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Wednesday Nights NBA Top Bets (Nov. 8th, 2023)

Discover the best NBA bets and predictions for Wednesday night’s slate of games on November 8th, 2023.

Wednesday Nights NBA Top Bets (Nov. 8th, 2023)

Detroit Pistons vs Milwaukee Bucks

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
  • Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+13)

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

Fiserv Forum is where the Milwaukee Bucks (4-2) will meet the Detroit Pistons (2-6) on Wednesday. Milwaukee opens this contest as 13-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is 229.

The Pistons faced the Warriors in their last game and lost 120-109. Detroit finished with 39 rebounds and 20 fouls, making 12 of 41 3-point attempts. Meanwhile, Milwaukee won their last game against the Nets with a final score of 129-125, securing 48 rebounds and 16 personal fouls. Now, with the Bucks opening as 13-point favorites for Wednesday’s game, it’s time to place your bets.

The Pick: Detroit Piston (+13)

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

Miami Heat vs Memphis Grizzlies

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
  • TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Memphis
  • Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+2)

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

FedExForum is the location where the Memphis Grizzlies (1-6) will try to defy the odds and beat the Miami Heat (3-4) on Wednesday. Miami is the underdog with a 2-point spread. The betting total comes in at 228.

The Heat secured a victory in their last game, defeating the Lakers 108-107. Miami had a total of 14 fouls and shot 8 out of 26 from 3-point range. They walked away from this game with 30 dimes and 44 rebounds, and a 46.6% FG percentage. In this game, Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, made 6 assists, and grabbed 4 rebounds.

Moving on to Miami’s stats, they are averaging 107.4 points per game and have a 3-4 record for the season. Their opponents shoot 49.8% from the field and average 111.3 points per game. Miami’s passing is 10th in the league, with 43.1 rebounds per game.

On the other hand, the Grizzlies came up short in their last game against the Trail Blazers. They hold a 1-6 record for the season and are averaging 108.3 points per game. Defensively, the Grizzlies have forced turnovers and have a steady average of 44.7 rebounds per contest.

The Pick: Memphis Grizzlies -2

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

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Utah Jazz vs Indiana Pacers

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
  • TV: Bally Sports Indiana
  • Odds/Point Spread: Utah (+5)

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

The Utah Jazz (2-6) are on their way to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they will play the Indiana Pacers (4-3). Indiana opens as 5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 240.

The Jazz faced the Bulls and lost 130-113 in their previous game. Utah received 20 personal fouls and only converted 18 out of 34 three-point attempts. Chicago capitalized on 84.2% of their free throws and pulled 36 rebounds, amassing 26 assists and 12 steals. The Jazz surrendered a 51.6% shooting rate, grabbed 52 rebounds, and finished the game with a 47.7% FG percentage.

Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points against the Bulls, and Utah has a 2-6 season record. The Jazz average 111.8 points per game while allowing 120.1 points defensively. They are 16th in scoring but 29th in defense in the NBA.

The Pacers defeated the Spurs 152-111, shooting 57.9% from the field and 52.6% from beyond the arc. Tyrese Haliburton scored 23 points for the Pacers, who have a 4-3 season record. Indiana is 4th in scoring offense but ranks 28th in points allowed.

The Pick: Indiana Pacers (-5)

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

Los Angeles Clippers vs Brooklyn Nets

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
  • TV: YES
  • Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-5)

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

The Brooklyn Nets (3-4) will go up against the Los Angeles Clippers (3-3) at Barclays Center on Wednesday. Los Angeles is 5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 226.5.

The Clippers took the court against the Knicks and took a loss by a final of 111-97 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Clippers ended up finishing with 15 and the Knicks accumulated 13 personal fouls. They also converted 12 of 31 attempts from beyond the perimeter. New York finished 94.4% at the charity stripe by converting 17 of their 18 shots. Moreover, New York had 48 rebounds (18 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 3 blocks. New York doled out 28 dimes and had 13 steals for this contest. In relation to defense, Los Angeles let their opponent shoot 46.6% from the field on 41 out of 88 shooting. They also doled out 21 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When it comes to getting rebounds, they collected 31 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Clippers buried 14 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 87.5%. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 49.3% FG percentage (36 of 73) and made 11 of their 32 shots from 3-point land.

Kawhi Leonard is someone who was a contributor for the game. Leonard ended up shooting 50.0% from the field and dished out 3 assists. He played for 32 minutes played and also totaled 5 rebounds. He ended up scoring 18 points on 8 of 16 shooting.

Los Angeles steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 3-3 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Los Angeles is grabbing 41.7 boards per game and is sitting with 148 dimes this year, which ranks 26th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Clippers are shooting 40.9% on shots from downtown (85 of 208) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 117.3 pts per game (8th in the NBA) while hitting 50.5% from the floor.

