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.
<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!-- br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --></style> <span style="font-size:100.0%;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;color:#000000;text-align:left"></span></p> <p><b style="font-size:1em">Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b><b style="font-size:1em"><i> </i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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 <a href="/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Odds" target="_blank">NBA odds</a>.</p> <p><b><i>[gameodds]5/247571/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]</i></b></p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Joe Fredas Picks" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/chicago-bulls-vs-toranto-raptors-go-over-a-34988/">Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors</a></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Joe Freda</i></b></p> <p>Even with <a href="" title="Anyone Shocked that D Rose is Healthy?" target="_blank">Derrick Rose back and healthy</a>, 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><b><i>[gameodds]5/247567/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] </i></b></p> <p><b>Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Swingin' Johnson</i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><b><i>[gameodds]5/247572/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds] </i></b></p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Joe Freda's Pick" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/bet-over-detroit-pistons-vs-sacramento-kings-a-34989/">Detroit Pistons vs. Sacramento Kings</a></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Joe Freda</i></b><b style="font-size:1em"><i> </i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>The Kings have opened as small 1.5-point favorites and it looks like the public is liking them in this spot for their <a href="/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Picks" target="_blank">NBA picks</a>. Still, the Pistons have lost four games in a row, so you know they're going to come out in desperation mode tonight.</p> [gameodds]5/247576/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]
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