To round out the month of November we have a big nine-game slate of NBA action! We hit on 10/14 of our tips on Saturday (all $1.80+) and are confident we have some more winners on the way on Tuesday. Good luck to everyone following!
NBA Betting Tips: Tuesday, 30th of November
Indiana Pacers at Minnesota Timberwolves
Target Center, 12pm AEDT
The Pacers have been a hard team to get a read on this season but have been disappointing for the most part. Most recently they suffered an 18-point home defeat to the Bucks to make it 13 losses from 22 games this season. They now hit the road where they have won only three times from 12 outings this season, for one game in Minnesota before returning home for a long six-game homestand.
The Timberwolves had their five-game win streak snapped in Charlotte on Saturday but were able to quickly get back on the winners list with a one-point win in Philadelphia. The Timberwolves are going through a big purple patch at the moment with six wins from their last seven games, which has seen them rise to seventh in the West with a record of 10-10. Whether or not they can continue along this trend will largely come down to the health of their key players, which has been a big issue for many seasons now.
The Pacers have had a little bit of success over the last couple of weeks but will need to improve their performance on the road significantly if they’re to compete with the in-form Timberwolves. The Timberwolves have won each of their last four home games by 10+ points and we’re expecting a similar result on Tuesday.
Minnesota Timberwolves -4.5
Cleveland Cavaliers at Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center, 12:30pm AEDT
The Cavaliers have cooled off from the hot start that saw them win nine of their first 14 games. Injuries have certainly been a big reason for their recent downfall, as they come into this slate with five losses from their last six games, four of which have been on their home deck. Regardless, the young Cavs are still decently placed at 10-10 and will be looking to build some momentum from their last start win against the struggling Magic.
The Mavericks have quietly gone about their business this season to amass the fourth best record in the West at 10-8. They’ve had to deal with injuries to both of their stars in Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic at different stages, but the pair are expected to suit up to play on Tuesday for what will be the second and final game of this quick homestand. Most recently, they suffered a disappointing six-point loss against the impressive Wizards.
Neither of these teams have been in good form over the last two weeks, but the Mavericks certainly have the greater upside of the two. Their last time out loss to the Wizards was just their second loss at home this season against six wins. We’re expecting them to bounce back with a strong performance on Tuesday and take care of business against the undermanned and relatively inexperienced Cavs.
Dallas Mavericks -5.5
New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers
Staples Center, 2:30pm AEDT
The Pelicans were already a young and inexperienced team coming into the season, but early injuries to stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram certainly didn’t help matters a whole lot. The Pels suffered losses in 12 of their first 13 games before finally finding some respectable form to win four of their last nine. Their upset win on the road against the Jazz two games back was certainly their best performance to date, but one they weren’t able to replicated a couple of days later.
The Clippers have had a season of runs so far and are currently in a downtrend. They opened their campaign with losses in four of their first five before reeling off seven straight wins, only to lose five of their last eight. Most recently they fell victim at home to the Warriors, going down by 15 points after a fourth quarter onslaught from MVP frontrunner Steph Curry.
The Clippers have clearly been the better of these two teams this season, but we don’t believe their current form warrants them to start as 9.5-point spread favourites. They’ll be on the second night of a back-to-back and are up against a Pelicans outfit that have won two of their last three and are trying to build some momentum. The Clippers should be able to negotiate the win at home, but we see the Pelicans covering the big spread.
New Orleans Pelicans +9.5
12pm Pacers at Timberwolves – Domantas Sabonis 16+ Points ($1.84 Sportsbet)
12pm Hornets at Bulls – LaMelo Ball 36+ PRA ($1.90 TAB)
12:30pm Cavaliers at Mavericks – Jarrett Allen Double-Double ($1.80 Sportsbet)
12:30pm Wizards at Spurs – Kyle Kuzma 9+ Rebounds ($2.10 TAB)
1pm Trail Blazers at Jazz – Mike Conley 14+ Points ($1.82 Sportsbet)
2:30pm Pelicans at Clippers – Reggie Jackson 19+ Points ($1.93 Sportsbet)