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Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Saturday, December 4th (2021)

by December 4, 2021
Jayson Tatum

Today is a great day. Conference championships for college football are taking place. That will be fun to watch, but let’s not forget about the NBA. Tonight in the NBA, there are a lot of teams on back-to-backs. That creates multiple close betting spreads today. That means there will be betting value out there if you are willing to look for it. With all the excitement about college football, it is easy to miss betting on the NBA. But make sure you don’t miss all the value today in the NBA.

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Boston Celtics Moneyline -120 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Boston Celtics played last night. That game was on the road and tonight is a road game. When playing back-to-back road games, the Celtics are 2-0 on the season. That means they have won these games consistently this year. Consistency is hard to find in this matchup, with the Trail Blazers 1-4 in their last five games. Their only win was against the worst team in the league. With Lillard sitting out for the Blazers, the Celtics will be able to lock down C.J. McCollum with one of the league’s best defenders,  Marcus Smart. The Celtics are missing Jaylen Brown but will have plenty of scoring power with Tatum, Horford, and Schroder. There are too many things that favor the Celtics in this game.

Alec Burks Over 15.5 Points  -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Since joining the starting lineup over Kemba Walker, Burks is averaging 21 points per game. He has also scored over 15 points in all of those games. Denver has hit a cold streak on defense lately. Traditionally, the Nuggets are one of the top defensive teams in the league. However,  in their last three games, they have plummeted to the bottom 10. During their last three games, the Nuggets allowed 113 points per game. The Nuggets are playing poor defense. R.J. Barrett is still day-to-day, and this means there will be plenty of opportunities for Burks to score over 15 points.

Dillion Brooks Under 20.5 Points -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Dillion Brooks is averaging 17.6 points per game. That number has increased a lot since Ja Morant went out. Even then, he has only scored over 20 points once this season. He is still coming back from his injury, but other scorers have emerged while he has been out. Jaren Jackson Jr, Desmond Bane, and De’Anthony Melton have all grown to be good scorers. They will take away opportunities from Brooks during this game. Without volume, Brooks will struggle to get over 20 points for the second time this season. There are too many concerns with Brooks scoring this many points.

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