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NBA Week Of Nov. 26 Betting Recap

One of the big story lines in the NBA last week was Sunday when Dwight Howard and the Lakers faced off against Howard's former Orlando Magic team. And the Magic got the last laugh on their ex-franchise player, upsetting the Lakers 113-103 in Los Angeles.

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Howard had solid numbers with 21 points and 15 rebounds, but the Magic resorted to fouling Howard intentionally because of his poor percentage at the line. And it worked, as Howard was 9-for-21 at the line overall and 7-for-14 in the fourth quarter, when Orlando outscored the Lakers 40-26. Howard is now shooting just 46.5 percent from the charity stripe this season. Howard also didn't even bother shaking hands with any of his former teammates, although the new-look Magic have only five current players who played with Howard.

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The result was great for the book on the spread as the Lakers closed as 13-point favorites and took almost 71 percent of the lean. There was no moneyline on the game. There is one trend emerging with the 2012-13 Lakers: they don't fare well when Kobe Bryant is shooting too much. He had 34 against the Magic and L.A. dropped to 2-8 when Bryant scores more than 25 points this season. The Lakers, who are now 3-4 under Mike D'Antoni, are 6-1 when Kobe scores 25 points or fewer. One of the book's top player prop results of the week was on Kobe under 5.5 assists in the game.

Howard over 19.5 points was one of the top player prop results of the week for the bettors. And the Lakers also provided the top game result of the week when they beat Denver 122-103 on Friday, the team's highest-scoring game of the season. Howard was a beast in that one with 28 points and 20 boards. Los Angeles closed as a 6-point favorite and took almost 74 percent of the lean. At -250, L.A. got more than 88 percent of the action.

The Lakers remain without their top two point guards. Steve Nash still has yet to be reunited with D'Antoni on the court as the former MVP has missed 15 straight games with a broken bone in his leg. And he's still a good 10-14 days from returning. Backup Steve Blake needs surgery to repair a torn abdominal muscle, and he's expected to miss another two months or so. Thus it's hard to know what the struggling Lakers are under D'Antoni until they get healthy.

It does appear that Pau Gasol is a poor fit in D'Antoni's offense, however. Trade rumors continue to surround him. Gasol has found himself on the bench late in two recent games, including Sunday when he had just 11 points. Starting Tuesday in Houston, nine of the Lakers' next 12 games are on the road, where they are 1-4 ATS this season.

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On Tuesday night, the book will be offering Oklahoma City at Brooklyn for live betting. The Nets have looked terrific for the most part this season but were put in their place by the Miami Heat on Saturday, 102-89. The Nets blew a 14-point lead and didn't score a point for 7:20 in the fourth quarter. That ended Brooklyn's five-game winning streak. The Nets have one of the NBA's best ATS records at 10-5-1. They have played the past two games without injured center Brook Lopez (foot sprain) and he's expected to sit out Tuesday as well in the Thunder's lone visit of the season.

The Thunder, who opened as 3-point favorites, have been dominant of late. They crushed the Hornets 100-79 on Saturday and now have won each of their past four games by at least 12 points. It's the longest such streak for the franchise since November 2004 when the team was in Seattle. The Thunder lead the NBA in scoring at 105.1 ppg and are tied with Memphis for the most ATS wins in the NBA with 12. That James Harden trade isn't looking so bad now for OKC.

On Wednesday, the book will offer Denver at Atlanta and Dallas at the Los Angeles Clippers for live betting. Check back Thursday for a weekend live betting preview at Bovada.

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