NBA-There is a lot to be thankful the day after Thanksgiving. Great good, memories with friends and families and an entertaining day of NFL action.온라인카지노
We were missing one thing on Turkey Day, of course, and that was pro basketball. A day after having zero NBA games on the schedule, one of our favorite sports to bet on returns on Friday night, with a heavy 15-game slate.
Okay, it’s really heavy.
That’s right, a day after the NBA took a break to spend time with their family, the entire league is back in action with all 30 NBA teams facing off.
This is as busy as it can possibly get for NBA betting, but we’ll do our best to break down each matchup and see which way you may want to be leaning with your bets on Friday night:
The first game of the day gets started at Noon, so if you want to bet on this one, you’ll have to get your bets in early. It feels like a fairly straightforward bet, however, as the Celtics have struggled defensively this year.
Boston does play host (4-2 at home) and they’ve turned things around ever since getting Al Horford and Jae Crowder back, but the Spurs are a tough beast to tame. San Antonio happens to be 8-0 on the road this year and rides in on a blistering 7-game winning streak.
The Celtics should keep it close at home, but we like the Spurs in this one.
The Wizards have been a huge disappointment at just 4-9 to start the year, and tonight they’ll be tasked with taking down the Magic in Orlando. The Magic haven’t been a whole lot better (6-9), but they are 4-4 at home this year and have played markedly better defense than Washington.
The latter might convince some to side with Orlando, but their offense has been way too abysmal (91 points per game) to trust. Go with John Wall and the Wiz, as they run the pace and can actually score.
Charlotte and New York clash at Madison Square Garden tonight, as both sides aim to keep pace in their respective divisions. The Knicks are actually surprisingly in an amazing spot, as they’re 6-2 at home and with a win tonight could potentially move into a tie for first place in their division.
The Hornets are certainly a challenge, but they’re slumping with three straight losses and may have a tough time on the road. In a pick’em, we’ll take the Knicks at home.
This should be one of the easiest NBA picks of this slate, as the Bulls have looked mostly good during a solid 9-6 start and could get their 10th win of the year by stopping a bad Sixers team.
Road games can always be dicey, but Joel Embiid won’t be playing in this one and Chicago is by far the more talented and seasoned squad. We’ll take the Bulls to cover.
The betting information isn’t out for this one, as the Cavs are always threats to rest players and we also don’t know the statuses of Dallas veterans like Deron Williams and Dirk Nowitzki.
Even at full strength, this looks like a terrible spot for the Mavs, who have lost seven in a row and sit in at a disgusting 2-12. That’s not a good look against the defending champs, who are 11-2 and have lost just one game at Quicken Loans Arena this season.
Chris Paul and co. take it to the road on Friday night, where a middling 7-7 Pistons team will be waiting in Detroit. Detroit does tend to play better at home (6-2) and they can tighten up defensively, but the Clippers (14-2) seem possessed right now and have won four straight.
The Pistons aren’t a cakewalk, but Los Angeles is seriously looking like the best team in basketball these days. They’re also undefeated (7-0) away from home, so the road test doesn’t feel so scary. That being said, Detroit plays very well on their home floor, so don’t be shocked if they beat the spread.바카라사이트
Two defensive juggernauts square off in Utah tonight, as the Hawks bring in a solid 10-5 record and are allowing just 98 points per game, while the 8-8 Jazz are giving up a league low 94 points per game.
There is no doubt that Utah has a stingy defense and that they actually match up well with the Hawks, but Atlanta looks like the better team right now and Utah’s 3-3 home record certainly isn’t impressive. This could be a good spot to favor the Hawks, who probably shouldn’t be the underdog in the first place.
The Nets started off the 2016-17 NBA season as an explosive and competitive bunch, but have since regressed mightily during a five-game skid. Jeremy Lin still isn’t due back for Friday’s tilt in Indy, and the Nets could even be without defensive ace, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson.
The Nets aren’t 100%, don’t defend (giving up an insane 113 points per game) and are on the road, where they’re just 1-6 on the year. It doesn’t look good for them tonight.
Miami and Memphis go to war on Friday night, but the betting info isn’t out yet for this game, as several players from both sides are in doubt. Chandler Parsons, Mike Conley, Marc Gasol and Goran Dragic are all potentially out of this one, so if you’re betting on this game you’ll definitely want to pay attention to the latest NBA news.
Regardless, the Heat make it pretty easy on us, as they’re just 4-10 on the year and 2-5 on the road. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, have stormed back after a slow start and ride a six-game winning streak and are a strong 5-2 on their home floor.
Toronto enters the Bradley Center as a very mild favorite tonight, which is shocking considering they’re taking on a middling Bucks team. The Raptors need this game badly to keep pace with the Celtics and Knicks and happen to be a very respectable 5-3 on the road this year.
This looks like a bad spot for the Bucks, who are 5-3 at home but don’t have the shooting to keep up with the Raptors, who can fire up offensively and batten down the hatches on the other end. Look for Toronto’s defense to rise up and get the win tonight.
Russell Westbrook and the Thunder are floundering right now, as they head to Denver tonight to try to end a three-game skid. That looks like something that is doable, as Denver doesn’t defend well and is just 3-4 on their own court this year.
OKC has really regressed after a hot start, but they’re (hopefully) better than their 8-8 record currently shows. A huge game out of Westbrook to keep the Thunder in the running for first place in the Northwest Division makes sense tonight.
This could be tonight’s best/worst NBA game, as the Suns and Timberwolves both have a ton of young star talent and offensive upside, but both teams also have at least 10 losses already.
Something has to break, of course, and logic suggests it’ll go Minnesota’s way. The Timberwolves are healthier at the moment and have a more balanced and deeper roster on paper.
Vegas is showing us this game is no gimme pick, of course, as the Wolves are riding a three-game skid and have struggled mightily on the road this year (1-6). This feels like a good place for them to get their second road victory of the season, however.
Vegas is favoring Portland at home tonight, but they probably shouldn’t. The Blazers are floundering right now, having lost two straight and dropping to 8-9 on the year. Damian Lillard and co. historically play their best ball at home, but a meager 4-3 home record suggests this team is in regression from a year ago.
It’s the other way around for Anthony Davis and the Pelicans, who got Jrue Holiday back four games ago and haven’t lost since. New Orleans is just 2-5 on the road this year and the Blazers can be tough to keep under wraps, but they look like a new team right now. Ride the wave.
We thought the Bulls over the Sixers felt easy, but the Dubs taking down the Lakers is probably the easiest NBA pick of the night. Golden State just destroyed this team two days ago and now the Lake Show figures to be without D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and possibly even Nick Young.
Even at full strength, the Lakers would be a tough bet, so we’re going all in on the Dubs here. Look for them to hang a ton of points and cover.
The other night cap game goes down in Sacramento, where DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings host James Harden and the Rockets.
Sacramento has battled back from a tough start, as they’ve secured wins in two straight and now get to defend their home turf, where they’re 4-4 on the year. That could prove to be difficult, of course, as the 9-6 Rockets are pouring in over 107 points per game and have been decent (5-4) away from their home floor.
Brace for a lack of defense and a lot of points, but the Rockets getting the points shouldn’t be a problem.온라인카지노