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NBA Free Picks November 20th 2019

We ended up going 2-2 overall in our picks last night. Over/Unders kind of saved us in some picks, knowing that it was going to be a tricky night after Monday.

NBA Free Picks For November 20th, 2019

There is a bunch of action on the forecast for tonight, a lot of larger spreads and favored teams.

New York Knicks

+625

New York Knicks

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Philadelphia 76ers

7:00 PM ET

Philadelphia 76ers

-900

New York Knicks Game Analysis Philadelphia 76ers
98 Projected Score 114
4-10 Moneyline Record 8-5
4-10 Over/Under Record 6-7
-7.1 Point Differential 3.1

Analysis: 

t’s a clash of a couple of Atlantic Division groups on the floor in the City of Brotherly Love. The New York Knicks are out and about as they make the outing to confront the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night. New York comes in off a 123-105 home prevail upon Cleveland in their last game Monday night. Philadelphia rushed to a 114-95 street prevail upon Cleveland Sunday evening in their past challenge. The 76ers lead the unsurpassed standard season arrangement 252-201 and have won the last eight gatherings, including a 126-111 street win in the latest matchup on February 13, 2019.

New York skiped once again from their very late misfortune to Charlotte by running past Cleveland at home Monday night. The Knicks entered Tuesday in the cellar of the Atlantic Division, 7.5 games behind the Celtics in the standings. New York drove by 12 after the opening quarter and regrouped after Cleveland shut to inside five halfway during that time quarter. The Knicks drove the lead back to 13 at the half and 23 after seventy five percent in transit to the triumph. New York shot 44.9 percent from the field, including eight of 23 from three-point run, and constrained 20 Cleveland turnovers, which they transformed into 32. Julius Randle drove the Knicks with 30 and seven bounce back in the success.

The Knicks enter this game 30th in the alliance in scoring offense with 101.8 focuses per game on the year. New York is eleventh in the association in bouncing back with 46.6 sheets a night while positioning 27th by relegating 20.1 helps per challenge this year. The Knicks are fourteenth in scoring resistance by permitting 108.9 focuses per game this season. New kid on the block RJ Barrett is third in the group with 15.8 focuses in addition to 5.6 bounce back per challenge on the year. Julius Randle (16.5 focuses, 9.3 bounce back), Marcus Morris Sr. (group high 18.6 focuses, 5.9 bounce back), Kevin Knox II (9.1 focuses), Bobby Portis (9.4 focuses, 7.1 bounce back) and Mitchell Robinson (10.7 focuses, seven bounce back, 1.9 squares) are performing great in the new-look pivot for the Knicks this season. New York is tied for 29th in the class in field objective rate as they shoot 42.4 percent from the floor as a group. The Knicks are 24th in threes for each game as they thump down 10.2 triples per game while the group stands tied for twelfth in three-point shooting as they interface on 35.8 percent of their endeavors from past the circular segment.

PICK:  76ers -12.5 (-110)

Final Thoughts: I just think that the 76ers are too strong for the Knicks. It’s in Philly and they will cover.

San Antonio Spurs

-145

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Washington Wizards

7:00 PM ET

Washington Wizards

+125

San Antonio Spurs Game Analysis Washington Wizards
116 Projected Score 117
5-9 Moneyline Record 3-8
10-4 Over/Under Record 6-4
-2.4 Point Differential -2.1

Analysis: 

It’s an interconference matchup on the hardwood in the country’s capital. The San Antonio Spurs are out and about as they travel to confront the Washington Wizards Wednesday night. San Antonio was dropped 117-110 out and about by Dallas in their last game Monday night. Washington was dropped 125-121 out and about by Orlando Sunday night in their past challenge. The Spurs possess a 61-33 favorable position in the untouched customary season arrangement between the groups and have won the last three gatherings, including a 124-122 home win in the principal matchup this season on October 26.

