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Random NBA Fan’s Week 9 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games. Despite incorrectly predicting all three games that involved the Milwaukee Bucks, my predictions for Week 9 were pretty solid.  I correctly predicted 28 of the 50 games that were played during the week (Monday, December 22 through Sunday, December 28) and correctly predicted each game for the Detroit Pistons (2), Los Angeles Lakers (4) and Minnesota Timberwolves (3).


Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
12/22/2014 Denver Nuggets Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
12/22/2014 Toronto Raptors Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
12/22/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
12/22/2014 Utah Jazz Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Jazz
12/22/2014 Atlanta Hawks Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Hawks
12/22/2014 Los Angeles Clippers San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
12/22/2014 Sacramento Kings Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
12/23/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/23/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
12/23/2014 Boston Celtics Orlando Magic Celtics Magic
12/23/2014 Chicago Bulls Washington Wizards Wizards Bulls
12/23/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
12/23/2014 Denver Nuggets Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
12/23/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Miami Heat Heat 76ers
12/23/2014 Charlotte Hornets Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Hornets
12/23/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Trail Blazers
12/23/2014 Dallas Mavericks Phoenix Suns Mavericks Suns
12/23/2014 Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
12/25/2014 Washington Wizards New York Knicks Knicks Wizards
12/25/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder San Antonio Spurs Spurs Thunder
12/25/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Miami Heat Cavaliers Heat
12/25/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
12/25/2014 Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Warriors Clippers
12/26/2014 Brooklyn Nets Boston Celtics Celtics Nets
12/26/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Orlando Magic Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/26/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Atlanta Hawks Hawks Bucks
12/26/2014 Indiana Pacers Detroit Pistons Pistons Pistons
12/26/2014 Houston Rockets Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Rockets
12/26/2014 San Antonio Spurs New Orleans Pelicans Spurs Pelicans
12/26/2014 Charlotte Hornets Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
12/26/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/26/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
12/26/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/26/2014 Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings Kings Suns
12/27/2014 Toronto Raptors Los Angeles Clippers Raptors Raptors
12/27/2014 Orlando Magic Charlotte Hornets Magic Magic
12/27/2014 Boston Celtics Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
12/27/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Miami Heat Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/27/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
12/27/2014 Indiana Pacers Brooklyn Nets Nets Pacers
12/27/2014 Atlanta Hawks Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Hawks
12/27/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Utah Jazz Jazz Jazz
12/27/2014 New York Knicks Sacramento Kings Knicks Kings
12/27/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
12/28/2014 Detroit Pistons Cleveland Cavaliers Pistons Pistons
12/28/2014 Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs Rockets Spurs
12/28/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/28/2014 New York Knicks Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/28/2014 Toronto Raptors Denver Nuggets Nuggets Raptors
12/28/2014 Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Lakers Suns Suns

Random NBA Fan’s Week 8 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  After having my first sub-.500 week of the season in Week 7 (23-31), I had a total reversal of fortune and went 31-23 for the 54 games that were played during Week 8 (Monday, December 15 through Sunday December 21).  For the week, I correctly predicted the results for the games played by the Houston Rockets (3) and Los Angeles Lakers (3).  Unfortunately, each prediction that I made for the three games played by the Chicago Bulls were wrong.


Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
12/15/2014 Charlotte Hornets Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/15/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
12/15/2014 Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers Celtics Celtics
12/15/2014 Chicago Bulls Atlanta Hawks Bulls Hawks
12/15/2014 Orlando Magic Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/15/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Phoenix Suns Bucks Bucks
12/15/2014 San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/15/2014 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/16/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
12/16/2014 Miami Heat Brooklyn Nets Nets Heat
12/16/2014 Golden State Warriors Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/16/2014 Utah Jazz New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
12/16/2014 Dallas Mavericks New York Knicks Knicks Mavericks
12/16/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings Thunder Thunder
12/17/2014 Phoenix Suns Charlotte Hornets Suns Suns
12/17/2014 Atlanta Hawks Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Hawks
12/17/2014 Orlando Magic Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
12/17/2014 Dallas Mavericks Detroit Pistons Pistons Mavericks
12/17/2014 Utah Jazz Miami Heat Jazz Jazz
12/17/2014 Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/17/2014 Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs Spurs Grizzlies
12/17/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/17/2014 Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/17/2014 Houston Rockets Denver Nuggets Rockets Rockets
12/18/2014 New York Knicks Chicago Bulls Knicks Bulls
12/18/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Houston Rockets Pelicans Pelicans
12/18/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings Kings Bucks
12/18/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Golden State Warriors Thunder Warriors
12/19/2014 Utah Jazz Orlando Magic Magic Jazz
12/19/2014 Charlotte Hornets Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Hornets
12/19/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
12/19/2014 Brooklyn Nets Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/19/2014 Toronto Raptors Detroit Pistons Pistons Raptors
12/19/2014 Washington Wizards Miami Heat Wizards Wizards
12/19/2014 Chicago Bulls Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Bulls
12/19/2014 Portland Trail Blazers San Antonio Spurs Spurs Trail Blazers
12/19/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Denver Nuggets Clippers Nuggets
12/19/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers Thunder Thunder
12/20/2014 Phoenix Suns New York Knicks Knicks Suns
12/20/2014 Portland Trail Blazers New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Trail Blazers
12/20/2014 Utah Jazz Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
12/20/2014 Atlanta Hawks Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
12/20/2014 San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/20/2014 Indiana Pacers Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
12/20/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/21/2014 New York Knicks Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/21/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Cleveland Cavaliers Grizzlies Cavaliers
12/21/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Sacramento Kings Kings Kings
12/21/2014 Detroit Pistons Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
12/21/2014 Boston Celtics Miami Heat Celtics Heat
12/21/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Orlando Magic Magic 76ers
12/21/2014 Phoenix Suns Washington Wizards Wizards Suns
12/21/2014 Indiana Pacers Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Pacers
12/21/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Pelicans

