NBA Picks Today and Best Bets [Saturday, 5/18/2024]

NBA Picks Today and Best Bets [Saturday, 5/18/2024]

NBA betting is back for another exciting day, and we're here to give you our top picks for Saturday's action.

Today's NBA best bets come from a range of matchups, including Pacers vs. Knicks and .

Thanks to extensive simulations and machine learning, the bets listed here are led by a moneyline play at 3:30PM ET.

For access to everything Dimers has to offer on Saturday, May 18, 2024, check out Dimers Pro where you will get each and every one of today's best bets, props and trends, as well our state-of-the-art parlay picker.


NBA Picks Today: 5/18/2024

Following extensive number crunching and thousands of simulations of today's action, DimersBOT, our leading predictive analytics model, has figured out the best basketball bet to make on upcoming games on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

It should be noted that the below bet is taking place on Sunday.

Keep in mind that the earliest game time is at the top of this list of picks. To get access to our full list of today's best bets, including customizable filters and sorting options, consider joining Dimers Pro.

Knicks ML (-130)

Our model has pinpointed the next NBA betting opportunity today, which comes in the Pacers vs. Knicks game. We recommend aKnicks ML bet at -130 odds, which provides an edge of 3.5%.


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NBA Best Bets: Saturday, 5/18/2024

As of 7:32PM ET, here are the next NBA bets recommended by our model:

Matchup Bet Odds Edge
Pacers vs. Knicks Knicks ML -130 @ BetMGM 3.5%

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NBA Predictions Today

Even though we only have one data-driven best bet for the next 24 hours of NBA, you can still check out our expertly curated NBA predictions, in which every game on the slate is simulated 10,000 times.

Our NBA predictions cover the key betting markets for each game on Saturday and beyond, so you can get the action you want.

Explore the interactive widget below to learn more about today's Thunder-Mavericks NBA game.


NBA Best Props

Another way that you can get in on the betting action on May 18, is through Dimers' NBA props. NBA props are a great way to get in on the action, with a variety of different markets you can bet on.

For the NBA, we offer projections and picks on player points, rebounds and assists, as well as three-pointers, blocks, steals and turnovers. Plus, if you're searching for some longer odds, we have projections and picks on the NBA first basket markets each day, starting today - Saturday, May 18, 2024.


NBA Futures

One of our favorite ways to bet on the NBA is through futures, where you can bet on who will win the NBA Title. Our NBA futures give you the most up-to-date predictions and the best available odds on the NBA championship, as well as the Eastern and Western conferences as of May 18.


Upcoming NBA Games to Bet On [5/18/2024]

More About NBA

This article is part of our NBA player props and NBA best bets series.

For more NBA betting content, we have NBA trends for every game, as well as daily NBA betting news, the best NBA promos and the latest NBA title odds and predictions.


This article, enhanced by AI and automation, aims to deliver accurate NBA insights quickly, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are based on current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

All odds and probabilities in this article are correct and accurate at the time of publication.

Ryan Leaver
Senior Sports and Sports Betting Editor

Ryan Leaver has long been entrenched in the world of sports and sports betting, now specializing in the NBA, NFL, college football, college basketball, and soccer. His passion shines through in his detailed game previews, best bets, props, and futures articles for both the NBA and NFL, along with his sharp prop bets for college football and insightful best bets for college basketball. Ryan’s expertise also extends to soccer, where he frequently offers practical betting tips and highlights the bets of the day. 

Known for his keen eye for valuable betting promos, Ryan adeptly guides bettors toward opportunities that enhance their wagering experiences. Collaborating often with DimersBOT, his articles are meticulously researched and offer savvy betting advice, making him a trusted source for sports bettors.

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