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NBA Betting Cheat Sheet Nov 6-12

After an explosive off-season, the 2017-18 NBA season is in full swing. This week there is a stack of entertaining games that you need to mark on your calendar.

NBA Betting Cheat Sheet Nov 6-12

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Brooklyn at Phoenix
NBA TV at 9:00 pm ET

This is an interesting game in the sense that Brooklyn is the second-highest scoring team per game in the NBA. The Nets average 114.3 points per. Unfortunately, the Nets also allow close to 120 points per. Go over for sure. Also, look to back Phoenix, who has a slightly better defense.

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017

Milwaukee at Cleveland
NBA TV at 7:00 pm ET

Cleveland takes on Atlanta this Sunday before battling Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Could the Cavaliers possibly beat Atlanta and Milwaukee in back-to-back games? As of Nov. 4, the Cavs are 4 and 5 straight up. That’s not good at all. Milwaukee is also 4 and 5. I believe the Cavs have a matchup problem with the Greek Freak. I’ll go with Milwaukee.

Oklahoma City at Sacramento
NBA TV at 10:00 pm ET

Oklahoma City goes to Sacramento with one of the best defenses in the NBA. The Thunder only allows 96.4 points per game. That ranks third. OKC allows opponents to shoot 42% from the field. The Thunder D allows Oklahoma City to shoot 33.8% from behind three. Russell and the Thunder roll.

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

L.A. Lakers at Boston
ESPN at 8:00 pm ET

Lakers’ guard Lonzo Ball is a decent point-guard. His shot isn’t all that great, though. That’s the problem the Lakers have in this game. Ball won’t keep up with Boston’s best scorers. Who’s going to guard Boston players Jaylen Brown and Kyrie Irving? Ball might guard Irving. But, then, Brown will go off. The Celtics take it on Wednesday night.

Minnesota at Golden State
ESPN at 10:30 pm ET

The last time Minnesota battled Golden State they lost 107 to 121. That was this past April. Could the T’Wolves play better in their first game this season against the Warriors? They might. Golden State is 7 and 3 straight up. They’re only 4 and 6 against the spread. The Warriors are a terrible 0 and 4 ATS at home. I’ll side with Minnesota.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Cleveland at Houston
TNT at 8:00 pm ET

Houston PG Chris Paul won’t be back until mid-November. There’s a slight chance he plays on Thursday. More than likely, he won’t. Even if he doesn’t, it’s hard to see the Cavaliers sticking with the Rockets in this game. Houston matches up well with the Cavaliers, a team they beat 117 to 112 last March.

Oklahoma City at Denver
TNT at 10:30 pm ET

Denver and Oklahoma City match up much better than anyone might believe. The huge difference between the two teams is at the guard position where Oklahoma City is better with Russell Westbrook. The Thunder haven’t gelled. .500 is the best Denver might do this entire season.

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

Milwaukee at San Antonio
ESPN at 9:00 pm ET

Milwaukee is good enough to play with a San Antonio team without Kawhi Leonard. Because the Bucks are likely the dogs in this battle on Friday night, this one is sort of a no-brainer for me. I think Milwaukee does enough to cover the spread. Depending on the money line, the Bucks might be a bet to win this straight up.

Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Chicago at San Antonio
NBA TV at 8:30 pm ET

A day after taking on Milwaukee, the San Antonio Spurs host the Chicago Bulls. Chicago is one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Bulls are only 2 and 6 straight up. What’s interesting is that they’re 5 and 3 against the spread. 3 of the 5 wins ATS have come on the road. I like Chicago.

Brooklyn at Utah
NBA TV at 8:30 pm ET

Here’s another no-brainer pick for the week. Brooklyn allows close to 120 points a game. Utah allows 96 points per game. The Jazz should roll over the Brooklyn Nets in this game. The Nets have only a small chance of even scoring 100 points.