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By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Picks against the spread analysis for Friday, November 22nd.

Thursday results: Another whiff for lock of the night. We were doing so well there for a while, too. I guess Chicago really just cannot win in Denver. Must have something to do with humidity by the lake going to altitude or something.

Thursday: 1-1 YTD: 90-80-5.

LOCK IT UP

GAME: Nets at Timberwolves
FAVORITE: Opened at Wolves (-1), now at Wolves (-9.5)
PICK: Wolves at opening, still Wolves

The way this line moved, you have to think Deron Williams isn't playing, and even if he was, the Nets are a heaping disaster. Anything single-digits I'm willing to fade on them. If the Wolves can't blow them out, fine, but at this point, you fade the Nets.

DANGER WILL ROBINSON, DANGER

GAME: Bucks at 76ers
FAVORITE:
Sixers (-3)
PICK: STAY AWAY

Remember that adorable two weeks where the Sixers were decent? Yeah, that ended. They're back in horribleness. The Bucks have been just as bad, but they're a better team and if they lose, you gotta think it'll be close... but three points? I don't like this one either way. You can't trust either of these teams to be good or bad.

Hey, Good Lookin'

GAME: Bulls at Trail Blazers
FAVORITE:
Blazers (-3.5)
PICK: Blazers

Bulls who can't score on a back-to-back after a late-game in Denver in one of the toughest road arenas vs. one of the hottest teams in the league? YESSIR, I SAY, YESSIR.

I've Got a Bad Feeling About This

GAME: Hawks at Pistons
FAVORITE:
Pistons (-4)
PICK: STAY AWAY!

Two seemingly even matched teams, neither on a back to back. The Hawks controlled the Pistons in their matchup earlier this week, but it's hard to beat a team twice in a week. Neither team can be trusted, to win, or against the spread. Big glass of NOPE here.

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