When they are on defense, the Clippers are forcing their opponents into 17.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.3 fouls. They are currently ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists with 147 relinquished on the campaign. The Clippers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.6% (241 of 528) and they concede 43.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are relinquishing 33.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 9th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (109.5).

For their last game, the Nets took a loss by a score of 129-125 against the Bucks. In regard to cleaning the glass, Brooklyn allowed Milwaukee to grab 48 overall (12 offensive). They finished 33.3% from 3-point land by hitting 16 out of 48 and ended up shooting 21 out of 24 from the charity stripe (87.5%). The Nets permitted the Bucks to convert 46 of their 96 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 47.9% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Nets ended up going 49 out of 101 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.5%. When talking about shots from 3-point land, Brooklyn knocked down 16 of their 45 attempts (35.6%). They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 84.6%. The Bucks were called for 13 fouls in this contest which got the Nets to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They also turned the ball over 8 times, while recording 2 steals for this game. The Nets pulled down 35 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for this game.

Cam Thomas ended up being a major contributor for the Nets for the matchup. He knocked down 17 out of 33 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 51.5%, and totaled 4 rebounds. Thomas had 45 points in his 41 mins on the hardwood and had 3 assists in the matchup.

Brooklyn has a record of 3-4 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Nets are shooting 48.1% from the floor, which is 9th in the league. Brooklyn has scored 823 pts for the campaign (117.6 per contest) and they grab 45.3 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.9 times per game (11th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Nets have committed 18.6 fouls every game and they hit 74.4% from the charity stripe.

The Nets defensively are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG given up with 117.9. They are forcing their opponents into 11.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (19th in the league). The Brooklyn defense surrenders 35.3% on 3-pointers (95 of 269) and their opponents are knocking down 83.7% of their free throw attempts. They concede 24.1 dimes and 43.3 rebounds per game, ranking them 8th and 11th in basketball.

Parlay Pick: Brooklyn Nets(+5) & Under 226.5

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

Los Angeles Lakers vs Houston Rockets

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Location: Toyota Center in Houston, TX
  • TV: Space City Home Network
  • Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-4)

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

The Los Angeles Lakers (3-4) are traveling to Toyota Center on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the Houston Rockets (3-3). Houston opens this contest as 4-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 228.

The Lakers faced off with the Heat and ended up losing by a score of 108-107 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Lakers walked away with 17 while the Heat racked up 14 fouls. They converted 12 out of their 37 tries from beyond the arc. Miami ended up shooting 87.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 16 attempts. On top of that, Miami grabbed 44 boards (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Miami recorded 30 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. With regard to the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 46.6% from the floor on 41 out of 88 shooting. They also dished out 28 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing grabbing boards, they compiled 38 with 5 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Lakers knocked down 11 of 14 attempts for a rate of 78.6%. Los Angeles walked away from the game having earned a 54.3% FG percentage (44 out of 81) and knocked down 8 out of their 26 3-point attempts.

LeBron James is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He walked away with 30 points on 13 out of 23 shooting. He played 37 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. James finished the contest at 56.5% from the field and also dished out 3 assists.

Los Angeles heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 3-4 this season. They have an average of 111.1 pts per game (17th in basketball) while hitting 47.7% from the field. The Lakers are shooting 29.8% on shots from distance (65 of 218) and 78.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Los Angeles is snagging 44.0 boards per contest and has accumulated 175 assists for the year, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.3 fouls on a nightly basis.

On the defensive end, the Lakers are forcing 14.9 turnovers every game while drawing 21.3 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in the league in allowing assists with 184 surrendered on the season. The Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.0% (303 of 659) and they surrender 46.1 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 36.5% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 19th in the league in points per game allowed (114.6).

For their last game, the Rockets went home victorious with a score of 122-97 when they played the Kings. The Rockets pulled down 34 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 39 in this contest. They also gave up possession 10 times, while recording 8 steals for the game. The Kings committed 22 fouls for the matchup which got the Rockets to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 77.8%. Concerning 3-pointers, Houston made 15 out of 31 attempts (48.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Rockets went 43 for 75 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.3%. The Rockets allowed the Kings to make 36 of 81 tries from the field which left them shooting 44.4% in this matchup. They shot 35.0% from beyond the arc by going 14 out of 40 and finished the game at 11 out of 20 from the free throw line (55.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Houston permitted Sacramento to get 34 in total (12 offensive).

Jalen Green ended up being a major contributor for the Rockets for the contest. He converted 5 out of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and had 2 rebounds. Green accumulated 23 points in his 26 mins of playing time and had 2 assists for the matchup.

Houston has a win-loss record of 3-3 this season. As an offensive unit, the Rockets are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 12th in basketball. Houston has totaled 660 points this season (110.0 per contest) and they average 41.0 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 27.0 times per game (10th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest. The Rockets have committed 21.5 fouls per contest while shooting 73.6% from the charity stripe.

