NBA Thursday will see 26 of the 30 teams take to the floor in a monster 13-game slate. As always, we bring you our best spread and player props for the day right here and wish you the best of luck if following!
NBA Betting Tips: Thursday, 11th of November
Washington Wizards at Cleveland Cavaliers
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, 11am AEDT
The Wizards have been one of the surprise packets through the first 10 games of the season with seven wins to their name. They were able to defeat the defending champion Bucks at home last time out when keeping them to just 94 points, which was their second straight game keeping the opposition to double figures.
The Cavaliers have been another unlikely team to get off to a hot start this season and they’ve also secured seven wins so far. They have one of the youngest rosters in the league but are littered with high draft picks, one of those being Evan Mobley who’s one of the front runners for ROTY. The Cavs are coming off arguably their best win of the season when thrashing the Knicks by 23 points last time out.
Both teams come into this in winning form and will be confident of securing their eighth win of the season on Thursday. The Cavaliers have had the slightly tougher schedule yet enter this clash on a four-game winning streak. They will be without guard Collin Sexton after he suffered a meniscus tear in their big win over the Knicks, but even so we still fancy them to secure their fifth win on the spin at odds that certainly look overs, particularly with home court advantage on their side.
Cleveland Cavaliers H2H
Milwaukee Bucks at New York Knicks
Madison Square Garden, 11:30am AEDT
The Bucks will be on the second night of a road back-to-back after playing in Philly on Wednesday. They proved too good down the stretch against the undermanned 76ers in what was a necessary bounce back performance after losing their two games prior. Now at 5-6 on the season, the defending champs still have plenty of work to do to get where they want to be.
The Knicks also played against the 76ers in their most recent game and they too were victorious on the road. Still, it’s been a relatively tough stretch for the Knicks who have secured just two wins from their last five games. They’re now 6-4 on the season and will be looking to improve their standing in the East in the coming weeks.
Neither team would be happy with their play in recent weeks, but the Knicks are the more likely of the two to go on a run considering all the Bucks injuries at the moment. The Knicks already lead the season series 1-0 against the Bucks after beating the by 15 points on the road last week and we expect them to make it two from two on Thursday.
New York Knicks -1.5
Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls
United Center, 12pm AEDT
The Mavericks have made the most of a soft draw to start the season with wins in seven of their first 10 games. Last time out they were far too good for arguably the worst team in the league in the Pelicans, which made it three wins on the spin. In line-up new, forward Kristaps Porzingis returned from injury against the Pelicans and is expected to suit up again on Thursday.
The Bulls made a whole host of changes to their roster in the off-season and it looks to be paying dividends early in the season. They started off with six wins from their first seven games before losing back-to-back games against the 76ers; however, they returned to winning ways last time out with a fantastic 23-point win over the Nets. DeMar DeRozan is enjoying life in his new colours and comes into Thursday’s clash averaging 26.9 points a night.
These teams come into this game with identical records and will each believe they can secure another victory. With that said, the Bulls have had the tougher schedule of the two to achieve their record and also have home court advantage on their side on this occasion. They’ve won 5/6 of their games at the United Center so far this season and are good value to improve on that.
11am Wizards at Cavaliers – Ricky Rubio 15+ Points ($1.95 TAB)
11am Nets at Magic – Cole Anthony 30+ PRA ($2.10 Sportsbet)
11:30am Pistons at Rockets – Cade Cunningham 16+ Points ($1.87 Sportsbet), 20+ Points ($3.40 Sportsbet)
12pm Thunder at Pelicans – Josh Giddey 11+ Points ($1.79 Sportsbet) 15+ Points ($3.75 Sportsbet)
12:30pm Kings at Spurs – Dejounte Murray 20+ Points ($2.25 TAB)
2pm Heat at Lakers – Russell Westbrook O40.5 PRA ($1.90 TAB)