NBA Expert Picks Nov 27 – Dec 3Noah Williams
For your best NBA bets this week you will have to wait Thursday when Philadelphia heads to Boston. Can Philly possibly upset the best team in the NBA based on record? I added a team from the Minnesota at Oklahoma City game on Friday. Can Minnesota hang with Russell, Melo, and PG13? Sunday’s game between the Houston Rockets and L.A. Lakers made the list. Will L.A. show Houston what’s up on Dec. 3?
NBA Expert Picks Nov 27 – Dec 3
Philadelphia at Boston
When: Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm ET
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
TV: NBA TV
Not only are the Boston Celtics 18 and 3 straight up, but they’re also 17 and 3 against the spread. That’s absolutely ridiculous. Boston is an insane 8 and 1 ATS at home.
With against the spread stats like that, what’s the problem? Why am I even writing about this game? I’m writing about this game because I believe Philly puts forth a great effort.
Philadelphia has the edge over Boston with small forward-point guard Ben Simmons. The 76’ers also have the edge over Boston with center Joel Embiid. Philly is 7 and 3 ATS on the road as of Nov. 26. They’re also 14 and 4 ATS overall.
The 76’ers allow 43.3% shooting from the field. The last time the 76’ers battled Boston they only lost by 10. I believe they definitely cover. They might even beat the Celtics straight up.
Minnesota at Oklahoma City
When: Friday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 pm ET
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
TV: NBA TV
The Minnesota T’Wolves battled the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 1. The T’wolves took the victory. Minny beat OKC 119 to 116. But, Minnesota hasn’t been sharp in their last few games. The T’Wolves have gone 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5.
Oklahoma City hasn’t torn it up lately, either. The Thunder is 1 and 4 ATS in their last 5 games. OKC upset Golden State 108 to 91 on Nov. 22. They followed that up with terrible losses to Detroit and Dallas.
I think Minnesota covers as a dog versus Oklahoma City.
Houston at L.A. Lakers
When: Sunday, Dec. 3 at 9:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
It might be the Houston Rockets’ bye this week. No, seriously. On Nov. 27, the Rockets battle the Brooklyn Nets. On Nov. 29, the Rockets take on the Indiana Pacers.
Then, this Sunday the Rockets battle the terrible L.A. Lakers. Like I wrote above, this could be the Houston Rockets’ bye. Do the Lakers have any shot of keeping Houston from scoring 120 to 130 points versus their defense?
Nope. I expect the Rockets to crush the Lakers on Sunday.