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NBA Recommended Picks & Bets for Halloween Day (October 31st, 2023)

Get the best NBA recommended picks and bets for Halloween Day (October 31st, 2023). Stay in the winning spirit with expert analysis and predictions for today’s games.

New York Knicks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

  • Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Location: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH
  • TV: Bally Sports Ohio

The New York Knicks (1-2) are set to face off against the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-2) on Tuesday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH. Both teams are looking to secure a win in this matchup.

In their most recent game, the Knicks suffered a 96-87 loss to the Pelicans. New York had a field goal percentage of 36.7%, making 33 of 90 shots. They also made 7 of 37 attempts from beyond the arc and 14 of 18 free throws. The Knicks grabbed 59 rebounds, with 16 of them being offensive rebounds. They also had 19 assists, 13 turnovers, and 7 steals. Defensively, the Knicks allowed the Pelicans to shoot 46.0% from the field on 40 of 87 shooting. New Orleans had 20 assists, 8 steals, and 3 blocks. The Knicks committed 17 personal fouls, while the Pelicans had 22.

RJ Barrett was a standout player for the Knicks in the game, scoring 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He also contributed 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

The Knicks have a season record of 1-2. They average 105.7 points per game and shoot 40.4% from the field. From beyond the arc, they connect on 36.9% of their attempts. They grab 50.3 rebounds per game and have a total of 73 assists this season. The Knicks commit an average of 15.3 turnovers and 20.0 fouls per game.

Defensively, the Knicks force an average of 13.3 turnovers per game and commit 21.3 fouls. They allow their opponents to shoot 31.7% from three-point range and give up an average of 108.0 points per game. The Knicks surrender a shooting percentage of 47.4% and allow 44.3 rebounds per game.

In their last game, the Cavaliers suffered a 125-113 loss to the Pacers. Cleveland allowed the Pacers to shoot 49.0% from the field, while they shot 43.4%. They made 12 of 31 three-point attempts and 14 of 17 free throws. The Cavaliers grabbed a total of 51 rebounds, with 18 of them being offensive rebounds.

Evan Mobley had a strong performance for the Cavaliers in the game, scoring 33 points on 54.5% shooting. He also collected 14 rebounds and had 3 assists.

The Cavaliers have a record of 1-2 this season. They shoot 43.9% from the field and average 110.7 points per game. They grab 45.7 rebounds per game and have 24.7 assists. The Cavaliers commit an average of 18.3 fouls and shoot 71.9% from the free throw line.

Defensively, the Cavaliers allow their opponents to shoot 40.7% from three-point range and surrender an average of 115.3 points per game. They force 14.7 turnovers and allow their opponents to shoot 48.3% from the field.

The Pick: New York Knicks -3

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

San Antonio Spurs vs Phoenix Suns

  • Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
  • TV: AZ Family Sports Network

The San Antonio Spurs (1-2) will face off against the Phoenix Suns (2-1) at Footprint Center on Tuesday night. Both teams have had mixed results so far and will be looking for a win to inch closer to a positive record.

The Spurs suffered a heavy loss in their previous matchup against the Clippers, with a final score of 123-83. San Antonio had a poor shooting performance, making only 37.5% of their field goals and 33% of their three-point attempts. They will need to improve their shooting accuracy in order to compete against the Suns. Defensively, the Spurs allowed the Clippers to shoot 51.6% from the field, which is a concern heading into this game. Devin Vassell had a decent outing, scoring 14 points on 60% shooting.

On the other hand, the Suns are coming off a convincing 126-104 victory over the Jazz. They were efficient on both ends of the court, shooting 52.9% from the field and holding the Jazz to a 44% shooting percentage. Kevin Durant was instrumental in the win, contributing 26 points and 7 assists.

Based on their performances this season, the Suns have a slight edge over the Spurs. Phoenix has been more consistent offensively, shooting 46.4% from the field compared to San Antonio’s 46.4%. Defensively, the Suns have been solid, allowing only 102.7 points per game.

The Pick: Phoenix Suns -7.5

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

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