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NBA Picks & Predictions For Sunday’s Games (October 29th, 2023)

Find out our experts picks and potential outcomes for exciting games like Bucks vs. Hawks, Spurs vs. Clippers, Lakers vs. Kings, Rockets vs. Warriors and more.

NBA Picks & Predictions For Sunday’s Games (October 29th, 2023)

San Antonio Spurs vs Los Angeles Clippers

  • Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
  • TV: Bally Sports SoCal

Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Clippers (1-0) will attempt to beat the San Antonio Spurs (0-1) on Sunday.

The Spurs faced off with the Mavericks and took a loss by a score of 126-119 in their last game. San Antonio finished the contest having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (46 of 89) and buried 11 of their 35 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 16 of 22 shots for a percentage of 72.7%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 45 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 33 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 47.5% from the field on 47 of 99 shooting. Dallas distributed 24 assists and had 6 steals in the game. Additionally, Dallas snagged 48 boards (13 offensive, 35 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Dallas finished shooting 73.9% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of 23 shots. They made 15 of 47 attempts from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to fouls, the Spurs ended up with 23 while the Mavericks accounted for 20 fouls.

Devin Vassell is a player who was important in the matchup. He accounted for 23 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and collected 5 boards. Vassell finished the game at 52.9% from the floor and dished out 3 assists.

San Antonio steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 0-1 this season. They lose possession via turnover 19.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 23.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, San Antonio is pulling down 45.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 33 assists this year, which is 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are hitting 31.4% from downtown (11 of 35) and 72.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 119.0 points per contest (8th in basketball) while going 51.7% from the field.

When they are on the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They are currently ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists with 24 relinquished this year. The Spurs are giving up a field goal percentage of 47.5% (47 of 99) and they concede 48.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 31.9% on 3-point attempts while they are 28th in the NBA in points per game allowed (126.0).

The last time they took the court, the Clippers got the win with a final of 123-111 against the Trail Blazers. The Clippers were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the contest. They also coughed it up 17 times, while earning 11 steals in the matchup. The Trail Blazers were called for 20 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 16 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of those for a percentage of 81.3%. In relation to 3-point shots, Los Angeles knocked down 16 of 34 tries (47.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers shot 47 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.2%. The Clippers permitted the Trail Blazers to knock down 44 of 93 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.3% for the contest. They finished 31.3% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 10 out of 32 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 at the charity stripe (76.5%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Portland to get 40 in total (15 offensive).

Paul George ended up being a major contributor for the Clippers in the matchup. He made 11 of 17 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 64.7%, and tallied 3 rebounds. George totaled 27 points in his 32 mins on the court and had 6 assists for this game.

Los Angeles has a mark of 1-0 on the campaign. The Clippers commit 20.0 fouls per game and they go 81.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 36.0 times per game (2nd in basketball) and they are turning it over 18.0 times per contest. Los Angeles has 123 pts for the year and they collect 45.0 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Clippers are connecting on 52.2% from the field, which is ranked 4th in the league.

The Clippers on defense are ranked 15th in basketball in points given up per game with 111.0. They are forcing 18.0 TO’s per game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the field (18th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense allows 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (10 of 32) and their opposition makes 76.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 20.0 dimes and 40.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 5th and 5th in the league.

The Pick: San Antonio Spurs

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (US), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks

  • Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin

Fiserv Forum is the venue for an exciting matchup as the Milwaukee Bucks (1-0) take on the Atlanta Hawks (0-1) on Sunday.

The Atlanta Hawks faced off against the Charlotte Hornets in their last game and unfortunately fell short with a final score of 116-110. Atlanta committed 19 fouls while their opponents totaled 21 fouls. The Hawks made 11 of their 37 attempts from beyond the arc and the Hornets shot 73.1% from the free throw line. The Hornets collected 51 rebounds and added 1 block. Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field and forced 19 turnovers with 12 steals. The Hawks had a field goal percentage of 41.9% and converted 5 of 29 shots from beyond the arc.

Trae Young was a major contributor for the Hawks in the game, finishing with 23 points on 4 of 19 shooting. He also distributed 9 assists and collected 1 rebound.

Atlanta currently holds a 0-1 record this season and has an average of 110.0 points per game, ranking them 18th in the league. The Hawks shoot 41.9% from the field and 17.2% from three-point range. They collect an average of 42.0 rebounds per game and have tallied 24 assists for the year. Defensively, the Hawks force an average of 19.0 turnovers per game and concede 29.7% on three-point shots. They are ranked 26th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents.

In their last game, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers with a final score of 118-117. The Bucks collected a total of 44 rebounds, with 35 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards. They also earned 9 steals and committed 14 turnovers. Milwaukee shot 50.0% from the field and knocked down 36.7% of their three-point attempts.

