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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

76ers at Hornets—On the 76ers side Tyrese Maxey is questionable with an illness. Charlotte dealing with cluster COVID absences as out are Ball, Plumlee, Rozier, Smith and McDaniels. Philadelphia has won three of four after the 127-124 road win at Charlotte on Monday.

 

With the loss the Hornets had lost four of five. They have covered two straight despite with cluster injuries. Defense has been bad but shooting good. Team has gone over in six straight. Play Philadelphia and Charlotte over 216.5.

 

Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Bulls at Cavaliers—Other than Collin Sexton the Cavaliers core are healthy. On the Bulls side out are Caruso, DeRozan, Williams, Green and White. Chicago has won four straight after the 109-97 home victory to Denver Nuggets.

 

During this streak the Bull sit fourth in offensive efficiency with 118.9 points per 100 possessions. Cleveland has lost two straight after the 112-104 road loss to Milwaukee Bucks. Cavs were on a back to back in this spot. Cleveland has covered eight straight.

 

Teams sits fourth in defensive efficiency in this spot allowing 106.1 points per 100 possessions. They are ninth on the offensive side. Cleveland current form great past five games shooting 48% with 41.5% from three. Play Cleveland -2.5.

 

Washington Wizards vs. Detroit Pistons NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Wizards at Pistons—Washington core are healthy. On the Pistons side the core healthy for Detroit. Washington has lost three straight after their 116-110 road defeat at Indiana Pacers on Monday. Wizards have lost four of five and in that period surrendering 47.8% shooting along with 37.4% from three.

 

It is a nine game losing streak for the Pistons with the 114-103 home defeat to Oklahoma City. In that nine game period the Pistons sit 29th in offensive efficiency with 100.7 points per 100 possessions. The Wizards defense in this span 27th in efficiency with 115.5 points per 100 possessions. Play Detroit +5.5.

 

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Knicks at Pacers—New York on a back to back after facing San Antonio on the road on Tuesday and winning 121-109. They caught the Spurs on a back to back and had rest advantage. The Pacers core is healthy. Pacers broke their four game losing streak with the 116-110 home win to Washington Wizards behind 51% shooting. They do have rest advantage in this spot.

 

Knicks in back to backs average 101.7 points which is five points below overall average. New York had lost three straight prior to their game at San Antonio. In that period the Knicks sat 28th in offensive efficiency with 122.4 points per 100 possessions surrendering 50% shooting. Play Indiana -4.

 

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Miami Heat NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Bucks at Heat—Out for the Bucks are DiVincenzo and Lopez. The Heat side Adebayo, Butler and Morris are all out. Milwaukee has won nine of ten after the 112-104 home win to Cleveland Cavaliers. Bucks fourth in offensive efficiency in this period with 114.7 points per 100 possessions.

 

Heat have lost four of five after the 105-90 home defeat to Memphis Grizzlies. It has been bad on both sides for the Bucks in that period scoring 106.6 points per 100 possessions while surrendering 119.5 points per 100 possessions equaling a negative rating of -12.9. Heat have failed to cover seven of nine. Play Milwaukee -5.5.

 

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Thunder at Raptors—OKC has a clean injury report. Out for the Raptors at OG Anunoby and Goran Dragic. Key reserve Khem Birch out and he was averaging 7 points with 5.7 rebounds per game. Thunder broke an eight game losing streak with the 114-103 road win at Detroit Pistons. They were able to respond from that embarrassing loss at Memphis by shooting 50% on Detroit and allowing 42%.

 

Toronto carries a two game win streak with the 102-90 home win to Washington Wizards. They enter with two days rest. Prior to that win streak the Raptors had lost six of eight. In that ten game period Raptors 23rd in defensive efficiency by allowing 111.4 points per 100 possessions. OKC has covered seven of ten. Play Oklahoma City +7.

 

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Nets at Rockets—Out for the Nets is Joe Harris. For the Rockets out is Kevin Porter, Jalen Green and reserve Danuel House out. Brooklyn on a back to back after playing at Dallas on Tuesday. They have lost both back to back games this season. As they faced the Mavericks the Nets had won six of eight but have only covered seven of nine.

 

Houston carries a six game wins streak after their 118-108 home win to New Orleans on Sunday. In that six game period the Rockets sit fourth in offensive efficiency with 118 points per 100 possessions. Their net rating in this period +6.5 is two points higher than Brooklyn. Rockets with strong rest advantage here with two days off between games. Play Houston +6.5.

