With so much action, it was hard to narrow it all down. But we finally found the sweet spot and our favorite three bets. Which bet are you tailing at the best sportsbooks?
Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 07:30 PM EST at Scotiabank Arena
The Heat and Raptors are dealing with many injuries and illnesses. The Raptors could be without Fred VanVleet due to an illness, while Gary Trent Jr. is also questionable with a hip injury. Additionally, Otto Porter Jr. is already ruled out with a toe dislocation.
On the other hand, Omer Yurtseven and Tyler Herro are not even with the team right now due to their injuries. Dewayne Dedmon and Bam Adebayo are also currently questionable for tonight’s game. So there’s that. This game could be all over the place with backups playing a ton of minutes.
Miami was 4-7 just a week ago. Now they’re 7-7 with a three-game win streak. Meanwhile, the Raptors are just 8-7 after losing 3 of their last 5.
The Heat should get to the foul line at a high rate and will get open looks from the floor, with the Raptors struggling to defend. The Raptors have allowed an effective field goal percentage of 54.9% and a free throw rate of 22.9.
Although Toronto is good at forcing turnovers, Miami’s limited turnovers to just 13.9%. If the Heat can keep the turnovers down, they’ll get good looks, get to the foul line, and have more shot attempts in the game.
Meanwhile, the Raptors only shoot a 51.3% effective field goal percentage. They’ve done everything so well but take good shots. Also, they’ve limited turnovers to 13.2% and have earned over 31% of offensive rebounds, but the Raptors surely won’t get to the foul line as much as the Heat.
The Moneyline Pick
That’s likely the difference in this game. For this reason, let's take the Heat at -125 for our NBA picks.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 07:00 PM EST at Capital One Arena
The Washington Wizards are on a four-game winning streak. They scored at least 102 points in those last four games. But they’re simply an average defense at best.
The Wizards have struggled to earn turnovers, producing just 12.6% of turnovers per game. That’s the 29th-best in the league.
Oklahoma City Thunder
Therefore, the Thunder should be able to limit turnovers and earn more shot opportunities, giving them more points.
Washington’s been excellent on the defensive glass and has held opponents to 111.9 points per 100 possessions, but the Thunder will still score 111.5 points per 100 possessions. They’ll stick to their average offensively.
On the other hand, Washington has struggled on the offensive glass, but like the Thunder, they’ve held onto the ball. They’ve also shot a 52.8% effective field goal percentage, which is still below average. But the Thunder play fast. One team has scored at least 126 points in each of their last 4 games.
The Thunder lost to the Celtics, 126-122, last time out but beat the Knicks, 145-135 before that. Before the Knicks, the Thunder scored 132 on Toronto in a 132-113 win.
The Over/Under Pick
Following the NBA odds, let’s ride the Thunder’s offense. They’ve been hot.
NBA Pick: Over 227 (-110) at BetOnline
Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 10:00 PM EST at Footprint Center
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship last year, but now they’re sitting at 6-8 through the first 14 games of the year.
On the road, they’ll also be underdogs against the Phoenix Suns for tonight’s matchup.
The Warriors have scored 114.9 points per 100 possessions this season. They’re also shooting a 57% effective field goal percentage. That’s helped them a lot throughout this first stretch of games because the Warriors have turned the ball over 16.1% of the time while earning just 24.1% of offensive rebounds.
The Warriors also rarely get to the foul line, with a rate of 18.9.
The Suns should be able to earn a whole bunch of turnovers, even without Chris Paul in the lineup.
Plus, the offense has been in cruise control, scoring 116.1 points per 100 possessions. They’ve limited turnovers to 13.5% and have earned 29.1% of offensive rebounds.
Phoenix should earn more offensive rebounds and second chances. Like the Warriors, the Suns don’t get to the foul line very much, but both defenses foul at a high rate.
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