Sports Handicapping Central: NBA Picks December 6

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Don Shapiro
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We are back to regular play in the NBA Wednesday following a few days off for most teams.  We still managed to have a nice win with the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the New York Knicks at the Gambling911 Sports Hub on Tuesday.


76ers @ Wizards - We had an underlay with the line opening -8.5 but the current -10 point line is more accurate.  Philadelphia has blown the Wizards out in the last two meetings though Washington won the previous two.  The Wizards have only one win in their last ten.  Sports Investors are backing Philadelphia early at the G911 Sports Hub.  They've won with four of their last five NBA picks.

Nets @ Hawks - Don't be fooled by the Nets record hovering right around the .500 mark.  This team has been quite profitable for bettors as the Nets are 14-4-1 Against The Spread compared to Atlanta's dismal 5-14 ATS record.  Using the current +4 spread, Brooklyn is 5-0 ATS against Atlanta in the last five meetings.

Winners and Whiners offered this assessment of the Nets chances to cover:

"On the court (again) this season, Brooklyn should have the edge in overall shooting (especially from deep) and a slight rebounding edge. Atlanta should win at the free throw line and have a slight advantage with turnovers. This game should be tight, with the Nets potentially pulling out the win. Taking them to cover is the best bet."

Heat @ Raptors - The line opened at Miami +2.5 but we actually have the Heat 0.25 in this one.  Toronto, however, has won the last three games in the series while Miami is just 1-4 in their last five overall. 

Thunder @ Rockets - This one opened OKC -1.5 and we get an underlay of 2 points.  The Thunder have beaten Houston badly in the last two meetings while the Rockets won in the previous four.

Jazz @ Mavs - Utah has lost by 8 or more points in all but one game this season on the road. The number shot up to –10.5 after opening at -8.5 Dallas.


- Don Shapiro,

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