There are four games on the NBA betting slate today, beginning at 7:30 p.m EDT and 10 p.m. EDT. The New York Knicks (5-4) will matchup against the Boston Celtics (7-2) at the TD Garden. The Washington Wizards (2-7) will play the Toronto Raptors (4-5) in Canada. The Chicago Bulls (4-6) will take on the (5-4), and the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-5) will travel to Sacramento to face the Kings (4-4) tonight.
Will the Celtics continue to be a power threat in the East? Will the Bucks finally find their stride if Damian Lillard is able to suit up? Here you will find the NBA betting odds, stats, trends, player prop bets, and predictions for Wednesday, November 8.
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NBA Daily Game Odds for 11/13
*Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook
The NBA Slate and Odds for 11/13
- Knicks (+310) @ Celtics (-9)(-395)
- Wizards (+360) @ Raptors (-10) (-470)
- Bulls (+310) @ Bucks (-9) (-395)
- Cavaliers (-2.5) (-142) @ Kings (+120)
NBA Parlay +380
Bet #1 : Kristaps Porzingis O 20.5 Points and Assists (-110)
l👀k out below pic.twitter.com/uoAxUMRjY4— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 12, 2023
Season Stats PPG: 19.6 | FG: 55.8 % | 3 PT: 39.5 % | FT: 82.7 % | REB: 6.2 | AST: 1.8 | STL: 0.4 | BLK: 1.3
Career Stats vs New York Knicks: PPG: 22.1 | FG: 42.5 % | 3 PT: 41.2 % | FT: 92.2 % | REB: 9 | AST: 1.4 | STL: 0.2 | BLK: 2.1
The Boston Celtics (7-2) will matchup against the New York Knicks (5-4) at home tonight. Boston is coming off a two game win streak, while the Knicks have won three straight. Although Kristpas Porzingis is on a loaded Celtics roster, he's been fairly consistent in terms of point production.
If you're betting on the NBA, Porzingis hit over points and assists in four of the last five games, and 60 percent in the last ten. Even better, this is a prop that hit 78 percent over the last thirty games. The Boston Center is averaging 19 points a game, which is nearly what the line is at tonight.
The Celtics have a tough matchup against the New York Knicks tonight, who rank 2nd in opponent points scored (103.2), and 4th in assists allowed (22.7). Although this will be a true test for Boston, Porzingis has the ability to space the floor, drawing out either Randle and Mitchell. In addition, there is too much talent on this team to fade the assists part.
Why Kristaps Porzingis will hit this prop
Although Porzingis only hit this prop 25 percent of home games, he faces his former team, where he's hit this prop in four straight games dating back to early 2023. A prop that hit 77 percent over the 2022-2023 season, I am confident KP will be heavily involved tonight.
In the month of November, the Center is averaging 29.3 minutes, and anywhere from 6.2-11.3 shot attempts per game. Averaging 19 points this month, Porzingis has five assists in the past two games, including three against the Toronto Raptors. In the season opener against New York, No. 8 finished 30 points on 8-15 shooting in 38 minutes against the Knicks.
Statistically, this isn't the most favored prop tonight. However, Julius Randle couldn't figure a way to stop Porzingis in their first matchup, and I have no doubt he will be a large role in the offense tonight at home.
Bet #2: Khris Middleton O 3.5 Assists (-135)
Khris keeping us close. pic.twitter.com/OMy9vrzp49— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 10, 2023
Season Stats PPG: 11.1 | FG: 48.3 % | 3 PT: 34.6 % | FT: 78.6 % | REB: 3.1 | AST: 4 | STL: 0.6 | BLK: 0.1
Career Stats vs Chicago Bulls PPG: 15.6 | FG: 43.8 % | 3 PT: 37.2 % | FT: 84.9 % | REB: 5.1 | AST: 3.8 | STL: 1.3 | BLK: 0.
The Milwaukee Bucks (5-4) will matchup against the Chicago Bulls (4-6) tonight at home. Bucks guard Damian Lillard is listed as probable for tonight's game, after missing the last two matchups. Although Lillard is most likely to have most of the ball handling responsibilities, having him back in the lineup makes me more confident in this prop.
If you're betting on the NBA, Khris Middleton has mainly been healthy this season, and consistent in terms of assists. Over assists has hit in six of the last seven games, and 90 percent in the last ten. In fact, Middleton has dished out over 3.5 assists in four straight games, against New York, Brooklyn, and Indiana. Although the Bucks didn't have Lillard, Middleton had seven assists against the Orlando Magic last matchup.
