We’ve got a plethora of NBA games to feast on on Friday, with 22 teams in action (after only two games on Thursday). Plus – great news – these are in-season tournament games, so we’re going to get our eyes assaulted by those hideous courts! Happy days are here again! Here are my NBA picks for November 17th.
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NBA Picks November 17th
New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards
Tipoff – 7:00 pm EST
Spread: Knicks -6.5
Boy do the Washington Wizards suck. This actually isn’t a surprise – they were supposed to suck. Another unsurprising fact is that they suck big time on defense, which is what happens when you fill your roster with gunners. The 6-5 Knicks are doing ok, maybe underachieving a little bit. They probably will cover the 6.5-point spread easily, but I’m more interested in the Total. Washington gives up over 123 points a game on their own, so New York won’t even have to try to score too much for us to hit the Over.
Best Bet: Knicks/Wizards Over 227.5 (-110)
Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs
Tipoff – 7:30 pm EST
Spread: Kings -6.0
The young San Antonio Spurs are really struggling, having lost six straight games. But they aren’t just losing – they are getting blown out in games. They’ve lost by seven or more points in five of those six games, including 41, 21, and 36-point blowouts. Their defense is atrocious, ranking last in the league, which is surprising with a presence like Victor Wembanyama roaming the paint. I think the visiting Sacramento Kings can cover the six points for us tomorrow in San Antonio
Best Bet: Kings -6.0 (-110)
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