NBA Sports Betting 11-10-16 – Free Picks
We have a 4-game slate tonight on the hardwood. Let’s get right into the picks. All our odds will be quoted from BetOnline (Full Review) and will be accurate at the time of posting. However, be sure to line shop for the best price.
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New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks -4.5 Total: 208
The Pelicans heads to Milwaukee to take on Bucks after the two teams played on Nov. 1st in New Orleans. The Bucks won that game by a score of 117-113. Point guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, known as the “Greek Freak” led the Bucks to victory with a 24-points, ten rebound, and 7 assist performance. He inked 4-year, $100 million-dollar extension yesterday.
The Pelicans a star of their own in power forward Anthony Davis. Davis has played fantastic this season, but that hasn’t translated into any wins for New Orleans. After losing to the Kings on Tuesday, their record fell to 0-8 on the season. The 76ers and the Pelicans are the only teams without a win in the league.
Milwaukee is well rested for this home contest after last playing on Sunday. That game at Dallas was easily their worst performance of the season. It went to overtime, but despite that, the Bucks scored under 80 points in an 86-76 loss. The loss put their record at 4-3.
The odds opened at -5.5 for Milwaukee in this one. The odds have moved to Bucks -4.5 at most sportsbooks. The total has also jumped up a few points since opening at 205.5 to 208 at most bookmakers.
The short-term revenge narrative in play here for New Orleans, but it’s hard not to like the Bucks in this spot, after so much time off. Anthony Davis can’t do it all and until the Pelicans get healthy at other positions – it’s going to be very hard for them to compete.
Alvin Gentry might be the worst coach in the league. His rotations make little sense, and his random benching of starters are not exactly ideal for team moral. Milwaukee has a talented young squad that is well rested and facing one of the worst defensives teams in the NBA. Lay the points.
Pick: Bucks -4.5
The Lakers head to Sacramento to take on the Kings, a Western Conference rival? It may start to seem that way after L.A. has begun the year. It’s only a month into the season, but the Los Angeles is already turning heads compared to their season last year.
The Lakers last played on Sunday, where they defeated the Suns at Staples Center 119-108. The victory put their record at an even 4-4 for the season. Sacramento had lost four games in a row before winning at Toronto on Sunday, 96-91. The win moved their record to 4-5.
The Kings opened as -4.5 favorites in this one, which has now moved to -5.5 at most sportsbooks. This is despite over 80 percent of wagers coming in on the Lakers, giving an opportunity to attack reverse line movement.
Sacramento should be motivated in this one. The Lakers may be better this year, but it’s a stretch to say this current roster offers a large improvement over the team they had last year. Defensively, the Kings have been a disaster but did hold Toronto to under 100 points in last week’s victory.
The good part here is that Lakers have the same defensive deficiencies as the Kings. They have no match for Cousins’ down low and Darren Collison’s second game back should allow for a more efficient offensive performance.
Pick: Kings -5.5