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Max’s NBA Bet Picks for 12/23/20

Knicks at Pacers

NBA Bet Picks for 12/23/20

Spread: IND -8 (Bet $25 on Knicks)

Total: 212.5 (Lean Over)

Predicted Score: Pacers 110 – Knicks 107

Overview: The Knicks will be a better team than they were last season. Tom Thibodeau can extract everything he can out of a team. Will that translate into a lot more wins? Not really. I do think New York can be a 20 win team and in the East, they can stay somewhat competitive.

A lot of Knicks fans groaned with the draft selection of Obi Toppin out of Dayton but he’s been a great surprise in the preseason – able to score and get rebounds. Add him with Julius Randle and a motivated Kevin Knox and RJ Barrett and New York could be fun.

The Pacers aren’t much different than they were last year and it will be good to see a fully healthy Victor Oladipo out there this season. The East will be a bit tougher than last year with upgrades to many teams. So Indy has to play great basketball to stay in the upper half of the Conference.

Indiana should get the win in this opener but I only have them winning by 3. I’ll bet $25 on the Knicks.


Spurs at Grizzlies

NBA Bet Picks for 12/23/20

Spread: MEM -2.5 (Bet $25 on Spurs)

Total: 231.5 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Grizzlies 115 – Spurs 113

Overview: The Spurs missed the playoffs for the first time in 22 years and it won’t get much easier for them this year. In fact, they could be sellers at some point this season with LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan both on the trade block. The Celtics have sniffed about DeRozan with the uncertainty of Kemba Walker this year while the Blazers have hinted at a sentimental reunion with Aldridge.

So San Antonio will be a team in flux and not always a team you can bet on.

But I will bet on them today. Memphis is definitely a team on the rise. Ja Morant’s name will be spoken on this show no less than 2,000 times this year. He’s an amazing ballplayer who almost willed the Grizzlies into the playoffs last year.

The Grizzlies will win this game but it will be close. I’ll throw $25 on the Spurs.



Here’s the rest of the games for the day. A full slate! Just nothing that I felt great about. If you give a look, there are a few possible moneylines in there (Cavs, Wizards, and Kings). Maybe do a fun moneyline dog parlay today. Welcome back NBA! Please don’t take my money too soon.

Hornets at Cavs

Spread: CHA -2 (Lean Cavs)

Total: n/a

Predicted Score: Cavs 109 – Hornets 107


Heat at Magic

Spread: MIA -4.5 (Lean Magic)

Total: 218.5 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Heat 110 – Magic 107


Wizards at 76ers

Spread: PHI -7.5 (Lean Wizards)

Total: 229 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Wizards 114 – Sixers 112


Bucks at Celtics

Spread: MIL -3.5 (Lean Bucks)

Total: 225.5 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Bucks 115 – Celtics 109


Pelicans at Raptors

Spread: TOR -4 (Lean Pelicans)

Total: 229.5 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Raptors 113 – Pelicans 112


Hawks at Bulls

Spread: ATL -2 (Lean Hawks)

Total: 231.5 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Hawks 113 – Bulls 110


Thunder at Rockets

Spread: HOU -7 (Lean Thunder)

Total: 226 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Rockets 115 – Thunder 110


Pistons at Timberwolves

Spread: MIN -4.5 (Lean Timberwolves)

Total: 224.5 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Timberwolves 115 – Pistons 109


Kings at Nuggets

Spread: DEN -8.5 (Lean Kings)

Total: 225.5 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Kings 111 – Nuggets 110


Jazz at Blazers

Spread: POR -1.5 (Lean Blazers)

Total: 229 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Blazers 114 – Jazz 112


Mavs at Suns

Spread: PHO -1 (Lean Mavs)

Total: 237 (Lean Under)

Predicted Score: Mavs 115 – Suns 114

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