NBA Weekend Free Picks: November 8-10
As we enter the second week of November, we look back on a dramatic and unforeseen season so far.
The Golden State Warriors are a staggering 29th in the NBA power rankings, while the 76ers are on top. The Celtics continue their excellent run of form and will travel to San Antonio this weekend.
We have the coverage of all the action, including the best NBA free picks for the upcoming games.
Let’s get stuck in.
- 01Toronto Raptors (1.71) vs New Orleans Pelicans (2.10)
- 02Milwaukee Bucks (1.74) @ Utah Jazz (2.05)
- 03Boston Celtics @ San Antonio Spurs
- 04Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns
Toronto Raptors (1.71) vs New Orleans Pelicans (2.10)
The Friday night fixture takes us to Louisiana for a matchup between last season’s champs and the Pelicans.
The homeside are 1-6 for the season outright, only managing to overcome the Nuggets at home. The Pelicans offense is doing a reasonably good job, but they are struggling defensively and it’s costing them points.
The Raptors are 5-2 outright, having lost games against the Bulls and the Bucks, last week. Siakam has shown he can fill the void left by Leonard, and alongside VanVleet and Lowry they have a solid offense.
The Pelicans are averaging 119-3 points per game, which is very impressive. But, the Raptors are holding opponents to 108.7 points per game, which, with their offensive, will give them the edge in New Orleans.
Take Raptors to win on the road.
Milwaukee Bucks (1.74) @ Utah Jazz (2.05)
The Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena for our Friday night fixture.
Milwaukee started slow this season going 2-2 in their first games. Since then they’ve kicked on and sit at 6-2 outright.
Last season’s MVP has continued in the form we all know and love, putting up high scores in every game he’s played.
The Jazz, who are on 5-3, have struggled a bit of late. They’ll be relying on Royce O’Neale to try and stop Giannis and Rudy Gobert to guard the rim, but it may not be enough.
If the game goes to plan, the Jazz have a chance here. We see the chance, but it’s not enough to stop the Bucks on the road at the moment.
Take Milwaukee Bucks to win it.
Boston Celtics @ San Antonio Spurs
We head to the AT&T Center in Texas for our Saturday night game, where the Spurs host the in form Boston Celtics.
It feels like we keep saying it, but the Celtics are still on that winning run since they lost out to the 76ers in the first.
Kemba Walker received a warm welcome in Charlotte on his return in a game the Celtics took 108-87, putting the Celtics at 6-1 outright.
However, it was Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum who got the points at the Spectrum Centre.
The Spurs are back to winning ways after beating the Thunder in their last. They had lost the two games prior to that, but seem to have found form again and sit at 5-3 outright for the season.
The NHL betting odds aren’t yet available, but will likely favour the Celtics for this one.
Take the Celtics to make it 7 in a row.
Brooklyn Nets @ Phoenix Suns
We’re in Phoenix for our Sunday night game, as the Suns will battle it out with the Brooklyn Nets in the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Nets have managed solid wins against Harden and the Rockets, as well as just missing out to the Timberwolves losing 126-127. They have played some good basketball so far, but need to start turning performances into results.
They sit at 3-4 outright for the season. Kyrie Irving managed to bag 39 points in their last game against the Pelicans, which they’ll be hoping for more of against the Suns.
The Suns 3-game winning streak came to an end in their last, where they hosted the Miami Heat. They’re relied on Devin Booker and Aron Baynes to provide the offensive firepower so far this campaign.
Phoenix sit at 5-3 outright for 2019/20. They have a nice run of home fixtures coming up and would love to get off to a winning start.
Take the Suns to win at home.