Tonight’s NBA schedule includes only four games, two of which will be broadcast on TNT. The other three matchups are very intriguing, with the exception of the Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder.
With so many young stars developing, that game will be appealing one day. Just not right now.
For the TNT doubleheader games, I have two best bets. Let’s get started!
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Tuesday (11/1) NBA Odds, Picks, and Predictions
Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls
Last night, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers 116-109 to earn their second victory of the season. Despite winning, the Nets did not cover the spread.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have dropped two consecutive games to the San Antonio Spurs and the Philadelphia 76ers. They’ll try to get back on track against a struggling Brooklyn Nets squad.
Zach LaVine, Coby White, and Ayo Dosunmu are all listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Bulls. Meanwhile, Seth Curry and Ben Simmons did not play in the Nets’ game last night due to injuries. It’s unclear whether those two will play tonight.
What we do know is as follows.
This season, the Nets’ defense has been one of the worst in the NBA, allowing 119.7 points per 100 possessions. They’ve also given up 35.8% of offensive rebounds to start the season, the worst rate in the NBA. Chicago will also likely get to the line frequently and should be able to keep turnovers to a minimum, despite Brooklyn earning 15.8% of them.
Chicago, on the other hand, has earned 17.7% of defensive turnovers. They’ll almost certainly win the turnover battle. In addition, the Bulls rank third in the NBA in defensive rebounding, allowing only 24.4% of offensive rebounds per game.
With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets will get a lot of high-quality looks. They will not be given a second chance. If they make their first shot attempts, the Nets will be in great shape. They have an effective field goal percentage of 54.8%, while the Bulls have the league’s worst defensive effective field goal percentage of 57.2%.
Despite the fact that the Nets played the night before, I believe this game will go over the total. The Nets will have excellent field position. Both teams should end up with a lot of foul shots, and while the Bulls haven’t had much success offensively, they’ll shine against a struggling Nets team.
Over 232.5 is the wager.
Phoenix Suns vs. Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves have won two of their last three games and are still above.500 to start the season; however, if they want to stay above.500 tonight, they must defeat a 5-1 Phoenix Suns team.
The Suns have won four straight games, three of which have come at home. They’re still at home for this.
The Suns limit opponents to 108.1 points per 100 possessions. They’ve held opponents to a 52.2% effective field goal percentage and nearly 16% turnovers. The Suns have fouled frequently, but the Timberwolves have only fouled infrequently.
The Timberwolves, on the other hand, have been equally effective defensively. The defensive glass is another thing holding the Timberwolves back. They’ve given up 30.5% of offensive rebounds, which ranks fifth in the league. Meanwhile, the Suns have a top-10 offensive rebounding percentage of 29.7% this season.
DeAndre Ayton will remain out for the Suns. Bismack Biymbo and Jack Landale, his two backups, have performed admirably. Landale had 16 points and seven rebounds in the previous game against Houston.
The Suns have won one of their last four games by a margin of at least ten points. I’d expect that streak to continue tonight at home.
Suns at -5. (-110 at OKBET)