The NBA regular season heads into the third weekend in November with a number of intriguing matchups scheduled over the next four days for anyone who loves to bet on the games. To help get you ready for all the action NBA Betting Trends will take a closer look at some of the nationally broadcast matchups on the slate starting with an exciting double-header on TNT this Thursday night.
The first game sends the Houston Rockets to Madison Square Garden in New York to square-off against the Knicks in an 8 p.m. tip. The Rockets started out red hot with three-straight wins, but they have gone 2-3 in their last five outings. They are 5-3 straight-up on the year but a costly 3-4-1 against the spread. They head into Wednesday night’s game against Philadelphia as 6.5-point road favorites on 5Dimes latest board. The Knicks have struggled right out of the gate with just two SU victories in their first four games and a 2-4 record ATS. They will be on the road against Atlanta as 3.5-point underdogs this Wednesday night before returning home to host Houston.
The second half of TNT’s Thursday night’s double-header is a Western Conference showdown between Oklahoma City and Golden State. The Thunder are off to a fast 5-1 start SU, but they have also been tough on the bankroll at 2-4 ATS. They will play the Los Angeles Clippers as 3.5-point road underdogs on Wednesday before Thursday night’s tilt. The Warriors hammered Detroit 113-95 this past Tuesday as nine-point home favorites to improve to 5-3 SU and 5-2-1.
ESPN will host a NBA double-header on Friday night starting with Minnesota on the road against Denver. The Timberwolves will be at home this Wednesday night against Cleveland as 8.5-point favorites and looking to improve upon a 5-3 SU start that boasts a 6-2 record ATS. The Nuggets have stumbled out the gate with just two victories in their first six games both SU and ATS. They will try and inch closer to .500 this Wednesday night as 9.5-point home favorites against the Lakers before welcoming Minnesota to town.
Friday’s late game on ESPN has the Pistons on the road against Sacramento in a 10:30 p.m. start. Detroit’s loss to Golden State this past Tuesday night dropped it to 2-5 SU (3-4 ATS) on the year. It now brings a four-game losing streak both SU and ATS into this game. The Kings have not fared much better with just one win in their first six games and sporting a dismal 0-5-1 record ATS. They will play host to Brooklyn on Wednesday night as 3.5-point underdogs.
There are 11 games on Saturday’s schedule but the only nationally televised one is a late-night clash between the Nets and the Clippers on NBA TV. Brooklyn heads into Wednesday night’s game against the Kings with a disappointing record of 2-4 both SU and ATS. It will then have to squeeze in a trip to Phoenix on Friday night before returning to the West Coast for Saturday night’s game. The Clippers head into Wednesday night’s game against the Thunder with a 5-3 record both SU and ATS in their first eight games. They will then enjoy a couple of days off before welcoming the Nets to the Staples Center.
There are no national games on Sunday’s schedule and just three overall. Portland will be on the road against Toronto in a 1 p.m. start followed by Memphis at Sacramento at 6 p.m. The weekend’s action wraps things up with Detroit continuing its West Coast swing in a 9:30 p.m. tip against the Lakers.
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