NBA Picks of the Day: Increase Saturday's Profits With Our Betting Duo

Steven Suarez

Saturday, November 21, 2015 2:39 PM GMT

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 2:39 PM GMT

We've got a nice schedule on tap for Saturday, and we're hoping we can spot two NBA picks that offer us a lot of value.

Seven games are on the board for Saturday night, and we've got one predicted blowout, with the Miami Heat at home to the Philadelphia 76ers and expected to win easily. Below are two plays that stand out most.

 

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers
So yeah, Paul George is reminding us that he's pretty good at basketball. Under his guidance, the Pacers have gone 7-5 through their first 12 games, but they've gone 7-2 over their last nine and are clearly finding their stride at this pont in the season.

George's consistently excellent performances have helped the cause in the big way, as he's averaging a team-best 25.2 points per game and has been putting up great peripheral stats as well. Monta Ellis seems to be getting more and more comfortable in Indiana too, and the Pacers will get a boost whenever George Hill and Rodney Stuckey are back at 100 percent.

Tonight the Pacers will be at home against Milwaukee, and the NBA odds show them favored by five points on their floor. The Bucks have been struggling of late, losing two in a row and four of their last five, a bad run that's seen them drop to 5-7 overall and fifth place in the Central division.

And while the Bucks do have a lot of talent and a determined coach in Jason Kidd, Milwaukee just hasn't been getting results lately, so it's hard to picture them staying with a red-hot Indiana team. George figures to have another big game against a Bucks defense that has really disappointed early on, and Ellis will get his fair share of offensive responsbility too. Make sure to keep tracking the injuries that Indiana are dealing with leading up until tipoff, as those could prove crucial when finalizing your NBA picks.

For us though, we're going to back Indiana to get it done against these inconsistent Bucks. With George leading the way, the Pacers should be able to protect their home court and cover the number.

NBA Pick: Pacers -5 at 5Dimes

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Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James and the Cavaliers have enjoyed a fine start to their season, and tonight they'll be at home against another strong Eastern Conference team in Atlanta. At the moment, we see Cleveland favored by as many as 5.5 points on its own court, with the total at 199 points. 

The Cavs are at 9-3 on the season, while the Hawks are 9-5, with both teams currently occupying the top spots in their respective divisions. 

Indeed, these two teams will be battling among the highest seeds in the East all season long. In general, we like the Cavs more than the Hawks when it comes to their chances of winning the title, as we haven't yet seen Cleveland at full strength with Kyrie Irving on the court too. Once that happens, Cleveland is going to be even more dominant.

But tonight, we don't know if the hosts deserve to be favored by such a number against a good Atlanta team. Even though the Hawks will be without Kent Bazemore and possibly Jeff Teague too, they have other guys like Paul Millsap, Al Horford and Kyle Korver who can step up, and Dennis Schroder has proven he can be a productive point guard too.

We look for Schroder to make an impact here if Teague is out, and we're not that worried about Bazemore. This Atlanta group is very experienced and we look for the Hawks to stay within this number, at the very least. We wouldn't be surprised to see them win straight up.

NBA Pick: Hawks +5.5 at Pinnacle

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