The Houston defense allows 33.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (76 of 229) and their opposition knocks down 74.5% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 23.5 dimes and 45.0 rebounds per game, ranking them 5th and 18th in the league. The Rockets defensively are ranked 7th in the league in points given up per game with 108.8. They are forcing 15.0 TO’s every game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (14th in the league).

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers (-4)

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

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Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
  • TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
  • Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+4)

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

The Charlotte Hornets (2-4) will go up against the Washington Wizards (1-5) at Spectrum Center on Wednesday. Washington opens this contest as 4-point dogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 240.

The Wizards suffered a 146-128 defeat at the hands of the 76ers, acquiring 26 fouls and allowing Philadelphia to shoot at a 56.0% field goal rate. Kyle Kuzma delivered an impressive performance, contributing 28 points on 60.0% shooting. Washington currently holds a 1-5 record, averaging 117.2 points per game and committing 15.2 turnovers per game.

The Hornets secured a 125-124 win over the Pacers, claiming 41 total rebounds and shooting at a 53.4% field goal rate. Mark Williams was key to the victory, scoring 27 points and gaining 7 rebounds. Charlotte boasts a 2-4 record, racking up 26.8 assists per game and a 48.3% field goal rate.

The Pick: Washington Wizards (+4)

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

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • Location: Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, OK
  • TV: Bally Sports Oklahoma
  • Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-1)

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder (4-3) will play the Cleveland Cavaliers (3-4) at Paycom Center on Wednesday. Cleveland is 1-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 235.

The Cavaliers played the Pacers and ended up losing by a score of 121-116 in their last game. Cleveland ended the contest with a 52.4% FG percentage (44 of 84) and knocked down 8 of their 28 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cavaliers converted 20 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they collected 35 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 27 dimes in the game while forcing 18 turnovers and having 10 steals. In relation to defense, Cleveland let their opponent shoot 52.3% from the field on 45 of 86 shooting. Indiana earned 28 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. Moreover, Indiana snagged 40 boards (7 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 9 rejections. Indiana walked away from this one shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 24 attempts. They also buried 15 out of their 31 shots from beyond the perimeter. In regard to personal fouls, the Cavaliers ended up with 20 and the Pacers finished the game with 18 personal fouls.

Donovan Mitchell is one player who was a factor in this game. He was able to score 38 points on 13 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and collected 5 rebounds. Mitchell finished shooting 61.9% from the floor and recorded 9 assists.

Cleveland steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 3-4 on the year. They turn the ball over 13.6 times per game and as a team they are committing 20.3 fouls every game. As a team, Cleveland is pulling down 45.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 168 dimes this season, which has them ranked 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Cavaliers are connecting on 32.3% on shots from beyond the arc (82 of 254) and 78.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 107.0 points per outing (28th in basketball) while hitting 45.0% from the field.

On the defensive end of the court, the Cavaliers are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 fouls. They are conceding 37.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 11th in the NBA in points per game allowed (109.9). The Cavaliers are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.5% (279 of 627) and they surrender 46.7 boards per game as a group. They are 14th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 178 surrendered for the season.

When they last stepped on the court, the Thunder went home victorious with a score of 126-117 against the Hawks. The Thunder were able to corral 38 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 49 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Hawks were called for 16 fouls in the matchup which got the Thunder to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 95.7%. When talking about shots from distance, Oklahoma City made 14 of 35 attempts (40.0%). When all was said and done, the Thunder shot 45 out of 94 from the floor which had them shooting 47.9%. The Thunder allowed the Hawks to knock down 38 of 102 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 37.3% in the matchup. They finished shooting 33.3% from 3-point land by going 14 out of 42 and finished the contest at 27 out of 32 at the charity stripe (84.4%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Oklahoma City permitted Atlanta to pull down 59 in total (25 offensive).

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander pitched in for the Thunder for the game. He knocked down 11 out of 20 for this game giving him a rate of 55.0%, and had 8 rebounds. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 points in his 37 minutes of playing time and totaled 6 assists for this contest.

Oklahoma City has a win-loss mark of 4-3 on the year. The Thunder commit 19.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 85.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per game (21st in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 15.1 times per game. Oklahoma City has accumulated 822 pts on the year (117.4 per game) and they collect 41.9 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Thunder are hitting on 49.3% from the floor, which ranks 5th in the NBA.

The Thunder on defense are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 116.7. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (6th in the NBA). The Oklahoma City defense allows 35.7% on 3-pointers (95 of 266) and their opposition makes 76.9% of their foul shots. They give up 28.1 assists and 47.7 total rebounds per game, which is 25th and 29th in the NBA.

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers(-1)

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

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