Each weekday morning on the Gold Sheet, the team will review the NBA box scores from the previous night. This information is useful for bettors because it is important to understand what leads to a team covering or not covering the spread. Here are some NBA betting notes from Monday, 10/30
NBA Betting Notes – 10/30 Recap
Celtics at Wizards
Boston dominated this game from start to finish. Boston’s stars Jayson Tayyom and Jaylen Brown each dropped 30+ points. The Celtics had a 37-point lead midway through the third quarter, and the game was essentially over at this point. Boston improved to 3-0 SU and ATS with this major victory at Washington.
Bulls at Pacers
The Bulls took the win against Indiana and covered as a three-point underdog. Chicago shot 46% from the field, and they held the Pacers to 40.9% from the field and 26.1% from three-point range. Indiana had 17 turnovers and 24 fouls which helped the Bulls. Chicago ran away with the game in the fourth quarter – they outscored the Pacers 34-22 in the final quarter.
Nets at Hornets
The Nets picked up their first win of the season, and they covered the spread as two-point road favorites. Brooklyn shot 56.3% from the field and 36.4% from three compared to the Hornets 49% and 25.8% shooting splits. The Nets had more turnovers, but they outrebounded the Hornets by seven boards. Cam Thomas dropped another 30 points. He went 12/14 from the free-throw line. This game was never too close, and the Nets won by 12.
Timberwolves at Hawks
The Hawks won and covered as two-point home underdogs against the T-Wolves. The Hawks were down big at halftime, but a 38-19 third quarter propelled their comeback, and the Hawks won by 14. Dejounte Murray had 41 points for Atlanta. The Hawks shot 55.8% from the field and 46.7% from three, compared to the T-Wolves shooting 48.9% and 48.5%. Minnesota also turned it over three more times.
Trail Blazers at Raptors
The Blazers won their first game of the season, and they covered the spread as 10-point road underdogs. Portland held the Raptors to 13.8% from three. Jerami Grant led all scorers with 22 points. The Blazers had more turnovers and shot just 31.4% from three, but they were able to secure the win.
Mavericks at Grizzlies
The Mavericks won as one-point road underdogs in Memphis. Luka Doncic led all scorers with 35 points. Dallas shot 50% from the field and 48.9% from three. Dallas had more blocks, assists, rebounds, and free throw makes than Memphis, and they shot a higher percentage from two and three-point range.
Heat at Bucks
Milwaukee won, and they pushed the spread at home against the Heat. The Bucks shout just 32.8% from three compared to the Heats 38.2%, but the Bucks had a better field goal percentage. Milwaukee made and took more free throws, had more rebounds, more steals, more blocks, and more points in the paint. The Bucks led by 25 at one point.
Warriors at Pelicans
The Warriors won and covered as three-point underdogs on the road at New Orleans. Steph Curry had a 42-point explosion, and this game was never close. The Pelicans shot just 25.6% from three and 40.9% from two. Golden State had 64 rebounds compared to the Pelicans 39. The Dubs won by 28.
Pistons at Thunder
The Thunder won and covered as 6.5-point home favorites. SGA scored 32 points and was perfect at the free-throw line. The Thunder had more rebounds, fast-break points, points in the paint, and free throws made. They also had fewer turnovers and fouls. The Pistons shot 50% from three, which kept them in the game.
Jazz at Nuggets
The Nuggets won but did not cover as 8.5-point home favorites. Jokic had a triple-double. Both teams struggled from three-point range. Neither team shot well from the charity stripe, they both had 13 turnovers, and the Jazz made more threes.
Magic at Lakers
The Lakers won but did not cover the four-point spread. The Lakers shot 52.3% from the field but just 29.6% from three. This was a back-and-forth game. The Magic had the edge in three-point shooting, rebounds, steals, and fast break points. D’Angelo Russell had 12 points in the 4th quarter to propel the Lakers to the win.
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