On Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, the NBA returns after a brief Thanksgiving Day break; free NBA expert picks are available. There are a total of twelve games airing today. Our experts at Basketball Insiders have selected the best bets for four interesting contests. BetUS odds are featured below.
The Phoenix Suns will attempt to add to their 14-game winning streak against the inconsistent New York Knicks – Can Julius Randle and Kemba Walker spoil the Suns’ series of consecutive wins?
Bet 1 – Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers: Clippers -11.5
Heading into today’s interconference battle, the Pistons (4-14) are aiming to snap their four-game losing streak against the Clippers (10-8) at Staples Center. This game begins at 3:30 p.m. ET. So far, Detroit is 8-10 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas Los Angeles is 9-9 against the spread. Plus, the Pistons are 2-6 away, 3-14 as an underdog and 3-5 ATS on the road. They are 3-16 straight up in their past 19 matches versus the Clippers.
Moreover, Los Angeles is 8-4 at home, 10-5 as favorites and 6-6 ATS at home this season. Also, the team is 7-3 in their last 10 head-to-head contests against Detroit. Not to mention, the Clippers have won six of their previous 10 games. In addition to the total going under in eight of their past 10 contests versus Eastern Conference opponents, Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in the team’s last five games played at home. In conclusion, pick the Clippers to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 205.
Bet 2 – Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic: Bulls -6
Leading into Friday night’s Eastern Conference mismatch, the Bulls (12-7) are striving to snap their two-game losing streak at Amway Center. Though, they have won six of their past 10 games. This contest begins at 7 p.m. ET. Additionally, Chicago is 6-4 away, 8-4 as a favorite and 6-4 ATS on the road. Not only are the Bulls 3-6 ATS in their last nine contests versus Southeast Division opponents, they are 13-7 SU in their previous 20 contests. The Bulls have not won since their 109-103 victory over the Knicks, played on Sunday, Nov. 21.
Meanwhile, the Magic (4-15) are hoping to end their four-game skid. They have won only two of their past 10 games on their schedule. For up-to-date betting trends, the total has gone under in eight of the Magic’s last 12 games, and they are 2-18 SU in their previous 20 matches played at Amway Center. Currently, Chicago is 12-7 ATS this season, whereas Orlando is 8-11 ATS. Taking everything into account, pick the Bulls to win, the Magic will cover the spread and the total will go over 212. Other free NBA expert picks are on the main page.
Bet 3 – Phoenix Suns vs. New York Knicks: Suns -5
As stated above, the Suns are now on a 14-game winning streak. This is the longest streak for Phoenix since the 2006-07 season. They are the hottest team in the league, hands down. The Suns have not lost since Oct. 27, when the Kings defeated them 110-107 at home. Phoenix is 7-1 away, 15-2 as a favorite and 4-4 ATS on the road this season. Bettors are taking full advantage of the team’s latest success. However, all great things eventually come to an end. Which team will snap their series of consecutive wins? The total has gone over in four of their last five games.
If the Knicks are to pull off their biggest upset win of the season, they must have a perfect performance. New York has dropped five out of their previous 10 contests. They are 5-5 at home, 2-2 as underdogs and 4-6 ATS at home. And, the Suns are 9-9 ATS, whereas the Knicks are 8-10 ATS overall. Lastly, the total has gone under in eight of the team’s past eight contests. With this helpful data in mind, pick the Suns to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go under 216.
Bet 4 – Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers: Pacers -3.5
Tonight’s Eastern Conference rematch will involve the Raptors (9-10) and Pacers (8-12) at Gainbridge FieldHouse. This contest starts at 8 p.m. ET. Toronto has won just three of its last 10 games this season. But, the team did win 126-113 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. Head coach Nick Nurse’s team is 7-4 away, 7-7 as an underdog and 7-4 ATS on the road. As for intriguing betting trends, the Raptors are 4-11 SU in their past 15 games played versus Central Division opponents.
Besides the Raptors’ unpredictable performances, the Pacers have won five of their last 10 games. Indiana is 5-3 at home, 4-7 as a favorite and 5-3 ATS at Gainbridge FieldHouse. Next, the total has gone under in nine of the team’s previous 12 contests. Even so, the total has gone over in six of Indiana’s past nine matches against Toronto. In short, the Pacers have superior odds of winning. Pick the Pacers to win at home, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 210. Other free NBA expert picks are on the main page of Basketball Insiders.
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