Damian Lillard was a standout player for the Bucks in the game, scoring 39 points and adding 8 rebounds and 4 assists.

Milwaukee currently holds a 1-0 record this season and shoots 50.0% from the field, ranking them 7th in the league. The Bucks collect an average of 44.0 rebounds per game and dish out 20.0 assists per game. Defensively, they concede 45.7% on three-point shots and 67.9% on free throw attempts. The Bucks force an average of 15.0 turnovers per game and concede 51.3% shooting from the field.

The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +7

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Sacramento Kings

  • Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA
  • TV: NBC Sports California

The Sacramento Kings (1-0) will face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (1-1) at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, CA, on Sunday.

The Lakers recently secured a victory against the Suns with a final score of 100-95 in their previous game. Los Angeles had a field goal percentage of 42.9% (36 of 84) and made 5 out of 29 three-point attempts. They also converted 23 of 29 free throw attempts. The Lakers collected 42 rebounds, 8 of which were offensive. They recorded 24 assists, forced 20 turnovers, and earned 14 steals. Defensively, the Lakers allowed the Suns to shoot 42.0% from the field and surrendered 16 assists and 7 steals. The Suns grabbed 49 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards. The Lakers committed 23 fouls in the game, while the Suns committed 21 fouls.

Anthony Davis played a key role in the Lakers’ victory, scoring 30 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and had 2 assists.

Los Angeles currently has a 1-1 record for the season. They average 14.0 turnovers per game and commit 20.5 personal fouls per game. The Lakers collect an average of 43.0 rebounds per game and have recorded 47 assists so far this season. They have a shooting percentage of 25.9% from three-point range and 77.6% from the free throw line. The Lakers score an average of 103.5 points per game and have a field goal percentage of 44.3%.

Defensively, the Lakers force an average of 18.0 turnovers per game and draw 18.0 fouls. They rank 30th in the NBA for allowing assists to the opposition, with 45 assists given up this season. The Lakers allow opponents to shoot 47.7% from the field and surrender an average of 45.5 rebounds per game. They allow a shooting percentage of 35.4% from beyond the arc and rank 11th in the league for points allowed per game (107.0).

In their previous game against the Jazz, the Kings secured a win with a final score of 130-114. They allowed the Jazz to grab 54 total rebounds, including 16 offensive boards. The Kings shot 32.1% from three-point range and went 23 of 31 from the free throw line. They allowed the Jazz to shoot 45.1% from the field, finishing the game shooting 47 for 102 (46.1%). From beyond the arc, Sacramento made 19 of 51 attempts (37.3%). Harrison Barnes had a standout performance in this game, scoring 33 points on 11 of 16 shooting and recording 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

Sacramento currently has a 1-0 record for the season. They have a field goal percentage of 46.1% and score an average of 130 points per game. The Kings collect 45.0 rebounds per game and average 29.0 assists per game, ranking 7th in the NBA in terms of passing. They commit an average of 12.0 turnovers per game and 25.0 personal fouls per game. From the free throw line, the Kings have a shooting percentage of 85.0%.

Defensively, the Kings rank 19th in the league for points allowed per game, allowing an average of 114.0 points. They force an average of 14.0 turnovers per game and allow opponents to shoot 45.1% from the field. From beyond the arc, opponents shoot 32.1% against the Kings, and they have allowed opponents to shoot 74.2% from the free throw line. The Kings allow opponents to record 22.0 assists and grab an average of 54.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 10th and 26th in the league, respectively.

The Pick: Sacramento Kings -2.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Golden State Warriors vs Houston Rockets

  • Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
  • TV: Space City Home Network

The Houston Rockets (0-1) will face off against the Golden State Warriors (0-1) at Toyota Center on Sunday.

The Warriors suffered a 108-104 loss to the Suns in their previous game. They committed 23 personal fouls while their opponents had 22. Golden State made 11 of their 33 three-point attempts and shot 76.5% from the free throw line. They grabbed 60 rebounds and had 6 blocks, 23 assists, and 5 steals. The Warriors allowed the Suns to shoot 44.2% from the field and forced 19 turnovers with 11 steals. They shot 35.6% from the field and made 10 of their 43 three-point attempts.

Stephen Curry was a key player for the Warriors with 27 points, shooting 40.0% from the field and adding 5 rebounds and 1 assist.

The Golden State Warriors have a record of 0-1 this season. They average 104.0 points per game, shooting 35.6% from the field and 23.3% from three-point range. They commit 23.0 fouls per game and have a rebounding average of 49.0 boards per game. Defensively, the Warriors force 19.0 turnovers per game, allow 44.2% shooting from the field, and concede an average of 108.0 points per game.

