NBA Picks & Odds Report for Tonight's Betting Action

Matthew Jordan

Saturday, November 15, 2014 7:33 PM UTC

Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 7:33 PM UTC

There are 10 NBA games on Saturday's schedule opposite a very big weekend in college football. SBR has you covered on the five most interesting matchups in the Association and their NBA betting trends. All times Eastern.

Pacers vs. Bulls (-9.5, 184), 8 p.m.
Covered by Scott
Second of a back-to-back for Indiana as it was routed 108-87 at home by a bad Denver team on Friday night. The big question here is whether the Bulls' oft-injured star point guard Derrick Rose will play. He left Thursday's big win in Toronto late with an injury, but the good news is that it wasn't to his surgically-repaired knees. Instead it was a hamstring, and Rose was diagnosed with a mild left hamstring strain and called day-to-day. Knowing the Bulls, they will use extreme caution and sit Rose in this game.  Rose is officially questionable. Chicago has won two straight and six of seven. This will be the Bulls' last home game until Dec. 2. Scott likes 'under' on NBA odds despite the low total number.

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Spurs vs. Kings (+2.5, 195), 10 p.m.
Covered by Jason
Sacramento no doubt will be glad to be home as it enters on a three-game losing streak, all on the road. The Kings suffered one of the most devastating losses you will see on Thursday, 111-110 in Memphis. Sacramento led by 26 at one point and by 17 with around seven minutes to play yet somehow let the Grizzlies' Courtney Lee free for the game-winning layup at the buzzer. Second of a back-to-back for Spurs as they won 93-80 at the L.A. Lakers on Friday. Young star Kawhi Leonard had to head to the locker room in the fourth quarter after perhaps being poked in the eye. He dealt with an eye infection early this season. His status as of this writing is TBA. Jason likes the Kings for a small wager here.

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Nets vs. Trail Blazers (-4.5, 204), 10 p.m.
Covered by Dave
It's an NBA TV nationally televised matchup and it's the only game on this list that doesn't feature a team playing in the second of a back-to-back. It's also the conclusion of a three-game West Coast trip for Brooklyn, which opened it with eight-point losses in Phoenix and Golden State. You aren't going to win many games allowing 109.5 points per game, but that's what the Nets have done so far on the trip. Portland is No. 2 in the NBA in scoring and enters off a 130-point effort in a blowout of the Nuggets in Denver on Wednesday night. The Blazers had a whopping 84 points in the first half, just two shy of the franchise record for a half. The NBA record is 107 by Phoenix in November 1990 against Denver. The Blazers played that game without injured small forward Nicolas Batum and likely will again. Even bigger, All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is doubtful with an illness. He's averaging 21.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. This line took a huge shift opened with Blazers at -10 at sportsbooks) with that news. Portland was 2-0 vs. Brooklyn last year, winning by 44 points at home. Dave leans Blazers.

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Suns vs. Clippers (-7, 209.5), 10:30 p.m.
Covered by Jason
Phoenix looked awful on Friday night in losing 103-95 to a Charlotte team that had been winless on the road. Eric Bledsoe, a former Clipper, had 22 points and matched a career high with 11 rebounds for the Suns. The Clippers certainly will have the freshness advantage as they haven't played since an 89-85 home loss to San Antonio on Monday. It was the fewest points allowed this season by L.A., which has struggled on defense, but also fewest scored. The Clippers led 82-77 with under three minutes left but then went ice cold from the field. Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 23 points and 10 rebounds but had back-to-back turnovers that led to the Spurs taking their first lead of the game late in the fourth. The Clippers won three of four against the Suns last season. Jason still likes Phoenix to cover for your NBA picks.

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Hornets vs. Warriors (-10.5, 201.5), 10:30 p.m.
Covered by Joe C.
As noted above, Charlotte surprised Phoenix 103-95 in the desert on Friday as Kemba Walker scored 12 of his 19 points in the second half. Charlotte was without forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who sustained a stress reaction in his right foot during Tuesday's loss at Portland. He will not play in this game, either. Gary Neal (left foot contusion), Lance Stephenson (groin strain) and Marvin Williams (left knee tendinitis) all played through injuries. Makes that win even more surprising. Golden State has been off since a 107-99 home win over Brooklyn on Thursday. Warriors star Stephen Curry is from Charlotte and grew up a Hornets fan and his dad, former NBA player Dell, broadcasts Hornets games. Think Stephen might be fired up? Joe C. believes so.

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