Blazers
Memphis Grizzlies 21:30 L.A. Lakers

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