Random NBA Fan’s Week 7 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games. Despite correctly predicting each game for the Los Angeles Lakers (3), Memphis Grizzlies (3) and Milwaukee Bucks (2), Week 7 (Monday, December 8 through Sunday, December 14) was a pretty bad week for me.  I failed to correctly predict any games for five different teams—the Atlanta Hawks (4), Brooklyn Nets (4), Houston Rockets (3), New York Knicks (4) and Orlando Magic (3)—which led to my first sub-.500 (23-31) week of the season.


Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
12/8/2014 Atlanta Hawks Indiana Pacers Pacers Hawks
12/8/2014 Boston Celtics Washington Wizards Celtics Wizards
12/8/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Brooklyn Nets Nets Cavaliers
12/8/2014 Denver Nuggets Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/8/2014 Golden State Warriors Minnesota Timberwolves Warriors Warriors
12/8/2014 Utah Jazz Sacramento Kings Jazz Kings
12/8/2014 Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Clippers Suns Clippers
12/9/2014 Toronto Raptors Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/9/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Detroit Pistons Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/9/2014 Dallas Mavericks Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/9/2014 New York Knicks New Orleans Pelicans Knicks Pelicans
12/9/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
12/9/2014 Miami Heat Phoenix Suns Heat Heat
12/9/2014 San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz Spurs Jazz
12/9/2014 Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
12/10/2014 Boston Celtics Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
12/10/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Indiana Pacers Clippers Clippers
12/10/2014 Washington Wizards Orlando Magic Magic Wizards
12/10/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Atlanta Hawks 76ers Hawks
12/10/2014 Brooklyn Nets Chicago Bulls Nets Bulls
12/10/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Minnesota Timberwolves Trail Blazers Timberwolves
12/10/2014 New York Knicks San Antonio Spurs Knicks Spurs
12/10/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/10/2014 Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors Rockets Warriors
12/10/2014 Miami Heat Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
12/11/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Oklahoma City Thunder Cavaliers Thunder
12/11/2014 Houston Rockets Sacramento Kings Kings Rockets
12/12/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Chicago Bulls Trail Blazers Bulls
12/12/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Washington Wizards Clippers Wizards
12/12/2014 Orlando Magic Atlanta Hawks Magic Hawks
12/12/2014 New York Knicks Boston Celtics Celtics Knicks
12/12/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Brooklyn Nets 76ers Nets
12/12/2014 Indiana Pacers Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/12/2014 Charlotte Hornets Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/12/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Thunder
12/12/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
12/12/2014 Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns Suns Pistons
12/12/2014 Miami Heat Utah Jazz Jazz Heat
12/12/2014 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs Lakers Lakers
12/13/2014 Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Warriors
12/13/2014 Brooklyn Nets Charlotte Hornets Hornets Nets
12/13/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Indiana Pacers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/13/2014 Atlanta Hawks Orlando Magic Hawks Magic
12/13/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
12/13/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Philadelphia 76ers Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/13/2014 Denver Nuggets Houston Rockets Nuggets Rockets
12/13/2014 Detroit Pistons Sacramento Kings Kings Pistons
12/14/2014 Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Warriors
12/14/2014 Chicago Bulls Miami Heat Bulls Bulls
12/14/2014 Utah Jazz Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
12/14/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves Lakers Lakers
12/14/2014 Phoenix Suns Oklahoma City Thunder Suns Thunder
12/14/2014 Toronto Raptors New York Knicks Knicks Raptors
12/14/2014 San Antonio Spurs Denver Nuggets Spurs Spurs

NBA Game of the Day: Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):


