NBA Best Bets Today - Free NBA Picks for Friday, Nov. 18

NBA Best Bets Today - Free NBA Picks for Friday, Nov. 18

This article is part of our NBA Picks series.

Tyrese Haliburton over 30.5 points + assists (-110) at Houston

BetMGM, 3:06 PM CT

Alex Barutha: Per our Defense vs. Position metrics, Houston is one of the worst teams in the NBA at defending point guards. This game also has a bloated 236.5 total, so there should be plenty of possessions for Haliburton to rack up stats. He's one of the safest bets in general, as he leads the NBA by a significant margin at 99.8 touches per game. In his 13 games this season, he has six 20-and-10 performances. Players that sign up using the BetMGM bonus code will get a risk-free first bet worth up to $1,000.

Terry Rozier Over 30.5 P+R+A at Cleveland

DraftKings, 2:58 PM CT

Chris Benzine: While Rozier over 5.5 assists is also a number I like, the 30.5 PRA gives Rozier multiple avenues to go over the number. With both LaMelo Ball and Dennis Smith both in line to miss the game, Rozier should play heavy minutes and see heavy usage in this one. When the pair are both off the floor, Rozier averages 21.7 points, 6.9 assists and 5.8 boards per 36 minutes. While the matchup isn't the greatest, the healthy minutes and additional wiggle room (21.7+6.9+5.8 =34.4) is worth it. Sports bettors in Ohio can sign-up now using the DraftKings Sportsbook Ohio promo code and earn $200 in pre-live bonus bets ahead of Ohio's launch date at the start of 2023.

Dallas Mavericks -9 versus the Denver Nuggets (-110)

Caesars Sportsbook 2:30 P.M. EST
Michael Gillow: The Nuggets will be without Nikola Jokic, Jamaal Murray and possibly Aaron Gordon, as he missed the team's shootaround ahead of Friday's game. Without their two-time MVP, the Nuggets should get blown out by double digits against a Luka Doncic-led Mavericks team.

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