Sports Handicapping Central - NBA November 30

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Don Shapiro
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So the favorites above the 5.5 are coming in at 5-1 this week so far.  There tends to be more favorites winning above this number, but this is one of the widest margins so far.  Let's see if it continues.


How Did The Top Cappers Do Yesterday?

Robert Jones had the Lakers, John Martin had the Pelicans, Bobby B was also on the Pelicans. 

New Orleans was a nice consensus play that did come through hosting the 76ers.

Ryan Davis has performed well.  He was on the wrong side of that game.

Today's Games

Trailblazers @ Cavs - Portland comes into this one as a +11.5 dog.  That line occasionally moved to +12 but has mostly been alternating in between these two numbers.  The Cavs are 3-2 Against The Spread in the last five versus Portland using the current spread of 11.5.  The Trailblazers did beat Indianapolis on the road the other night but will be well rested for this one.

Jazz @ T'Wolves - Utah has lost eight of their last nine road games by no less than 8 points and are a +10 dog in this one vs. a T'Wolves team coming off a win in Oklahoma City with two nights of rest whereas the Jazz lost badly in Memphis last night.   

Bucks @ Bulls - The line on this one was Bucks -8.  The Bucks are 2-0 Against The Spread using the current 8 in last two meetings. Milwaukee is 6-2 Straight Up in last eight vs. Chicago. The Bulls have lost five straight coming into this one. Bulls are 0-5 last in the five games they've played ahead of this one.

Lakers @ Thunder - We get a number of 5.86 OKC and the actual line opened -6.5 dropping to -6.  Most of the early action was on the Thunder.  The Lakers are 6-0 Against The Spread using the current number.  The Thunder are coming off of two close losses. Some of the top cappers were backing Oklahoma City here. 

- Don Shapiro,

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