Nick Raducanu is here with your NBA Best Bets for November 3, 2021 action. See our best NBA bet picks today.
We’ve got a full slate of games tonight for the NBA, and I see a lot of value in some of the later matchups.
The Golden State Warriors are in a nice spot a home against LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets.
Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks have a nice interstate road matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.
I also like the Sacramento Kings’ home matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans and think we can pick our spot there.
Let’s dive in see what’s happening in each of those matchups.
Please note that all NBA odds and lines are current as of 6 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 3.
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NBA Bets of the Day 11/3/21
Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs, 8:30 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Mavericks -2 (-110) at Caesars
The Spurs (2-5) aren’t exactly the Tim Duncan Spurs anymore, and it’s time to start thinking of them a little bit differently.
They’ve lost four of their last five games and don’t have a lot of firepower on offense as their top scorer is currently Dejounte Murray at 17.6 points per game.
The Mavericks (4-3) have lost two of their last three and will be without Kristaps Porziņģis as they head south for an inter-Texas battle with the Spurs.
They’ll have to rely on Luka Dončić more than usual tonight, which shouldn’t be too much of a problem as he comes off a 33-point explosion last night against a strong Miami Heat squad.
I don’t love the Mavericks on the second night of a back-to-back, but according to our NBA gameday odds, the spread (and competition) is low enough that I think there’s some value here.
New Orleans Pelicans @ Sacramento Kings, 10:00 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Kings -5 (-110) at Caesars
Both teams enter the game on a losing streak (four games for the Pelicans and two games for the Kings), so each squad will be looking to end their respective skid.
The Kings (3-4) come into the game looking for their first home win and have a good chance to get it against a Pelicans team they beat on the road last week.
Sacramento isn’t dealing with any injuries coming into the game and will rely on the lightning-hot Harrison Barnes to continue his scorching start to the season, as he’s currently averaging 23.3 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting.
The Pelicans (1-7) have gotten off to a horrendous start to the season and are essentially a one-man show with Brandon Ingram. Ingram is likely to play, but he’s coming into the game with a questionable tag due to a hip injury, so there’s a lot of things working against the Pelicans tonight.
I’ll never have a ton of confidence in the Kings, but I think this is a spot where we can more so pick *against* the Pelicans.
Charlotte Hornets @ Golden State Warriors, 10:00 p.m. ET
Best Bet: Warriors -6 (-110) at Caesars
Both teams are off to a strong start to the season as the Hornets sit at 5-3 and the Warriors are 5-1.
Miles Bridges has been leading the way for the Hornets with 23.1 points per game, and LaMelo Ball has continued the play that earned him Rookie of the Year honors last season, so the Hornets aren’t your grandfather’s Hornets anymore.
The Warriors have come out of the gate strong and have yet to lose a game in regulation this season. They’ll be missing James Wiseman tonight but have a healthy roster otherwise.
With Steph Curry putting together a typical Steph Curry season (currently averaging 28.7 points per game) and Draymond Green looking like the Draymond of old, the Warriors look tough to beat at home tonight. I like them to cover against the Hornets here, making this our NBA bet of the day.
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