Top NBA Betting Games of the Week (November 14-20)

Top NBA Betting Games of the Week (November 14-20)

Written by on November 14, 2016

The Golden State Warriors are ascending the standings, streaking to an 8-2 record to start the season. However, that puts them a game behind the Los Angeles Clippers, who have things firing on all cylinders (and a healthy roster). In the East, the Cleveland Cavaliers have just a single loss, followed by Atlanta and Toronto at 7-2. The 76ers already have a win (over Indiana), as well as a one-point loss to Cleveland and a tough overtime loss in Indiana. Is Showtime back for real in Lakerland? A real rivalry between the Lakers and the Clippers would be something to behold. For now, though, let’s take a look at the week’s best betting games in the Association. Check out all of our sports betting picks for this week.

Top NBA Betting Games of the Week (November 14-20)

 

Wednesday: Cleveland at Indiana (7:00pm ET)

Every team looks at the Cleveland Cavaliers (9-1) as a real benchmark when they play, but having a target on your back is just part of being the defending champs. On Sunday, the Cavs found themselves down in the fourth quarter against Charlotte, but LeBron James and Channing Frye led the team back to win 100-93. They made 14 three-pointers in that game, making them the first team in the history of the NBA to make at least 10 shots from downtown in each of their first nine games. James, Frye, Iman Shumpert, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love all had at least 15 points — and Irving and Love were on the bench for the whole fourth quarter. The Indiana Pacers (4-5) have dropped their last two, falling in Philadelphia and then at home against Boston. They host Orlando on Monday before the Cavaliers come to town on Wednesday. The Pacers are missing Paul George (ankle), and his absence hurts the team of both ends of the floor. With the defending champs coming to town and playing at such a high level, I don’t see a shorthanded Pacers squad winning this one.

Friday: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers (10:30pm ET)

The San Antonio Spurs (7-3) started off the season with four straight wins but then took three straight home losses (Utah, L.A. Clippers, Houston) for the first time since 2014. However, they avenged that loss to Houston with a road win over the Rockets on Saturday. That game was the first time that the entire Spurs roster was healthy enough to take the floor, and they showed that they have some exciting chemistry on offense, as they withstood a triple-double from James Harden to take a 106-100 decision. The Lakers (6-5) have gotten off to a surprising start, knocking off the Houston Rockets to open the season and then beating Atlanta on the road and Golden State at home — by 20. They also demolished the New Orleans Pelicans on the road. However, they have taken some big losses too, at the hands of Minnesota, Dallas and Oklahoma City. Lou Williams is posting 16.5 points per game, and DeAngelo Russell is dishing out 4.7 assists per game, continuing his growth as one of the most exciting point guards in the league so far. I like the Spurs to win this one, but if the line is more than eight points, I’d seriously consider taking the next incarnation of Showtime.