There are four games on the NBA betting slate, beginning at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT. The Toronto Raptors (2-3, 0-1 Away) will matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers (2-1, 1-0 Home) on the road. The Detroit Pistons (2-3, 1-2 Away) will play the New Orleans Pelicans (3-1, 1-0 Home), and the Orlando Magic (2-2, 1-2 Away) play the Utah (2-3, 2-1 Home). After a stunning upset over the Suns, the San Antonio Spurs (2-2, 1-1 Away) will once again matchup against Phoenix (2-2, 1-1 Home). Here you will find the NBA betting odds, stats, trends, player prop bets, and predictions for Thursday, November 2.
NBA Daily Game Odds for 11/2
*Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook*
Raptors (+295) @ 76ers (-375) | O/U 215.5
Pistons (+240) @ Pelicans (-298) | O/U 218
Magic (-110) @ Jazz (-110) | O/U 221.5
Spurs (+295) @ Suns (-360) | O/U 226
Keldon Johnson O 21.5 Points + Assists (-110)
Headband KJ was on another level last night 💪— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 1, 2023
27 PTS | 4 AST | 3 REB | 2 STL pic.twitter.com/QjvUro8Eem
Season Stats PPG: 17.3 | FG: 42 % | 3 PT: 37.5 % | FT: 72.7 % | REB: 5.3 | AST: 4 | STL: 0.8 | BLK: 0.3
Season Stats vs Phoenix Suns: PPG: 27 | FG: 50 % | 3 PT: 44.4 % | FT: 75% | REB: 3 | AST: 4 | STL: 2.0 | BLK:0
San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson generated a lot of buzz after he had a game winning steal and layup against the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night. In his fifth season in the NBA, Johnson is averaging over 17 points a game in just four matchups this season.
If you're betting on the NBA, over 21.5 rebounds, points, and steals hit in the last three matchups against the Phoenix Suns, eight of the last ten games, and 80 percent in the last five. For a Suns team that's been without Bradley Beal and Devin Booker, they're top seven in points allowed, opposing three-point and field goal percentage.
Johnson is coming off an incredible 27 point performance on 10-20 (50 percent) field goal shooting, and 4-9 (44.4 percent) three-point shooting. With 4 assists and three rebounds, that puts Johnson over the threshold for this prop. In his last three matchups against the Suns, this prop hit well over 21.5, ranging from 34, 42, and 34 on the night of Halloween.
The Spurs forward will be coming off some momentum after their wild comeback against the Suns. With a record of 1-1 on the road, Johnson hit this prop in away games 100 percent against Phoenix last season, and 66 percent overall on the road. Through 67 regular games played in 2022-2023, Johnson hit over points, rebounds, and assists over 70 percent of games. Tonight they will hit the court for the second straight game against Phoenix.
Why Keldon Johnson will hit this prop
For a player that led the Spurs in scoring with 22 points a game last season, I expect him to be involved in the offense again tonight. Although there's several scoring options, including Victor Wembanyama, Devin Vassell, and Jeremy Socvhan, Johnson is coming off 20 field goal attempts from Tuesday. Through four games, the forward is averaging 31 minutes a game, 14.5 shot attempts, 4 assists, and 5.3 rebounds.
If you're betting on the NBA, I'm confident in this prop, as Johnson is the go to scorer and veteran on the young Spurs team. With injuries piled up, the Suns will be depleted with their depth once again.
Paolo Banchero O 4.5 Assists(-135)
I’ve said it once & I’ll say it again ,,,— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) October 25, 2023
I love a Paolo + Franz collab 🤌 pic.twitter.com/sRnfPEOT1o
Season Stats PPG: 12.5 | FG: 37.8 % | 3 PT: 22..2% | FT: 53.8 % | REB: 5.3 | AST: 4.5 | STL: 1.8 | BLK: 0
Career Stats vs Utah Jazz: PPG: 22.5 | FG: 48.5 % | 3 PT: 44.4 % | FT: 60 % | REB: 6 | AST: 2.5 | STL: 1 | BLK:0
Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic will matchup against the Utah Jazz on the road after back-to-back losses against the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. In his second season, Banchero finds himself on a young magic team with several scoring options. Orlando has seven players who average points in double figures, including Banchero, Franz Wager, Cole Anthony, Jalen Suggs, Markelle Fultz, and Gary Harris. With the Magic guard only averaging 12.5 points on the season, I am much more confident in his assists.
Speaking of assists, Banchero is averaging 4.5 this season, and the over on the prop has hit 100 percent in four games. The Magic now face a Jazz team that allow the 25th most assists per game (25th), and points per game (118.6). After tallying 18 assists through four games, Banchero has become one of the Magic's primary facilitators.
Why this prop will hit
If you're betting on the NBA, Banchero over assists hit nine of the last ten games, and over 70 percent in the last 15. 60 percent in the last 30 games, the former Duke Blue Devil hasn't had a problem dishing out the ball on the road. The Magic have played their last three matchups away from home, and over 4.5 assists hit 100 percent in the last five road games.
Coming of a 118-102 loss against the Clippers, Banchero scored 15 points and dished out 4 assists in 32 minutes. Struggling to score efficiently, look for him to find and trust his teammates, as the guard is shooting just 22.2 percent from long range this season.
The former number one pick overall is a rising star in the NBA, and might take a step back offensively with Suggs back from injury. I like the over 4.5 assists for tonight.
Detroit Pistons +5 (-105)
Cade is handing out buckets right now:— Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) November 2, 2023
Just under four minutes to play pic.twitter.com/L1lOjFdC6S
At 2-3, the Detroit Pistons are coming off two straight losses against the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. With two victories against the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets, the Pistons will face the New Orleans Pelicans tonight on the road.
Yes, the Pistons are 1-2 on the road. However, they face a talented Pelican team tonight on the road that will be without Zion Williamson, and possibly Brandon Ingram. 3-2-0 against the spread this season, Detroit will also matchup against New Orleans, who are undefeated at home.
In their last ten matchups, the Pelicans lead the series 7-3, and the spread is even at 5-5. Just outside the top ten in defense, the Pistons will play a top five defensive, and a bottom ranked offensive team. Although the Pelicans have CJ McCollum, Jonas Valanciunas, Jordan Hawkins, and Herb Jones, they will be missing two of their core starters. Plagued with injuries last season, Ingram and Williamson combine for 44 points this season, which accounts for 42 percent of the total offense.
Detroit has a slew of young talent, who's shown they can keep up with teams. With New Orleans having two key players out, this team should be able to cover the spread. It you're betting on the NBA, it's important to note Jalen Duren and Alec Burks are both game time decisions for Detroit. If they are able to suit up, I'm even more confident on the spread pick.
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