NBA Best Bets Today (Predictions for Donte DiVincenzo, Amir Coffey and Knicks-Pistons)

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson.
New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

When there’s only three games in the NBA on a given day, you almost have to bet on each matchup, right? 

Maybe not, but that’s what I’m doing tonight with a pair of player props in the primetime games and a side for the New York Knicks-Detroit Pistons matchup. 

We’ve been on a good run so far this season, moving to 63-52-1 on the season after another 2-1 showing on Monday night, and I’m looking to keep the momentum going with a couple of fun Western Conference matchups tonight. 

I’ll be honest though, these props aren’t for the faint of heart. You may feel crazy for taking them, but we also took a Torrey Craig UNDER rebounds prop last Tuesday and it hit. 

Let’s just trust the process. 

Here are my plays for Tuesday, Nov. 29: 

NBA Best Bets Record to Date

NBA Best Bets Today

  • New York Knicks -4.5 (-110) vs. Detroit Pistons 
  • Donte DiVincenzo OVER 2.5 Rebounds (-110)
  • Amir Coffey UNDER 10.5 Points (-105)

New York Knicks -4.5 (-110) vs. Detroit Pistons 

The New York Knicks are 2-0 against the Detroit Pistons this season, and they’ve won by nine and 24 points in those contests. 

Now, New York gets a chance to bounce back from two close losses over the weekend with Cade Cunningham out for Detroit. Jaden Ivey and Bojan Bogdanovic are both questionable. 

The Knicks have not been great this season, and RJ Barrett is struggling mightily with his efficiency. Despite that, New York is the side to back here, as the Pistons are arguably the worst team in the NBA. 

Detroit ranks 25th in offensive rating, 29th in defensive rating and 30th in effective field goal percentage this season. The Knicks have been a bad defensive team this season, but Detroit’s lack of shooting makes it less likely to take advantage. 

With Jalen Brunson in the midst of a hot stretch, the Knicks can at least win this game, and win it easily. 

Donte DiVincenzo OVER 2.5 Rebounds (-110)

Donte DiVincenzo is a solid rebounder for a guard, and he’s starting to come into his bench role with the Golden State Warriors, playing 17.6 minutes per game over his last 10 games. 

DiVincenzo is averaging 3.2 rebounds per game over that stretch, and he’s cleared this number in six games, including three straight.  

Dallas ranks 29th in the NBA in rebounding percentage and the Warriors play at the second fastest pace in the league. A lot of possessions against a bad rebounding team? I’ll go OVER. 

Amir Coffey UNDER 10.5 Points (-105)

Amir Coffey has seen an expanded role with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George out of the lineup, but he’s scored more than nine points in just one game all season long. 

Coffey hasn’t attempted more than eight shots in a game all season, and now he gets a matchup with a Portland Trail Blazers team that plays at a slow pace (28th in the NBA). 

I think there’s some value in taking the UNDER here, as the Los Angeles Clippers still have several wings to get the ball to including Norman Powell, Marcus Morris, Robert Covington and Terance Mann.

Find Peter Dewey’s full betting record here.

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