NBA Best Bets: Wednesday, December 14

We’re treading water! Which would be a good thing — if we were lost at sea after our boat sank.

However, it’s not so great when we’re trying to win money. Let’s get rescued this week with some good spots.

Categories:
Layups: 2-Unit Plays
Two-Pointers: 1-Unit Plays
Three-Pointers: 0.75-Unit Plays
Half-Court Shot: 0.5-Unit Plays

Last Week: 2-2 (-0.55 units)
Season Record: 14-14-1 (-4.6 units)

 

Two-Pointers

Bulls -3.5 vs. Knicks (-115): The Knicks are actually… good? They’ve won their last four games and seem to be rolling. But this is the NBA and things can get weird. For example, the Knicks are a bit banged up heading into this one with Jalen Brunson likely not playing. New York is also 6-10 straight up and 7-8-1 ATS on the road when they’re underdogs, so they’ve proven to be unreliable. On the other side, Chicago is coming off a last-second loss in Atlanta after showing their potential in a 29-point win at home the night before. I think we’ll see a better, more locked-in Bulls team after a tough defeat.

Thunder +3 vs. Heat (-110): You know how much I love to bet on the Thunder, and I REALLY like them as a home ‘dog against a flailing Heat team. OKC returns home after a long road trip and is now getting a full three points against a Miami squad that is 5-13-1 as a road favorite ATS! Oh, and if you want even more motivation, the Thunder are 14-7 ATS as a home underdog, so the numbers and situation favor OKC tonight.

Bojan Bogdanovic Over 19.5 Points (-125): I must reward our sweet Bojan with another bet after he came through last week. Tonight, he faces the bottom-of-the-barrel Charlotte Hornets in a “race for Victor Wembanyama” game. The Hornets’ defense has more holes than an M. Night Shyamalan plot, and Bojan is coming off an insane 38-point performance three days ago. I expect him to continue his scoring against a terrible Hornets team, especially since he’s become one of the Pistons’ main scorers.

Tyrese Haliburton Over 29.5 Points + Assists (-110): Time to back a guy coming off an awful, awful game. Tyrese had just one point in his team’s loss to the Heat. Just one! Now, he faces a Warriors team that’s one of the most aggressive teams in the league. There will be plenty of scoring opportunities across the board. The points and assists should be flowing in Indy tonight, so let’s back one of the better double-double players in the game.