Highlighting NBA Betting Opportunities for Sunday Night

David Lawrence

Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:51 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 1:51 PM UTC

The NBA season has reached the end of November. There are eight NBA betting matchups to choose from on Sunday and here are three games you might want to consider making a play on:

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings
Odds: Grizzlies -3
The Sacramento Kings started the season so well and looked like a playoff-level team, but they have certainly cooled off in recent weeks. The Kings have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games. DeMarcus Cousins did not feel well and had to miss Friday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. Even if he plays in this game on Sunday afternoon in Sacramento, he might not be in tip-top shape. The Memphis Grizzlies, on the other hand, are 8-2 in their last 10 and have the best record in the NBA at 14-2. This team had Marc Gasol injured a year ago, but with a healthy team this season, everything has proceeded smoothly for the Grizzlies. They are shutting down opponents, averaging only 92.8 points allowed per game. It’s true that Sacramento will want to beat Memphis in the worst way, having been denied what it felt was a victory over the Grizzlies in Memphis earlier in the season. A game-winning shot by the Grizzlies should not have counted, according to the Kings, who protested the call to the NBA but were denied. However, Memphis did not play well in that game, so the Grizzlies will have a natural advantage in terms of knowing they can still play a lot better against Sacramento. Take the Grizzlies to cover NBA odds here.

NBA Pick: Memphis -3 at BetOnline

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Miami Heat vs. New York Knicks
Odds: Heat -2
This is a tricky game to pick because you don’t know which team will show up on either side of the court. The Knicks play this game at home, but they do not know if star forward Carmelo Anthony will be able to play this game. He has been bothered by back spasms and did not play in Friday night’s blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. It is unknown if he’ll play in this game to begin with, but even if he does play, it’s hard to know how effective he’ll be and how many minutes he’ll play. This throws the Knicks’ situation into question.

The Heat have not played a game since Wednesday. This could make them very rusty, but it could also give their injured players, such as Dwyane Wade, a crucial boost in terms of the ability to perform with energy. Wade is expected to play on Sunday after missing a series of games. This should probably be seen as a good thing for the Heat and a reason to take them with your NBA picks.

NBA Pick: Miami -2 at Bodog

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Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Odds: Raptors -6.5
This is a game in which the Raptors will probably miss their scoring wing, DeMar DeRozan, who suffered a groin injury on Friday in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Toronto will be diminished as a team on Sunday with DeRozan not being expected to play. However, the Lakers remain a mess. Just two days after holding Memphis to 99 points in a tough loss that seemed to be encouraging in the long run, the Lakers collapsed on defense on Friday night, allowing 120 points to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves. Even without DeRozan, the 13-3 Raptors should be able to handle the 3-13 Lakers.

NBA Pick: Toronto -6.5 at The Greek

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