There are 14 games on the NBA Slate tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT. If your’e looking to bet, there are two games schedule to air on ESPN. The struggling San Antonio Spurs (3-4, 2-2 Away) will matchup against the New York Knicks (3-4, 1-2 Home) on the road. For the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors (6-2, 5-1 Away) will have a prime matchup against the defending champions, Denver Nuggets (7-1, 5-0 Home) on the road. Here you will find the NBA betting odds, stats, trends, player prop bets, and predictions for Wednesday, November 8.
👀Who are you betting on tonight?
— Ballislife Bets (@BallislifeBets) November 8, 2023
- Celtics (-130) @ 76ers (-108)
- Jazz (+195) @ Pacers (-238)
- Wizards (+114) @ Hornets (-135)
- Spurs (+370) @ Knicks (-485)
- Clippers (-192) @ Nets (+160)
- Lakers (-142) @ Rockets (+120)
- Pistons (+500) @ Bucks (-700)
- Cavaliers (-130) @ Thunder (+110)
- Pelicans (+235) @ Timberwolves (-290)
- Heat (-122) @ Grizzlies (+102)
- Suns (-105) @ Bulls (-115)
- Raptors (+164) @ Mavericks (-198)
- Warriors (+130) @ Nuggets (-155)
- Blazers (+270) @ Kings (-340)
Portland Trail Blazers +8 (-112)
midweek hoops otw
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) November 8, 2023
The Portland Trail Blazers (3-4, 2-2 Away) will matchup against the Sacramento Kings (2-4, 1-1 Home) on the road tonight. With both teams plagued with injuries, the Kings haven’t been the top team they were last season. Now, Sacramento finds themselves in the bottom 20 offensively and defensively. One of the worst rebounding teams, the Kings will once against be without De’Aaron Fox and Trey Lyles.
Sacramento has lost three straight games to the Rockets and Warriors, after an exhilarating 132-127 overtime win against the Los Angeles Lakers. Besides losing to Golden State by one point, the Houston Rockets had a 43 point differential in two meetings against Sacramento. Only averaging 115 points per game, Mike Brown’s squad ranks as one of the least efficient three-point shooting teams in the NBA, and allows teams to shoot nearly 37 percent from long range.
The Portland Trail Blazers newly constructed their roster after drafting Scoot Henderson in the first round of the NBA Draft, and trading away Damian Lillard. Overall, Sacramento is 3-3-0 against the spread this season, and Portland 3-4-0.
Although I won’t pick Portland to downright win this game, they are 3-1 against the spread in the last four games, and are 4-1 in the last five. For Sacramento, the Fox injury has very much affected this team, as they’ve lost two straight spreads. In their last ten matchups, the over/under total record is 6-4-0, and the Kings covered the spread six times.
Why Portland +8 will cover
Yes, the Portland Trail Blazers are the worst team in the league in terms of offensive efficiency, and will be without Scoot Henderson tonight. They luckily will face a team tonight that allows a solid amount of points, and will have the chance to compete with Jerami Grant, Malcom Brogdon, Shaedon Sharpe, and DeAndre Ayton. To me, -8 is a large spread, especially for a team who hasn’t played entirely well as of late.
If you’re betting on the NBA, I have full faith the Trail Blazers will have confidence with De’Aaron Fox out in this game. Although they’ve played all sub.500 teams in the last three matchups, I will take Portland to cover tonight.
Chet Holmgren O 23.5 Points & Rebounds (-115)
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) November 4, 2023
Oklahoma City big man Chet Holmgren will matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in his career tonight. Holmgren is having a stellar rookie season, in which he’s averaging 17 points and eight rebounds a game.
If you’re betting on the NBA tonight, Holmgren hit over points and rebounds in three straight games, including games against the Hawks, Warriors, and Pelicans. The Thunder Center is coming off a 16 point and 12 rebound game against the Hawks, in which he struggled from the field (4-14).
