Knicks vs. Warriors, Thunder vs. Grizzlies

By | November 18, 2022

We hit one in every of our three NBA picks in opposition to the unfold on Wednesday forward of a really mild Thursday roster that featured simply three video games – although it was not with out drama, with Royce O’Neale beating the buzzer to cap a triple-double the efficiency and assist the Nets stifle the Path Blazers on the street.

Will we be in retailer for related theatrics on Friday? Twenty-two groups are in motion heading into the weekend, with defending champion Warriors internet hosting the Knicks within the highest-profile recreation of the night time.

Right here is an summary of the groups we’re betting on Friday at BetMGM:

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NBA Friday odds, decide (through BetMGM)

  • Thunder +6.5 @ Grizzlies
  • Mavericks -9.5 vs. Nuggets
  • Knicks +7.5 @ Warriors

Grizzles vs. Thunder Prediction and Evaluation

Do you dare guess in opposition to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander after what we’ve seen of him in current weeks? The Thunder star has seemed like a possible darkish horse MVP this season, and he confirmed no indicators of stopping earlier than Friday’s tilt of the street.

The fifth-year guard ranks third in factors (32.3 PPG) and PER (30.0) this season and has taken this staff to a few outright wins in its final 4 video games (4-0 ATS) behind a torrid race. In reality, their excellent play all through the season is without doubt one of the primary causes this staff boasts the fifth-best ATS document within the league (10-5) with a 6-1 ATS mark as an underdog on the street.

This one looms as one other winnable spot for Oklahoma Metropolis in opposition to a Memphis staff that’s coming off two straight double-digit losses. Accidents performed a key function — Desmond Bane (toe) missed each of these contests and will not play on this one, forcing the Grizzlies to generate offense with out his essential spacing in play. This recreation has actual potential for upheaval.

The selection : Thunder +6.5

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Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks
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Mavericks vs Nuggets Prediction and Evaluation

We had been foiled by the Mavericks on Wednesday in a uncommon spot with out Luka Doncic, who sat out for the primary time this season. He’ll be again in motion on Friday, which ought to make all of the distinction.

Excluding Wednesday’s recreation with Doncic sidelined, Dallas ranks within the high seven in internet score (+3.6) with top-10 effectivity on offense and protection. The Mavs have gained six of their final eight with Doncic lively, with most of these wins coming in opposition to doubtless playoff groups.

The Nuggets’ profile is one in idea, however with Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray each in COVID-19 protocols, this staff hardly seems to be like among the finest within the league. Denver has misplaced seven of 9 video games with Jokic sidelined over the previous 4 seasons, and I would not anticipate this one to be this shut with out him both.

The selection: Mavericks -9.5

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Jalen Brunson #11 and Cam Reddish #0 of New York Knicks high five
Jalen Brunson #11 and Cam Reddish #0 of New York Knicks excessive 5
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Warriors vs Knicks Prediction and Evaluation

Which Warriors staff will we’ve on Friday: the one which blew the Spurs by 37 factors on Monday or the one which misplaced to the Suns by 11 factors on Wednesday?

One in every of Golden State’s keys all year long has been the place it’s – profitable six of seven video games at dwelling with an 0-8 street document. So you must guess the Dubs at dwelling. Not so quick. This group is simply 4-3 ATS at dwelling, with simply three of these seven wins by eight or extra runs.

The Knicks have been a fiery guess on the street (5-3 ATS) and have gained 4 of their final 5 away video games behind an inside-out assault that paid off in Wednesday’s win at Denver. There’s an opportunity Stephen Curry will steal the present right here, however I simply haven’t got sufficient religion on this Golden State staff to place such a giant price ticket on a succesful foe.

The selection: Knicks +7.5