ATL +6.5 @ NYK O/U 208
This Christmas Day rematch of last year’s playoff series has lost a lot of its hype due to Covid. Both teams will be without several key players. The undermanned Hawks were able to go into Philly their last time out & come away with a win. We do not see that being the case today as most of the Knicks starting lineup will be intact. Reinserted into the starting lineup is Kemba Walker for the Knicks & he has been out to prove that he wasn’t the problem since his reinsertion. The Hawks have failed to reach 100 points in both of their last 2 games. We look for the points to stay down in this 1 as well & look for The Knicks to Cover the 6.5! Play New York Minus 6.5 & Under 208!
BOS +7 @ MIL O/U 221
Boston has won 4 of the last 5 in this series, including the last 3. The last Bucks win came on March 26 of this calendar year 121-119 a game in which like today Milwaukee was favored by 7. 4 of the last 5 meetings have gone Over the total as well. The Celtics won both meetings played this season. In their last meeting The C’s won 117-103. If the total stays up around 221 We’re Playing it Under. Keep an eye on the status of Giannis & other key players in this matchup.
GSW +6.5 @ PHX O/U 214.5
Here is a matchup of True Heavyweights & Title Contenders. Both Teams are in the top 4 in scoring. Both are in the top 4 in scoring defense. They have the 2 Best records in the league. These 2 have split their 2 meetings this season, each team winning on their home court. Golden State will be without a few key players in their rotation for this matchup but they should be able to stay inside the number. Both of their head to head meetings have gone Under the total & we will ride that trend & Play this 1 Under as well. Under 214.5
BKN +1.5 @ LAL O/U 224.5
The matchup everyone has been waiting to see will not be the matchup the world sees today. No KD, no AD, no Kyrie & LeBron is listed as DTD & those are just the Star Players. Brooklyn does however get James Harden back for this 1 but we don’t know what type of shape he will be in after serving time on the health & safety protocol list. LA has struggled with teams they should easily beat all season & Brooklyn without KD & a James Harden fresh off the Covid list is a team they should easily beat yet they are only laying 1.5? We’re going to stay away from this game but if we have to play it we’ll take Brooklyn.
DAL +12.5 @ UTA O/U 215
The line started @ 11 & is steadily moving up. We backed Utah -12.5 in a spot on Thursday vs Minnesota similar to this 1. The line ballooned up to 15 by tip-off & they won by 12. We can see this 1 going almost the same way as far as the line movement. Dallas will be without Luka Doncic & a host of other key players. Keep an eye on the status of KCP. If he is able to go & the line moves up north of 13 Dallas should be able to stay inside the number. If it stays around 12 we’ll back Utah!