Friday Winners on the NBA Betting Slate

Troy Haliburton

Friday, October 27, 2017 4:54 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 4:54 PM UTC

It is time for another slate of NBA games this Friday With a total of seven games on the basketball card, SBR's expert capper has pulled four top plays that will bring profit to your wallet. Read on for valuable NBA Picks.


San Antonio Spurs at Orlando Magic

The San Antonio Spurs look to remain one of the two undefeated teams left in the NBA along with the Clippers when they take on the resurgent Orlando Magic on Friday night. Who could have foreseen that this game would be a matchup of first-place teams? Alas here we are, and the Magic are asserting themselves as playoff contenders in a sporadic Eastern Conference.

The Magic have seemingly found a starting 5 unit that works for them when Elfrid Payton went down with injury and the Magic were forced to insert DJ Augustin in the lineup. Augustin is a sharpshooter and has played off the ball a lot with the starters, which has allowed Evan Fournier to showcase his improved ball-handling and playmaking skills.

Another key cog to the Magic success has been the growth of Aaron Gordon. Gordon had his best game as a pro when he dropped 41 points to help the Magic grit out a win against the Brooklyn Nets. The thing that makes Gordon so unique is his ability to be either the ball-handler or roll man in pick-and-roll action.

The Spurs continue to be the model of success for NBA franchises and have picked up right where they have always been on the defensive end. San Antonio only allows 93.2 points per game. Look for the Spurs to pick up with their defensive intensity and to stifle the new look Magic for your Friday NBA picks.

Free NBA Pick: Spurs -5 at WagerWeb

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Nets at Knicks, Knicks -2

The Nets have turned into an offensive powerhouse right before our eyes, the Nets are leading the league and scoring and are on track to break their own record last year for playing at the fastest pace of 109.7 possessions per game. Conversely, the Nets have the worst ranked defense in the NBA allowing 119 points per game. Look for there to be a lot of scoring in Madison Square Garden on Friday night.

The Knicks are still searching for their first victory of the season, and the only positive thing to report on this team is the fact that Kristaps Porzingis has not gotten hurt yet. Porzingis is averaging 25 points per game, up from the 18 that he averaged last season, but he can’t will a team to victory by himself.

The problem with the Knicks is in their backcourt. The Knicks are starting three guards (Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr, and Ramon Sessions) but that combination of players have struggled mightily, averaging a paltry combined 25 points per game. Look for the Knicks to stay winless.

Free NBA Pick: Nets +2 and over 220.5 at Heritage

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OKC Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves

The last time these two teams met, Carmelo Anthony was all prepared to take a hero’s stroll after he hit a would-be game-winning three-point shot, only to have Andrew Wiggins snatch the victory from the jaws of defeat with a half-court heave that banked in at the buzzer.

Surely the Thunder have that game on their mind when they play against a struggling Wolves team that they are better than. The Wolves have struggled to find their defensive identity, ranking dead last in the NBA in points allowed, and this matchup should not be the one that gets them back on track. The Thunder are integrating Paul George and Carmelo Anthony into their offense around Westbrooks, tornado style of play.

The result of this game will largely depend upon the status of Jimmy Butler who has missed the last two games with a respiratory issue. Not coincidentally that the Wolves were blown out in both of those matchups.

Free NBA pick: Thunder -2 at 5Dimes

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Washington Wizards at GS Warriors

The Wizards found themselves suffering what NBA experts call a “schedule” loss the other night against the Lakers. The Wizards did not play with the level of focus required to beat a team that they were clearly better than, and I would attribute that to being in LA for two extra days with too much time on their hands.John Wall and Bradley Beal both played subpar games, and it all starts with not being able to knock down their open jump shots.

The Warriors seem to be getting back to their normal selves after a nice victory against the Toronto Raptors. The only problem with this game appears to be that the line is entirely too high for the Warriors to be facing one of the better Eastern Conference teams, who will certainly be motivated after an underwhelming national television performance. The Wizards may not win, but they will definitely cover.

Free NBA Pick: Wizards +11 at 5Dimes

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