US Gambling Sites Weekly NBA Basketball Betting Picks & Predictions Dec. 23
This Friday’s Christmas Holiday is one of the biggest days in the NBA as the league takes center stage with a number of big showdowns. At the top of this year’s list is a rematch of last season’s Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors. As expected, both teams have moved to the top of the standings with the best straight-up record in their respective conference through the first quarter of the regular season so Friday’s matchup should be a good one. Be sure to check TopBET Sportsbook for the NBA betting odds for this contest as well as all the games on the board this Holiday week.
As far as actually betting on the Cavaliers through TopBET it has been a bumpy ride to say the least. They are 18-7 SU on the year as of Tuesday’s action, but just 11-14 against the spread. The good news is that Cleveland has covered in its last four games during its SU five-game winning streak heading into a Wednesday night matchup at home against New York.
The defending champion Warriors have been the story in the NBA at 26-1 SU and they have been lining bettor’s pockets at 16-9-2 ATS. Golden State extended its current SU winning streak to two games with a 121-112 victory against Milwaukee last Friday, but it failed to cover as heavy 19-point home favorites. The Bucks were the team that ended its amazing 24-game run to start the year in a 108-95 loss on Dec. 12 as a 9.5-point road favorite on TopBET USA online Sportsbooks closing line. The Warriors are now 1-2-1 ATS in their last four outings heading into Wednesday’s Western Conference tilt against Utah and the total has gone OVER in 10 of their last 11 games.
If you are looking for a hot betting team to go with on Christmas Day, then you might want to take a closer look at the San Antonio Spurs. They have the second-best SU record in the NBA at 24-5 and they are 20-9 ATS. The Spurs will be on the road this Wednesday night as 10.5-point favorites against Minnesota before squaring-off against Houston on the road as one of the featured matchups on Christmas Day. San Antonio brings a six-game winning streak (both SU and ATS) into Wednesday’s contest and the total has gone OVER in seven of its last 10 games.
A few of the other showdowns on this Friday’s Christmas Day slate include New Orleans on the road against Miami in the first tip of the day. Chicago will be on the road against Oklahoma City and in the night-cap of the five-game slate the Clippers and the Lakers will face one another at Los Angeles’ Staples Center in a scheduled 10:30 p.m. start.