Top Value NBA Picks & Betting Opportunities for Tonight

David Lawrence

Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:39 PM GMT

There are 10 games on the card on Saturday night including LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers back in action. We’ve gone through the slate and highlighted our three favorite picks.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Odds: Cleveland -7
The Hawks won a close game against the Utah Jazz earlier this week after fighting off the New York Knicks on the road. In general, they’re showing signs of rounding into a solid team that will make the Eastern Conference playoffs. However, in this game, the Hawks are running into a harsh reality: LeBron James is beginning to find the range and perform like the best player in the NBA, which is what he is. James led an assault on Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans in a game in which the Cavs’ big three of LeBron, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving combined to score 86 points. The Cavaliers made a ton of three-point shots and played the kind of offense they’d been missing the previous two weeks of the season. Cleveland, once it maintains a high level of output on offense, should become extremely hard to beat, especially at home. This is a good situation for the Cavs. They should win handily.

Free NBA Pick: Cleveland -7 at The Greek

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Utah Jazz vs. Toronto Raptors
Odds: Toronto -10
The Jazz are coming off a Friday night game in New York where they stunned the Knicks at the buzzer. They’re winding down a long Eastern road swing that took them through Atlanta and Indiana as well. With this being the second half of a back-to-back set, Utah’s legs could be very weary – even though the team is quite young. The Jazz might not be physically spent, but mentally, this is going to be a huge challenge for them. However, the Raptors, although they are 7-2 on the season, have been trending in the wrong direction. They nearly lost at home to the Orlando Magic and then they took it a step further by losing to the Chicago Bulls. The Raps should get back on track but probably won’t win more than 10. Take the Jazz with your NBA picks. 

Free NBA Pick: Utah +10 at Bovada

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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5
This is a baffling NBA odds point spread. The Clippers might win this game, but Los Angeles has struggled this season, and more specifically, it has struggled to score. The Clippers are in the middle of the league (16th) in scoring offense and 21st in scoring defense. This has been an average team by most measurements, and it is last in the NBA in rebounds per game. Phoenix has endured a few head-scratching results, but the Suns are once again playing winning basketball. The Clippers could win this game by more than six points, but they’re not likely to do so. Phoenix might actually win this game outright, anyway, powered by an offense which is fourth in the NBA at 104.8 points per game.

Free NBA Pick: Phoenix +6.5 at Bodog

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