Top NBA Odds, Picks & Predictions: Friday (12/15)

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Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics (-6.0) | O/U 222.5 (-110/-110)

The Celtics are coming in as the top team in the league. They have won six of their past seven and are coming off an excellent victory over the Cavaliers. This team is incredible all around, and the deeper you get into the metrics, the better they look. They have the best-adjusted net scoring and are in the top five in adjusted offense and defense.

The Magic continue their incredible season and won 11 of their last 13, including victories against the Nuggets and their opponent tonight. The offense has stepped up with 120 points in four of their previous seven, and last year’s top overall pick, Paolo Banchero, has been stellar with 20+ points in nine of his last 11, including a 42-spot.

The Magic also have the third-best adjusted defensive ranking, and in their first matchup, the under was an easy hit.

Pick: Under 220.5 (-110)

Indiana Pacers (-8.5) at Washington Wizards | O/U 257.5 (-110/-110)

The Pacers had their coming out party in the In-Season Tournament, and they’re looking like an Eastern Conference contender. They are the top offense in adjusted ranking and are scoring the most points per game.

It’s all bad in the Capital City; the Wizards have the second-worst record in the league, and now fans are heartbroken as the team is likely to move to Virginia in the next few years. They are the worst defense in the league, but at least they can score, averaging 115 points per game.

The last time we saw these two play against each other, they hit 263, getting to this total shouldn’t be a problem.

Pick: Over 257.5 (-110)

Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers (-16.0)  | O/U 234.5 (-110/-110)

The last time the Pistons won a game, you were probably worried about what to be for Halloween. Now, all this time later, you are probably concerned about what to get people for Christmas. This is a young team with some talent; Cade Cunningham is averaging 22 points, Bojan Bogdanovic with 20, and Jalen Duren has 12 points and 10 rebounds. However, it’s a young team that’s going through growing pains.

The 76ers easily beat the Pistons 129-111 two days ago and have won four straight. The offense hasn’t regressed without James Harden, who has the second-best adjusted offensive ranking, and Joel Embiid is looking to repeat as MVP as his 33.8 points per game lead the league, and his 11.5 rebounds are fifth.

It will certainly be loss No. 22, and the Sixers should cruise.

Pick: 76ers -16 (-110)

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