The NBA will take a break in its schedule to celebrate Thursday’s Thanksgiving Holiday, but it returns to action on Friday with a full slate of games. To help get you ready for all the action this weekend, NBA Betting Trends will take a closer look at some of top matchups on the slate starting with a Western Conference clash this Friday night on NBA TV.
The Golden State Warriors started the season with four straight-up wins in their first five games, but it has been an up and down struggle ever since with a 5-5 SU record in their last 10 games. They have also been costly to wager on with a 1-5-1 record against the spread in their last seven contests. They will head on the road this Wednesday night against Dallas before a nationally televised clash with Oklahoma City on the road this Friday. The Thunder have won four straight to improve to 9-3 SU on the year but they are an even 6-6 ATS. They will play host to San Antonio this Wednesday before welcoming the Warriors to town.
Another interesting matchup on Friday night’s slate sends Miami on the road against Toronto in a 7 p.m. tip. The defending champs are starting to ‘heat up’ after a lukewarm start with a seven-game winning streak heading into Cleveland for Wednesday night’s clash against LeBron James’ old team. The Raptors are in the thick of things in the watered-down Atlantic Division with a 6-8 SU record that has them in first place by half a game.
All eyes will turn to the Texas this Saturday night for a showdown between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs. This will be the first meeting this season between these Southwest Division rivals. Houston is off to a 10-5 SU start and it will first have to face Atlanta at home on Wednesday night and Brooklyn on Friday night before the taking the short trip to San Antonio. The Spurs have once again occupied their familiar spot atop the Western Conference with 13-1 SU (8-6 ATS) mark in their first 14 games. They will put an 11-game winning streak on the line this Wednesday night against the Thunder and make a trip to Orlando for a Friday night tilt against the Magic before returning home to face the Rockets.
The Nets will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday before making the trip to Houston on Friday night. They will play their third game in four nights against the Memphis Grizzlies this Saturday in an inter-conference matchup that will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV. Brooklyn is off to a dismal 4-10 SU start and it is just 5-9 ATS. The Grizzlies are an even 7-7 SU on the year heading into Wednesday’s road game against Boston and they will be off until Saturday’s game against the Nets.
The team at the top of the standings in the Eastern Conference at 13-1 SU (10-4 ATS) is the Indiana Pacers. They have won their last four games heading into Wednesday night’s road game against Charlotte. They return back home on Friday to host Washington before heading out to the West Coast for a Sunday night showdown against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers have gone 7-3 SU in their last 10 games to take a one-game lead in the Pacific Division at 10-5 SU overall. They are 2-4 ATS in their last six games and 8-7 ATS overall. They will play host New York on Wednesday night and go on the road against Sacramento on Friday before hosting the Pacers on Sunday.
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