San Antonio endured their 6th straight misfortune as they were dropped by Dallas in their last challenge. The Spurs entered Tuesday fourth in the Southwest Division, six games behind the Rockets in the standings. San Antonio was down 14 after the opening quarter and was not able ascension right back. The Spurs were down 10 at the half and by 14 after seventy five percent. San Antonio got back inside two at 106-104 with 4:07 to play before getting outscored 11-6 down the stretch. The Spurs shot 45.8 percent from the field, including eight of 24 from three-point extend, yet enabled Dallas to shoot an even 50 percent in the game. DeMar DeRozan drove San Antonio with 36 and eight sheets in the misfortune.

The Spurs are normal unpalatably this season, positioning thirteenth in scoring offense with 112.2 focuses per game. San Antonio is fourth in bouncing back with 47.5 sheets a challenge while the group is eighteenth in helps with 23.6 dimes per game. San Antonio is 22nd in the class in scoring safeguard as they permit 114.6 focuses a game. DeMar DeRozan drives the group with 21 points for every challenge this season. LaMarcus Aldridge (18.3 focuses, 6.6 bounce back), Bryn Forbes (14.2 focuses) and Derrick White (9.9 focuses) are strong givers also in all out attack mode end. Dejounte Murray (10.6 focuses, 6.9 bounce back, 4.7 helps), Patty Mills (12 points) and Rudy Gay (11.2 focuses, 6.5 bounce back) are strong auxiliary scoring choices. The Spurs are eighth in the group by shooting 46.5 percent from the field. San Antonio is 30th in three-point field objectives per game with 8.7 per challenge. The Spurs are fifteenth in the alliance by thumping down 34.9 percent of their long-extend endeavors.

PICK:  San Antonio Spurs -2.5  (-110)

Final Thoughts: The Spurs have been playing a little shakey lately, but I think they pull through tonight.

Cleveland Cavs

+420

Cleveland Cavs

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Miami Heat

7:30 PM ET

Miami Heat

-550

Cleveland Cavaliers Game Analysis Miami Heat
100 Projected Score 116
4-9 Record Against Spread 9-3
5-8 Over/Under Record 5-7
-4.4 Point Differential 7.2

Analysis:

The Cleveland Cavaliers would like to put a conclusion to a four-game losing streak in Wednesday’s excursion to Florida to take on the Miami Heat. It was possibly last Thursday when the Heat visited Ohio and gave the Cavaliers a 97-108 misfortune. Cleveland has since proceeded to lose to the Philadelphia 76ers and the New York Knicks. In the mean time, the Heat are falling off a 109-94 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. They presently can’t seem to lose a game at home this season.

It wouldn’t have been long until the Cavaliers slipped once again into old propensities.

The moonwalking proceeded in Monday’s misfortune to the Knicks in a game where they really had the better field objective shooting rate. In any case, they additionally had 20 turnovers that went for 32 points the other way. It was the equivalent backbreaking mental blunders that continually frequent the youthful group.

“This isn’t only an extreme misfortune like it was in Philly where we contended,” Cavaliers lead trainer John Beilein said after the game, by means of Cleveland.com. “We got extinguished in our very own field on a Sunday evening before an extraordinary group. It estimates you a tad. We must ricochet once more from it and figure out how to roll out the improvements in everything that we do. Exertion territories, guard, offense, pivots, everything. Simply continue taking a gander at it in light of the fact that these last two games have not been the correct way.”

The Heat are effectively outstanding amongst other guarded groups in the alliance, and they’ll make a solid effort to devour turnovers. It’s an extreme coordinate for a Cavaliers group just averaging 104.5 focuses per game. That implies they won’t have a lot of space for botches. Focuses will be difficult to find, and they need to make the most out of each belonging.

Kevin Love conceivably being back in the lineup would be immense for the Cavaliers. He’s the group’s driving scorer and rebounder on the floor. There is likewise the veteran administration he brings to a list loaded with youthful ability. The Heat are a significantly better group in all out attack mode end of the floor also. So the Cavaliers will require the entirety of the assist they with canning get the chance to battle a really intense rival on the two parts of the bargains.

