Three NBA Picks from SBR's Basketball Experts

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 2:03 PM GMT

It’s a large card of NBA action the day before Thanksgiving, and with no Thursday games in the NBA, Wednesday and Friday are going to be big NBA Odds days. I have found three great NBA Picks for tonight, and I am releasing them all to you for free!

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Raptors vs. Hawks
The Hawks were really impressive last night in Washington as they dispatched the Wizards, one of the top teams in the East. Their task doesn’t get any easier tonight, and after knocking off one of the better East teams, they get to play another tonight in the Raptors. The NBA Odds have the Hawks as +3 home dogs, with a total of 204 ½. While the spread is inviting, the total looks like a better bet coming off the back to back.

While normally back to backs affect defense, this early in the season I think it might hurt the Hawks’ offense more. The Raptors are one of the better defensive teams in the East right now, and they match up very well against the small, more perimeter oriented Hawks.

On top of that, the under is 41-16 in the Hawks’ last 57 games as an underdog, and 9-4 in their last 13 games at home. For the Raptors, the under is 4-1 following a SU win, and I see it going to 5-1 after tonight. This total is just too high.

My Pick: UNDER 204 ½

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Nuggets vs. Suns
After knocking off the Bulls at home last night, the Nuggets take their show on the road into Phoenix to play the Suns. The NBA Odds favor the Suns as -7, but once again I am more focused on the total, which sits at 215. While it is one of the higher totals of the night, the over is looking like a decent wager for this game, between two teams who could have much better defenses.

On the heels of the back to back, the Nuggets may be tired after almost losing control of last night’s game in the 4th quarter. That being said, trying to slow down Phoenix when tired is going to be a monumental task.

The over is 4-1 in the Suns’ last five games following a SU loss, and it’s 5-2 in their last seven games after allowing 100+ points in their previous games. On top of that, the over is 4-1 in Denver’s last five games as road underdogs between +5 and +10. Add the 'Over' to your NBA picks for tonight’s game.

My Pick: OVER 215

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Grizzlies vs. Lakers
The final game on tonight’s large slate is the league leading Grizzlies heading into Staples Center to play the Lakers. The NBA Odds have the Grizzlies as solid -6 ½ road favorites, with a total of 202. I don’t know what league the sportsbooks have been watching, but the Grizzlies have been killing folks, and they have been incredibly undervalued while doing it. Once again, the Grizzlies are undervalued against the Western Conference's bottom ffeders, so I am laying the points.

The Lakers are 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog between +5 and +10, and they are only 2-8-2 ATS in their last 12 games at home overall. The Grizzlies on the other hand have won their last four games in a row ATS, and I see them making it a fifth here tonight.

My Pick: Grizzlies -6 ½ 

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