NBA Picks: Wednesday NBA Odds Report

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 12:25 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 12:25 PM UTC

Have the NBA betting lines shifted at all? We've got a lot of games coming up tonight, so follow along with us as we break down three games.
<p><b style="font-size:1em">Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Nila Amerova</i></b></p> <p>The return of Russell Westbrook has been a huge spark for the Thunder, who are currently second in the Western Conference with a 5-1 record. Only San Antonio (7-1) is ahead of them.</p> <p>Oklahoma City will have their hands full with Chris Paul and the Clippers tonight though. L.A has won two in a row and has yet to lose at Staples Center this season. Plus, you know they'll be relishing this chance to show what they're made of against a top conference power. </p> <p>The Clippers have moved from 3.5-point chalk to 4.5-point favorites, so you need to act fast if you think the home team will cover. You have to think Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the gang will make this thing come down to the wire, but check back later to see which way Nila goes with her <a target="_blank" title="NBA Picks" href="/nba-basketball/">NBA Picks</a>.</p> <p>[gameodds]5/247426/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]<br /><br /></p> <p><b>Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b></p> <p>The Lakers were dominant last night, beating New Orleans 116-95 at home and easily covering as 3.5-point underdogs. Jordan Hill provided the lift in the win and will likely keep his spot in the starting lineup moving forward. L.A. now sits at 4-5 SU and 5-4 ATS heading into tonight's road battle with the Nuggets.</p> <p>It's been a tough transition for Denver, but they've been doing better recently, winning two of three, including a 100-81 victory over Utah. Ty Lawson's practically been doing it all, averaging a team-high 37 minutes per game while recording averages of 21.7 PPG, 7.3 APG and 4.5 RPG.</p> <p>While the Nuggets have the more talented pieces in place, they're still going through an adjustment period, so Jason doesn't think they should be favored by such a large number tonight. He's on the Lakers at +10 on the <a href="/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Odds" target="_blank">NBA odds</a> board.</p> <p>[gameodds]5/247422/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b><b style="font-size:1em"><i> </i></b></p> <p>It's obviously been a rough start for the Knicks. They're not playing well and just lost starting center and team leader Tyson Chandler to a leg injury. For the season New York's at 2-4 both straight up and against the spread.</p> <p>The betting lines have been moving throughout the day, as the Knicks opened as 3.5-point underdogs but are now at either 4.5 or even as high as 5 at some sites. Clearly the public has no faith in Carmelo Anthony and company right now.<span style="font-size:1em"> </span></p> <p>What does Jason think? Well, he likes the Hawks to cover and was able to get a good number too (3.5). New York will try to speed up the game and play small ball, but Atlanta should be able to dominate in the front-court with Al Horford and Paul Millsap and that could be too much to overcome for Mike Woodson's team.</p> <p>[gameodds]5/247420/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p> </p> <div class="update"> <div class="date"> <span class="day">13th</span> <span class="month">Nov</span> </div> <div class="title"> <h5>Afternoon Odds Update </h5> <p>By: Steven Suarez</p> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size:1em"><br />We've got 12 matchups on the board here on hump day. The Nuggets, Spurs, Timberwolves, Trail Blazers and Rockets are some of the biggest favorites out there.</span></p> <p>Here are the three games we'll be analyzing closely for our NBA Picks.</p> <p><b>Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Los Angeles Clippers</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Nila Amerova</i></b></p> <p>This is clearly the game to watch tonight. The Clippers and Thunder are two of the top contenders in the West and have both gotten out to fast starts. L.A. is 5-3 SU and 5-3 ATS and Oklahoma City sits at 5-1 SU but only 2-4 ATS.</p> <p>With the way these two teams can score the rock, you have to figure<a href="" title="sportsbook review" target="_blank"> sportsbooks</a> would install a high total and that's exactly the case. The O/U is as high as 211 at some sites.</p> <p>[gameodds]5/247422/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b></p> <p>Though the Nuggets have won only two games this season (2-4 SU, 2-4 ATS), they're still favored by double digits over Pau Gasol and the Lakers tonight. The total is at 205.5.</p> <p>L.A. was able to win easily last night, while also getting a large enough lead where they could rest some key players for this meeting with Denver. The last time we saw the Nuggets in action, they had their best effort of the season in a 100-81 road win over Utah.</p> <p>[gameodds]5/247422/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks</b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b></p> <p>A tough start for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks sees them at 2-4 SU and 2-4 ATS through six games. They'll take on an Atlanta team that's 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS. The early<a href="/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Odds" target="_blank"> NBA odds</a> have the Hawks favored by 3.5 points.</p> <p>The Knicks won all three head-to-head meetings last season, but there's been a lot of personnel changes since then and Atlanta have started out playing the better basketball. </p> [gameodds]5/247420/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]
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