Degen Show (12/15/21)

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Max’s Sports Bet Picks for 12/15/21

NBA

Sports Bet Picks for 12/15/21

NOP (-1.5) at OKC (1.5)

Pick: Bet $10 NOP ML

Total: 210.5 (Lean Over – 213)

Predicted Score: NOP 108 – OKC 105

Notes: Considering how bad New Orleans started, having as many wins as OKC does is kind of a testament of how they turned things around.

Or, you know, a testament to how shitting both teams are.

The Thunder are capable of beating the dregs of this league. Any other team though, they struggle to crack 100 points in a game.

New Orleans is coming off a loss to the Spurs where they failed to score 100 but still, recently they are averaging 10 more points per game than OKC is. The Pelicans are also shooting the ball much better than OKC and playing better defense.

It’s a road game and the Pelicans are only 4-12 on the road but I think they nab this one today.

$10 bet on New Orleans.

 

CHA (3.5) at SAS (-3.5)

Pick: Bet $10 SAS ML

Total: 228.5 (Lean Over – 232)

Predicted Score: CHA 114 – SAS 118

Notes: The Hornets continue to be without Lamelo Ball and without him, they are still competitive, but nowhere near as good. He is close to returning but reports are saying he is still out tonight.

They head to San Antonio where the Spurs are decent enough. San Antonio is pretty much what you describe as an average team. They fall into that category both defensively and offensively.

There’s just nothing special about them.

But I do think they can take down a Hornets team that is missing their best player and also a couple of other key players in Ish Smith and Mason Plumlee.

$10 bet on the Spurs.

 

MEM (1) at POR (-1)

Pick: Bet $10 MEM ML

Total: 219.5 (Lean Under – 206)

Predicted Score: MEM 108 – POR 98

Notes: I made money fading Portland yesterday and I will try to make money fading them again today.

The Blazers have lost 6 in a row and if the grumblings about Damian Lillard wanting to leave were not strong in the offseason, well then, get fucking ready for some major problems if Portland can’t right the ship soon.

Memphis continues to find ways to win games – even without Ja Morant. One issue is their road shooting is pretty terrible but they make up for it by being efficient in each possession.

Memphis is 5th in the league in offensive efficiency. Portland is the second worst in defensive efficiency.

I’ll take Memphis here. $10 bet on the Grizzlies.

 

Leans

MIA (5.5) at PHI (-5.5)

Pick: Lean MIA

Total: 208.5 (Lean Over – 209)

Predicted Score: MIA 104 – PHI 105

 

ATL (-7.5) at ORL (7.5)

Pick: Lean ORL

Total: 224.5 (Lean Under – 224)

Predicted Score: ATL 113 – ORL 111

 

HOU (10.5) at CLE (-10.5)

Pick: Lean HOU

Total: 221.5 (Lean Over – 222)

Predicted Score: HOU 108 – CLE 114

 

LAL (2.5) at DAL (-2.5)

Pick: Lean LAL

Total: 216 (Lean Under – 206)

Predicted Score: LAL 105 – DAL 101

 

IND (1) at MIL (-1)

Pick: Lean IND

Total: 217.5 (Lean Over – 221)

Predicted Score: IND 110 – MIL 111

 

MIN (4.5) at DEN (-4.5)

Pick: Lean DEN

Total: 217.5 (Lean Over – 223)

Predicted Score: MIN 109 – DEN 114

 

LAC (8.5) at UTA (-8.5)

Pick: Lean LAC

Total: 215.5 (Lean Over – 231)

Predicted Score: LAC 113 – UTA 118

 

WAS (1.5) at SAC (-1.5)

Pick: Lean SAC

Total: 225.5 (Lean Under – 224)

Predicted Score: WAS 111 – SAC 113

 

NHL

Sports Bet Picks for 12/15/21

New York Rangers (-220) at Arizona Coyotes (180)

Pick: Bet $10 New York

Notes: The Rangers lost to the Avalanche yesterday. It was their second loss in a row and second loss to Colorado this past week. So they will be happy to head to Arizona today for a very winnable game.

The Rangers have been without their star goalie – Igor Shesterkin – so this makes the line somewhat bearable to be. It’s chalky, but not as chalky as it could be considering how bad Arizona is.

The Coyotes are mired in another losing streak and I fear it only continues today.

$10 bet on the Rangers.

 

Washington Capitals (-150) at Chicago Blackhawks (130)

Pick: Lean Washington

 

Seattle Kraken (130) at Anaheim Ducks (-150)

Pick: Lean Anaheim

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