Top NBA Picks and Predictions Today (Warriors Strong Bet As Home Favorites)

Nov 23, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) makes a
Nov 23, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) makes a / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA took yesterday off to eat turkey and pies, but it's ready to give us a full day of basketball on Black Friday. There are 28 teams in action tonight and BetSided is all over today’s slate. 

From the earlier games on the east coast to the final games of the night on the west coast, here are our favorite picks for all of today’s games. 

Jazz vs. Warriors Prediction and Pick

The Warriors are one of the best teams in the NBA against the spread at home this season, going 6-3 ATS and 8-1 straight up. 

The Jazz are just 6-6 straight up on the road this season, and they will be without guard Mike Conley in this game. 

The biggest issue for the Warriors has been their defense (24th in defensive rating), but they’ve actually allowed 107 or fewer points in four straight home games. 

The Jazz are due for some regression after getting out to such a strong start, and I don’t see them coming into Chase Center and upsetting Golden State. With that in mind, I think the Warriors keep up their strong play at home, and can cover this number. – Peter Dewey

Trail Blazers vs. Knicks Prediction and Pick

The Blazers are 7-2 ATS as a road underdog. They haven’t been able to get a win in the last couple of games without Lillard, but they also played Milwaukee and Cleveland. The Knicks don’t have as good of a defense as either of those teams, so Portland should have a little more success on the road in this one. 

New York is just 4-3 SU as the home team. Even if you like the Knicks to win the game, don’t expect them to cover in this one. They are 2-4-1 ATS as the home team. 

During this 1-4 streak for the Blazers, they’ve had a net rating of -4.8. Meanwhile the Knicks’ net rating is -2.9 in that same span. This game is closer than the odds say, which gives the Blazers value.  – Donnavan Smoot

Kings vs. Celtics Prediction and Pick

If you took the Celtics on the spread tonight, I wouldn't hate the play. Boston is the best team in the league and although Sacramento is fun, it isn’t as good of a basketball team as the Celtics. 

This is the second-highest total on the board tonight, yet we should still bet the OVER. Boston and Sacramento are first and second, respectively, in offensive rating this season. With the level of scoring of both sides and the pace of the Kings, this game is ready to have a lot of points. 

Even if the Celtics have a dominant win like the one they had against the Mavericks, we will still clear 235 and have the possibility of getting to this line.  – Donnavan Smoot

Nuggets vs. Clippers Prediction and Pick

I backed the Clippers against the Warriors in their last game and was disappointed. I thought the veteran players on the team could hold it together without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. I don’t know if they’ll be able to keep up with the Nuggets, who got Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray back. 

Along with their two stars, the Clippers won’t have Luke Kennard, who is a big floor spacer for the Clippers. 

With Jokic back in the lineup and just Ivica Zubac to defend him, I’ll back the Nuggets to have a big day inside and knock off the Clippers on the road. – Donnavan Smoot

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