Top 3 NBA Betting Picks for Saturday, December 18th (2021)

Today is a great day for sports. College football bowl season is underway, and there are some fantastic college basketball games today. These games are great to bet on, but there is a lot of betting value in the NBA to take advantage of today. Bettors need to always find the value in sports bets and quickly. Today some phenomenal NBA games have betting value. Let’s look into the game with the best statistical betting value.

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Brooklyn Nets -5.5 -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Brooklyn Nets are without Kevin Durant and Patty Mills in this game. That is concerning, but let us remember who they are playing. The Orlando Magic have won five games this year. Only one of those wins was in December, and they are on a seven-game losing streak. The Magic are also without three starters and have two more playing through injuries. Betting the Nets in this game is more about the Magic playing poorly. During December, the Magic are losing by 11 points per game. The Brooklyn Nets have the talent to beat the ailing Orlando Magic by more than a few points. Bettors will want to get this value pick while they can because the line will move later in the day, as it already has.

New York Knicks +4.5 -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Both of these teams are having disappointing seasons. They are both loaded with talent but have yet to produce. The Celtics and Knicks could be the best teams with losing records in the NBA. Both are 1-4 in their last five games. The upside of this game goes to the Knicks. The Celtics are having internal issues with the team and are coming off a tough loss last night. All of their starters put in 33+ minutes and will be exhausted after last night’s game. That is a great betting opportunity to take advantage of. The NBA is a long season, and bettors need to take advantage of the betting value on back-to-back games.

Cleveland Cavaliers -3.5 -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been my favorite team to bet on this year. They are 23-5-2 against the spread, which means they cover 82.1% of the time. The Bucks had an overtime loss to the Pelicans last night. Tonight they are traveling back to Milwaukee. They have three starters out and put in a ton of minutes last night. The Bucks are at a clear disadvantage in this game. The worst part for the Bucks is that the Cavaliers are heating up. They have won five games straight. During their winning streak, the Cavaliers have won by an average of 20.8 points per game. This game is another game that you will want to bet on before the spread moves more. Bettors will want to take this betting value while they can.

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