A four-game schedule in the NBA tonight! I look to continue the momentum on the Tuesday night card. There are several intriguing matchups tonight on the Tuesday schedule in the NBA. I look to continue the win streak tonight. Below are my NBA Picks for the December 19th, 2023 game. Check them out below!
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NBA Picks December 19, 2023
San Antonio Spurs vs. Milwaukee Bucks
Tipoff: 8:00 pm EST
Spread: Bucks -17
The struggling San Antonio Spurs, who only have four wins on the season, will head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. The Bucks are sitting at 2nd in the Eastern Conference, and it seems like they have figured things out on the court. The Spurs come into this game as one of the worst defenses in the league.
In fact, the Spurs are the 7th worst-ranked defensive-rated team in the league. Further, the Spurs will be without Victor Wenbanyama, who has been anchoring the defense. Bucks are the third-best offensive-rated team in the league and over the last five games, the Bucks are the second-best offensive-rated team.
The Bucks offense can name their number in this game and I believe they will have plenty of success. I like the Bucks to score at will in this game.
Best Bet: Bucks TT Over 133.5
Memphis Grizzlies vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Tipoff – 7:30 pm EST
Spread: Pelicans -7
The big news in this game will be the return of Ja Morant for the Memphis Grizzlies, who was serving a league suspension. The Grizzlies will travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans.
Despite the return of Morant I want to see how he looks before I can start betting on the Grizzlies. On the flip side, the Pelicans come into this game as the best team in the first half. In fact, the Pelicans are 8-2 ATS at home in the first half of games.
Furthermore, the Pelicans are 19-8 ATS in the first half. I believe there may be a bit of an adjustment and rust with Morant back in the lineup for the Grizzlies. Lastly, the Grizzlies are 5-8 ATS on the road this season in the first half.
Best Bet: Pelicans 1H -4.5
YTD Record: 23-18 (56.1%)
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