NBA Betting Tips and Preview – December 12th, 2019

Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers

Despite an extraordinary performance from Kemba Walker scoring 44 points, the Boston Celtics failed to win the game against Indiana Pacers 122-117 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Wednesday. There was one-to-one battle between the both teams with the Pacers’ Aaron Holiday scoring 11 of his 18 total in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Boston 38-23.

Overall, Boston are in good shape for the last few weeks having lost just one of their last five, but the club dropped to third in the Eastern Conference behind the 18-6 Miami Heat.

Philadelphia heads into this contest after registering a close and important win against the Nuggets 97-92 where Joel Embiid scored 22 points and Tobias Harris added 20 points. The 76ers is coming off a third win in a row and have registered seven wins out of their last 8 games. The club are in good shape this season and are placed fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 18-7 win-loss record.

Both the teams have been in a good form this season, and therefore it’s difficult to predict the outcome of this game. We expect a very tight game here so the best bet will be total points in the match.

Total Points – Under 210 @ 1.90 at Bet365

San Antonio Spurs vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers came up short of 6-points against the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night despite an exceptional performance from Kevin Porter Jr. who scored a career-high 24 points. The Cavaliers went on a 24-0 run in the second-half to lead by 11 points, but James Harden rebounded emphatically in the fourth quarter to seal a 116-110 victory.

With eight straight losses, the Cavaliers continue to search for their first win since Nov. 24’s 110-104 victory against the Portland Blazers. The club is in disastrous form this season with a 5-19 record and sits second-last in the Eastern Conference standings.

On the contrary, San Antonio Spurs are on a two-game winning streak with the last one against Sacramento Kings (105-104) in overtime. The club were trailing by nine points with less than two minutes to go but rallied again with a very strong jumper, Dejounte Murray.

After losing 10 out of 11 games at one point, the Spurs recovered a bit and have won three games out of four to improve to 6-14 since then. The team are placed 12th in the West with a 7-6 record at home and are also good in scoring offense with 111.7 points per game. 

Despite Spurs poor performance this season, the club would hold home court advantage and are expected to take the lead. Cavaliers won’t make it easy, but a home win should follow. Also, we expect a low-scoring game here.

Total Points: Under 218.5 @ 1.90 at Bet365

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