It was a comfortable day for us on Monday with the Magic holding off any and all challenges that the Knicks threw at them. They ended up winning by 14 points, which was a comfortable cover of their -4.5 spread. We now shift our focus to tomorrow’s action, where we’ve got a big nine-game slate on our hands. Check out our best bet for the day and picks for all games below. Good luck to all following!
Best Best Monday November 19th
Denver Nuggets @ Milwaukee Bucks (Fiserv Forum – 7pm ET)
It was tough to pick our best bet for Tuesday with so many great plays jumping out at us. However, we managed to come to a conclusion and it’s a familiar face that makes his return to our daily picks. The match-up featured in our best bet for the nine-game slate on Tuesday is Denver Nuggets at Milwaukee Bucks (12pm AEDT). The feature player for our pick? None other than Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Great Freak returns to be our best bet once again, as he’s still not getting the respect he deserved from the Bookies. He comes into this one averaging 25.6 points, 12.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists and over a block and a steal per contest. He’s led his talented Milwaukee Bucks roster to an impressive 11-4 record, which has them in second position in the Eastern Conference standings and just two games behind the Raptors in first.
Giannis also comes up against a favourable match-up in the Nuggets, who they beat 121-114 just over a week ago. Again, we expect this one to be a high scoring affair that will naturally inflate everyones numbers. Last time against the Nuggets, Giannis was ‘quiet’ with 22 points and nine rebounds, mostly because his usage was down due to Brook Lopez doing his best Steph Curry impersonation on his way to eight three-pointers. Something tells us that won’t be happening again..
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages a combined 38.3 points and rebounds this season, which could easily be higher if he hadn’t sat so many last quarters due to blowout wins. We can’t see the Nuggets being easy pushovers here, so Giannis should clock around 35-36 minutes. We feel that his points + rebounds line of just 35.5 is set at least 3-4 points too low, so we’re very happy to recommend a play on it. Just make sure you get in quick before they adjust it to 38-39ish.
Pick: Antetokounmpo Over 35.5 Points + Rebounds – $1.88 at BetEasy
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons
Picks: Tristan Thompson Over 23.5 PRA – $1.77 at Sportsbet
Collin Sexton Over 21.5 PRA – $1.88 at BetEasy
Utah Jazz @ Indiana Pacers
Pick: Donovan Mitchell Over 21.5 Points – $1.91 at Sportsbet
Phoenix Suns @ Philadelphia 76ers
Picks: Devin Booker Over 6.5 Assists – $1.77 at Sportsbet
Ben Simmons Over 14.5 Points – $1.80 at Sportsbet
Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Hornets
Pick: Celtics to Win – $1.80 at Sportsbet
Los Angeles Clippers @ Atlanta Hawks
Picks: Jeremy Lin Over 10.5 Points – $1.88 at Sportsbet
Trae Young Under 17.5 Points – $1.77 at BetEasy
Clippers -7 Handicap – $1.90 at Bet365
San Antonio Spurs @ New Orleans Pelicans
Pick: Pelicans -7.5 Handicap – $1.92 at Sportsbet
Denver Nuggets @ Milwaukee Bucks
Picks: Antetokounmpo Over 35.5 Points + Rebounds – $1.88 at BetEasy
Bucks -4.5 Handicap – $1.92 at Sportsbet
Dallas Mavericks @ Memphis Grizzlies
Pick: Grizzlies -3.5 Handicap – $1.90 at Bet365
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Sacramento Kings
Pick: Kings + 3 Handicap – $1.92 at Sportsbet