NBA + NHL Predictions, Basketball & Hockey, 4 November 2022

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Denver Nuggets

BET THUNDER +9.5 (1.52).

The Thunder would be 7-0 ATS this season if it wasn’t for a failed cover as 9.5-point home underdogs in a 116-106 loss vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves Oct. 23.

Oklahoma City continues to be undervalued ATS as Gilgeous-Alexander’s play this season has made him a frontrunner for the Most Improved Player Award

Orlando Magic vs Golden State Warriors


This is an enticing wager as I expect Golden State to get back on track on Thursday. The Magic have the 4th-worst offensive rating and the 5th-worst effective field-goal percentage, so I don’t believe they have enough firepower to keep it close with the Warriors, especially if Anthony and Ross are sidelined.

St. Louis Blues vs New York Islanders

BET ISLANDERS +1.5 (1.35)

This is your best bet in this game,  but it will cost you. The Islanders are a solid team that is on a very hot streak to this point. Whether the Islanders win or lose they should be able to make this game close and cover the spread against a Blues team that has been struggling over the last week or so.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes

BET T.B LIGHTNING +1.5(1.40) 

are the play on home ice despite the fact Vassy hasn’t gotten off to the strongest of starts. He’s started slow traditionally, then picks up steam like an avalanche and gets better as the season goes along.

Facing the Hurricanes should help Vasilevskiy get on track. Carolina is just 4-14 in its past 18 trips to Tampa and 17-35 in the previous 52 meetings overall in this series.