NBA Odds By 888 Sports DAL Mavericks at HOU Rockets DAL Mavericks Wednesday 11/28 8:00 PM (ET), Toyota Center HOU Rockets Bet with 888 Sports Tip – “Headband Harden” came out and exploded for 54 points on Monday night, only to be upset by the Washington Wizards. The loss is now the third loss in a row for Houston, who previously won five straight. Dallas is riding a two game win streak, and has the size advantage over Houston. Luka Doncic could create issues for the diminutive Chris Paul come Wednesday. Houston has surrendered an average of 32.5 points to oppositions starting point guards in their last two games. Doncic has gone for at least 21 points, ten rebounds, or eight assists, in his last three contests. ORL Magic at POR Trail Blazers ORL Magic Wednesday 11/28 10:00 PM (ET) Moda Center POR Trail Blazers Bet with 888 Sports Tip – The Trail Blazers have now dropped three games in a row, and fallen to 6th in the West. Portland may be able to help their placing come Wednesday night. While Magic’s center, Nikola Vucevic, has scored 28+ points in five of his last seven games, the team’s second leading scorer is coming of a 22 minute, zero point game. While the Magic has struggled putting the ball in the basket, Portland dons the league’s highest scoring backcourt. Damien Lillard and CJ McCollum will put up points in bunches vs. Orlando. IND Pacers at LA Lakers IND Pacers Thursday 11/29 10:30 PM (ET) Staples Center LA Lakers Bet with 888 Sports Tip – The Lakers have won six games in a row, when you don’t include teams named the Magic. LA is the league’s 7th highest scoring offense, while LeBron ranks third in the NBA in ppg. Bojan Bogdanovic is a terrible matchup against LeBron, as he does not posses the lateral quickness to keep pace with James. LeBron will put on a show for the City of Angels come Thursday night. DEN Nuggets at POR Trail Blazers DEN Nuggets Friday 11/30 10:30 PM (ET), Moda Center POR Trail Blazers Bet with 888 Sports Tip – Denver has allowed only 103.2 ppg on the season, good enough for 3rd best in the NBA. Nikola Jokic, the anchor of that defense, is also the driving force for Denver’s efficient offense. Jokic ranks third in scoring on a team that possesses four scorers who average 16.5+ points. Jokic also leads the team in rebounds, assist and steals. If Jokic can run the offense from his post position, it will slow down Portland’s up-tempo pace, diminishing the effectiveness of Damien Lillard and CJ McCollum. DAL Mavericks at LA Lakers DAL Mavericks Friday 11/30 10:30 PM (ET) Staples Center LA Lakers Bet with 888 Sports Tip – Luka Doncic will show the Lakers the star he truly is when he comes to the Staples Center come Friday. Yet, Doncic is not enough to defeat the Lakers on his own. Where the Lakers hold a huge advantage over the Mavericks is at the forward position. Dorian Finney-Smith, a nine point per game scorer, holds a player efficacy rating that is 16 points below LeBron’s 27.6. Take the Showtime Lakers at home against a Mavs team that is an abysmal 1-7 on the road this season. MEM Grizzlies at PHI 76ers MEM Grizzlies Sunday 12/2 6:00 PM (ET) Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia PHI 76ers Bet with 888 Sports Tip – Jimmy Butler is coming off his best game as a ‘6er, scoring 34 points while shooting 5-6 from behind the arc. Memphis has surprised many with their win-loss record this season, but their offense is what will hold them back in this game, and if they manage to make the playoffs. Memphis ranks dead last in scoring on the season. Not a good stat when you consider that Philly has scored at least 119 points in four of their last five games. The ‘6ers are 10-1 at home on the season, and should make it 11-1 come Sunday.