Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) drives to the basket against Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SGG PICKS OF THE DAY, NOV. 5

Nathan Hursh

Money line parlay alert! Brooklyn (-500) over Detroit, Milwaukee (-210) over New York, Golden State (-420) over New Orleans. Total parlay: +119, FD

When it comes to this parlay, two of the games are absolute locks. Brooklyn will soundly beat an abysmal Pistons team. Golden State will also soundly beat a similarly abysmal Pelicans team. The biggest question mark in this parlay is the Bucks over Knicks. New York has played well so far this season holding a record of 5-3. That said, the defending champion Bucks are the more talented team. On top of that, they will be hosting this game. Weirdly enough, the Bucks are just 1-3 at home this season. That is a complete fluke. They are more than due for a home win. Tonight, they will take care of business and this parlay will SLAM.


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Charlotte Money Line (+102) over Sacramento, FD
Sticking with the NBA, I have really enjoyed watching this Hornets team coming out of the gate. Lamelo Ball looks to me like he is on a real superstar trajectory. Miles Bridges has taken a huge leap offensively this season. Gordon Hayward provides the veteran leadership. Terry Rozier provides buckets, although sometimes empty-calorie buckets. Overall, I just think this is a really fun team. At 5-4, Charlotte has gotten off to a decent little start. Tonight, they play the Kings in Sacramento. This team has also gotten off to a decent start (4-4). With Lamelo and D’Aaron Fox, this game will feature two nice young point guards. As far as results, I think Charlotte has too much offensive firepower for the Kings to handle. Who on the Kings will stop Bridges in this game? That is my question. I like the Hornets to buzz to a win (booooooo).

Portland -3.5 (-114) over Indiana, FD
Both of these teams have not gotten off to the start they’ve wanted. The Trail Blazers are 3-5. The Pacers are 3-6. Portland, the home team tonight, has not yet won a game at home this season (0-4). Indiana has not yet won a road game this season either (0-4). Something has got to give in tonight’s game. In this game, I think Dame and the Blazers are the more due team. They are also the better team. Given that both of these teams score and allow around 110 points per game, looking that over 223.5 may not be a terrible idea either. In terms of results though, I like Portland by at least four.

Bonus Same Game Parlay
Bradley Beal 30+ point (+136)
Ja Morant 6+ assists (-210)
Steven Adams 10+ rebounds (+108)
Bradley Beal 3+ threes (+215)

Total: +1400

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