PICK:  Miami Heat -10(-110)

Final Thoughts: We just seen the Cavs get beat down by the Knicks. Miami has a solid team, they will win tonight.

MIlwaukee Bucks

-625

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Atlanta Hawks

7:30 PM ET

Atlanta Hawks

+460

Milwaukee Bucks Game Analysis Atlanta Hawks
118 Projected Score 101
10-3 Record Against Spread 4-9
6-6 Over/Under Record 6-7
9-5 Point Differential -9.4

Analysis:

The Milwaukee Bucks will hope to hand the Atlanta Hawks a fourth continuous misfortune when the two Eastern Conference adversaries clash on Wednesday night. Indeed, even with the State Farm Arena filling in as the setting, the Hawks still come into the game as significant longshots with a 2-4 record at home. They’ll be confronting a Bucks group riding a four game success streak and falling off a 115-101 triumph over the Chicago Bulls. The Hawks, then again, have piled on successive misfortunes to the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns.

So it has been intriguing to perceive how the Bucks have figured out how to assault adversaries in his nonappearance. Middleton was determined to have a left thigh wound over seven days prior that is relied upon to keep him out for up to a month. However, the proceeded with hotshot nearness of Antetokounmpo joined with a gigantic exertion from the group’s job players has helped the Bucks keep on winning games.

It’s difficult to imagine them requiring a lot of help going headed for take on the Hawks on Wednesday. Truly, I’m discussing similar Hawks group that positions dead rearward in hostile effectiveness and in the base portion of the alliance in barrier. Star protect Trae Young has been hair-raising, however there hasn’t been a lot of help behind him, beside Jabari Parker and John Collins.

In the mean time, the quality of the Bucks has been their profundity. It’s the motivation behind why they’re scoring 118.5 focuses per game toward one side of the floor and positioning fourth in protective productivity on the opposite end. Atlanta being the second-most exceedingly awful group in turnovers could likewise be an issue against a crafty protective group like the Bucks.

PICK: Bucks -11 (-110)

Final Thoughts: In a way I could see the Hawks covering in this game, but I’m going to go with the Computer Model at the bucks 67% to cover.

Golden State Warriors

+800

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Dallas Mavericks

7:30 PM ET

Dallas Mavericks

-1300

Golden State Warriors Game Analysis Dallas Mavericks
102 Projected Score 109
3-12 Record Against Spread 8-5
9-6 Over/Under Record 9-4
-8.3 Point Differential 3.2

Analysis:

It’s a skirmish of Western Conference groups on the parquet floor in the Lone Star State. The Golden State Warriors are out and about as they take on the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night. Brilliant State comes in off a 114-95 street triumph over Memphis Tuesday night in their past challenge. Dallas knocked off San Antonio 117-110 at home on Monday night in their last game. The Mavericks lead the record-breaking normal season arrangement between the groups 81-78 yet the Warriors have won 12 of the last 14 gatherings. Last season, the groups split four games with the Mavericks taking a 126-91 street win in the latest matchup on March 23, 2019.

Brilliant State Warriors Try to Cap Back to Back With Victory

Brilliant State snapped a seven-game slide as they knocked off Memphis out and about Tuesday night. The Warriors close a consecutive here sitting in the cellar of the Pacific Division, nine games behind the Lakers. Brilliant State was down two after the opening quarter yet utilized a 23-2 rush to take a 54-34 lead in the subsequent quarter and didn’t think back on the way to the triumph. The Warriors shot 47.8 percent from the field in spite of going nine of 29 from three-point go and controlled the glass by a 51-37 edge. Alec Burks drove Golden State with 29 and eight bounce back in the success.

