Friday NBA Betting Odds Report

Friday, November 15, 2013 1:17 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 1:17 PM UTC

Fridays are always busy in the NBA, so let's help you handicap the upcoming games by examining the early odds for the day.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat

Covered by Jason Lake 

Much has changed since these two teams met up in the 2011 NBA Finals. The Heat have grown up a lot and are back-to-back champions, while Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion are the only two players left from that year that are still on the Mavericks roster.

Both teams are off to 5-3 SU starts, with Dallas performing better against the spread at 5-3. Still, this is the Heat at home we're talking about, so it's no surprise to see them favored by 8.5 points in the NBA odds.


Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors

Covered by Joe Freda

Even with Derrick Rose back and healthy, the Bulls have gotten off to an uneven start. They're at 3-3 SU, while covering in only two of their six games thus far. As for the Raptors, they're 4-5 SU and 5-4 ATS.

Chicago has seemingly turned a corner here lately, winning two straight by double digits. However, the Raptors aren't going to go down easy on their home court, which is why Toronto opened as five-point chalk.


Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets

Covered by Swingin' Johnson

The Timberwolves have been one of the most entertaining teams to watch this season. They're 6-3 SU and 7-2 ATS and are averaging an impressive 108.2 points per game.

Denver struggled out of the gate, but have rebounded to win two in a row and three of their last four, including home victories over Atlanta and the LA Lakers. Oddsmakers have the Nuggets as 1.5-point underdogs at time of writing.


Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings

Covered by Joe Freda 

One of the late games pits the Kings against the Pistons, with both teams at 2-5 SU for the season. Sacramento is a poor 1-5-1 ATS, while Detroit hasn't been a ton better at 3-4 against the number.

The Kings have opened as small 1.5-point favorites and it looks like the public is liking them in this spot for their NBA picks. Still, the Pistons have lost four games in a row, so you know they're going to come out in desperation mode tonight.

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