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 Thursday, 11/2.
NBA Betting Notes – 11/2 Recap
Raptors at Sixers
The Sixers won and covered as 7.5-point home favorites. The Raptors turned it over 19 times compared to the Sixers 14, and that helped Philadephia come away with the win. The Sixers shot 45.7% from the field and 36% from three. Philly also had the major edge in free throws made. Philly hit 21, while the Raptors only hit 13. Both teams are off tonight.
Pistons at Pelicans
The Pelicans won and covered as 4.5-point home favorites. CJ McCollum put up 33 points to lead the short-handed Pelicans past the Pistons. New Orleans shot 48.8% from the field and 43.8% from three. Detroit shot 43.6% from the field and 34.2% from three. Detroit also had four more turnovers than the Pelicans. Both teams are off tonight.
Magic at Jazz
The Magic won and covered as 1.5-point road favorites in Utah. Paolo Banchero scored 30 points on 9/13 shooting and 11/15 from the free throw line. The Magic had more steals, fewer turnovers, and made eight more free throws in the victory. Both teams are off tonight.
Spurs at Suns
The Spurs won and covered as 10.5-point road underdogs. Rookie Victor Wembanyama went off. He put up 38 and 10 to propel the Spurs past the Suns. The game became close in the 4th, but Wembanyama went off and gave the Suns the lead and the win. Both teams are off tonight.
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