Two Value NBA Picks for Saturday's Extensive Hoops Slate

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, December 12, 2015 3:32 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 3:32 PM UTC

We bounced back in a big way last night with a perfect 3-0 record in our NBA Picks, and I am back at it once again here on a large Saturday slate, with two more of my best bets for the NBA Odds. 

Wizards vs. Mavericks
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Free NBA Pick: Mavericks -6½
Best Odds Offered By Heritage


Washington lost a tough one last night to the Pelicans in New Orleans, and now they travel across state lines into Texas, where the Mavs await them. The NBA Odds have Dallas as a -6 ½ favorite, with a total of 207 tonight, and with the Wizards coming off the back to back, and already a little short handed, the Mavs seem like a nice way to tip off our NBA picks tonight. Dallas had reached a slight slump recently after starting off the year very hot, but wins in three of their last five SU have them getting back on track.

One of those wins was against this same Wizards team in Washington, and the Mavs easily took care of them just under a week ago. Now at home, even though the Mavs are only 5-4 ATS there this season, I see Washington being too tired and too undermanned to make this game close. This is Washington’s third game in four nights and the last two have been on the road. On top of that, last night Bradley Beal sat out surprisingly at the last second, and I’m assuming his status for tonight is still up in the air. Without Beal tonight, the Mavs will have a much easier time slowing down John Wall, and Washington is still down several of their reserve big men too. Look for the rested Mavs to take care of business tonight.

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Warriors vs. Bucks
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Free NBA Pick: Bucks +8½
Best Odds Offered By 5Dimes 


The Warriors went through hell and back last night in double overtime against the Celtics, and while their perfect SU season is still intact, the events from last night make tonight even more interesting. The NBA odds have the Bucks as +8½ home underdogs in this one after they played last night in Toronto and lost to the Raptors. The total this evening sits at a very reasonable 206½, so the question is what do we do with the Warriors?

I think the answer is taking the points with the Bucks. Draymond Green and Stephen Curry played 50 and 47 minutes respectfully, and now heading into tonight, they might not have the legs. Milwaukee is a young team that plays a lot of guys even with some of their injuries. However, Jason Kidd has this team 5-0 ATS on the second nights of a back to back, and tonight in what will likely amount to the biggest Bucks game all year, I think the Bucks keep this one close. The Warriors have been very good on the back to back as well at 5-1 ATS this season, but potentially without Klay Thompson again, this one looks like a game to take the points.

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