NBA Betting Free Predictions December 15
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PHI 76ers Win -5.5MIA Heat @ PHI 76ers
With a 3-4 record in December, the Miami Heat are in a tough spot with two of their best players, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, out injured. They are coming off an 11-point loss at Miami, despite having 4 of their starters score in double figures. Veterans PJ Tucker and Kyle Lowry had 23 and 22 points, and they’ll need similar output from both tonight if they want to beat Philly. One other guy who will need to step up is Tyler Herro, who had only 12 points — he is averaging 20.3 per game for the season. The Heat have covered the spread only 4 times in their last 12 games, and they are only 8-8 on the road this season.
As far as injuries go, the 76ers are in a similar spot. Joel Embiid has missed 11 games, while Tobias Harris has missed 9. Embiid didn’t play in the game at Memphis the other night and they lost by 35 points. The big man could be out tonight as well as he recovers from a rib injury, while Seth Curry is questionable with a shoulder problem. Clearly the Sixers are far better when they have Embiid — 2 of their last 3 losses were without him in the lineup. They have 4 wins in their last 6 games, though, and have beaten the Heat in 5 of the last 6 games played in Philadelphia. The availability of Embiid should decide the outcome. If he plays, I really like the Sixers at home. They’ve won in 4 of their last 5 against East teams, plus they beat Miami by 17 points the last time they played in Philadelphia. Keep a close eye on Embiid’s status. If he plays, go with the 76ers to cover.
LA Lakers WinLA Lakers @ DAL Mavericks
The Lakers are finally waking up and tonight at Dallas they are going for their 4th win in 5 games. Behind a 30-point triple-double from LeBron James they took care of the Orlando Magic over the weekend and now look for their 3rd win in a row. They’ll be a bit shorthanded here with Talen Horton-Tucker entering the health and safety protocols. Anthony Davis could make a return to the lineup, though, after missing the last 2 games. They could use a long body like his on the defensive end tonight to match up with Porzingis. The Lakers enter tonight’s game with a 4-2 ATS record in 6 games, they’ve also beaten the Mavs 9 times in the last 12 meetings.
Dallas has won 3 of its last 4 games, but the wins came against heavily shorthanded teams, so we have to take that into account. More importantly though, Dallas is also shorthanded as Luka Doncic has missed their last 2 games and will be out tonight with a lingering ankle injury. It’s a big blow to their ambitions as he averages 25.6 points, 8 rebounds and 8.5 dimes per game. One stat that should worry Mavericks fans is their home form, especially when it comes to covering the spread. They’ve covered just 4 times in 13 games at American Airlines Center. With no Doncic, it’s hard to like Dallas’ chances against a confident Lakers team. LA is among the 5 best defensive teams over the past 2 weeks, they are winning consistently and with a healthy Davis they should the job done on the road. Take LA to win.
MIN Timberwolves Win +4.5MIN Timberwolves @ DEN Nuggets
The Minnesota Timberwolves (12-15) will travel to play the Denver Nuggets (14-13) following their 116-111 win over the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday. Anthony Edwards led the Timberwolves in scoring for the 7th time this season with 24 points as the Timberwolves managed to snap a 5-game losing streak. The Nuggets will be playing in their second consecutive home game and are coming off a 113-107 win over the Washington Wizards as Nikola Jokic finished with an impressive 28-point, 19-rebound, 9-assist near triple-double. It was the 6th game this season in which Jokic has finished the game with the most points, rebounds and assists on the team.
In the teams’ only previous meeting this season, the Nuggets defeated the Timberwolves 93-91, while Jokic finished with 26 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists and Karl Anthony Towns finished with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and a plus/minus of -23. The Nuggets will be without Michael Porter Jr., JaMychal Green, and potentially Will Barton this time, while D’Angelo Russell is listed as questionable for the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves have had two full days of rest coming into tonight’s game on the road and should be able to keep things within striking distance against a Nuggets team playing their 5th game in 8 days.
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LA Lakers Win+120LA Lakers @ DAL Mavericks
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NBA Over-Under Tips
Over 208.5MIA Heat @ PHI 76ers
Under 216.0LA Lakers @ DAL Mavericks
Under 217.5MIN Timberwolves @ DEN Nuggets