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NBA Picks for December 13: Basketball Best Bets, Predictions, Odds on DraftKings Sportsbook

Nick Friar provides NBA betting trends along with his best bets on DraftKings Sportsbook for December 13.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The Trending NBA Betting Systems article from earlier in the week has been updated with a play, but we’re going to add a couple more here.


Los Angeles Lakers at San Antonio Spurs

Total over 230.5 points -110

This game’s total has experienced quite a bit of movement, dipping from its opening total of 229.5 down to 227.5 before ballooning back up to 230.5, which is where it stands as of writing. With the Lakers on the second leg of a back-to-back, that number could easily fluctuate. Something to monitor, but I have no problem moving on this number as is.

The Spurs are 14-8 to the over this season. The Lakers may be on the other end of the spectrum, but the setting they’re in fits a couple of systems that’ve been reliable to this point in the season.

Road favorites coming off a loss are 30-22 (57.69%) to the over this season. Additionally, road favorites on the second leg of a back-to-back are 10-5-1 (65.63%) to the over to this point in 2023-24.


Memphis Grizzlies at Houston Rockets

Jaren Jackson Jr. under 22.5 points -110

JJJ is coming off a massive 41-point showing, extending his over streak against his points prop to four games. The Memphis big man is now 11-11 against his points prop this season, and this is his fourth streak of three-plus games — two have been to the over and two have been to the under.

Now, he did drop 23 on Houston when his points line was just 20.5 back on November 22. However, the Rockets have a tendency to manage opposing bigs well. Most recently, they held Victor Wembanyama and Nikola Jokic under their point totals. With that being the case and JJJ being 4-3 to the under when his points prop increases after he hit the over in the previous game, I can’t help but like this under.


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