Time (ET) Visitor Home Prediction
8:00 PM Indiana Pacers Orlando Magic Magic
8:00 PM Utah Jazz Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves
8:00 PM Atlanta Hawks Milwaukee Bucks Hawks
8:00 PM Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs Lakers
8:00 PM Houston Rockets New Orleans Pelicans Rockets
8:00 PM Dallas Mavericks Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies
8:00 PM Detroit Pistons Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder
8:00 PM Chicago Bulls Charlotte Bobcats Bulls
8:00 PM Toronto Raptors New York Knicks Knicks
8:00 PM Washington Wizards Boston Celtics Celtics
8:00 PM Brooklyn Nets Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers
8:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers Miami Heat Heat
10:30 PM Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets Warriors
10:30 PM Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings Suns
10:30 PM Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers

The seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs will be up for grabs when the Dallas Mavericks visit the Memphis Grizzlies in today’s NBA Game of the Day. This will be the fourth and final meeting between these Southwest Division rivals. Dallas won each of the first three games by double digits and can sweep the season series over the Grizzlies for the first time since winning all four meetings during the 2007-2008 season.

The Mavericks and Grizzlies come into the final night of the regular season with identical 49-32 records. Both teams will be seeking win 50 and both of them will be trying to avoid a first-round matchup with the overall top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. Dallas and Memphis were both swept by the Spurs and both would rather take their chances with the West’s second seed (which will be either the Los Angeles Clippers or Oklahoma City Thunder) than face San Antonio in the first round.

The winner of tonight’s matchup will have a 50-win season and avoid opening the playoffs in San Antonio. The loser will fall just short of the 50-win plateau and have to open the playoffs against a Spurs team that can finish the regular season with a single-season-franchise-tying 63 wins with a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

Yesterday’s Results:


Visitor Home Prediction Result
New York Knicks 109 Brooklyn Nets 98 Nets Knicks
Denver Nuggets 105 Los Angeles Clippers 117 Clippers Clippers

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 1-1
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 738-477

NBA Game of the Day: Memphis Grizzlies at Phoenix Suns

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):


Time (ET) Visitor Home Prediction
7:00 PM Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers 76ers
7:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks Toronto Raptors Bucks
7:00 PM Miami Heat Washington Wizards Wizards
7:30 PM Charlotte Bobcats Atlanta Hawks Hawks
8:00 PM Orlando Magic Chicago Bulls Bulls
8:00 PM Oklahoma City Thunder New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans
8:00 PM San Antonio Spurs Houston Rockets Spurs
9:00 PM Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz Jazz
10:00 PM Memphis Grizzlies Phoenix Suns Suns
10:30 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Golden State Warriors Warriors

The Memphis Grizzlies (48-32) will try to clinch the lone remaining playoff spot when they visit the Phoenix Suns (47-33) in today’s NBA Game of the Day. This will be the fourth and final meeting of the season for these two playoff hopefuls. The Grizzlies won the first three meetings and can sweep the season series over Phoenix for the first time in franchise history with a victory tonight.

Memphis, who has a one-game advantage over the Suns for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoffs, can extend that lead to an insurmountable two games—with just one game remaining—with a victory tonight. For the Grizzlies it is really simple: Win and their in.

A win will not only punch Memphis’ postseason ticket, but a win will keep the Grizzlies’ hopes of moving up the Western Conference standings alive. If Memphis closes the season out with two wins, the Grizzlies could possibly move as high as sixth.

While Memphis will be trying to secure its spot in the playoffs and possibly improve its seeding, the Suns will be trying to keep their postseason hopes alive. Phoenix has to figure out a way to solve its Grizzlies problem tonight to make Wednesday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings meaningful.

With a victory over Memphis, the Suns can move into a dead heat with the Grizzlies.  However, even with a win tonight the Suns would still be on the outside looking in since Memphis owns the head-to-head tiebreaker.  But a win tonight is the only thing that can keep Phoenix’s playoff hopes alive.

If Phoenix wins tonight, the Suns would remain in the playoff hunt and the final playoff spot in the ultra-competitive Western Conference would remain open until the final night of the season.

Yesterday’s Results:


Visitor Home Prediction Result
Oklahoma City Thunder 97 Indiana Pacers 102 Pacers Pacers
Toronto Raptors 116 Detroit Pistons 107 Pistons Raptors
Orlando Magic 88 Brooklyn Nets 97 Nets Nets
Chicago Bulls 89 New York Knicks 100 Knicks Knicks
Golden State Warriors 117 Portland Trail Blazers 119 OT Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
Minnesota Timberwolves 103 Sacramento Kings 106 Kings Kings
Memphis Grizzlies 102 Los Angeles Lakers 90 Lakers Grizzlies

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 5-2
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 732-471

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