<![CDATA[NBA RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks - 10/22/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/22/brooklyn-nets-vs-atlanta-hawks-10/22/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Atlanta Hawks look to get a game above a .500 record when they play their third straight road game. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 26.5 points and six assists while Marco Belinelli is averaging 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing seven rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.3 percent from…

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The Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Barclays Center.

The Atlanta Hawks look to get a game above a .500 record when they play their third straight road game. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 26.5 points and six assists while Marco Belinelli is averaging 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing seven rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost eight of their last 11 road games.

The Brooklyn Nets also look to get a game above a .500 record by remaining undefeated at home. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 128.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 130.5 points on 51.3 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 23.5 points and 5.5 assists while Trevor Booker is averaging 18.5 points and 10.5 rebounds. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.6 percent from the free throw line. The Brooklyn Nets are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have won four straight home games.

The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up loss. The Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Brooklyn and 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.

The Brooklyn Nets have been an offensive machine in their first two games, and they seem to have a bit of a swagger going with guys such as Russell and Booker leading the way. While early in the season, the Nets seem like they could be a fun, explosive team this year. The Hawks haven't been good defensively, allowing 100-plus points in both of their games, so there's reason to be concerned heading into this contest. This is a game the Nets should win and cover the small number. Allowing 109 points to the Hornets doesn't create much confidence for this spot. Nets improve to 2-1 on the season.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:00:00 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=98027
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 10/22/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/22/los-angeles-lakers-vs-new-orleans-pelicans-10/22/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans are still looking for their first win of the season after a quick 0-2 start. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 34 points and 17.5 rebounds while DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 31.5 points and 12 rebounds. Jordan Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Jrue Holiday is dishing four assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting…

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The New Orleans Pelicans are still looking for their first win of the season after a quick 0-2 start. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 115.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 34 points and 17.5 rebounds while DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 31.5 points and 12 rebounds. Jordan Crawford is the third double-digit scorer and Jrue Holiday is dishing four assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Los Angeles Lakers look to get a game above a .500 record with their first home victory of the season. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 18.5 points and 2.5 assists. Jordan Clarkson is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 6.5 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 41.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last 10 home games. Andrew Bogut and Luol Deng are questionable. 

The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pelicans are 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Los Angeles, the road team is 29-14 ATS in the last 43 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Pelicans defense hasn't been good in their first two games, allowing 13.5 threes to be made and 43 field goals overall. Percentages like that is a little scary when playing a high tempo offense such as the Lakers, a unit that's averaged 92.5 field goal attempts, which is almost five more than elague average so far in this young season. The Pelicans are also counting on Davis and Cousins to do damn near everything offensively. It's going to be a long season if others can't chip in consistently. Ball looked great in his second game, and if he carries that confidence into this game, this should be a Lakers victory. Give me the home team and the free buckets.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:00:00 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=98039
<![CDATA[Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/cleveland-cavaliers-vs-orlando-magic-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Orlando Magic look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 118.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 22.5 points and four assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 30 points and 12.5 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing nine rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 38.1 percent…

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The Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Quicken Loans Arena.

The Orlando Magic look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Orlando Magic are averaging 118.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Evan Fournier is averaging 22.5 points and four assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 30 points and 12.5 rebounds. Terrence Ross is the third double-digit scorer and Aaron Gordon is grabbing nine rebounds. The Orlando Magic are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Orlando Magic are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Orlando Magic have lost six straight road games.

The Cleveland Cavaliers can improve to 3-0 on the season with their second home victory. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 109 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 43.5 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 26.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while Kevin Love is averaging 16 points and 11.5 rebounds. Derrick Rose is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 90.5 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won six of their last nine home games.

The Magic are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Cavaliers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Magic are 1-7-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Cleveland, 5-17-1 ATS in the last 23 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Cleveland.

The Magic are expected to be without their top player in Gordon and their point guard in Payton. That's not good for a team that was already limited in terms of firepower to counter what the Cavs bring to the table. As long as Cleveland can hit its outside shots like it did against the Bucks, a double-digit victory is in the cards.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:25:12 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97967
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/los-angeles-clippers-vs-phoenix-suns-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Phoenix Suns still look for their first victory of the season when they go on the road for the first time. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 107.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 21.5 points and 2.5 assists while Devin Booker is averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Mike James is grabbing one rebound. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.2 percent from…

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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Phoenix Suns still look for their first victory of the season when they go on the road for the first time. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 107.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 21.5 points and 2.5 assists while Devin Booker is averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Mike James is grabbing one rebound. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost eight straight road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 108 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 92 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Blake Griffin is averaging 29 points and 12 rebounds while DeAndre Jordan is averaging 14 points and 24 rebounds. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Danilo Gallinari is dishing three assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 92.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 59 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five straight home games.

The Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Clippers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The home team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Suns have played at a high tempo in both of their games and have struggled mightily on the defensive end. Now that Chris Paul isn't in Los Angeles anymore, the Clippers want to push the pace a bit more and have shooters who can stroke it from deep. There's going to be a lot of shots in this game and that's when you like to lean over. The over is 4-1 in the Suns last five road games, has hit in four of the last five between these two teams and is 7-2 in the Suns last nine games overall. Give me the over. 

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:30:54 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=98009
<![CDATA[Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/memphis-grizzlies-vs-golden-state-warriors-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in NBA action at the FedExForum. 

The Golden State Warriors look to get a game above a .500 record with their second road victory of the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 124.5 points on 53.8 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 20 points and five rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 22 points and four assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are…

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The Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies meet Saturday in NBA action at the FedExForum. 

The Golden State Warriors look to get a game above a .500 record with their second road victory of the season. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 124.5 points on 53.8 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 20 points and five rebounds while Stephen Curry is averaging 22 points and four assists. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 11 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 53.3 percent from beyond the arc and 90.5 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won six straight regular season road games.

The Memphis Grizzlies look to get off to a 2-0 start after beating the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. The Memphis Grizzlies are averaging 103 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 91 points on 38 percent shooting. Mike Conley is averaging 27 points and three assists while Dillon Brooks is averaging 19 points and five rebounds. Marc Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Tyreke Evans is grabbing five rebounds. The Memphis Grizzlies are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 57.1 percent from the free throw line. The Memphis Grizzlies are allowing 28 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Memphis Grizzlies have won six of their last nine home games.

The Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Grizzlies are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games, 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings, the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.

The Golden State Warriors now have two games under their belt to brush the rust off, which should help with the defense and allow the offense to be more effective. While the Grizzlies looked sharp in their season opener, they don't have the horses or shoot the ball well enough to hang with Golden State. This is a game the Warriors should win by double digits, and the motivation should be there considering they haven't played their best in their first two contests.

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Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:53:41 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=98003
<![CDATA[New York Knicks vs. Detroit Pistons - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/new-york-knicks-vs-detroit-pistons-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Detroit Pistons look to get a game above a .500 record with their first road win of the season. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21 points and 6.5 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 17 points and 6.5 assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Henry Ellenson is grabbing four rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 38.8 percent…

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The Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks meet Saturday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.

The Detroit Pistons look to get a game above a .500 record with their first road win of the season. The Detroit Pistons are averaging 106.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21 points and 6.5 rebounds while Reggie Jackson is averaging 17 points and 6.5 assists. Avery Bradley is the third double-digit scorer and Henry Ellenson is grabbing four rebounds. The Detroit Pistons are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Detroit Pistons are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Detroit Pistons have lost 10 of their last 13 road games.

The New York Knicks look for their first win of the season after losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The New York Knicks are averaging 84 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 31 points and 12 rebounds while Enes Kanter is averaging 12 points and seven rebounds. Courtney Lee is dishing three assists and Kyle O'Quinn is grabbing 10 rebounds. The New York Knicks are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 65 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The New York Knicks have lost five of their last eight home games.

The Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest. The Knicks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pistons are 5-22 ATS in the last 27 meetings in New York, 8-18 ATS in the last 26 meetings and the home team is 36-17 ATS in the last 53 meetings.

The Detroit Pistons may be on the end of a back to back, but they've played well in both games, beating up on the Charlotte Hornets and taking the Washington Wizards down to the wire. The offense is scoring better than usual and the defense has picked up with Bradley on the floor. The Pistons look like a decent basketball team even if the season is still a baby. The Knicks, well, they have a lot to prove with a limited roster, as Porzingis can't do everything. I'll take the small line and the better, more talented team. This seems a little too easy.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:52:43 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97970
<![CDATA[Utah Jazz vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/utah-jazz-vs-oklahoma-city-thunder-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a quick 2-0 stat after beating the New York Knicks on Thursday. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28 points and six rebounds while Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22 points and one rebound. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing five rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting…

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The Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz meet Saturday in NBA action at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

The Oklahoma City Thunder look for a quick 2-0 stat after beating the New York Knicks on Thursday. The Oklahoma City Thunder are averaging 105 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 84 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28 points and six rebounds while Carmelo Anthony is averaging 22 points and one rebound. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Adams is grabbing five rebounds. The Oklahoma City Thunder are shooting 28.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Oklahoma City Thunder are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five of their last six road games.

The Utah Jazz look to get a game above a .500 record while remaining unbeaten at home. The Utah Jazz are averaging 101.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Derrick Favors is averaging 15 points and four rebounds while Ricky Rubio is averaging 14 points and 10 assists. Rudy Gobert is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Hood is dishing two assists. The Utah Jazz are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 87.9 percent from the free throw line. The Utah Jazz are allowing 48.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Utah Jazz have won 10 straight home games.

