NBA Picks of the Day: Start Cashing With Saturday's Top Value Bets

Steven Suarez

Saturday, November 7, 2015 3:38 PM GMT

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 3:38 PM GMT

The NBA board is full of value for tonight's action & our expert handicapper breaks down the betting odds to guide us where should we go with our NBA picks on Saturday night.

Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers
The 76ers are still winless and it looks like it's going to be another long season of losing.

Tonight they'll have one of their best chances yet of picking up a win, as they host the Magic. Current NBA Odds show Orlando favored by four points on the road, with the total trading at 193.5 points, one of the lowest numbers out there for Saturday's slate.

Orlando has been shaky to start 2015, having gone 2-4 through six games, with wins over New Orleans and Toronto and defeats at the hands of Houston, Chicago, Oklahoma City and Washington. As you can see, it's been a very tough schedule that the Magic have had to deal with thus far, but they'll at least be higher on confidence after surviving to beat the Raptors at home two nights ago.

As for Philadelphia, they'll be itching to get on the board with their first victory of the season. The 76ers may be 0-5, but they've at least managed to stay competitive over their last three, staying close with LeBron James and the Cavaliers twice and also staying toe-to-toe with the Bucks on the road. Shifting T.J. McConnell into the starting lineup appears to be working out well, as he's a true point guard unlike previous starter Isaiah Canaan. The 76ers' exciting young frontcourt of Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor both had productive outings in last night's loss to teh Cavs, and they should be licking their chops at the chance to come up against Orlando this evening.

Call us crazy, but we like the competitiveness we've seen out of Philadelphia, especially since McConnell took over as the starting point guard. So, with our NBA Picks, we'll roll with the home team to keep this game close enough to earn the cover as home underdogs.

NBA Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +4
 

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Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings
So, yeah, the Warriors are still pretty good at basketball. They've been taking no prisoners at all this season, racing out to a 6-0 start and winning all of those but one (against the Clippers) in blowout fashion.

It's therefore no surprise at all to see Golden State favored by 13 points on the road against a Sacramento team that's still without DeMarcus Cousins. Some books have the spread at 13.5 points, and we've got a very high total of 219.5 available for action.

Last night, the Warriors topped Denver by 15 at home, while the Kings lost by six at home to the shorthanded Rockets. Sacramento had no way of slowing down James Harden (43 points, 13 assists, six rebounds), and they only stayed competitive because of the play from their bench; Omri Casspi and Darren Collison each scored 22 points in the loss.

Both teams were in action last night, and while the Kings have the luxury of staying at home, it's not a long trip for the Warriors, and they've been so dominant that it's near impossible to fade them right now. Stephen Curry has been on another level, and we don't foresee Rajon Rondo being able to stop him from doing whatever he wants tonight.

With Cousins still out and targeting a Monday return, we're not going anywhere near this Sacramento team. Despite being on the road, it's Golden State or bust for us, as they've been on a mission early on this season and aren't showing any signs of slowing down. Until they do so, we'll have to keep recommending the Warriors to cover, no matter how big the number.

NBA Pick: Golden State Warriors -13 at Bovada

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