Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Friday, November 19th (2021)

The NBA has been great for bettors this year. There has been a lot of value to look for when making bets. Players and teams have already been streaky to start the season, which has created lines that are way too high or low. With the NBA being a long season, continue to look for these trends throughout to find the value. There will be times that we fade these streaks to find betting value elsewhere. Looking into today’s NBA games, there are some teams that we want to fade when betting in the future and find betting value on the other end of the bet. Let us explore the best plays for today.

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Los Angeles Clippers -3 -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Clippers have been heating up lately and are 8-2 in November. During this time, they are winning by an average of 13 points per game, and the lowest point differential in a win is three points. That is the line of this game. Paul George has stepped up and looks like he is back in his elite form. He is leading the team in scoring, rebounds, assists, and steals. This team has great guards with Bledsoe and Jackson, and they have depth with Kennard, Mann, and Batum. With the amount of their depth, this team can go late into the game. 

The Clippers have been phenomenal, but the Pelicans have been the complete opposite. The Pelicans are 2-14 on the season, 1-8 in November, and are losing by 15 points per game during that time. Zion Williamson is still out, and that will limit the Pelicans’ ability to score. The Pelicans do not have depth, which means their starters have been putting in minutes early in the season. This Pelican team is lacking morale with their rough start and will be tired. That means there is value on betting the Clippers to cover in this matchup. 

Golden State Warriors -8   -120 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Golden State Warriors have been the best team in the NBA this year. They are 13-2, and Stephen Curry has been the best player in the NBA this season. During their last five games, they are winning by an average of 19 points per game. That is a big enough differential for there to be value on this bet. The Pistons are looking better, and they have won three out of their last five games. That is big considering that they are 4-10, but the three games they won are against three of the worst teams in the NBA. The Warriors are a way better team than the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers. I am betting the best team in the NBA to win big in this matchup. 

Charlotte Hornets -2  -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Charlotte is heating up. The Hornets have won four games in a row and won all by an average of eight points per game. During their streak, they have beaten some great teams, including the Wizards and the Warriors. Tonight they play a 6-10 Indiana Pacers team that has lost their last two games. The best part about the Hornets is that they use everyone. Any of the players can have a big night, which makes them hard to defend. The Pacers rely heavily on Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis to do all the scoring. That means tonight is an opportunity to find value in betting this game. The Hornets are trending upward, and the Pacers are starting to trend downward. NBA betting is all about the betting value, and this game has it. 

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