The Warriors are eighteenth in the association in scoring offense with a normal of 108.8 focuses per game on the year. Brilliant State is 23rd in bouncing back by gathering 44.3 sheets a night and stands fourteenth by handing out 23.9 helps per challenge. The Warriors have been horrible protectively, positioning 28th in the alliance as they permit 119 points for every game. D’Angelo Russell drives the group with 24.3 focuses per game this season. Stephen Curry contributes 20.3 focuses in addition to 6.5 helps a night while Eric Paschall (16.7 focuses), Alec Burks (13.5 focuses) and Glenn Robinson (10.6 focuses, 5.5 bounce back) are strong scoring alternatives. Brilliant State shoots 43.2 percent from the floor as a group on the year, which is 27th in the association. The Warriors are 26th in the alliance as they interface on 9.6 three-pointers every night while positioning 27th as they are shooting 31.5 percent from past the bend. Curry is out until at some point in the spring more than likely with a messed up hand while Russell is likely out until the start of December with a sprained thumb.

PICK: Golden State +14 (-110)

Final Thoughts: Dallas is going to play good and win this game, I just don’t think they will cover this big number.

Charlotte Hornets

+155

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Brooklyn Nets

7:30 PM ET

Brooklyn Nets

-175

Charlotte Hornets Game Analysis Brooklyn Nets
116 Projected Score 115
6-8 Record Against Spread 5-8
7-7 Over/Under Record 7-6
-7.7 Point Differential -4.1

Analysis:

A couple of Eastern Conference groups take the floor in the Big Apple. The Charlotte Hornets are out and about as they make the trek up the east coast to confront the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night. Charlotte comes in off a 132-96 street misfortune to Toronto in their last game Monday night. Brooklyn was drubbed 115-86 at home by Indiana in their past challenge Monday night. The Nets lead the unequaled customary season arrangement between the groups 56-52 yet the groups split four gatherings a season prior. In the latest matchup, it was Charlotte taking a 123-112 street win on March 1, 2019.

Charlotte couldn’t gather off the speed of consecutive successes in the withering seconds as they were glued by Toronto out and about Monday night. The Hornets entered Tuesday third in the Southeast Division, four games behind the Heat. Charlotte stuck around for a half, trailing by one after the opening quarter and by four at interlude before things self-destructed. The Hornets were outscored 11-3 to begin the subsequent half to trail by 12 and the defeat was on. By and large, Charlotte was outscored 72-40 in the second 50% of the challenge. The Hornets shot 42.3 percent from the floor, including 15 of 45 from past the curve, and were harmed by 20 turnovers that Toronto transformed into 39. Marvin Williams drove Charlotte with 14 off the seat in the misfortune.

The Hornets are a beneath normal group repulsively in the early piece of the period, positioning 25th in the class with 105.9 focuses per game. Charlotte is 30th in bouncing back with 40.9 sheets per game and tied for sixteenth by handing out 23.9 helps per challenge. The Hornets are underneath normal protectively this season as they are twentieth in scoring barrier by permitting 113.6 focuses per game. Terry Rozier is second on Charlotte with 16.4 focuses, 3.9 bounce back and 4.6 helps per game this season. PJ Washington (12.5 focuses, 5.4 bounce back), Devonte’ Graham (group driving 18.3 focuses, seven helps), Cody Zeller (12.1 focuses, 8.8 bounce back) and Miles Bridges (11.7 focuses, 5.1 bounce back) are for the most part scoring in twofold figures. Dwayne Bacon, Malik Monk (9.9 focuses) and Marvin Williams are strong benefactors obnoxiously also. The Hornets are twentieth in field objective rate as the group shoots 44.6 percent from the floor. Charlotte is eighth in the association with 13.1 threes for every game while positioning tied for seventh in three-point shooting as they hit 36.5 percent from past the circular segment.

PICK: Charlotte Hornets (+150)

Final Thoughts: Charlotte won earlier on when these teams met, I think they will do it again.

Orlando Magic

+125

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Toronto Raptors

7:30 PM ET

Toronto Raptors

-145

Orlando Magic Game Analysis Toronto Raptors
98 Projected Score 110
6-7 Record Against Spread 9-4
5-7 Over/Under Record 7-6
0.7 Point Differential 7.2

Analysis:

The Magic have exploited their ongoing homestand and have won four of their last five games since they returned from a two-game excursion. They will take off again on Wednesday and will attempt to get their fourth win in succession and fifth win in their last six games when they play the Raptors.

