Remember me Reset Password

Save Customer ID

NBA Basketball Betting: Daily Picks for December 30

Posted by The Wiesguy on 12/30/2015 3:50:00 AM

The New Year is approaching so it is a natural time for all teams to take stock of where they are at. There is no questioning where the Warriors are at this season but for the rest of the team’s featured in the picks below there has been a lot of up and down. All are looking to go on a run in the New Year.

Game 1: Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors

The Raptors had the Bulls on the ropes in their last contest but fell apart in the second half as their supporting cast was a no-show on the road. Returning home they are hoping that a healthier team can redefine the roles and get themselves back on a winning track. Washington is coming off a loss and find themselves in last place in the suddenly very competitive Southeast Division. They are still searching for the form that saw them sweep Toronto in last year’s playoffs.

Prediction: Toronto is a buying opportunity here. They are healthy and will be a little discounted coming off the loss to Chicago. You can bet them all the way up to -6 or -7. John Wall vs. Kyle Lowry is worth watching.

Game 2: Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls

Both of these teams are putting pressure on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Central. Indiana has won back to back games and it is a very encouraging sign that Monta Ellis stepped up in a game in which Paul George was not much of a factor. He has scored 20 or more points in each of the last three games and they need him. The Bulls showed off their depth in beating the Raptors on Monday night. The bench trio of Bobby Portis, Tony Snell and Aaron Brooks were all in double figures and were the difference makers in that one.

Prediction: If the Pacers are going to get the upset victory in this one they need to get George back on track. I like those chances and the fact that after a game like their bench just had a regression seems only natural for Chicago. Take the Pacers plus the points.

Game 3: Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Warriors have lost just once in their first 30 games. It’s amazing. They are on the road where that lone loss occurred but that doesn’t mean we should shy away. Since that loss they have won five in a row (3-2 ATS). They are coming off a game where Steph Curry only scored 23 points but managed to notch his first triple double of the season thanks to 14 rebounds. Is there anything this guy can’t do? I am not sure Dallas has any answers for this group, even if they are playing better than expected.

Prediction: Look for Golden State to be -9, even on the road. That is a lot of points but it is hard to bet against a team that is 10-4 ATS on the road this season. You could take a pass but there is actually value there.


↑ Back to page content
↑ Back to top