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Top NBA Betting Picks of the Week – December 25th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

After taking December 26 off, the NBA is back at it on Wednesday. The top play on Wednesday happens in the Cavaliers versus Mavericks game. On Thursday, Heat at Warriors made the list, and then on Friday Clippers hosting Grizzlies is one of the week’s top games to bet. Check out NBA odds, analysis, and free picks for six of the week’s best matchups.

Top NBA Betting Picks of the Week (December 25th, 2023)

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • When: Wednesday, December 27th, 2023, 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • TV: Bally Sports SW-DAL, Bally Sports Ohio
  • Radio: WTAM 1100 AM (Cavaliers) // 97.1 The Freak (Mavericks)
  • Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: TBA

Both teams have gone 6-4 in the last 10. The Mavericks, though, have a big time edge because Dallas is at home.

Ah, but the Mavericks’ home court advantage may not be as significant as one might think. Luka Doncic and his mates are 8-6 at home heading into the week. Cleveland is 8-6 on the road. The Cavaliers can pull off the upset win.

NBA Betting Pick: Cavaliers

Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors

  • When: Thursday, December 28th, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Chase Center, San Francisco, CA
  • TV: NBC Sports Bay Area, Bally Sports Sun
  • Radio: 560 The Joe WQAM (Heat) // 95.7 The Game (Warriors)
  • Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: TBA

The Warriors have gone 6-4 in their last 10. Golden State does have a winning home record, scoring 9 victories to just 6 losses.

Miami is excellent on the road, going 9-6. Not only that, but the Heat have won 7-of-10 heading into the week. Also, Draymond Green remains suspended, so Bam Adebayo should have his way in the paint.

NBA Betting Pick: Heat

Memphis Grizzlies vs. L.A. Clippers

  • When: Friday, December 29th, 2023, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • TV: Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports SE-MEM
  • Radio: WMFS-FM 92.9 (Grizzlies) // KLAC 570 AM (Clippers)
  • Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: TBA

Pay attention to the Grizzlies. Yes, beating the Clippers isn’t easy, but Memphis is 4-6 in their last 10 but have won 3 straight. What it means is that ever since Ja Morant stepped back onto the court, the Grizzlies have excelled.

The Clippers, though, are 8-2 in their last 10 and 11-4 SU at home. James Harden will find a way to slow down Morant. LAC gets the win.

NBA Betting Pick: Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

  • When: Saturday, December 30th, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
  • Where: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • TV: Bally Sports North, Spectrum SportsNet
  • Radio: ESPN LA 710 (Lakers) // KFAN FM 100.3 (Timberwolves)
  • Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: TBA

2024 begins next Monday and the Minnesota T’Wolves remain the best team in the Western Conference. Yes, we know how crazy that sounds.

The Wolves are 22-6, have gone 12-1 straight up at home, and have won 8-of-10. The Lakers are a decent club, but they don’t have much chance of winning this. If you want a bigger payout, wait until the spread comes out and back Anthony Edwards and his mates.

NBA Betting Pick: Timberwolves

Orlando Magic vs. Phoenix Suns

  • When: Sunday, December 31st, 2023, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • TV: Arizona’s Family 3TV, Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio: FM 96.9 The Game (Magic) // WYGM 96.9FM (Suns)
  • Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Odds: TBA

The Orlando Magic have a losing road record. However, the Suns aren’t dominating by any stretch of the imagination.

In fact, heading into this week, Phoenix is a terrible 3-7 against the spread. It’s tough to back the Suns to cover at home. Wait until the spread line and if Orlando gets enough points to be an overlay, which is the prediction, back the Magic ATS.

NBA Betting Pick: Magic

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