Yippee!! Tuesday brings us more NBA in-season tournament games, so that means more hideous courts! It also means we’re going to win buttloads of money, thanks to my NBA picks for November 21st.
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NBA Picks November 21st
Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic
Tipoff – 7:00 pm EST
Spread: Magic -1.0
Could the Orlando Magic actually be good?! Their offense is pretty weak, but they currently have the top defensive rating in the NBA, helping them to an 8-5 record (1-1 in the in-season tournament). The young kids are putting it together. Meanwhile, the 6-7 Raptors (0-1 in the tournament) are middling, with only two wins over their last five games. They also can’t score, so a sprinkle on the Under may be the play, as well as the home team, the Magic, giving up a point.
Best Bet: Magic -1.0 (-110), Raptors/Magic Under 216.0 (-110)
Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Tipoff – 10:00 pm EST
Spread: Lakers -8.0
The Utah Jazz dropped back-to-back games over the weekend to the Phoenix Suns, including a grueling double overtime defeat on Sunday. Now they have to travel to Los Angeles and take on the Lakers on Tuesday. And they’ll still be missing their starting center, Walker Kessler, who’s out with an injured elbow. The Lakers, meanwhile, are starting to put things together, winning two straight and five of six. And LeBron James must really need the $500,000 that goes to the victors of the in-season tournament, because the Lakers are a perfect 3-0 in it so far. I think the home team can cover the eight points on Tuesday.
Best Bet: Lakers -8.0 (-110)
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