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 Sunday, 11/5.
NBA Betting Notes – 11/5 Recap
Suns at Pistons
The Suns won and covered as 3.5-point road favorites. Kevin Durant had 41 points to snap the Suns three game losing streak. The Suns shot 50% from the field, and they outrebounded the Pistons by 10 in the victory. The Suns also made 14 more free throws in the game. Both teams are off tonight.
Raptors at Spurs
The Raptors won and covered as 4.5-point road favorites in overtime. Scottie Barnes had 30 points. The Raptors held the Spurs to 49.5% from the field and 31.3% from three. The Raptors made nine more three-pointers and six more free throws in their overtime win. The Raptors are off tonight, and the Spurs head to Indiana to take on the Pacers.
Warriors at Cavs
The Cavs won and covered at a pick ’em price at home. Donovan Mitchell had 31 points and seven assists in the win. Cleveland shot just 9.7% from three, but they shot 49.4% from the field. The Cavs held the Warriors to 36.2% from the field and 39% from three in the win. The Warriors head to Detroit, and the Cavs are off tonight.
Hornets at Mavericks
The Mavs won but did not cover as 11.5-point home favorites. Dallas shot 47.3% from the field but just 33.3% from three. They held the Hornets to 26.7% from three. Dallas made 12 more free throws in the victory. Both teams are off tonight.
Grizzlies at Trail Blazers
The Grizzlies won and covered as 3.5-point road favorites. Memphis shot 50.6% from the field and 40.6% from three. The Blazers shot just 38.9% from the field and 31.1% from three. The Grizzlies dominated points in the paint, and they did a great job winning the game in the 4th quarter.
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