“Nothing But Bets” is officially on a mini hot streak right now,
which has boosted our record this season up to 153-118-3 record
(56.4%). Will the momentum continue with another strong Saturday
slate on tap?
As always, our odds are provided by TwinSpires Sportsbook and
over/under power play prop bets are provided by PrizePicks.
It’s hammering time!
Philadelphia 76ers (-6) vs. Minnesota
Tonight could be the night when Joel Embiid finally returns to
the starting lineup for Philadelphia, but this is a tough matchup
against a surging Timberwolves squad. Karl-Anthony Towns and
Anthony Edwards have been so fun to watch this season, so tune in
if you haven’t had the chance to watch Minnesota yet. This should
be a super entertaining matchup, but I’m actually leaning in favor
of the underdog here. Give me Minnesota with the points, plus the
following simple two-leg power play on PrizePicks: Towns over
20.5 points, Edwards over 20.5 points.
Atlanta Hawks (-6.5) vs. New York Knicks
After getting embarrassed last night at home against the Suns,
New York is officially in a funk. Will they be able to bounce back
against the Hawks in Atlanta? I would say the chances are doubtful,
especially when factoring in Trae Young finding a recent groove.
Hammer the Hawks to cover the 7-point spread alongside this
enticing prop bet on PrizePicks: Young over 23.5 points, R.J.
Barrett over 15.5 points, Clint Capela over 13 rebounds, Evan
Fournier over 2 threes.
Brooklyn Nets (-1.5) vs. Phoenix Suns
Get your popcorn ready for this thriller in Brooklyn, folks.
Superstars galore here, plus a red-hot Suns team going for their
16th-straight win. What’s going to give in this matchup,
potentially a 2022 NBA Finals preview? Although the Nets have more
true star power, it’s hard to argue with the momentum in Phoenix’s
favor at the moment. Give me the underdog Suns to win outright and
cover the 1.5-point spread. On PrizePicks, this is a strong power
play option: Kevin Durant over 26.5 points, Devin Booker over
23.5 points, James Harden over 21.5 points, Deandre Ayton over 11.5
rebounds, Chris Paul over 9.5 assists.
Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets (-5)
“Nothing But Bets” listeners know this by now, but I love
watching the Hornets play basketball. LaMelo Ball is becoming a
full-blown superstar, plus Miles Bridges should be the leader in
the clubhouse for Most Improved Player. Charlotte’s defense is at
least below-average now and not awful, so that’s a start. The
Hornets on the road in Houston could be a trap game, but I love
them to cover the spread in this spot. On PrizePicks, let’s lock in
this power play: Bridges over 18.5 points, Christian Wood over
16.5 points, Kevin Porter Jr. over 14.5 points, Ball over 7
Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat (-1)
What a fun slate for this post-Thanksgiving Saturday, and this
matchup is going to be a barnburner in the Windy City. Two hot
teams squaring off when the Bulls and Heat lock horns. Jimmy Butler
is going to be very fired up for this matchup, as he always is
against his former team. Miami is a little stagnant right now.
Meanwhile, the Bulls are surging after an embarrassing loss in
Houston. This was a toss-up call for me, but I’m leaning toward the
underdog Bulls to win outright here. On PrizePicks, here’s another
fun power play option: Zach LaVine over 23.5 points, Butler
over 21.5 points, DeMar DeRozan over 21.5 points, Bam Adebayo over
Cleveland Cavaliers (-9.5) vs. Orlando
Evan Mobley, the No. 3 overall pick from the 2021 NBA Draft, is
back in the lineup for Cleveland after missing the last few weeks
with an elbow injury. Mobley's return is a massive boost for
Cleveland, a team looking to stabilize after their hot start. In
this matchup against the inexperienced Magic, I love the Cavaliers
to easily cover the relatively large 9.5-point spread. On
PrizePicks, here’s what I’m locking in: Darius Garland over
17.5 points, Franz Wagner over 11.5 points, Jarrett Allen over 10.5
rebounds, Jalen Suggs over 3.5 assists.
Dallas Mavericks (-6.5) vs. Washington
Be on the lookout very soon from a Kristaps Porzingis feature
from yours truly here on BasketballNews.com. Porzingis went
in-depth on a multitude of topics, so you’ll want to check that out
when it’s officially published. In the meantime, this is another
enticing matchup on Saturday’s slate. The Wizards are one of the
NBA’s best stories thus far, but so is Porzingis finding a
consistent rhythm for the Mavericks. At home, I’m hammering the
Mavericks to cover the 6.5-point spread behind huge outings from
Luka Doncic and Porzingis. Tail me on this PrizePicks power play:
Doncic over 25 points, Bradley Beal over 24 points, Porzingis
over 19.5 points, Montrezl Harrell over 7 rebounds.
Utah Jazz (-12.5) vs. New Orleans Pelicans
This is a rematch of a stunner on Friday night that saw the
Pelicans upend the Jazz in Salt Lake City. They’re running it back
tonight in Utah, and the spread is still pretty much the same,
favoring the Jazz by double-digits. I’m going back to my same
prediction as well for this one, which projects the Jazz to win and
cover the massive spread. Hammer the Jazz at -12.5 with a huge
bounce-back game, plus the following over/under props on
PrizePicks: Brandon Ingram over 19.5 points, Bojan Bogdanovic
over 16.5 points, Devonte’ Graham over 13.5 points, Rudy Gobert
over 12.5 rebounds.
Recapping our picks against the spread for “Nothing But Bets,”
here’s what is being locked in for Saturday’s slate:
Timberwolves +6, Hawks -6.5, Suns +1.5, Hornets -5, Bulls
+1, Cavaliers -9.5, Mavericks -6.5, Jazz -12.5.
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