Stephen Nover’s NBA Friday Free Play

On November 24, 2017, in Free Picks, NBA, by Stephen

Pistons plus 8 at Thunder

It took 17 games, but Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony finally put together a signature victory with the Thunder upsetting the Warriors, 108-91, at home Wednesday night.

I’m not convinced, though, the Thunder are fully consistent and trustworthy. They might be a little fat and happy celebrating Thanksgiving following that huge victory against the Warriors made even sweeter by knocking off former teammate Kevin Durant and stopping a seven-game losing streak to Golden State. The Thunder are 2-6 ATS the last eight times they’ve played on one day’s rest.

The Pistons don’t get much respect from either the public or oddsmaker. Yet they own the third-best point spread mark in the NBA at 11-5-1, which includes a 6-2 ATS road record. There are some nice angles for the Pistons in this matchup: 7-1-1 ATS versus Western Conference opponents and 8-0 ATS in their last eight away matchups against foes with a winning home mark.

Andre Drummond, Avery Bradley and Tobias Harris aren’t superstars like the Thunder trio. But Drummond leads the NBA in rebounding while Bradley and Harris are two of the more underrated players in the league.

The spot sets up well, too, for Detroit. The Pistons haven’t played since Monday when they lost, 116-88, at home to Cleveland. That was the Pistons’ worst loss of the season. They were playing for the third time in four days. Now it’s the Thunder who carry a high fatigtue rating in action for the third time in four days and fourth in six days.

Aside from beating the Warriors, the Thunder have been a major disappointment. They are 8-9 SU and ATS. Maybe they’ve turned a corner now after beating the Warriors. But I’ll take this many points with the well-rested, fesity, underrated Pistons and find out.

I am 63-37-1 on my last 101 NBA premium/free plays. I’m involved in the early NBA game today and have my College Football Game of the Year going today. Best of luck!


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