I am full confident in this pick tonight, as this is a prop that hit 80 percent last season. While the Bucks are playing at home tonight, Middleton has over 3.5 assists in all home games this season, including the last five games in Milwaukee.
Why Khris Middleton can hit over 3.5 assists
Tonight, Jae Crowder and Chris Livingston are listed as OUT for the bucks. Although losing Crowder will be one less scoring option, Milwaukee still has plenty of scoring options in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Cameron Payne, Brook Lopez, Bobby Portis, and Malik Beasley.
The Bucks will play a Bulls team who allows the 16th most points per game (113.3), and ranks 29th in opponent assists (28.6). Most recently, Chicago allowed Detroit players Alec Burks and Marvin Bagley III to hit over assists props. Additionally, NBA Players Jusuf Nurkis, Kevin Durant, Grayson Allen, Keita Bates-Diop, Drew Eubanks, Kelly Olynyk, Jordan Clarkson, and Lauri Markkanen hit over assist props this week.
Averaging 4 assists per game this season, Middleton has a career average 3.8 assists against Chicago. Having played an average of 19.8 minutes per game in the month of November, he has 11 assists in the past two games.
If you're betting on the NBA, go with Middleton over assists tonight.
Bet 3: Scottie Barnes O .5 Blocks (-225)
🗣️ YA BOY SCOTTIE BARNESSSSS pic.twitter.com/bskLRNfq9i— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 9, 2023
Season Stats PPG: 20.2 | FG: 46.3 % | 3 PT: 35.3 % | FT: 75.7 % | REB: 9.8 | AST: 5.8 | STL: 1.4 | BLK: 2
Career Stats vs Washington Wizards: PPG: 14.8 | FG: 47.6 % | 3 PT: 0 % | FT: 73.3 % | REB: 5.7 | AST: 3.3 | STL: 0.8| BLK: 0.3
Tonight, the Raptors will face the Washington Wizards at home. At times, the Wizard have played small ball, occasionally putting Kyle Kuzma at the five. Tonight, the Raptors will have the size advantage, especially with Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam, and Jakob Poeltl.
If you're betting on the NBA, Raptors sensation Scottie Barnes has over .5 blocks in 89 percent of the games this season, and nine of the last ten. In addition, Barnes has six blocks in the last three matchups against Boston, Dallas, and San Antonio.
Although the Raptors struggle to find rhythm offensively, they've been tough on the defensive end. Averaging 4.7 blocks per game, Barnes hit this prop against the Wizards last at home in March of 2023. Tonight, the Raptors face a Wizards team who rank near last in points scored, rebounding, and assists. On average, Washington allows opponents to get 5.3 blocks per game, and Barnes is averaging two blocks a game this season. You could argue Barnes will hit over rebounds, however he has been consistent with blocks.
Scottie Barnes is a defensive juggernaut
Barnes has incredible versatility and strength, and this newly constructed Washington team does not. Scottie Barnes has incredible defensive prowess, and his shot blocking has not gone unnoticed.
While most teams have found their stride against the Wizards, I fully expect Barnes to be a force on the defensive end tonight. Averaging 35.9 minutes this season, look for Barnes to continue this streak for the fourth straight game.
Bonus Bet: Washington Wizards +9 (-110)
Yes, the Washington Wizards aren't a great team. They've acquired several new pieces this offseason, and struggle to find an identity. Lacking that true super star, Washington sits at 2-7 on the season. Tonight they face the 4-5 Toronto Raptors on the road.
Overall, Washington is 4-5-0 against the spread, and Toronto 5-4-0. They rank 28th in the league in point differential at -7.5, where the Raptors rank 17th at -1.5. To me, +9 is a large spread, especially for two teams who have poor offensive rhythm and flow.
The Raptors rank second to last in points per game, while the Wizards are surprisingly sixth in the NBA in points per game (116.2). Conversely, the Raptors are a top seven team defensively, while Washington allow 123.8 points per game.
In their last ten matchups, Toronto is 7-3 against Washington, and covered the spread five times. Despite losing to Brooklyn 102-94 on Saturday, the Wizards have four players who average points in double-figures, including Kyle Kuzma, Jordan Poole, Deni Avdija, and Corey Kispert. Although the Wizards dropped four of their last five games, they've been able to cover the +8.5 and +9 spread against Miami and Atlanta. Toronto is coming off a 117-94 loss against the Celtics, where they shot just 27 percent from long range, and under 40 percent from the field.
While I expect the Raptors to take this game outright, I fully expect Washington to cover the spread tonight. They also received a breakout performance from rookie Bilal Coulibaly, who finished with 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals against the Nets. If you plan to make this bet, the Wizards are 3-2-0 against the spread on the road this season.
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