Last Updated Nov 23, 2022, 10:34 AM

NBA Daily Tip Sheet - Best Bets for Saturday November 19

Check out our best bets, predictions and odds for NBA matchups on Saturday, November 19. 

NBA Best Bets for Saturday, November 19

  • Timberwolves-76ers Under 218 (-110)
  • Trail Blazers -4 (-110) vs UTA
  • Reggie Jackson (LAC) Over 11.5 Points (-115)

Timberwolves-76ers Under 218

The Sixers are off to a mediocre 8-7 start to the season, but surprisingly, they’ve put together a nice little run since the injury to James Harden. However, it’s been done at a snail’s pace, as the Sixers enter Saturday following wins in four of their last five games, despite averaging just 106.2 PPG across those contests.

Philly has certainly slowed things down without Harden on the floor, highlighted by the Sixers currently ranking 27th in the league in pace (97.6 PACE). But they had to slow down even more in their latest affair, as Tyrese Maxey exited with an ankle injury in the second quarter of last night’s win over the Bucks, which really forced Philly to settle into a rhythmic half-court offense and play through Joel Embiid.

I’ll take the under here, as the Wolves are currently running at the fifth-fastest pace in the league (102.2 PACE), but I still think this game falls short of the low number due to a Sixers squad that’s now scored 105 PTS or less in four of their last six games.

Trail Blazers -4 vs UTA

The Jazz barreled out to a red-hot start immediately following the departure of their top two players Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, as Utah posted an impressive 10-3 run to open the season, positioning them atop the Western Conference standings heading into the month of November.

However, the Jazz are 1-3 since their opening run, which includes frustrating losses to the Wizards, Knicks, and a banged-up Sixers squad, in turn, paving the way for Portland to catch up to them at the top of the win column with a record of 10-5 on the season.

The Blazers’ offensive numbers aren’t exactly dazzling, as Portland enters Saturday ranked 25th in the league in scoring and 13th in offensive rating (110 PPG, 112.5 ORtg). However, their defense has been lights out, as they currently rank sixth in defensive rating (110.4 DRtg).

Which is probably bad news for a Jazz squad that lives and dies by the three-ball, currently ranked fourth in the league in three-point attempts per game (39.5 3PA), that’s now shot sub-35% from long-range in three of their last four contests.

Reggie Jackson (LAC) Over 11.5 Points

Reggie Jackson isn’t exactly one of the league’s premier scoring threats, however, he’s been one of the few consistent contributors for this Clippers squad that currently ranks dead-last in the league in both points scored and offensive rating, as Jackson enters Saturday having scored 12+ points in six of his last nine outings (12.6 PPG), with five of those performances ringing in at 14+ points.

The Clippers are currently receiving just 10.3 PPG on 8.7 FGA from Kawhi Leonard, and 23.8 PPG on 18.4 FGA from Paul George, which has left a bunch of extra shots to go around for Marcus Morris, Norman Powell, and Jackson.

But I think we’ll see L. A. change gears and try to run with a Spurs squad that ranks seventh in the league in pace on Saturday night. So, I’ll back Jackson to take advantage of some of those extra opportunities in transition.

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