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Check out our expert NBA tips for the best five games of the week, starting 6th November (note: times are in AEDT):
Game 1 – Washington Wizards @ Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday 7th November, 11.10am
The Washington Wizards have quickly established themselves as the worst team in the NBA. Their defece ranks dead-last in the league and they have the worst net rating to match. Despite all their flaws there’s one thing we can rely on when it comes to Washington basketball this season – fast pace. The Wizards are first in pace of play and a lot of that is because teams are able to get to the basket at will when in possession.
The 76ers will unveil new pieces following the James Harden deal that shipped the former All-Star to LA and their offence will be given the perfect platform to find their feet. Philly will find success playing in transition and should get a huge game from Tyrese Maxey in a very favourable matchup. Look for the pace to drive this one comfortably over the full game total.
Game 2 – Milwaukee Bucks @ Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday 7th November, 11.40am
The Milwaukee Bucks’ new era hasn’t quite gotten off to the start they envisioned, and that’s largely down to a defence that is entrenched in the bottom-half of the league in almost every key metric. Most alarming is how easily teams are being allowed to score in transition.
The Bucks rank 30th in points per possession allowed in transition and in transition frequency on defence. Teams are able to push tempo to attack the rim before their big men can camp in the paint and that’s something the Nets are more than capable of taking advantage of now that Ben Simmons is back to pulling the strings for Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is a top-10 team in transition frequency and transition efficiency to start the new season. Their spacing on the floor is also crucial in this matchup as it will force Milwaukee’s frail defence to spread the floor and open up driving lanes to the basket as a result. Bucks coach Adrian Griffin has a lot to figure out and their defensive woes show no signs of immediate improvement. Look for teams to continue getting their fair share of points as a result.
Game 3 – Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday 7th November, 12.05pm
Jayson Tatum is putting up MVP numbers to start the season as the Boston Celtics quickly assert themselves as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Tatum is averaging 30.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 55% from the field, including 45.2% from 3-point range. A divisional showdown with the 76ers will undoubtedly bring out his best basketball once more as he looks to take advantage of a favourable matchup on the floor.
Tatum scored 51 points in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference second-round meeting with the Sixers last season and is now armed with the resources around him to further open up the floor and allow him to capitalise on mismatches as they present themselves. Look for Tatum to be aggressive in asserting himself as both the primary scorer and playmaker in this matchup. That will lead to a higher projected usage that should result in plenty of points, rebound and assists for Boston’s lead man.
Game 4 – Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzlies, Saturday 11th November, 12.10pm
These two teams have disappointed after promising 2022/23 campaigns, but while the Jazz regression should reverse, it’s hard to see Memphis finding their footing any time soon. Ja Morant remains suspended for the Grizzlies and with Steven Adams, Brandon Clarke, Derrick Rose and Santi Aldama all still missing, the lack of depth and talent in the rotation is becoming glaringly obvious.
Utah have faced the toughest schedule to start the season and are first in offensive strength of schedule, meaning they’ve faced the toughest defensive schedule so far this season. A matchup against a toothless offense should give them the reprieve they need to get back to their best and repeat their 133-109 win over Memphis in Utah just over a week ago. Take the road team to cover the spread once again in this one.
Game 5 – Los Angeles Lakers @ Phoenix Suns, Saturday 11th November, 2.10pm
The Phoenix Suns will look to exact some revenge on their division rivals when they play host to the Lakers as part of the in-season NBA tournament. Devin Booker has torched the Lakers in recent seasons and with LA still missing a point-of-attack defender, he’ll continue to manipulate this defence and find ways to attack the weak points.
In limited court-time this season, Booker is averaging 31.5 points in 36 minutes per game. In his two meetings with LA last season he averaged 29 points while shooting a very efficient 53% from the field in the process. Expect another tense affair between these teams and one in which the Suns should be able to get into rhythm against a Lakers team playing their fourth straight game on the road.
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