NBA Picks of the Day: Elite Betting Selections for Tuesday's Card

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 4:21 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 4:21 PM UTC

While it isn’t the biggest night of NBA action tonight, there are still four very viable games in the NBA Odds. I have chosen two of them to highlight this evening.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics
By far the biggest game of the evening is the Cavaliers heading into Boston to play the Celtics. After softening up the Golden State Warriors the other night in double overtime, the Celtics are +2 ½ NBA Odds underdogs at home against the Cavaliers, with a total of 202. Cleveland has not been great to start the season, and while there may be a number of different reasons for this injuries and inconsistency are the main culprits. The biggest injury is obviously Kyrie Irving, who will not play tonight, but could be back soon. Cleveland is only 1-5 ATS in their last six games, 4-7 ATS on the road, and 3-6 ATS on the road against the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics on the other hand have been quite good this season, and even though they have only won three of their last five games SU, their two losses were that double OT thriller against the Warriors and against the Spurs. This team may be one of the top three or four best teams in the East this season, and they want the consolation prize after losing to the Dubs, and that would be beating up on Lebron James and the Cavaliers. The Celtics are 7-2 ATS this season when playing at home against the Eastern Conference, and with the Cavs still down some bodies and banged up a little, the Celtics are the NBA pick tonight.

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NBA Pick: Celtics +1
Best Line Offered: at Heritage


Bucks vs. Lakers
The finale for Tuesday evening will be the Lakers and Bucks from the Staples Center, and the NBA odds have the Bucks as -3 ½ road favorites, with a total of 197 ½. The Bucks have been pretty bad at times this season but they have been looking better recently, and that was even before they beat up on a worn out Warriors team. However, the NBA Odds for this one are very low because the Bucks cannot win on the road. After a steady 2-1 SU start on the road, the Bucks have dropped their last nine road games SU. However, the Bucks I’m sure are aware of their road struggles, and who better than to turn things around than the worst team in the NBA, the Lakers.

Los Angeles is one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, and it might show against an improving Bucks team tonight. Milwaukee’s defense was awful to start the season, but in their last five games they have given up fewer than 95 points per game to their opponents, and if you take out their stinker against the Clippers, they have given up only 91 points per game in their last four.

Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in their last five games, and they have gone 7-5 ATS in their last 12 overall, and against the defenseless and offensively challenged Lakers, Jason Kidd and crew should have no problem covering the spread, and breaking their road-losing streak. Even though they have been horrific on the road SU, the Bucks are only 5-7 ATS on the road this season.

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NBA Pick: Bucks -4
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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