Holmgren over points and rebounds has hit the over in five of seven (71 percent) regular season games, and four of the last five (80 percent). Although there is a small sample size due to Holmgren missing all of last year with injury, it’s hard to fade his most recent statistics.
The Cleveland Cavaliers faced injuries early on, in which Holmgren feasted on Oct. 27. In 31 minutes against Cleveland, the Center scored 16 points on 75 percent three-point shooting, and grabbed 13 rebounds. It’s important to note, the Cavaliers Center Jarrett Allen was not active for that matchup, and will suit up tonight.
Chet Holmgren will feast tonight
Holmgren and the Thunder will play at home tonight, where he’s hit over this prop four of five times. Tonight, the Oklahoma City will face a Cleveland team who allows the 24th most rebounds per game (46.7). Although the Cavaliers rank near last in offensive and defensive rebounds, they rank just outside the top ten in opponent points scored per game (109.9).
The former Gonzaga Star is a multi versatile big man, who is a different maker on the glass and beyond the perimeter. He’s second in scoring for the Thunder, which is partially due to Josh Giddey struggling so far this season. Second in Rookie of the Year odds, Holmgren scored over 16 plus points in three straight games. As far as rebounds, the Center hasn’t grabbed below eight in the last three matchups. As consistent as he’s been, I’m taking this prop tonight, even against the Cavaliers.
Season Stats PPG: 17 | FG: 55.7 % | 3 PT: 53.8 % | FT: 90 % | REB: 8 | AST: 2.7 | STL: 1 | BLK: 2.7
Season Stats vs Cleveland Cavaliers: PPG: 16 | FG: 55.6 % | 3 PT: 75 % | FT: 75% | REB: 13 | AST: 2 | STL: 1 | BLK:7
James Harden O 1.5 3PTM (-170)
— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) November 7, 2023
Season Stats PPG: 17 | FG: 66.7% | 3 PT: 50 % | FT: 72.7 % | REB: 3 | AST: 6 | STL: 0.8 | BLK: 0.3
Season Stats vs Brooklyn Nets: PPG: 24.6 | FG: 43 % | 3 PT: 36.7 % | FT: 87.6 % | REB: 5.8 | AST: 6.5 | STL: 1.5 | BLK:0.6
James Harden was recently traded to the Los Angeles Clippers in which he scored 17 points on 50 percent three-point shooting against the Knicks. If you’re betting on the NBA, James Harden hit over 1.5 three points made in his debut, and this prop hit in all six of his last games. Between his stints with the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers, over 1.5 made threes had a successful hit rate at 77 percent last season, and 60 percent in the last ten days.
Active tonight against his former team, Harden will face a Brooklyn squad that allows the 24th most points scored in the league (117.9). In addition, Brooklyn ranks near last in opponent three-point percentage (13.6). With Cameron Johnson, Nic Claxton and Dariq Whitehead all listed as OUT, Lonnie Walker IV and Ben Simmons are both game-time-decisions tonight. If Simmons is unable to suit up for tonights game, Brooklyn will lose a key defensive player.
Why this prop will hit tonight
The Los Angeles Clippers are currently the leading team offensively in three-point percentage (40.9), and top ten in offensive production. Led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Harden will now have to find his place on the team. I will be a challenge, especially with back court partner Russell Westbrook. In his debut, he played 31 minutes, and had 9 field goal attempts, which is almost seven attempts left than his career average.
If you’re betting on the NBA, the Clippers are also a top ten team defensively, and rank 14th in three-point attempts. With James Harden running the point, that number will increase. At -170, I’ll be sure to take of the best three-point shooting guard against the weak defensive perimeter team.
Bonus: Tobias Harris O 16.5 Points & Assists (-115)
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Sara Jane Gamelli is a full-time Sportswriter at Ballislife, and Sports Content Creator on Twitch and TikTok. She has a focus on the NBA, WNBA, NCAA Basketball, and the NFL. Sara Jane currently resides in Connecticut/NYC area with her Cat and Dog. SJ has her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Economics, with a minor in business administration.