In their last game, the Rockets suffered a 116-86 loss to the Magic. They allowed the Magic to shoot 48.3% from the field and gave up 57 rebounds. The Rockets shot 26.5% from three-point range and made 88.5% of their free throws. They committed 20 personal fouls and had 18 turnovers with 6 steals. Houston pulled in 31 rebounds in total.

Dillon Brooks was a standout player for the Rockets with 14 points, shooting 71.4% from the field and contributing 4 rebounds and 2 assists.

The Houston Rockets have a record of 0-1 this season. They average 86.0 points per game, shooting 40.5% from the field and 35.3% from three-point range. They commit 24.0 fouls per game and have a rebounding average of 31.0 boards per game. Defensively, the Rockets force 19.0 turnovers per game, allow 48.3% shooting from the field, and concede an average of 116.0 points per game.

The Pick: Houston Rockets +4.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Portland Trail Blazers vs Philadelphia 76ers

  • Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
  • TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Get ready for an exciting NBA game as the Portland Trail Blazers (0-1) take on the Philadelphia 76ers (0-1) on Sunday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Both teams are looking to bounce back from their previous losses and secure their first win of the season. This highly anticipated matchup will be broadcasted live on NBC Sports Philadelphia.

In their last game, the Trail Blazers faced off against the Clippers and unfortunately lost with a final score of 123-111. Despite their efforts, Portland struggled with personal fouls, committing 20 fouls compared to the Clippers’ 20. They also had a tough time defending the three-point line, allowing the Clippers to convert 16 of their 34 attempts. On the offensive end, the Trail Blazers shot 47.3% from the field, making 44 of their 93 attempts and 10 of their 32 shots from downtown. Malcolm Brogdon had a standout performance, scoring 20 points on 50.0% shooting and dishing out 5 assists.

On the other hand, the 76ers had a close game against the Bucks in their last outing but fell short with a final score of 118-117. Despite the loss, Tyrese Maxey had an impressive performance, scoring 31 points and recording 8 assists. The 76ers struggled with turnovers, committing 15 throughout the game. They shot 51.3% from the field, making 41 of their 80 attempts and 45.7% from beyond the arc, converting 16 of their 35 attempts.

Both teams are hungry for their first win of the season and will be seeking redemption in this matchup. The Trail Blazers will rely on their scoring ability, averaging 111.0 points per game, while the 76ers will look to their strong defense, forcing an average of 18.0 turnovers per game. It will be an intense battle between these two teams, and you won’t want to miss it.

The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -9.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

Denver Nuggets vs Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Date: Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma

The Denver Nuggets (1-0) are heading to Paycom Center on Sunday to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder (1-0).

The Nuggets defeated the Lakers in their previous game with a score of 119-107. They had a field goal percentage of 52.7% and made 14 of their 34 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, they converted 9 of 12 shots. The Nuggets collected a total of 42 rebounds, with 9 of them being offensive rebounds. They also had 29 assists, 11 turnovers, and 9 steals. Defensively, they allowed the Lakers to shoot 45.6% from the field on 41 of 90 shooting. The Lakers had 23 assists, 5 steals, and grabbed 44 rebounds. The Nuggets committed 15 personal fouls in the game, while the Lakers had 18.

Nikola Jokic was the standout player for the Nuggets, scoring 29 points, grabbing 13 rebounds, and dishing out 11 assists.

Denver has a 1-0 record this season. They average 12.0 turnovers and 15.0 fouls per game. The team grabs an average of 42.0 rebounds and has 29 assists per game. The Nuggets shoot 41.2% from beyond the arc and 75.0% from the free throw line. They average 119.0 points per game and have a field goal percentage of 52.7%.

Defensively, the Nuggets force 12.0 turnovers per game and commit 18.0 fouls. They allow opponents to shoot 45.6% from the field and surrender 44.0 rebounds per game. They give up 34.5% on three-point attempts and allow an average of 107.0 points per game.

In their last game, the Thunder defeated the Bulls with a final score of 124-104. The Thunder allowed the Bulls to collect 42 rebounds and shoot 28.6% from three-point range. The Thunder shot 54.9% from the field and made 19 of their 39 three-point attempts. They made 15 of the free throws and had 6 steals. Defensively, they pulled down 38 defensive rebounds and allowed 5 offensive rebounds.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 31 points, 10 assists, and 5 rebounds in the game.

Oklahoma City has a 1-0 record this season. They shoot 54.9% from the field and average 124.0 points per game. The Thunder collect 43.0 rebounds per game and have 30.0 assists per game. They commit 16.0 turnovers and 19.0 fouls per game. From the free throw line, they shoot 83.3%.

Defensively, the Thunder allow opponents to score 104.0 points per game. They force 13.0 turnovers and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the field. They give up 28.6% on three-point attempts and opponents shoot 77.8% from the free throw line. They allow 42.0 rebounds per game.

The Pick: Denver Nuggets -3.5

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada)

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