Orlando has battled obnoxiously this season, averaging 102.2 focuses per game. The group is shooting 42 percent from the field and 30 percent from three-point go. They have played well obnoxiously during their series of wins and are averaging 116 for each game in their last three games.

In their last game, the Magic scored 125 against the Washington Wizards. Nikola Vucevic drove the Magic with 30, 17 bounce back, and six helps. Evan Fournier completed with 25 and nine bounce back, while Markelle Fultz, who helped the group get a very late stop to win, completed with 19 points and three bounce back.

Orlando’s safeguard has been generally excellent this season, with the group holding rivals to 101.5 focuses per game. They surrendered 121 in their last game and should play better in the event that they need to get their first street win of the year.

PICK: Toronto -3 (-110)

Final Thoughts: The Orland Magic are traveling all the way to Toronto, I like the home team in this game.

Utah Jazz

+165

Utah Jazz

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Minnesota Timberwolves

8:00 PM ET

Minnesota Timberwolves

+145

Utah Jazz Game Analysis Minnesota Timberwolves
117 Projected Score 112
8-5 Record Against Spread 8-6
3-10 Over/Under Record 9-5
3.4 Point Differential -1.4

Analysis:

The Utah Jazz will head out to the Target Center on Wednesday evening as they get ready for the second round of a home-and-home confrontation against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Minnesota stays probably the greatest amazement in the Western Conference through the primary month of the period. The Timberwolves come in with a 8-6 by and large record, including a 5-2 imprint out and about, placing them in eighth spot in the Western Conference standings. In the mean time, Utah enters this matchup tied for fifth-place in the West with a 8-5 record. Can the Jazz bounce back from consecutive misfortunes and get their vengeance against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night?

Shot choice turning into an issue for Jazz

The Jazz will attempt to bounce back from a 112-102 misfortune at home against the Timberwolves on Monday night. Bojan Bogdanovic scored a group high 18 points to lead six Jazz players in twofold figures on the night however Utah shot simply 36.5 percent from the field in the misfortune. Utah went cold in the final quarter, enabling Minnesota to go on an essential 18-2 rush to hold onto control of the game. Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley consolidated to shoot only 11-for-38 from the field on the night, completing with 17 and 15 points, individually.

The Jazz will get a second took shots at Minnesota out and about on Wednesday. Utah could utilize some more creation from its seat, which positions among the most exceedingly awful units in the alliance to begin the year. The transition to send 32-year-old Joe Ingles to the seat should support the subsequent unit, yet Ingles has been buried in an evil droop to begin the year. Ingles, who began everything except one game over the past two seasons, is shooting simply 34.4 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from 3-point go, which is well underneath his vocation sign of 40.5 percent.

Another issue for the Jazz has been poor shot determination, especially from Mitchell and at times even Conley. In the game against Minnesota, Utah shot only 3-for-20 somewhere in the range of 3-and-10 feet and Mitchell was 0-for-6 on shots from that range without anyone else. For the season, Mitchell is shooting just 37.2 percent in the paint (non-limited territory) while Conley is shooting simply 33.3 percent from that point and the two players are taking almost 33% of their shots from that range.

PICK: Minnesota TWolves +4 (-120)

Final Thoughts: I just think it’s funny, these teams played on Monday and the TWolves were a +450 underdog. That game they won and now they are only +145

Houston Rockets

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Denver Nuggets

9:00 PM ET

Denver Nuggets

-120

Houston Rockets Game Analysis Denver Nuggets
108 Projected Score 115
11-3 Record Against Spread 9-3
5-9 Over/Under Record 4-8
5.8 Point Differential 4

Analysis:

The Denver Nuggets will have James Harden and the Houston Rockets at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night as they attempt to push their present series of wins to three games.

