NBA Picks: Heat
vs. Cavaliers, Suns vs. Lakers, Seattle at Portland
The NBA picks, including lines
and point spread, for the Christmas games Miami Heat vs.
Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers,
Seattle SuperSonics vs. Portland Trail Blazers.
can always count on the NBA to entertain their fans and tonight
will be no different with three basketball games lined up for
Christmas. Let's look at the picks the odds makers did on
today's NBA games, starting with the NBA game between Miami
Heat (8-19) and Cleveland Cavaliers (12-16). At the
Bookmaker (opens new window),
the Cavaliers will be once again the favorite team, when they
face off the Heat at home. The betting line on the Cleveland
Cavaliers is sitting at -200 and the line on the Miami Heat is
+170 at the bookie. The point spread on the Miami Heat vs.
Cleveland Cavaliers NBA game tonight is listed at -5 points
chalk the Cavaliers with the total set at 191.5 points. Keep in
mind that Miami is 1-5 against the spread in its last 6 games
and has lost 9 out of its last 13 games. Also, Miami Heat has
the third worst rebounds in the league at 39.5. Cleveland is 1-5
against the spread in its last 6 games and has lost 10 of its
last 13 games. The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Cleveland's
last 21 games when playing at home against Miami.
Moving on to the Phoenix Suns (19-8)
and their visit to the Los Angeles Lakers (17-10) on
Tuesday. Two very good NBA teams will play at the Staples
Center, but the guys at Bookmaker think that the Suns will do
better job tonight and have Phoenix as their favorite pick, just
like the bettor, who also picks the Suns to win the game, making
this NBA matchup the third most bet on event this week. The
betting line on the Phoenix Suns is listed at -150 and the line
on the Lakers is +130. The point spread on the Phoenix Suns vs.
los Angeles Lakers game is currently favoring the Suns -3 points
with total at 221 points. Phoenix is 2-5 against the spread in
their last 7 games when playing LA Lakers and have won 9 out of
the last 13 games. The Phoenix Suns are also the highest scoring
team in the league at 109.5 points per game and lead the league
in field goal percentage with 49.4. LA Lakers are 7-3 against
the spread in their last 10 games and have won 4 of the last 5
games, but lost 7 of their last 9 games against Phoenix. Also,
Los Angeles leads the league in rebounds at 45.0. The total has
gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing at
home against Phoenix.
And finally the Seattle SuperSonics
(8-19) will close today's NBA matchups with a game against the
Portland Trail Blazers (15-12). Naturally the Trail
Blazers are listed among the NBA favorite picks, with betting
line on beating the SuperSonics of -360. The Seattle SuperSonics
are listed with line on winning the game of +300. At
Bookmaker the point spread on
the Seattle SuperSonics vs. Portland Trail Blazers is sitting at
-7.5 points chalk Portland with the total set at 198.5 points.
Seattle is 6-3 against the spread in its last 9 games, but has
lost 13 of the last 17 games on the road, however, the
SuperSonics have won 8 of the last 11 games against the Trail
Blazers. Seattle has given up the second most points in the
league at 105.7 per game and allows the third most three points
made in the league with 7.4 per game. Meanwhile Portland is 9-1
against the spread in its last 10 games and has won 5 of the
last 5 games. Portland, however, has the worst rebounds in the
league 39.0, but the total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last
7 games when playing at home against Seattle.