Top NBA Betting Games Of The Week (Nov. 1 – 5)
The opening week of the 2016-17 NBA season was a little anti-climactic in that all the teams that we expected to win did so. The only real surprise may be that the Golden State Warriors dropped their opener, but when you consider that the defeat came at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, who have opened the season 4-0, you can’t say that it’s a huge surprise. As we head into the second week of the season, it’s time to look at the schedule to see which games demand your betting attention. There are some good games on tap over the next 6 or 7 days, so let’s take a little bit of a closer look to see where your online betting money should be going.
Analyzing The Top NBA Betting Games Of The Week (Nov. 1 – 5)
Golden State Warriors at Portland Trail Blazers – Tuesday November 1
Most of us expected the Warriors to come into this season and start blowing past everyone in their path, but things have not gone according to plan just yet. The Golden State Warriors opened the season with a loss to the Spurs, and while they have now won back to back games, they have a defense that is looking close to non-existent. The Portland Trail Blazers, who have opened at 2-1, are a tricky proposition, especially since they are among the top scorers in the NBA in the early stages. We could be looking at a shootout here.
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics – Wednesday November 2
It’s not very often that we get a revenge game this early in the season, but that is what we get when the Bulls and the Celtics go head to head in the Garden on Wednesday night. These two hooked up last week, and it was the Bulls who came away with the 105-99 win on home court. The Celtics will be looking to return the favor on Wednesday when they get another shot at the Celtics, this time in their own building.
Oklahoma City Thunder at LA Clippers – Wednesday November 2
We all wondered how the Thunder would react after losing Kevin Durant to the Warriors, and it must be said that there are no ill effects so far. The Thunders went 3-0 in the opening week of the season, and it was the Russell Westbrook show that was on display. The Clippers are also off to a solid start, going 2-0 and playing some fantastic defense along the way. This, for me, is one of the games of the week.
Houston Rockets at Atlanta Hawks – Saturday November 5
These are a pair of teams that had disappointing seasons last year, and both are looking to bounce back in a big way. It’s been a case of so far so good for both, as they got through the opening week with winning records. The Hawks made some major changes in the offseason, and it’s perhaps a little bit of a surprise to see this group gel so quickly. The only way is up for the Rockets this season, and a 2-1 start is probably about as good as they could have hoped for.