1. Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks
Match details: Thursday, October 31, State Farm Arena Atlanta, GA; 7:00 PM ET
The in-form Atlanta Hawks will be hosting Miami Heat for the first game of week 2 in the 2019-20 NBA. The two Eastern Conference teams have had contrasting fortunes this season. While the Atlanta Hawks have won both their games with command, Miami Heat was won 2 matches and lost 1. They were defeated by Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game.
Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks have clashed a total of 119 times in the NBA with Miami winning 66 games and Atlanta winning 53. Their last encounter was in the 2018-19 Season, that Miami won 114-113.
Miami Heat has looks very solid but Atlanta Hawks look even better. This should be a close contest but Hawks will have the home advantage and form on their side.
Prediction: Atlanta Hawks to win.
2. Denver Nuggets vs New Orleans Pelicans
Match details: Thursday, October 31, Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA; 9:30 PM ET
The struggling New Orleans Pelicans will be hosting Denver Nuggets in Week 2 of NBA 2019-20. New Orleans Pelicans have been the worst-performing team from the Southwest Division this season. They have lost all 3 games they have played so far and are at the bottom of the table. Meanwhile, Denver Nuggets from the Northwest Division have won both their matches.
In NBA History Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans have clashed on 58 instances with Denver emerging winners on 33 occasions and New Orleans winning 25 games. The last match between these two sides was played in the 2018-19 Season which the Pelicans won 120-112.
Despite being the hosts, New Orleans Pelicans will struggle in this game because of lack of form.
Prediction: Denver Nuggets look solid and are in form. They will be the winners of this contest.
3. San Antonio Spurs vs LA Clippers:
Match details: Thursday, October 31- Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA; 10:30 PM ET
Los Angeles Clippers will be hosting San Antonio Spurs in this Western Conference clash at Staples Center.
Los Angeles Clippers have won 2 matches and lost 1 in the season so far and are looking pretty good. Their 122-130 loss in their last game against Phoenix Suns would be hurting them, though. Meanwhile, San Antonio Spurs have had a rollicking start to the season after winning both their games and are second in the Western Conference table.
San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers have clashed a total of 170 times in the NBA regular season with the Spurs maintaining an overwhelming lead with 128 wins and the Clippers having won only 42 wins. However, the last encounter between these two sides, in the 2018-19 season, the Clippers won 103-95.
Prediction: San Antonio Spurs to win. They are too strong and in form.
4. Houston Rockets vs Brooklyn Nets:
Match details: Friday, November 1, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY; 7:00 PM ET
Brooklyn Nets will be hosting Houston Rockets in this all-important Week 2 clash. Brooklyn has had a rather poor start to the 2019-20 season and have lost 2 games while winning only 1 so far. They are placed 11th in the Eastern Conference table. Meanwhile, Houston Rockets have played 3 matches so far and won 2 while losing 1. They have, in, fact, now won 2 back-to-back games.
In NBA history, Brooklyn Nets and Houston Rockets have clashed 94 times with Houston having won 63 games and Brooklyn being victorious on 31 occasions. The last match between these two sides was played in the 2018-19 Season which the Nets won 145-142.
Prediction: Houston Rockets to win, considering their form and core strength.
5. Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers:
Match details: Friday, November 1, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN; 7:00 PM ET
Hosts Indiana Pacers will have their task cut out as they take on Cleveland Cavaliers in this all-important clash of the Eastern Conference. The two sides have already met one once in the 2019-20 NBA season where the home team, the Cavaliers, won the match easily 110-99.
In the NBA history between Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers, there have been a total of 194 games played with Indiana winning a 100 games and Cleveland winning 94.
In the 2019-20 NBA season, the two teams have been struggling. Cleveland has lost 2 matches and their only victory came against Indiana. Meanwhile, Indiana Pacers are having a horror season after losing all 3 of their matches so far.
Prediction: We can expect another close contest. But Indiana Pacers will win.
6. Milwaukee Bucks vs Orlando Magic:
Match details: Friday, November 1, Amway Center, Orlando, FL; 7:00 PM ET
Struggling for form, Orlando Magic will host Milwaukee Bucks and hope to redeem their fortunes and history with their rivals. Orlando has lost 2 and won 1 game in the 2019-2020 NBA season so far. Milwaukee Bucks are looking good – 1 loss and 2 victories and standing 4th in the Eastern Conference table. Their comprehensive 129-112 victory over Cleveland Cavaliers in their last match would give them great confidence.
In NBA history, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks have squared off 110 times with the Bucks winning 57 matches and Orlando winning 53. The last match between these two teams was in the 2018-19 season where Orlando Magic comfortably won 103-83.