Eight games on Friday’s NBA schedule, and here are three matchups we recommend parlaying together with NBA odds from the best sportsbooks. Just make sure to monitor for unexpected injuries or guys sitting out for rest reasons
Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics
Friday, November 11, 2022 – 07:00 PM EST at TD Garden
NBA TV has this excellent matchup in what could be an NBA Finals preview. Obviously, the Celtics reached the 2022 Finals, and I do think the Nuggets could now that they have Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. healthy can win the West.
The Celtics have won five straight in the series and it was 108-102 at home last year behind 24 points, six rebounds, and five assists from Jayson Tatum, and 22 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and five steals from Marcus Smart.
The Nuggets were led by Nikola Jokic and his triple-double effort of 23 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists. Of course, he’s the two-time league MVP.
Celtics Are Too Much to Handle
Denver has won four straight but against dregs of the league in Oklahoma City, San Antonio (twice), and Indiana. All three of the Nuggets’ losses have been on the road and all to teams a lot worse than Boston.
The Celtics also have won four straight and against much better competition. Their only home loss all year was in overtime to an excellent Cleveland team.
Malcolm Brogdon is out for Friday's game after Brogdon exited Wednesday's win over the Pistons after playing 14 minutes because his hamstring tightened up, but I’m still fine with Boston on the moneyline here.
Sam Hauser should continue to get a bigger role as he came off the bench and hit 9-of-15 shots and a career-high six three-pointers for a career-high 24 points on Wednesday.
NBA Pick: Celtics (-200) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
Detroit Pistons vs. New York Knicks
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 07:30 PM EST at Madison Square Garden
This Knicks Team
We faded the Knicks in Brooklyn on Wednesday’s NBA parlay story and got that leg easily right as New York was dominated from the start in a 112-85 loss.
Kevin Durant beat the Knicks for the 13th straight time personally. The Nets beat the Knicks for the eighth straight time. It matches their second-longest winning streak ever against the Knicks, three shy of an 11-game run from 1984-86.
Knicks guard Jalen Brunson had been playing really well but was just 4-for-14 with 14 points. RJ Barrett was 5-for-14 for 16 points. “We weren’t ourselves tonight,” Barrett said. “Over the course of 82 games, game like this is going to happen, but we can’t make this a habit.”
Pistons Shouldn't Be a Problem
Quentin Grimes (left foot soreness) is probable for Friday's game against the Pistons. The guard was available for Wednesday's loss to the Nets but did not play until the final five minutes. Cam Reddish has started the last two games at shooting guard, but that was only due to Grimes either being sidelined or limited.
A lot of “experts” thought the Pistons would compete for a playoff spot this season but they have been massively disappointing with a 3-9 record – and are 0-6 on the road.
Detroit’s best player, 2021 No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham (left shin soreness), is questionable for Friday's game. Cunningham struggled mightily in Wednesday's loss to the Celtics and ultimately only played 24 minutes due to the shin issue.
New York has won eight straight in the series. You better believe for your NBA picks that tonight it will be nine.
NBA Pick: Knicks (-275) at BetOnline
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 10:00 PM EST at Chase Center
Cavs Know What They're Doing
This also could be an NBA Finals preview. Cleveland is playing as well as anyone in the East other than maybe Milwaukee. Golden State is just 4-7, but I think was suffering from a championship hangover and a little bored. Facing the talented Cavs will be motivating.
I do think Cleveland is wearing down on a five-game road trip as the Cavs easily won the first two but lost at the Clippers on Monday and then were upset in Sacramento on Wednesday. All-Star Darius Garland hit just 1-of-9 shots for a season-low six points against the Kings.
Record Night for Curry
Golden State will be well-rested as it hasn’t played since ending a five-game losing streak (all on the road) with a 116-113 win over the visiting Kings on Monday. Steph Curry blew up with a season-high 47 points with seven made three-pointers. Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andrew Wiggins returned to the lineup after not playing against New Orleans on Friday.
There will be some history in this one as Curry has made at least one three-pointer in 199 regular-season games, and he is set to hit 200. This streak began on Dec. 1, 2018 in Detroit. Curry has scored 30-or-more points in eight of the first 10 games he's played in this season, a career first.
The Warriors have won their last 10 regular-season meetings against the Cavaliers, including the last seven at home, tied for the longest active winning streak against an opponent for the Warriors (10, Chicago).
NBA Pick: Warriors (-125) at BetOnline
NBA Parlay Picks
- Nuggets vs. Celtics: Celtics (-200)
- Pistons vs. Knicks: Knicks (-275)
- Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Warriors (-125)
NBA Pick: Three-Legged Parlay (+268) at BetOnline
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