Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I’m hoping to give you some picks to be thankful for tonight. After a rough outing of 0-5 last time we did this, we are now 15-20-1 and down $407.16. No worries though, we are one good day away from being back in the positives.
Like always, all lines pulled from https://www.betonline.ag/sportsbook/basketball/nba
Bet #1: Orlando to cover the spread (-1.5) at Cleveland for -107 odds. I think this spread was influenced too much by the Magic’s bad start. I know they are dealing with injuries right now, but they are by far the superior team. Their defense should lock up the Cavs and I expect them to score enough to win by more than one point.
Bet #2: Los Angeles Clippers to cover the spread (-6.5) at Memphis for -110 odds. The Clippers are arguably the best team in the West and Memphis is arguably the worst. It doesn’t matter which Clippers actually play tonight, I expect an easy win.
Bet #3: Toronto to cover the spread (-10) against New York for -107 odds. This is another simple one, the Raptors are a team built on discipline and quality play and the Knicks are… well they’re the Knicks. The Raptors should have no problem winning by double digits.
Bet #4: Utah money line at Indiana for +123 odds. While these teams are close in talent, the Jazz are a good bit better. The Jazz have at least solid defenders to match up with the Pacers at every position, and then they’ll have Rudy Gobert holding down the paint. The Jazz should grab this one on the road.
Bet #5: Parlay of the week: LA Clippers to cover the spread, Utah to cover the spread (+2.5), Houston money line against Miami, resulting in a final payout of $474.85. LA should cover the spread with ease. I switched Utah to the spread for a little more security, they now just have to finish within two points. Lastly, the Rockets should handle the Heat. They are on a three-game losing streak and they got embarrassed last time they played, I expect them to come out strong.