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NBA Dec 21 Betting Preview & Predictions

2023 NBA Dec 21 Betting Predictions

The NBA season continues on Thursday with a massive 10-game slate.


Minnesota Timberwolves (20-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (18-8)

The Timberwolves are on fire, coming off a thrilling 112-108 victory over the Miami Heat. With three consecutive wins under their belt, they're showing their strength. Anthony Edwards was the standout player, dropping an impressive 32 points. On the road, they've been in outstanding form, winning 8 out of their last 10 away games and securing victories in their last two matchups against Miami and Dallas. Notably, they faced the 76ers earlier this season and emerged victorious with a score of 112-99, with Edwards again leading the charge with 31 points. The Timberwolves are proving to be a force to be reckoned with this season.

The team's recent winning streak hit a roadblock when they faced the Bulls on Tuesday, resulting in a 108-104 defeat. Despite an outstanding performance by Joel Embiid, who scored an impressive 40 points, and Tyrese Maxey adding 29, the victory slipped away. Their home record has been decent, with a 6-4 record in their last ten home games. Philadelphia also boasts a strong track record against Minnesota, as they're looking to avenge a 13-point loss from last month. Impressively, they hold a 10-3 record in their last 13 games against them, making this rematch an exciting one to watch.

Expecting a high-scoring game between these two sides as this Over is 4-2 in the last 6 meetings. It's also 8-3 in the 76ers last 11 games.

Stadium Record

Philadelphia hold a 4-1 record in their last 5 home games. Minnesota are 2-2 in their last 4.

Head to Head Record

The 76ers are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.

Best Bet

Over 225.5 = $1.86

LA Clippers (16-10) at Dallas Mavericks (16-10)

The LA Clippers are riding a remarkable six-game winning streak and dominating their last two games with impressive 20+ point victories. In their most recent showdown against the Indiana Pacers, they secured a convincing 24-point win with a final score of 151-127. The star players, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard delivered outstanding performances, with Harden scoring 35 points and Leonard adding 28 to the tally. The team has been performing well on the road, boasting a 4-1 record in their last five away games. Additionally, the Clippers have a strong track record against Dallas, going 5-2 against the spread in their last seven encounters. However, there's a bit of uncertainty with Paul George's status listed as questionable, adding an element of intrigue.

The Mavs recent performance has been a bit rocky, dropping two out of their last three games. Their most recent game against the Nuggets was a tough one, ending with a score of 130-104, despite Luka Doncic's impressive 38-point performance. Notably, Doncic has been on a scoring spree, putting up 35+ points in three consecutive games. However, they faced a setback with Kyrie Irving sidelined due to injury. On a positive note, Doncic has a history of shining against the Clippers. In their last ten home games, the team has maintained a 5-5 record, and fans are hoping they can turn things around in their favour.

Doncic loves playing the Clippers and he's always a triple-double fav without Iriving. He got one recently against the Trail Blazers.

Stadium Record

Dallas are 5-5 in their last 10 at home. LA Clippers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Dallas.

Head to Head Record

It's tied 5-5 since 2021.

Best Bet

Triple double - Luka Doncic - $2.00

Boston Celtics (20-5) at Sacramento Kings (16-9)

Coming off a tough overtime loss against the Warriors on Wednesday, where the final score was 132-126, the team had their hands full. Derrick White was on fire, putting up an impressive 30 points, while Jaylen Brown contributed 28 points to the effort. But during the game, Tatum picked up an ankle injury but powered through. Now, they're determined to break a four-game losing streak on the road. Interestingly, Boston has a strong track record against Sacramento, winning 4 out of their last 5 games when facing them and boasting a 4-2 record when playing on Sacramento's home court.

On Tuesday, at Sacramento, the Kings took down the Wizards with a final score of 143-131, securing a solid 12-point win. It was De'Aaron Fox who stole the show, scoring an impressive 30 points, while Domantas Sabonis chipped in with 28 of his own. The Kings have been rocking their home court lately, winning 8 out of their last 10 games there, and they've been on fire with a 4-1 record in their last 5 matches. Plus, they've been lighting up the scoreboard, averaging a whopping 125.2 points in their last 5 games.

The Over is 8-1 when the Kings are at home and Boston are struggling to contain pts on the road. The Over is also 6-3 in their last 9 games and they're coming off a back-to-back.

Stadium Record

Sacramento have won 4 straight games on their home court. Boston are 4-2 in their last 6 games.

Head to Head Record

The Celtics are 7-3 in the last 10.

Best Bet

Over 234.5 = $1.80

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