Trio of NBA Picks for your Friday Night Betting Ticket

Jordan Sharp

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:46 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 2:46 PM UTC

It’s a big carded Friday night in the NBA, and there are tons of valuable NBA Odds. I have chosen three of my best bets for tonight, and I’m releasing all of my favorite NBA Picks to you for free. 

Jazz vs. Knicks
The Jazz are not going to make the playoffs, but through some of their games this season, you can tell they have a lot of potential. Then you have the Knicks, who seemingly have fading potential, and tonight it may show in the Garden. I think the Knicks are going to get booed tonight, as the Jazz defy the odds as small dogs.

The NBA Odds have the Knicks as -3 ½ favorites with a total of 193 points. Utah just came off a tough loss to the Hawks, but they shouldn’t have even been as close as they were. The Knicks on the other hand have little to no offense outside of Carmelo Anthony still, and while the Jazz may not have great defense, they have more than enough offensive weapons to keep this game competitive. While it might take a lot for them to get a win here, they could easily cover. This team has already beaten the Suns and Cavs, and they played the Hawks to three points and the Clippers to six. Take the points and add it to your NBA picks.

My Pick: Jazz +3 ½

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Pistons vs. Thunder
Both of these teams are in the midst of tough starts for very different reasons. The Thunder can’t seem to get any luck in injuries, while the Pistons just can’t seem to find the right rotations. However even with all of their injuries, the Thunder are still -3 ½ favorites in the NBA Odds, with a total of 189 ½. Even though Detroit can’t seem to get a win, I see them getting over the hump against the Thunder.

After Serge Ibaka and Steven Adams, the Thunder don’t have the frontcourt to keep up with Josh Smith, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond. One of them is going to have 20 points and 10 rebounds in this game, ad if two of them have that kind of game, the Pistons could come up with the upset here. However I don’t think it’s that much of an upset, as the Pistons are being undervalued by the NBA odds due to their rough start. Take the points again.

My Pick: Pistons +3 ½

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Spurs vs. Lakers
Finally tonight caps off with the Lakers playing host to the Spurs, and the NBA Odds have the away team as -7 ½ favorites, with a large total of 208 ½. After the Spurs beat up on the Warriors the other night on the second of a back to back, it surprises me to see the Spurs as only -7 ½ favorites against the Lakers. LA may be one of the worst teams in the West even with Kobe Bryant healthy, and as long as there are no Gregg Popovich shenanigans in this game, I can’t help but recommend the Spurs for your NBA Picks.

The Spurs have covered two of their last three games against the Lakers, and dating back two seasons, the Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against the Lakers. Make sure you double check the status of all of the Spurs starters before tipoff, but after two nights off this might just be my Popovich paranoia.

My Pick: Spurs -7 ½  

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