NBA Previews

NBA Dec 19 Betting Preview & Predictions

2023 NBA Dec 19 Betting Predictions

The NBA season continues on Tuesday with a massive 11-game slate.

Minnesota Timberwolves (19-5) at Miami Heat (15-11)
In a convincing performance at their home venue in Minneapolis on Sunday, the Timberwolves secured a commanding 18-point victory over the Indiana Pacers with a final score of 127-109.This win marks the Timberwolves' second consecutive win and an impressive 4-1 record in their last five games. The dynamic duo of Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards led the scoring charge, with Towns contributing 40 points and Edwards not far behind with an impressive 37points. The Timberwolves have shown their prowess on the road, boasting an 8-2 record in their last ten away games. Despite Edwards being listed as questionable for Tuesday, he is expected to take the court.
In a closely contested matchup at Miami on Sunday, the Heat secured a narrow victory over the Chicago Bulls with a final score of 118-116. Jimmy Butler led the scoring with 28 and should be fired up to face one of his former teams. The Heat have been in good form lately, winning three out of their last four games. Their home record over the last ten games stands at 6-4 as well. There is potential good news with the possible return of Tyler Herro from injury, the team will be without the services of Kyle Lowry though. The Over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings at this venue and Miami are 6-3 against the Over in their last 9.

Stadium Record
Miami are 6-4 in their last 10 at home. Minnesota are 2-2 in their last 4.

Head to Head Record
The T-Wolves are 9-2 in their last 11 games against Miami.

Best Bet
Over 217.5 = $1.80

Dallas Mavericks (16-9) at Denver Nuggets (17-10)
The Mavs have been performing well recently, securing victories in four out of their last five games. Unfortunately, they will be without Kyrie Irving due to injury, which could pose a challenge. On a positive note, Luka Doncic has been in exceptional form, scoring an impressive39.5 points in his last two games, including a triple-double in the team's 131-120 win over Portland on Sunday. Despite Irving's absence, their road record remains strong, with a 7-3record in their last ten away games and currently enjoying a three-game winning streak on the road.
The Nuggets recently had their three-game winning streak snapped by the Thunder in a narrow one-point loss on Sunday. Nikola Jokic led the scoring with 24 points, while Michael Porter Jr. contributed 20 points. Despite the recent setback, the team maintains a solid 8-2 record in their last ten home games. Looking ahead to Tuesday's game, there is uncertainty as Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon, and Caldwell-Pope are all listed as questionable. The availability of these key players may have a significant impact on the team's performance in this upcoming matchup.
Doncic has scored 35+ pts in 5 of his last 7 games and should continue to produce similar results with Kyrie on the sidelines.

Stadium Record
Denver are 8-2 in their last 10 at home. Dallas are 6-14 in their last 20 games,

Head to Head Record
The head-to-head is tied at 5-5 since 2021.

Best Bet
Player points - Luka Doncic 35+ (Match)

New York Knicks (14-11) at Los Angeles Lakers (15-11)
In their recent game against the Clippers in LA, the Knicks faced a defensive challenge, conceding 144 points. Over the last five games, they have been allowing an average of 129.2points per game, although their offensive performance remains strong with an average scoring of 126 points. With a 5-5 record in their last ten road games, the team has demonstrated a balanced performance away from home. In the upcoming matchup, they might find an opportunity to exploit the Lakers' defence, which has shown vulnerabilities by allowing 125+points in two of their last three games. Taking advantage of these defensive lapses could be crucial.
The Lakers recently faced a setback with a 129-115 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, and the absence of Anthony Davis, who is recovering from an injury, adds uncertainty to his participation in the upcoming Tuesday matchup. Despite this challenge, the Lakers have displayed a commendable home performance, boasting a four-game winning streak and an impressive 8-2record in their last ten games. The potential absence of Davis places a significant spotlight on LeBron James, who has been instrumental in the team's recent successes, scoring 30+ points in three of his last four outings. His performance will likely be a key factor in determining the Lakers' success in the upcoming game.
The Davis injury will be something to monitor but for now, we're assuming he's out and will take the Knicks to cover. They're 5-2 ATS in their last 7 against LA.

Stadium Record
Los Angeles have won 4 straight games on their home court. New York are 6-14 on the road against the Lakers.

Head to Head Record
Both teams have won 5 games against each other in the last 10 meetings.

Best Bet
New York Knicks +4.5 = $1.86

Tweets by BlueBetAu

Follow us