Two games this Thanksgiving in the NBA, with the Wiz visiting ATL at 8 pm ET. The Kings are in L.A. at the Staples Center to play the Clippers, not exactly on par with NFL traditions for this Turkey Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving!
NBA Betting Picks for Thursday, November 25th:
Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Clippers – Both of these teams are 2-6 at home, but the Kings are a well deserved 2-3 away. In drafting well and shedding themselves of certain head cases they are now in the image of an up an coming team. Cousins, Evans and Landry look like staples for years to come. The Clippers should be competing now after retaining Kaman and giving Baron Davis a reason to come home after a career season. Once again they are injury prone and the man running the Clip Show is cursed with his lack of integrity and treating people any way he likes. Clippers have dropped three straight and the last seven of nine games.
Sacramento VS LA Clippers – With all their starters banged up, they will try and patch a lineup together to face the Kings. Surprisingly Blake Griffin is the only starter to escape the injury bug lately. When you look at the Clippers on paper they look like a very good rebuilt team. They still cannot put it all together though. Somehow they still suck, for lack of a better word. At first glance I had thought with injuries that this game would go under, but against defensive teams these squads would have the under. But as these teams have young exciting scorers I am taking this one over. Sac has played against good defensive clubs and struggled, but against the Knicks they went off. If the Clippers stay close this one should go over as they just dropped 99 on the Hornets D.
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Washington Wizards @ Atlanta Hawks – Athletically the Wizards match up well with the Hawks, more than any other I believe and have a clear cut edge at the point guard spot, in John Wall versus Mike Bibby. The Wizards would be a playoff team if they didn’t have to leave Washington. At 0-6 on the road the Wizards know what they have to do. The Hawks are struggling at home though with a 3-5 home record. Is a game against the Wiz, just what Atlanta needs? They have lost three straight and the Coach is calling them out every other game. I am putting my faith in John Wall and hoping that JaVale McGee can clean up the boards and blocks some shots, making ATL change their shots and rely on shooting jumpers. I think Marvin Williams being just coming back and not at 100% yet, will be noticeable in this one and a big reason why WASH can cover.
Not touching the total at Philips Arena.