Golden State continues to excel. Going into the week, the Warriors are an incredible 11 and 0. What’s scary sad is that the Warriors are only 7 and 4 against the spread going into this week.
Golden State faces a very good Clippers team on the road this Thursday. That games shows up on our best bets of the week article. The other two games have Houston against Memphis on Friday and Portland taking on the L.A. Lakers on Sunday.
A Closer Look At Which NBA Games To Bet On Nov 16th-22nd
Golden State at L.A. Clippers
When: Thursday, Nov. 19
At times this season, the Clippers have played as if they are one of the best teams in the NBA. The 104 to 88 win over Dallas on Oct. 29 is an example of how well the Clippers can play. At other times, the Clippers play like they have no clue what they’re doing on the basketball court. The lost 104 to 118 to Phoenix on Nov. 12.
Golden State has been unbeatable this season. The Warriors haven’t been all that great against the spread. Eventually, their play against the spread is going to lead to a straight up loss. That should occur on Thursday. Expect the Clippers to bring their A game while the law of averages should catch up to the best team in the NBA.
Pick: L.A. Clippers
Houston at Memphis
When: Friday, Nov. 20
At 4 and 6 to start the week, Houston hasn’t even reached .500. That’s not good for a team that had hopes of winning the NBA Finals this season. Houston is really behind the proverbial 8 ball when it comes to them catching Golden State or San Antonio. They just don’t appear good enough to battle either one of those teams for Western Conference supremacy.
Memphis may have turned things around in their last 2 games to start the week. After bumbling to 4 straight losses, Memphis beat Portland 101 to 100 and Minnesota 115 to 106 in their last 2 games. The defense is coming around. Expect Memphis to take it to Houston on Friday this week.
Portland at L.A. Lakers
When: Sunday, Nov. 22
Portland travels to Los Angeles to face the Lakers in a game that pits two of the worst teams in the NBA against each other. Portland is 4 and 7 straight up to start the week. The Trailblazers are 2 and 4 on the road.
The Lakers are a dismal 2 and 8 straight up to start the week. The Lakers are 1 and 5 on the road meaning that their home record is 1 and 3. That’s terrible. Kobe figures to play in this game since it’s at home and the Lakers want their future hall of fame star to suit up in front of the Lakers’ home fans. Portland is so bad that it makes sense to put a few bucks on the Lakers to win this.
Pick: The Lakers