Saturday is a busy day of NBA action, with 24 of the 30 teams in the league in action, before the courts go black on Sunday in preparation for the NBA in-season tournament quarterfinals starting on Monday. Here are my NBA picks for December 2nd.
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NBA Picks December 2nd
Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Tipoff – 4:00 pm EST
Spread: Clippers -5.5
Neither of these teams can get their acts together, swapping wins with losses and not getting into any kind of a groove. However, I have more faith in the Golden State Warriors to show up in this game, especially considering they just beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday by six points. Plus, in a reversal from last season, the Warriors are good on the road this season, winning five of their nine road games thus far. The Clippers might pull out the win, but I like it being closer than 5.5 points.
Best Bet: Warriors +5.5 (-112)
Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets
Tipoff – 7:00 pm EST
Spread: Nets -2.5
One of the biggest pleasant surprises of the early goings this NBA season would be the Orlando Magic, who have taken up residence near or at the top of the Eastern Conference standings for most of the season. However, as these words are being typed they are battling the Washington Wizards at home then have to jet up to Brooklyn to face the Nets Saturday night. So the Nets -2.5 line is probably lined up about right. However, the total of 224.5 seems too low to me, as both these teams have been getting into high-scoring battles over their last bunch of games.
Best Bets: Magic/Nets Over 224.5 (-108)
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