Christmas is here and the NBA has prepared a gift of epic basketball battles for us fans. Five great games are on the docket, one after the other. Today, we’re going to dive into the massive betting streak of the first three games, which includes four title winners from the last decade. Buckle up, because this is going to be a high-risk, high-reward game!
Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets OVER 237.5 (-112): The Mavericks rely heavily on Luka Doncic’s passing, which has given them the 8th-best tempo in their last 10 games, and the Nuggets offense should be able to keep up with them with Durant and Booker leading the way. Both teams have allowed over 119 points in their recent games, so expect a high scoring affair.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ODDS (+235) OVER DENVER NUGGETS: The Warriors are on a roll, having won five games in a row, including one against the Boston Celtics. The ‘Splash Brothers’ are on fire, averaging a total of 54 points in their last three games. The Nuggets’ defense is overwhelmed by the three-point shot, ranking 19th in that category. The athleticism of rookie Trace Jackson-Davis will also cause problems for Jokic. This underdog battle has a lot of potential.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Miami Heat Over 225.5 points (-112): With Embiid out, the 76ers are expected to play a faster paced game with Tyrese Maxey at the helm. The Heat’s Jimmy Butler is also likely to be out, which will further encourage both teams to run transition offenses. The Heat have defensive weaknesses in the paint and against the fast break, which the 76ers can exploit.