NBA + NHL Predictions, Basketball & Hockey, 8 November 2022

Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards:

BET ON HORNETS +3.5 (1.54)

With the Wizards not having G Bradley Beal available due to him being in the health and safety protocols, give me HORNETS at home. Meanwhile, G Terry Rozier returned for Charlotte in the team’s last game and Washington has struggled against guards this season.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Cleveland Cavaliers:

BET ON UNDER 218.5 (1.59).

Cleveland is 2nd in defensive efficiency and Los Angeles is 4th. The Under has hit in back-to-back games for Cleveland and is 9-1 in Clippers games this season. Expect a low-scoring game that should be close late.

Memphis Grizzlies vs Boston Celticsicks:

BET GRIZZLIES +9.5 (1.40).

The Grizzlies are good at many things that matter most when it comes to keeping games close. They rank No. 1 in offensive rebounding rate and No. 14 in turnover rate. On top of that, they sit 12th in effective field goal rate.

The Grizzlies were 10-3 ATS as a home underdog last season and have yet to be in that position this season. Considering their strength at home and relative strength in impactful stats.

Golden State Warriors vs Sacramento Kings:

BET ON OVER 228.5 (1.59).

Despite the Warriors struggles as of late, they have managed to score 100 points in every game, and their lowest output has been 105 points (twice). Golden State has scored 120 or more in five or the 10 games this year, and with Stephen Curry and the crew likely returning after resting against the Pelicans, this should be a high-scoring affair. Both De’Aaron Fox and Curry can easily go for 30 for their respective teams, and this game should effortlessly eclipse the over 228.5 mark.

Washington Capitals vs Edmonton Oilers:

BET CAPITALS+2.5 (1.35).

The CAPITALS are a solid play as home ‘dogs.

Neither of these sides is playing particularly well lately, and the Oilers have been a little more impressive offensively. However, Washington is on home ice and provides the better value. Plus, Edmonton is just 1-4 in its last 5 trips to D.C.

New York Islanders vs Calgary Flames:

BET ON UNDER 7 (1.35).

Sorokin has the potential to shut down the opposition on any given night, and he is allowing just north of 2 goals per contest.

While Markstrom has been a bit uneven lately, he is one of the better netminders in the West. Calgary has cashed the Under at a 4-2 clip in the past 6 games overall, so roll with the Under again here.