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Check out our expert NBA tips for the best five games of the week, starting 13th November (note: times are in AEDT):
Game 1 – Portland Trail Blazers @ Los Angeles Lakers, Monday 13th November, 2.10pm
No LeBron James is the headline for this game, but the Blazers are arguably worse off from an injury standpoint as they endure a cluster of injuries to their guard rotation. Scoot Henderson and Anfernee Simons remains out, while Malcolm Brogdon also joins the injury list for this young Blazers team.
Even with the notable firepower missing for both teams, this total hasn’t been adjusted enough and leaves quite a bit of value on the full game Under as a result. Both these teams are bottom-5 in the league in pace of play and both do a good job of forcing opponents into late shot clock situations.
The Lakers have struggled drastically for consistent scoring in the non-LeBron minutes this season and I can see this game being somewhat of a stalemate between two teams unable to generate open looks in the halfcourt. Grab the Under on this total that sits a few points too high by my projections.
Game 2 – New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics, Tuesday 14th November, 11.40am
The Celtics will look to take advantage of a tired Knicks team when they welcome their division rivals to TD Garden. New York will be playing their second game of a back-to-back as they try to exact revenge from their opening night loss to the Celtics on their home floor.
Boston remains unbeaten at home this season and their shooting splits in front of their fans have helped propel them to owning the number one adjusted offensive rating in the NBA. They also rank second in adjusted defensive rating, with the Knicks also ranking in the top-5 in that category.
Both these teams are bottom-10 in the league in pace of play this season and we can expect another halfcourt battle between these teams who combined for 212 points in their season opener. I’m projecting another game that finishes comfortably Under the current full game total here.
Game 3 – Los Angeles Clippers @ Denver Nuggets, Wednesday 15th November, 2.10pm
The Clippers haven’t quite figured things out since acquiring James Harden from the Philadelphia 76ers and a trip to Denver is unlikely to provide much relief. Nikola Jokic is the early frontrunner for MVP, and he should once again dominate this matchup against Ivica Zubac and the Clippers.
Last season, Jokic averaged 23.7 points, 12.0 rebounds and 8.3 assists in three meetings with the Clippers – all of which resulted in wins. Jamal Murray missing his usage rate will increase and his dominance on the glass will result in plenty of second-chance scoring opportunity for the hosts. Despite a slightly inflated total, I’d expect another dominant performance from the soon-to-be three-time MVP that clears his Points, Rebounds and Assists total here.
Game 4 – Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday 16th November, 11.40am
The Philadelphia 76ers handed the Celtics just their second loss of the season when they ran out 106-103 winners last week. A missed out-of-bounds call on Joel Embiid stopped the Celtics earning possession for a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final few seconds, but it was a game that was entirely decided on effort and transition buckets by Philly.
The Celtics were dominated on the boards and the second chance opportunities, coupled with transition easy transition buckets, meant Philly were able to take advantage of extra possessions to eke out a win. Boston will be focussed on tidying up those mistakes.
If Boston can minimise the easy points for Philadelphia, they should be able to lean on their halfcourt defence to shut down this Nick Nurse offence. Expect a much better effort and energy from Boston as they level the season series between the teams in this one.
Game 5 – Sacramento Kings @ San Antonio Spurs, Saturday 18th November, 11.40am
The Spurs are a very fun team at home, and they’ll make life difficult for travelling teams in the early parts of the season. Sacramento hasn’t hit the heights of last season, but getting De’Aaron Fox back this week will certainly provide a change in fortune for them.
That said, that won’t aide them in a matchup against the phenom that is Victor Wembanyama. The French star will have a huge advantage against this Kings defence that drastically lacks size and strength inside.
This game figures to be up-tempo given the way the sides match up and that will allow opportunity for Wembanyama to crash the boards at both ends. As his usage slowly start to tick up, we should see some good opportunity to buy-low on Wembanyama in these coming weeks, starting with a favourable match up here against the Kings.
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