NBA Predictions, Basketball, 3 November 2022

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets


This is your best bet for this game. The Bulls should be able to win with ease at home vs. this Hornets roster that is likely going to be missing their 3 best players, especially coming off a big win over a Brooklyn team with a lot more talent than Charlotte.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Detroit Pistons

BET ON UNDER 228.5 (1.57)

This is the ideal choice in this game with the Bucks having the best defensive rating in the NBA. The Pistons also have the 4th-worst effective field-goal percentage in the league, so points could be hard to come by.

The Under is 5-1 in Milwaukee’s last 6 games against teams with a losing record and is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the Pistons and the Bucks.

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz

BET ON OVER 216.5 (1.57)

The Mavericks own the best offensive rating while the Jazz have the 15th-best offensive rating in the NBA thus far. With the success these offenses have had to begin the season, Over is an enticing bet in this game.The Mavericks have hit the Over in 5 straight games this season.

Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies

BET ON OVER 221.5 (1.60)

Memphis has an average implied point total of 116.7 this season, which is 0.7 points higher than its implied total in Wednesday’s game (116).So far this season, Memphis has put up more than 116 points in four games.The 114.5-point average implied total on the season for Portland is 3.5 more points than the team’s 111-point implied total in this matchup.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics

BET ON UNDER 225.5 (1.59).

Neither team ranks top 25 in pace, so the speed of play should be slow.  Friday’s matchup was at 228 points before extra time, so relatively close to this total.

Both teams shot over 50% in that battle, so regression is almost required as that is doubtful to repeat itself. Both teams were also over 39% from the 3-point line.

Considering the style of play and recent performances expected to simmer, I would back the UNDER here.

New York Knicks vs Atlanta Hawks

BET ON HAWKS +6.5 (1.55).

The 13th-ranked scoring NBA team (116.0 PPG) is Atlanta, while the New York squad ranks 19th in the league defensively (115.7 PPG).

The Knicks have totaled only 13 more points than their opponents this season, while the Hawks have been out-scored by six total points.

Miami Heat vs Sacramento Kings

BET ON UNDER 225.5 (1.59).

This season, Miami has put up more than 113 points in three games. The Heat are the league’s 26th-ranked scoring team (109.0 PPG), while the Kings allow the rank 23rd in points per game (117.0) in NBA action.

Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans

BET ON UNDER 233.5 (1.58).

The Lakers have quietly been playing good defense this season and are tied for 8th in the NBA (alongside the Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks) in opponent points per game – allowing just 110.5.

The Under is 4-0 in the last 4 head-to-head meetings between these teams and should hit again Wednesday as Los Angeles continues to play solid defensively.