On Saturday, November 19, 2021, there are nine NBA games on the schedule; free NBA picks and parlays are featured in this article for the 2021-22 season. Our experts at Basketball Insiders have picked the top winners for Saturday’s slate of games. BetUS odds are viewable below.
Bet 1 – Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks: Knicks -11.5
Tonight’s interconference matchup between the Rockets (1-14) and Knicks (8-7) begins at 5 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden. At the present time, Houston is 5-9-1 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas New York is 7-8 against the spread. Plus, the Rockets are winless on the road, with an away record of 0-9. To make matters worse, they are also on a 13-game losing streak. Keep in mind, the total has gone under in 11 of the team’s past 16 games played.
Meanwhile, the Knicks have won only four of their last 10 games on their schedule. They are aiming to bounce back from their 104-98 upset loss versus the Magic, played on Wednesday. The Knicks are a difficult Eastern Conference contender to figure out. They are 3-5 at home, 5-2 away, 3-5 ATS at home and the team is 0-5 ATS in their previous five performances. Although no game is a given, is anyone brave enough to pick the Rockets to win this one? With betting trends considered, pick the Knicks to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 211.5.
Bet 2 – Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards: Heat -2
Heading into this Eastern Conference game, the Heat (11-5) are striving to add to their four-game winning streak. This game will air live at 7 p.m. ET, and Miami is a one-point favorite. The Heat are 5-4 away and 6-3 ATS away this season. The team’s last loss was on Nov. 11, when they were defeated 112-109 versus the Clippers. In addition to the total going over in six of the Heat’s past seven road games, they are 5-1 ATS in their previous six contests. For another convincing betting trend, Miami is 8-2 against Washington in the team’s last 10 head-to-head matches. Other NBA picks and parlays are on the main page.
As for the Wizards, they are 10-5 overall this season. Also, Washington is 6-1 at home, 4-4 away, 5-1 as a selected favorite and 6-1 ATS at home. On top of a two-game losing streak, the Wizards will once again be without center Thomas Bryant. With a final score of 97-87, their five-game winning streak was snapped on Nov. 17, when they faced off versus Hornets. Now, the Wizards are 7-1 ATS in their past eight contests, and the total has gone under in seven of their previous eight games. In closing, pick the Heat to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go under 209.
Bet 3 – New Orleans Pelicans vs. Indiana Pacers: Pacers -7
Next, the Pelicans (3-14) are playing the Pacers (6-11) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The start time for this interconference contest is 7 p.m. ET. Indiana is entering this match as a seven-point favorite with BetUS. Despite losing eight of their last 10 games this season, the Pelicans did upset the Clippers on Thursday, winning 94-81. Though, the team is still 0-6 ATS in their past six road contests. And, they are 6-14 SU in their previous 20 games played against the Pacers. Combined with a 1-8 away record, New Orleans is also 2-7 ATS away. The Clippers’ loss could have just been a fluke. The odds remain in favor of Indiana.
On the flip side, the Pacers are 4-2 at home, 3-6 as selected favorites and 4-2 ATS at home. Nonetheless, they remain on a three-game losing streak. On Nov. 13, the last time they won a game, Indiana defeated Philadelphia 118-113. The Pacers seem to lose when they are favored, but the team ends up winning when they play as underdogs. Besides the aforementioned observation, the Pacers are 2-4 ATS in their past six contests, and the total has gone under in nine of their last 12 matches. Therefore, pick the Pacers to win, they will cover the spread and total will go under 212.5.
Bet 4 – Charlotte Hornets vs. Atlanta Hawks: Hawks -3
Additionally, the Hornets (10-7) are facing off versus the Hawks (7-9) at State Farm Arena. This Eastern Conference contest begins at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Hawks are 6.5-point favorites. Right now, the Hornets are on a five-game winning streak. However, their 118-108 victory over the Grizzlies on Nov. 10 snapped their five-game losing streak. So, Charlotte is hot and cold at the moment. Plus, they are 5-0 ATS in their last five performances. Regarding one noteworthy betting trend, the Hornets are 12-5 versus the Hawks in their previous 17 contests. Other NBA picks and parlays are on the main page.
Likewise, the Hawks have had their fair share of struggles as well. While Atlanta is on a three-game winning streak, the team’s 120-100 win over the Bucks on Nov. 14 ended their six-game skid. They are 6-1 at home, 7-2 as selected favorites and 6-1 ATS at home this season. The total has gone under in four of the Hawks’ past five matches, and they are 10-1 SU in their previous 11 games played versus Southeast Division opponents. Ultimately, Atlanta is the better choice for today’s contest. Pick the Hawks to win, the Hornets will cover the spread and the total will go under 226.
Source: Basketball Insider