NBA Betting Picks for 11/16/21 Banker and Parlay

By @SpreadAstaire

A small three games played in the NBA provides a bit of a challenge when we are looking for the right picks against NBA odds. But I’ve done the work, run the numbers, and watched the tape. I’m ready to provide you with a winning Banker and 2 Team Parlay.

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers

The Spurs are coming off two losses in a row including their most recent game, an 8-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday evening. The Spurs are 4-9 on the year and 2-5 on the road this season. Three of their four wins have come against Eastern conference. They are 1-7 against the West.

The Clippers seven-game win streak ended on Sunday in a loss to the Chicago Bulls. That followed a Saturday night victory over the Timberwolves, where they won 129–102. For the purpose of this game, I like the Clippers coming off a loss. It should have them motivated and focused rather than overconfident.

The Spurs are coming off a tough game against Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers are younger more athletic team. The Clippers match up well with the Spurs young athletic ball-handlers. The Spurs do not have the depth at power forward and center. The Clippers can go ahead and play there brand of small ball against the Spurs without fear of being punished inside.

Favorites have been doing it well on the NBA lately, 25-10 in the last 4 days. I expect another favorite to get the cover tonight. The Los Angeles Clippers will beat Antonio Spurs by margin. Today’s Banker is the Los Angeles Clippers -7.5

Banker: Los Angeles Clippers -7.5 at -110 (1.91)

2-Team Parlay

The Brooklyn Nets and the Golden State Warriors will meet in the premier game of the evening. This is a tougher game to handicap because my numbers have it really close to the line and total. For this pick I will have to go on feel, but I do like the Brooklyn Nets here at home. While both teams have impressive records, both have yet to face really tough competition and have had relatively easier schedules.

Of course, with the history between Durant, Curry, and the Warriors, both players should be excited, and we could be in for a scoring duel between the league’s 2 elite scorers. In this duel, Brooklyn will have the slight edge with Durant having a matchup advantage on any Warrior that tries to check him. Brooklyn will get the victory and cover the small margin. First leg of the two-team parlay is the Brooklyn Nets -2.5.

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers

On a three-game slate sometimes we need to double up on one game. The San Antonio Spurs have been playing at a quicker pace lately. The Spurs have gone over the total in their last three games. The Clippers are over in four of their last five. The early season showed a ridiculous trend to the under and the books are finally adjusting. Pace and scoring are slightly up across the NBA and with these totals coming down, the time for correction is ripe! In a season full of unders, I’m going to try and get ahead of the trend here. Bet the over in the Los Angeles Clippers versus San Antonio Spurs to close our 2 Team Parlay.

2-Team Parlay: Brooklyn Nets -3 and San Antonio Spurs/Los Angeles Clippers Over 219.5 at +265 (3.65)

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