Top NBA Betting Games of the Week (Nov. 8th to 11th)
The Cleveland Cavaliers enter this week as the only undefeated team at 6-0, while the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers both sit at 5-1 — so the usual suspects are near the top of the standings, although Golden State has started a little slowly out of the gate with new free agent Kevin Durant, starting 4-2, including a 20-point blowout from the upstart Los Angeles Lakers, who started 1-3 but have reeled off three straight wins. Let’s take a look at some of our best online betting picks for NBA action this week.
In Depth Analysis On The Top NBA Betting Games of the Week (Nov. 8th to 11th)
Tuesday: Phoenix at Portland (10:00pm ET)
The Phoenix Suns have only won two games in their first seven, but one of those wins came last Wednesday at home against these same Portland Trail Blazers, as Eric Bledsoe sank a buzzer-beater in overtime to seal a 118-115 win. So when the Suns head to the Northwest to take on the Trail Blazers in the rematch, expect Portland to have revenge in mind. However, Phoenix looks like their offense is heating up — Devin Booker scored 38 points on Friday night and then 39 more on Sunday against the Lakers. The problem comes on defense for the Suns, though, as they simply can’t get enough points to keep up with their sloppy coverage. Pick the Trail Blazers to win big in this Tuesday night affair.
Wednesday: Philadelphia at Indiana (6:00pm ET)
Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers have yet to win a game, and now they head to Indiana to take on a team that styles itself as a contender in the East. However, if you took a look at the Sixers in their one-point loss to Cleveland this weekend, then you saw a team that is ready to deliver some big surprises. Joel Embiid has started to draw comparisons to Hakeem Olajuwon with his post play, as he finally has returned from two years of foot injuries, and the Cavaliers did not have much to offer on interior defense against Embiid. They head west to face a Pacer team that struggles to control the lane on both ends of the floor. Given how well point guard Sergio Rodriguez has played for the Sixers so far, and given their strong inside game, I like the Sixers to pick up their first win of the season in Indiana.
Friday: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City (8:00pm ET)
The Clippers established themselves as a player in the West in the early going with a 24-point win over the San Antonio Spurs down in Texas, and many observers have them ranked atop the conference in their power rankings, behind just Cleveland in the league. Oklahoma City also sits at 5-1 in the West, but that one loss took the form of a 26-point rout at the hands of Golden State on Thursday. The Thunder have the edge at point guard, given Russell Westbrook’s play to this point, but the Clippers have the edge inside with Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. I like them to bring the same sort of inside domination to the Thunder that they brought to San Antonio, and to give the Thunder their second loss of the season.