The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 14-6 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Northwest and 34-15-2 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games. The Jazz are 1-8-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Thunder are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.

The Jazz are three points away from being 2-0 on the season with wins over projected playoff teams in Denver and Minnesota. It's clear Utah is going to put up a fight this season and the sky isn't falling despite its best player from a year ago no longer being around. However, the OKC Thunder have way too much firepower and are the rested team in this spot. In just their first game playing together, the Thunder showed flashes of greatness. I'm not getting in the way of that. 

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:21:59 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97991
<![CDATA[Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/denver-nuggets-vs-sacramento-kings-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Sacramento Kings look for another road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 96.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 18.5 points and four rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 16 points and 3.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Randolph is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the…

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The Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Pepsi Center.

The Sacramento Kings look for another road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Sacramento Kings are averaging 96.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 40.5 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 18.5 points and four rebounds while Buddy Hield is averaging 16 points and 3.5 assists. Willie Cauley-Stein is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Randolph is grabbing six rebounds. The Sacramento Kings are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Sacramento Kings are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game. The Sacramento Kings have split their last six road games.

The Denver Nuggets look for their first win of the season after losing to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. The Denver Nuggets are averaging 96 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 50.6 percent shooting. Will Barton is averaging 23 points and two assists while Paul Millsap is averaging 19 points and six rebounds. Gary Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Wilson Chandler is grabbing two rebounds. The Denver Nuggets are shooting 48.1 percent from beyond the arc and 91.7 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Nuggets are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Denver Nuggets have won five of their last eight home games.

The Kings are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nuggets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Kings are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Denver, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

I thought the Sacramento Kings were going to be the same old Sacramento Kings, and while there's still time for that to be the case, we have to give credit. The Kings went toe-to-toe with the Rockets in their season opener and are fresh off a road win over the Dallas Mavericks. That's a decent start for a team that has little direction and washed up vets along with unproven young players. The Denver Nuggets are easily the better team here, but the Kings can hang around based on what we've seen in their first two games.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:15:09 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97988
<![CDATA[Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/houston-rockets-vs-dallas-mavericks-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The Dallas Mavericks are still looking for their first win of the season when they take to the road for the first time. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 99.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 47 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 19 points and 5.5 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 16 points and 10 assists. Nerlens Noel is the third double-digit scorer and Yogi Ferrell is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.9…

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The Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Toyota Center.

The Dallas Mavericks are still looking for their first win of the season when they take to the road for the first time. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 99.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 47 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 19 points and 5.5 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 16 points and 10 assists. Nerlens Noel is the third double-digit scorer and Yogi Ferrell is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 46.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.5 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost eight of their last 12 road games.

The Houston Rockets look for a quick 3-0 start to the season when they make their home debut. The Houston Rockets are averaging 113.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 50.6 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 27 points and 9.5 assists while Eric Gordon is averaging 24.5 points and two assists. Clint Capela is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Tucker is grabbing four rebounds. The Houston Rockets are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Rockets are allowing 45.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Houston Rockets have won seven of their last nine home games.

The Mavericks are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Rockets are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Mavericks are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Houston, 5-13 ATS in the last 18 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

I thought the Mavs had a decent little team that could surprise people, and while I don't want to jump off the bandwagon this early, they did lose to the rebuilding Hawks and Kings at home. Now, Dallas is on the end of a back to back, playing a Rockets squad that has been lighting it up offensively. Based on what we've seen from the Mavericks in two games, I'm not sure what they're going to do. This is a lot of points to give up, but I see no reason to take the Mavs. 

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:12:49 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97985
<![CDATA[Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 10/21/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/nba-picks/2017/10/21/toronto-raptors-vs-philadelphia-76ers-10/21/17-nba-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Saturday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Philadelphia 76ers are still looking for their first win of the season after an 0-2 start. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 103.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 15.5 points and four assists. Jerryd Bayless is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.3 percent…

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The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Saturday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Philadelphia 76ers are still looking for their first win of the season after an 0-2 start. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 103.5 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 15.5 points and four assists. Jerryd Bayless is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost four straight road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 117 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 23 points and 15 rebounds while CJ Miles is averaging 22 points and five rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Delon Wright is dishing five assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 44.8 percent from beyond the arc and 92.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won seven of their last eight home games.

The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest and 35-17 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Raptors are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The 76ers are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings, the favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

We continue to see extremely high scoring teams, as guys are still trying to learn to play as a team, get their conditioning down and simply knock the rust off. The defensive effort has yet to catch up to most teams. Well, the over is a popular trend when the Raptors and 76ers meet, and Toronto did allow 100 points to a Bulls squad that has maybe three healthy ture NBA players. The 76ers have also shot the ball decent despite the losses. I'll take a stab with the over in this spot.

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