NBA Tips – 16th November

Huge slate of 11 games and The Wolf has found some red hot specials! Don’t forget to take his 3 best bets in a Price Pump Multi. Simply add all three to your bet slip and then hit Price Pump!

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1. Detroit @ Milwaukee (12:05pm)

The Pistons improved to a 10-3 record on the back of a 5 game home win streak but they will be tested with 9 of their next 11 on the road starting in Milwaukee. The Bucks are on their own win streak and have won 3 in a row since Bledsoe joined the franchise. The Wolf is quick to point out that the Bucks are finally learning how to win down the stretch and Bledsoe will be a big help at that – a genuine speed guard who can make shots in isolation down the stretch. It will release pressure on Giannis which will allow the MVP candidate to flourish even more. These sides have two things in common – they are great a home but are unable to replicate their performances on the road. Last season the difference between the Pistons average scoring margin at home and away was 10.3 points – one of the biggest in the NBA. It is already at 9.9 this season and they are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee. The Pistons road trip to start with a loss.

Tip: Milwaukee -3.5 ($1.92)

2. Cleveland @ Charlotte (12:05pm)

The Cavs came back from 23 points down at The Garden to put a dagger in the heart of Knicks fans but The Wolf warns Cavs fans not to get too excited. The Knicks went completely off the boil while Korver made it rain in the 4th quarter – something that will not be happening on a consistent basis. The win disguises just how bad Cleveland were through 3 quarters. The Hornets lost all 4 games on their most recent road trip but the market has been quick to forget that they are 4-1 at home this season. The Hornets have average 14 points per game more at home than on the road this season and The Wolf is expecting them to break out from the get go in this one. The Cavs remain last in defensive efficiency and the Hornets second unit is very effective. The Hornets are +5.6 in second quarter margin so look for Kamisky and Zeller to make significant contributions when they enter the game. Hornets!

Tip: Charlotte WIN ($1.95)

3. Philadelphia @ LA Lakers (2:35pm)

They are two of the youngest rosters in the NBA but The Wolf says there is a major difference between the two – identity! The 76ers have really embraced the team mentality and they have a great balance across the floor. Embid gives them a dominant inside presence while Simmons runs the point like a 10 year veteran. Most importantly they have surrounded the pair with some very effective wing players who can both shoot and play defence. Reddick and Covington are averaging over 15ppg and doing so very efficiently. The other key – everyone on the roster can shoot with Saric, Bayless and Luwawu-Cabarrot all able to both create and knock down shots. They are ranked 5th in 3-point %, 3nd in assits and 2nd in rebounding. They are a very complete unit and WILL be making the playoffs. The Lakers on the other hand look to be ‘winging it’ a lot of the time. Lonzo Ball is shooting 29% from the field and an embarrassing 21% from beyond the arc. It doesn’t stop there either. Of the 85 point guards listed in the league Ball ranks 47th in real plus minus with team mates Clarkson and Ennis ahead him on that list. Philly are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 against teams with a losing record and after a stunning performance against the Clippers The Wolf has them doing the Staples Center double.

Tip: Philadelphia -3 ($1.92)

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