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 Tuesday, 10/31
NBA Betting Notes – 10/31 Recap
Knicks at Cavs
New York won and covered as three-point road favorites in a route. The Knicks held the Cavs to 39.1% from the field and 26.3% from three. New York had more rebounds than the Cavs, fewer turnovers, more made free throws, and more steals. New York held a 23-point lead at one time. This game was essentially over heading into the fourth quarter – the Knicks dominated the third quarter en route to their victory. New York won and covered as three-point road favorites.
Spurs at Suns
The Spurs won and covered as seven-point road underdogs. The Spurs only turned it over 12 times compared to 19 for the Suns. The Spurs did not lead in the game until they won at the end. Keldon Johnson had 27 points on 10/20 from the field.
Magic at Clippers
The Clippers won and covered as 6.5-point favorites at home against the Magic. Paul George had 27 points on 8/17 shooting. The Clippers dominated the third quarter, and they led by as many as 20 points in this game. Los Angeles shot 42.2% from three, while the Magic shot just 23.3%.
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