The NBA took yesterday off to eat turkey and pie, but is ready to give us a full day of basketball on Black Friday. There are 28 teams in action tonight and BetSided is all on today’s agenda.
From the earlier East Coast games to the final West Coast games of the night, here are our favorite picks for all of today’s games.
The Warriors are one of the best teams in the NBA against the spread at home this season, going 6-3 ATS and 8-1 straight up.
The Jazz are only 6-6 on the road this season and they will be without guard Mike Conley in this game.
The biggest problem for the Warriors has been their defense (24th in defensive rating), but they have allowed 107 or fewer points in four home games in a row.
The Jazz is in need of some decline after such a strong start, and I don’t see them getting into Chase Center and upsetting Golden State. With that in mind, I think the Warriors will continue their strong game at home and can cover this number. —Peter Dewey
The Blazers are 7-2 ATS as the underdog on the road. They haven’t been able to win the last few games without Lillard, but they also played against Milwaukee and Cleveland. The Knicks don’t have as good a defense as either of those teams, so Portland should have a bit more success on the road in this one.
New York is only 4-3 SU as a home team. Even if you like the Knicks winning the game, don’t expect them to cover in this game. They are 2-4-1 ATS as the home team.
During this 1-4 streak for the Blazers, they had a net score of -4.8. Meanwhile, the Knicks’ net rating is -2.9 over the same period. This play is closer than the odds say, giving the Blazers value. —Donnavan Smoot
If you put the Celtics on tonight’s program, I wouldn’t hate the play. Boston is the best team in the league and while Sacramento is fun, it’s not as good a basketball team as the Celtics.
This is the second highest total on the board tonight, but we still have to bet the OVER. Boston and Sacramento are first and second respectively in offensive scoring this season. With the scoring level of both sides and the pace of the kings, this game is poised to take a lot of points.
Even if the Celtics have a dominant win like the one they had against the Mavericks, we’ll still get to 235 and have the opportunity to get on this line. —Donnavan Smoot
I supported the Clippers against the Warriors in their last game and was disappointed. I thought the experienced players on the team would hold it together without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. I don’t know if they can keep up with the Nuggets that Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray got back.
Along with their two stars, the Clippers will not have Luke Kennard, who is a major floor spacer for the Clippers.
With Jokic back in the lineup and only Ivica Zubac to defend him, I will support the Nuggets to have a big day in and beat the Clippers on the road. —Donnavan Smoot
Game odds are periodically refreshed and subject to change.