It’s a Thanksgiving NBA feast this Saturday as a full card of games is available for punters.
There are no marquee games on the schedule but there are good betting opportunities and that’s the games we’re focusing on.
Settle in for some quality Saturday NBA action. Here are our NBA betting tips for this Saturday!
Toronto Raptors vs. Orlando Magic @ Amway Centre
The Raptors have played well this season and despite not having some of their best players, they managed to beat the 76ers on Tuesday.
It was a tough performance from the 12-4 team which has a winning record of 5-4 on the road. That could come into play against the Orlando Magic, which comes into this with a record of 6-10.
We’re not sure what to make of the Magic this season. They have yet to win on the road, but own a 6-3 record at Amway Centre.
Some of their best players are sitting on the sidelines and that has affected their recent results. Three consecutive losses coming into this game, including one to the Toronto Raptors.
That came in Toronto when they lost by 16 points. It wasn’t a good effort from the Magic but returning home will do them plenty of good.
This should be a close game but we’re liking the look of the Toronto Raptors.
Tip: Toronto Raptors to win – Bet Now
Philadelphia 76ers vs. New York Knicks @ Madison Square Garden
The Philadelphia 76ers are in a little bit of a pickle this season. They’re 11-6 on the season but have been less than impressive on the road.
They’re going to need to learn how to win on the road if they’re any chance in the playoffs. That should be put to the test this Saturday when they face the New York Knicks.
We know what you’re thinking… the Knicks at home are no force to be reckoned with, but they haven’t been playing too poorly this season.
New York stands at 4-13 on the season but their recent losses have been solid. They lost to Philadelphia by only five points on the road and that’s a good form guide.
Since that loss, they have been beaten by seven points to San Antonio and two points to Brooklyn. Those losses could have easily been wins with a little more luck.
Slowing down Joel Embiid will be the tough thing for New York. However, we’re confident the Knicks can keep this game close.
Bookmakers are yet to open their lines for this game, but the Knicks should be around +7 at home. That’s a good enough line to take for the home side.
Tip: New York Knicks +7.5 points – Bet Now
Golden State Warriors vs. Miami Heat @ AmericanAirlines Arena
This isn’t the same Warriors team we’re used to seeing, but they’re still good enough to push the good teams close.
With a record of 3-15, it’s easy to look at this Warriors team and write them off. However, they have been involved in some good games and could test this Heat team.
After being blown away by Dallas (142-94), they pushed Utah to within four points and OKC to within three points.
Half of the team is missing and that’s the obvious problem for Golden State. Miami, if they’re any good this season, should be able to take advantage.
Miami is 12-4 on the season and beating the teams they should be beating. They have won four of their last five games, with the only loss coming to the 76ers.
The thing that stands out about this Heat side is that they’re unbeaten in seven home games. A main reason to that is having Jimmy Butler in the team.
He provides good experience for this relatively youthful Heat side. He’s currently listed day-to-day for this game, but he should be suiting up.
Bookmakers could have a double-digit line for this game, but we’re expecting a Heat –8.5 line. If so, the Heat are worth taking as they’ll be too strong for this young Warriors side.
Tip: Miami Heat -8.5 points – Bet Now