Monday, December 21, 2015

NBA Predictions December 21st, 2015

I went 2-1 on yesterday’s predictions with the Timberwolves easily covering 1.5 points on the road against the hapless Nets and the Cavaliers also easily covering the 16 point spread at home against the now 1-28 Philadelphia 76ers. The Cavaliers game was worrisome since anything can happen in garbage time but the 76ers are so historically bad the outcome was never in doubt. The Pelicans spoiled my chance at a perfect day with a comeback win over the Nuggets. Yesterday’s results boosted my mythical winnings to $450 and my record to 21-15-2. Today I will be picking from the best of tonight’s NBA games using the the lines as listed on the Yahoo Sports page for entertainment purposes only with no real money wagered.

Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers
This is a battle between two hot teams. The Thunder have won seven of eight with the loss on the road against the Cavaliers in which they blew double digit leads twice. Meanwhile the Clippers had won six of seven before losing back to back road games to the Spurs and Rockets over the weekend. I believe the Thunder will make this a statement game and blow out the Clippers so I will give the two points and take the Thunders for $110 to win $100

Indiana Pacers at San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs have gone 9-1 in December with eight double digit wins. The Pacers were on a 3 game winning streak until they lost in Memphis on Saturday. The Pacers have lost their last four road games three by double digits. The Spurs likely won’t be resting players since they last played Friday and won’t play until Wednesday so I will pick the Spurs to continue their spectacular play and give the 8.5 points on a $110 bet.