The Rockets (11-3) have calmed the cynics by winning eight of every a column following a 3-3 begin to come into this matchup in runner up in the Western Conference standings. Houston still can’t seem to lose a game against a Western Conference adversary (8-0) and they are 5-2 out and about in seven games from the Toyota Center. In the interim, Denver enters Wednesday’s down in third spot with a 9-3 generally speaking record through 12 games. Can the Nuggets stop the intensely hot Rockets at home on Wednesday?

Houston pushed its present series of wins to eight games on Tuesday, bringing down the Portland Trail Blazers 132-108. James Harden completed with 36 points while Russell Westbrook had 28 points, 13 bounce back and 10 helps for the Rockets, who have not lost since Nov. 3.

Through 13 games, the blend of Westbrook and Harden has been sufficient to cover Houston’s blemishes. Solidify, who is amidst a standout amongst other hostile seasons over the most recent 60 years, has placed dread in rivals with his sheer scoring capacity. Through 14 games, the Rockets’ star is scoring 39.2 focuses per game, shaking off a moderate start from the field to enter with good shooting rates. Solidify comes into this matchup missing increasingly 3-pointers per game (9.4) than some other player in the alliance has endeavored. He’s averaging a group high 14.3 endeavors from profound per challenge, which will be startling for the association once his shooting rates relapse back towards his vocation midpoints. In 10 November games, Harden is scoring 40.2 focuses while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor and 38.4 percent from 3-point go.

The Rockets postponed veteran forward Ryan Anderson on Monday after he showed up in just two of the group’s initial 14 games. The 31-year-old was a key starter for the Rockets from 2016-2018 yet he’s attempted to revive his stroke from long-extend since leaving the establishment. He shot simply 22.5 percent from profound with the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat in 2018-19 and that number was down to only 20 percent in two games with the Rockets this year.

Houston comes into Wednesday’s matchup positioned as the NBA’s best hostile group with a hostile rating of 112.7 through 14 challenges. They likewise rank fifth in the alliance in net rating at +5.5 so far this year.

PICK: Denver -1 (-110)

Final Thoughts: This is a really hard game to pick. I think it’s close, but I guess I’ll ride with the home team.

Boston Celtics

+200

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LA Clippers

10:00 PM ET

LA Clippers

-240

Boston Celtics Game Analysis LA Clippers
103 Projected Score 107
11-2 Record Against Spread 9-5
5-8 Over/Under Record 5-9
8.5 Point Differential 6.2

Analysis:

Mentor Doc Rivers has his previous boss as the Los Angeles Clippers have the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. This is an extraordinary early season coordinate between two groups that are considered among the best in their separate meetings. The Celtics are 11-2 and claim the best record in the East while the Clippers are 9-5, which is third best in the West. The Clippers have won the last 3 straight on versus the Celtics, including a two-game range a year ago. Tipoff is at 10:00 p.m. ET Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The Boston Celtics claim the best record in the NBA at 11-2. Going into the season, there was some inquiry concerning how great the Celtics would be, given the misfortune to free office of all-stars Al Horford and Kyrie Irving. Yet, they brought back another elite player in Kemba Walker and have seen their young stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown thrive. While Gordon Hayward, who had been incredible, went down with hand damage not long ago, the Celtics didn’t appear to think twice.

It was a major lift for the Clippers when they at long last got their new genius, Paul George, on the court. George has played the last three games for his new group and has looked incredible. Be that as it may, he presently can’t seem to play with his kindred whiz free operator, Kawhi Leonard, who has missed the last three games with a wound. Leonard may play Wednesday against the Celtics or Friday against Houston – it’s as yet not clear.

In the mean time, the Clippers are 9-5 and are falling off a 90-88 win against the Thunder on Monday. George had 18 against his previous group, however the real issue was Montrezl Harrell, who had 28 points and 12 bounce back. Ivica Zubac had 12 and 10 bounce back. Previous Clippers Chris Paul and Danilo Gallinari drove the Thunder with 22 and 14, separately.

PICK: Boston Celtics +6 (-110)

Final Thoughts: I think the Celtics have a chance to win this game, take the 6 point in your back pocket to be safe.

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