NBA Weekly Basketball Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions: Dec. 30
NBA Weekly Basketball Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions: Dec. 30, In one of the first big showdowns in the NBA this season, the defending champion Golden State Warriors proved they were still the team to beat this year with an 89-83 win against Cleveland on Christmas Day. Through their first 30 games of the season, the Warriors only have one straight-up loss in what is rapidly becoming a race to post the best regular season record in NBA betting history.
While it would be really hard to deny that Golden State is not the best team in the league on the court, bettors have been on a bumpy ride with this team for most of December. It failed to cover as a 6.5-point home favorite against the Cavaliers and going back to Dec. 11 the Warriors are just 3-3-1 against the spread. They will close-out 2015 with road games against Dallas and Houston before opening-up the New Year at home against Denver on Jan. 2.
The team with the second-best SU record in the NBA as of Tuesday’s action is the San Antonio Spurs at 27-6. They have also been a profitable team to wager on with 5Dimes Sportsbook at 22-11 ATS. The Spurs have failed to cover in two of their last three games, but going back to a 109-87 romp over the Los Angeles Lakers as 15-point home favorites on Dec. 11, they are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games. They will close-out 2015 on Wednesday night as 14.5-point home favorites against Phoenix.
The top betting team in the NBA has been somewhat of a surprise with the Orlando Magic going 18-13 SU with a highly profitable 22-9 record ATS. They are now 6-2 both SU and ATS in their last eight games following a 104-89 victory against New Orleans this past Monday as four-point home favorites. They will face Brooklyn at home on Wednesday night as eight-point favorites on 5Dimes’ current NBA betting odds before travelling to Washington for a New Year’s Day matchup against the Wizards.
If you are looking for a hot team to ride into the New Year, then the Boston Celtics could be a good choice as 12.5-point home favorites for Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers. Following a 100-91 victory over New York this past Sunday as 8.5-point favorites at home, the Celtics have won their last four games both SU and ATS. They are now 18-13 SU with an 18-12-1 record ATS.