 

Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Mavericks at Grizzlies—Dallas on a back to back after facing Brooklyn at home on Tuesday and losing 102-99. Both Luca Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis were on the injury report prior to playing the Nets.

 

As they took on Brooklyn the Mavs had lost four of five surrendering 49.5% shooting along with 39% from three. Memphis is without Ja Morant and Sam Merrill. Reserves Brandon Clarke out and Kyle Anderson doubtful. Memphis has won five straight after their 105-90 road win against an injury riddled Miami Heat team.

 

In that five game period the Grizzlies best in defensive efficiency with 90.9 points per 100 possessions. They are fifth on the offensive side with 116.5 per 100. Also rest advantage for the Grizzlies here. Play Memphis -5.

 

Utah Jazz vs. Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Jazz at Timberwolves—The Jazz core are healthy. For the Timberwolves Karl Anthony Towns is questionable with a tailbone. D’Angelo Russell is doubtful not expected to play. Utah has won four straight and eight of ten after their 109-108 road win at Cleveland on Sunday. In that ten game period Jazz tops in offensive efficiency with 121.3 points per 100 possessions.

 

It is a three game losing streak for the Timberwolves after their 121-110 home defeat to Atlanta Hawks. During this losing streak Minnesota allowing 114.6 points per 100 possessions with 47.1% shooting and 39.4% from three. Play Utah -8.5.

 

Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Nuggets at Pelicans—On the Pelicans side Josh Hart questionable with a knee and missed practice on Tuesday. Nikola Jokic did show up on the injury report and is probable with a forarm contusion.

 

The remainder of the core is healthy for the Nuggets. Denver has lost eight of ten following their 109-97 road defeat at Chicago Bulls. Nuggets sit last in this span in defensive efficiency with 117.8 points per 100 possessions.

 

New Orleans comes off the 118-108 road defeat at Houston Rockets. Two days off for the Pelicans and one day for the Nuggets. New Orleans in the bettor form over this ten game period with a net rating of -1.7 and the Nuggets at -8.6. Play New Orleans +2.5.

 

Portland Trailblazers vs. Golden St Warriors NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Trailblazers at Warriors—The core for Golden St is healthy. It is a laundry list for the Trailblazers. Out are the guard duo of Lillard and McCollum. Backup guard Simons questionable with an ankle. Bench contributors Little, McLemore and Zeller questionable.

 

Golden St has won eight of ten after their 126-95 home win to Orlando Magic. In that period Warriors best in defensive efficiency with 101 points allowed 100 possessions. On offense the Warriors score 113.9 per 100. Portland has lost and failed to cover six of seven after their 102-90 home defeat to LA Clippers.

 

Trailblazers 29th and second last in defensive efficiency in this period by allowing 119.7 points per 100 possessions. Trailblazers have lost ten of eleven on the road. Play Golden St -14.

 

Orlando Magic vs. Sacramento Kings NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Magic at Kings—Orlando still dealing with cluster injuries to Carter-Williams, Fultz, Isaac, Moore and Suggs. For the Kings Barnes and Harkless questionable. Barnes has returned to practice. Harkless did practice on Monday. Orlando has lost nine of ten after the 126-95 road defeat to Golden St Warriors.

 

Magic last in offensive efficiency in that span with 100.6 points per 100 possessions and a -13.2 net rating. Sacramento carries a two game win streak after their 104-99 home win to LA Clippers. They have won four of six. Three says rest for the Kings with a win and cover scoring 124 points. Play Sacramento -7.

 

Boston Celtics vs. LA Clippers NBA Pick Prediction 12/8/2021

Celtics at Clippers—For Boston Jaylon Brown missed the game on Tuesday with a hamstring. Head coach Udoka wants Brown 100% before returning from his nagging injury. For the Clippers Nicolas Batum is questionable working to condition himself from COVID.

 

Celtics on a back to back after facing the Lakers and soundly beaten 117-102. They had won three of four entering the first of their back to back. Clippers return home off a 2-1 road trip with the 102-90 road win on Monday to the injury riddled Portland Trailblazers.

 

Boston has won and covered four of five in back to backs outscoring opponents by an average of 12 points. Clippers only 9-7 straight up at home failing to cover six of ten. Play Boston +3.

 

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