The NBA is ready to ring in the new year, although most of the league will get the night off. There’s still action on the schedule, however, with bettors looking at three games on tap – including one possible upset.
Denver Nuggets over Boston Celtics (+105)
Although the Celtics are coming on strong, the Nuggets will have the home-court advantage. That implies that Denver is already ahead. With just one defeat in the last seven games, the Nuggets are expected to keep leading the Northwest Division and remain there.
If anyone questioned the Nugget’s offensive production, especially against top teams, a 124-119 win over the Miami Heat might help to clarify this point. Denver may have had some issues this season, but it will start the new year strong.
Milwaukee Bucks over Washington Wizards (-303)
The Washington Wizards have taken four straight wins as they have found success. They’re meeting the Milwaukee Bucks for the first time this season tonight but might run into trouble.
The Bucks are also performing well, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves with a solid offense in their last game. Milwaukee is second in the Eastern, and the Wiz’s defense is going to struggle.
The Bucks have consistently put up a strong defense, which they’ll take advantage of tonight. Their opponents have only been able to shoot 45.5% from the floor, and Milwaukee is equally as good at defending the long ball. Washington will be able to challenge the Bucks’ dominance but will still fall short.
Memphis Grizzlies over Sacramento Kings (-179)
The Memphis Grizzlies were on a roll but were interrupted by four defeats after seven straight wins. They quickly recovered against the Raptors and pulled off a 119-106 victory to begin straightening their path to more solid wins.
The Kings might be in sync with two straight wins, including a clincher against the Utah Jazz, but the Grizzlies will have an offensive edge. In their last outing against the Toronto Raptors, they had a solid rhythm the entire game and will do it again tonight.
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