After losing the banker in heartbreaking fashion last night it’s time to bounce back! Gambling on sports is a lot like playing sports, there will be heartbreaking losses. Fortunately for us, in the NBA we have the opportunity to get right back on track the very next night and that’s what I intend to do. Let’s look at tonight’s NBA card to find the winning Banker and 2 Team Parlay.
Golden State Warriors vs Phoenix Suns
The two hottest teams in the NBA square off tonight in Phoenix. The Warriors are 18-2 and the Suns are 17-3. This is the first time in NBA history that two teams from the same division that have .850 winning percentages or better have played after 20 games in a season. The Suns have not lost in the month of November and will be looking for their 17th straight win. The Warriors are on their own 7-game winning streak.
It will be interesting to see which team can dictate pace is that could be the key to victory here. The Suns prefer a slower, more methodical pace in order to take advantage of their many ways in which they can score high-percentage shots in the half-court. The Warriors prefer a frenetic pace and taking advantage of teams in transition. Both play excellent defense so it will be a test for both teams.
I like the Warriors to get it done here. They’re the much more complete team at this point and Steph Curry’s star power is unmatched by any of the Suns. The Warriors also have more experience in these big style games. The Suns arrival at the top of the Western Conference is only a year old. In taking the Warriors I’m getting the best player on the court as well as the more experienced outfit. Today’s bounce back Banker is the Golden State Warriors + 2
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New York Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets
The Suns and Warriors are the marquee matchup on the West coast. Yet all eyes will be on New York to see these two Eastern Conference power space off. Bragging rights will be on the line in the tri-state area when the Nets take on the Knicks.
I do think the Nets win here, but the oddsmakers have made this line too high. I don’t expect the Knicks to get blown out as they’re a tough defensive team that should be able to match up with the Nets fairly well. Tom Thibodeau has recently shortened his rotation and this should make the Knicks better defensively. Well the Nets will most likely win, I do believe it’ll be a close game. The Knicks will cover the NBA odds of +6.5 points.
Sacramento Kings vs Los Angeles Lakers
The Kings and Lakers recently played an exciting double overtime game in which the Kings were able to escape with the win. They then followed up the win with an absolute clunker of a performance against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Kings will be looking to get back on track after a disappointing everyone, including themselves, in the way they played in Memphis.
The Lakers followed the loss of the Kings with a close victory over the Detroit Pistons. But going life and death with a Pistons squad that is one of the weakest rosters in the NBA shows how much the Lakers need to do to improve as a team if they want to contend. While it’s too early in the season to declare that they will not get there, this Lakers team is ripe for the picking currently when looking for upsets. This game will mean a lot of the Kings and their fans while it’s just another game for the Lakers. I expect the Kings to keep it close or maybe even win out right. It’s a dog trifecta today. We’re taking the points with the Sacramento Kings.