NBA Free Picks 12-22-16

 

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers

The Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Oddsmakers currently have the Celtics listed as 1½-point favorites versus the Pacers, while the game’s total is sitting at 210.

The Pacers were a 118-111 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the +4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (229) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 112-109 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Celtics covered in the match as a -2.5-point favorite, while 221 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Boston:
Team record: 16-12 SU,16-12 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston’s last 22 games
Boston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Indiana:
Team record: 15-15 SU,12-18 ATS
Indiana is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana’s last 6 games
Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Boston Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers

Prediction: Indiana Money Line (+100)

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

The fans at American Airlines Arena will be treated to a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat when they take their seats on Thursday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Heat listed as 5-point favorites versus the Lakers, while the game’s total is sitting at 212.

Miami lost its last outing, a 136-130 result against the Magic on December 20. The Heat failed to cover in that game as a -3.5-point favorite, while the 266 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Los Angeles was a 117-113 loser in its last match on the road against the Hornets. They covered the +8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 230 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Los Angeles:
Team record: 11-20 SU,14-16-1 ATS
LA Lakers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
LA Lakers is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers’s last 10 games

Miami:
Team record: 9-20 SU,14-15 ATS
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Miami is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Miami is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Miami is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Miami Heat

Prediction: Miami -5

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers

The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at STAPLES Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Spurs listed as 2-point favorites versus the Clippers, while the game’s total is sitting at 204.

The Clippers were a 119-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nuggets. They covered the -8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (221) made winners of OVER bettors.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 102-100 result against the Rockets on December 20. The Spurs covered in that game as a +1-point underdog, while the 202 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

San Antonio:
Team record: 23-5 SU,15-12-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
San Antonio is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games on the road

Los Angeles:
Team record: 21-8 SU,14-15 ATS
LA Clippers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
LA Clippers is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Clippers’s last 6 games

San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Clippers

Prediction: San Antonio -2