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NBA Odds: Rested Celtics Host Pelicans on Tuesday

NBA Odds: Rested Celtics Host Pelicans on Tuesday

After playing in London England on Thursday, the Boston Celtics have received five days off to recover from jet lag. They’ll be at home on Tuesday, when they host the New Orleans Pelicans.

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The Pelicans are coming off a win in New York on Sunday afternoon, moving to 22-20 on the season (22-19-1 ATS). They have some momentum right now as they’ve won two straight games and seven of their last 11. Although they’re just 11-11 on the road this season, they’ve won four of their last six away games.

The Celtics, meanwhile, are 34-10 (27-15-2 ATS) after a 114-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in London where they came back from a 22-point deficit. Shooting guard Jaylen Brown put up 21 points, while point guard Kyrie Irving added 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Celtics. Boston is on a roll again, entering Tuesday’s game on a seven-game winning streak. They look like legitimate title contenders (+800 futures), even without the injured Gordon Hayward.

The two teams have split their last 10 meetings straight up, with Boston winning five of the last six. The Celtics covered in six of those games. As for the total, six of the games went under.

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Top NBA Parlay Picks

Top NBA Parlay Picks of the Week

Posted by Efrain Valerio on December 19, 2016

The NBA betting action is on and this week, fans have multiple options to cash in and get in the money. So as part of our weekly series, we bring pro hoops fans a selection of games that offer great value for your parlay action. So let’s get started! Top NBA Parlay Picks

Orlando Magic over the Miami Heat

Top NBA Parlay Picks of the Week Posted by Efrain Valerio on December 19, 2016 The NBA betting action is on and this week, fans have multiple options to casOn Tuesday, December 20th, the two NBA teams from Florida hook up in Miami. When these two play it always adds a small element of rivalry to the game. Orlando has been quite the mystery this season. They are playing really good basketball on the road, but struggle to win at home. Miami is down quite a bit this year and missing the leadership of Dwyane Wade. Look for Orlando to score points in bunches in this game and the presence of Biyombo, Ibaka and Vucevic should be able to hold down Whiteside of the Heat. The first pick on our parlay card for the week is the Orlando Magic over the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

New Orleans Pelicans over the Oklahoma City Thunder

The next leg of our parlay card is in New Orleans on Wednesday night. Russell Westbrook is playing out of his mind for the Thunder. He is a triple double machine and really carrying the Thunder to a 16-11 record. But on the other side, Anthony Davis is a force and the Pelicans play better ball at home. They started the season out rough, but are slowly coming around. Look for Davis to be too much for the Thunder in this game. Bet two for this weeks parlay is the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.

Los Angeles Clippers over the San Antonio Spurs

Our third pick for the week comes on the Thursday Night TNT game of the night. The Los Angeles Clippers will host the 22-5 San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs just continue to win in “non-flashy” ways. Kawhi Leonard leads the way and does a little bit of everything. But the Clippers have a two headed monster in Chris Paul and Blake Griffin that should be able to handle the Spurs attack. Look for the Clippers to be very motivated to prove themselves in this game. The third pick in the weekly parlay card is the LA Clippers on Thursday.

Golden State Warriors over the Detroit Pistons

The fourth pick is a pretty easy one. Golden State should absolutely crush the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Detroit plays decent ball at home which could make these odds a little closer than they should be. Look for Steph Curry and Kevin Durant to really lead the way to a Warriors double digit win. Put the Warriors as the fourth team in this week’s parlay. Top NBA Parlay Picks

San Antonio Spurs over the Chicago Bulls

The fifth and final pick for this weeks parlay card is the San Antonio Spurs. The Chicago Bulls go on the road, on Christmas Day, to face the San Antonio Spurs. The Bulls are playing terrible basketball as of late, while the Spurs continue to win. The only problem with the Spurs is sometimes they “rest” their players. Well, it’s Christmas Day and I don’t see any reason they will rest guys. Spurs roll on Christmas and make up our fifth team in the weekly parlay card. Good luck with your parlay bets this week at MyBookie!

2016 NBA Western Conference Season Win Total Prediction

2016 NBA Western Conference Season Win Total Prediction

Posted by Jordan Walterss on October 17, 2016 in NBA News, Betting Tips, Picks & Previews

2016 NBA Western Conference Season Win Total Prediction Posted by Jordan Walterss on October 17, 2016 in NBA News, Betting Tips, Picks & Previews So my editSo my editors here at Mybookie want me to predict the Western Conference winner in the NBA this season. That’s like asking me to predict whether the sun rises in the East or West. I’m speaking tongue in cheek of course, but the only way the Golden State Warriors don’t win a third straight Western Conference title is if the season is canceled or their team plane crashes. But being serious, really the only thing that can derail the Warriors would be injuries. Let’s check what the NBA lines have to say.
Let’s Have a Closer Look at the 2016 NBA Western Conference Season Win Total Prediction
Of course the Warriors had the best record in NBA history last regular season at 73-9 but an injury to Steph Curry somewhat derailed them in the playoffs. The Warriors were down 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals but became only the ninth team in league history to rally from that deficit and win a series. Alas, fortune wasn’t smiling on the Warriors in the NBA Finals as they became the first team to ever blow a 3-1 series lead and lose in the Finals. It took a super-human effort from LeBron James to win Game 7 back in Oakland.

No team had a better offseason than the Warriors as they were able to convince Kevin Durant to leave Oklahoma City in free agency and sign with them. A lot of players didn’t like that decision as in the old days, a star player didn’t leave his team to join a rival. The Clippers Paul Pierce is an old-school guy and last week he said this about Durant: “I’m an old-school guy. I’m a competitor. I never believed that — when you want to be the best, you’ve to beat the best. And Oklahoma, I felt like, was a contending team. They had Golden State on the ropes. I’ve been in that position. I could have left Boston years ago, but I stuck it out. I just feel like when you’re that close, as a competitor, you don’t go join the team that just put you out.”
The Warriors are -190 favorites to win their second NBA title in three years. I only believe there are two teams that can beat the Warriors in the West.

San Antonio Spurs (+900 For NBA Title)

San Antonio was second in the NBA with 67 wins last year, a franchise record. By all statistical measures, they had one of the best regular seasons ever. But they were 1-3 vs. the Warriors and were upset by Oklahoma City in the conference semifinals. And the team lost Tim Duncan to retirement, arguably the best power forward in league history. He was also the franchise’s emotional and spiritual hub and set the tone for everything. The good news is Kawhi Leonard has been groomed to take over the mantle, and LaMarcus Aldridge was brought on board two summers ago and delivered a very encouraging first season in San Antonio. The team also replaced Duncan with Bulls free agent Pau Gasol, who is a better scorer than Duncan.

Los Angeles Clippers (+3000 For NBA Title)

2016 NBA Western Conference Season Win Total Prediction Posted by Jordan Walterss on October 17, 2016 in NBA News, Betting Tips, Picks & Previews So my editIt’s likely the last hurrah for this group as both star point guard Chris Paul and power forward Blake Griffin will be free agents after this season. I think the Clippers had a chance to beat the Warriors in last year’s playoffs, but Los Angeles was knocked out in the first round by Portland when Griffin and Paul went down with injury. Doc Rivers, the head of basketball operations as well as the coach, kept the core of the roster together. Jamal Crawford, Austin Rivers, Wesley Johnson and Luc Mbah a Moute all re-signed as free agents, keeping the bulk of the bench in place. Another potential key reserve, Marreese Speights, arrived from Golden State.