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 Wednesday, 11/1.
NBA Betting Notes 11/1 Recap
Cavs at Knicks
The Cavs won outright as five-point road underdogs. Donovan Mitchell had 30 points, four assists, and six rebounds for the Cavs. The Cavs shot 43.2% from the field and 37.5% from three, and they held the Knicks to 34.8% from the field and 16.7% from three. The Cavs also had more blocks and fastbreak points than the Knicks. Cleveland and New York both are off tonight.
Blazers at Pistons
Portland won and covered as 3.5-point road underdogs. Shaedon Sharpe led Portland with 29 points. He scored 26 of them in the 2nd half. The Blazers shot better from the field but slightly worse from three-point range. The Blazers made 27 free throws compared to the Pistons 10, and they outrebounded them by six rebounds. The Blazers are off tonight, and the Pistons are seven-point underdogs in New Orleans.
Bucks at Raptors
The Raptors won and covered as 4.5-point home underdogs. Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 11 assists, and Pascal Siakam had 26 points to lead the Raptors to the upset. Toronto shot 56% from the field and 39.5% from three compared to the Bucks, who shot 46.1% from the field and 38.2% from three. Toronto got out to a big lead in the first half and never looked back. The Bucks are off tonight, and the Raptors head to Philly to play the Sixers.
Wizards at Hawks
The Hawks won but did not cover as 10.5-point home favorites. Atlanta was blowing out Washington, but the Wizards made the game slightly more competitive in the fourth quarter. Atlanta shot 50% from the field but just 28.1% from three. The Hawks also had 21 turnovers to the Wizards 11, and those helped Washington get back in the game. Atlanta dominated Washington on the glass 57-35. Both teams are off tonight.
Pacers at Celtics
The Celtics improved to 4-0 SU and ATS with their blowout win against the Pacers. Boston shot 56.8% from the field and 57.1% from three, and they held Indiana to 45.5% from the field and 13.5% from three. The Celtics outrebounded them 57-31, and this game was over basically at halftime. Both teams are off tonight.
Nets at Heat
The Nets won outright as 6.5-point road underdogs. Brooklyn shot 45.1% from the field and 44.4% from three, compared to Miami shooting 42.9% from the field and 34.2% from three. This was a very even game, and it was competitive throughout. The Head had the lead in the first half, but a big fourth quarter propelled Brooklyn to the win. Both teams are off tonight.
Pelicans at Thunder
The Pelicans won and covered as 3.5-point road underdogs. CJ McCollum had 29 points, and he propelled the Pelicans to a comeback win – they were down 22 points at one point. New Orleans shot 39.2% from the field and 31% from three. The Thunder shot 43.2% from the field and 20.6% from three. They also had more turnovers. The Pelicans host the Pistons tonight, and the Thunder are off.
Hornets at Rockets
The Rockets won and covered as 3.5-point home favorites to pick up their first win of the season. Houston shot a scorching 56.8% from three. Jalen Green had 23 points, and Fred VanVleet had 22 points and 11 assists in the win. This game was close going into the half, but the Rockets ended up running away with it. Both teams are off tonight.
Nuggets at Timberwolves
The T-Wolves won outright as 2.5-point home underdogs. The Wolves shot 38.1% from three compared to the Nuggets 18.2%. The T-Wolves were never in doubt, and they hit 27/28 free throws. Both teams are off tonight.
Bulls at Mavericks
The Mavericks won and covered as 2.5-point home favorites. Dallas ran away with the game in the fourth quarter. Dallas shot 45.7% from the field and 41.7% from three compared to the Bulls shooting 47.2% from the field and 33.3% from three. Both teams are off tonight.
Grizzlies at Jazz
The Jazz blowout the Grizzlies as 2.5-point home favorites. Utah shot 54% from the field and 51.2% from three. The Grizzlies shot 36.5% from the field and 25.9% from three. This game was never close, and the Grizzlies are now 0-5 on the season. The Jazz host the Magic tonight, and the Grizzlies are off.
Kings at Warriors
The Warriors won but did not cover as 6.5-point home favorites. This game came down to the wire, and the Warriors ended up winning by one. Golden State shot 48.1% from the field and 35.5% from three compared to the Kings shooting 40.9% from the field and 31.4% from three. Klay Thompson was the hero for the Dubs at the end of the game. Both teams are off tonight.
Clippers at Lakers
The Lakers won and covered as 3.5-point home favorites. LeBron had 35 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists in the battle of LA. The Lakers shot 51.1% from the field but just 34.4% from three. The Clippers shot just 47.5% from the field but 41.2% from three. Both teams are off tonight.
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