A bevy of big-time NBA franchises and playoff contenders will take the court on Thursday in an eleven-match schedule that give punters plenty of great value.
One of the first matches taking place this December 13th will be between Atlantic division rivals Philadelphia and Brooklyn.
The Nets have the home court advantage and will attempt to knock off the bulldozing 76ers, continuing an unlikely two-game winning streak.
Another cracking match-up will be between the Detroit Pistons and the Charlotte Hornets.
Andre Drummond and his Pistons teammates are in a serious funk, losing five straight after a bright start to the year.
Charlotte is on a two game winning streak and is confidently going about its business, with Kemba Walker in All-Star form this season, averaging just under 26 points per match.
If you love watching young players dominate the court and single-handedly lead their team to victory, look no further than the Mavericks and the Hawks.
Luka Doncic and Trae Young are making a name for themselves as rookies who are putting up terrific numbers for their respective teams.
Doncic is the leading scorer among rookies and Young is 11th in the league for assists.
Not only is Doncic winning matches for the Mavs, he’s the red-hot favourite to win Rookie of the Year, at $1.17.
Even though they have beaten many powerful teams so far this season, the Utah Jazz incredibly sit 13th in the Western conference standings, with only the Rockets and Suns below them.
This Thursday, the Jazz (13–15) will host the Heat (11–15) in an attempt to get their 14th win of the season.
NBA Thursday December 13th Multi
First match begins at 11:00 am AEST
76ers to beat the Nets @ $1.34
Hornets to beat the Pistons @ $1.43
Celtics to beat the Wizards @ $1.67
Mavericks to beat the Hawks @ $1.23
Jazz to beat the Heat @ $1.36
NBA Thursday December 13th Multi Analysis
To say the 76ers will beat the Nets at home is an understatement. The combination of Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler and everyone’s favourite Aussie, Ben Simmons, is far too strong to drop a game to a lower class team.
You’re only as good as your last game, but how about your last five games? The Pistons haven’t won a match since they toppled the Warriors on the first of December and we think their struggles will continue against Charlotte.
The Wizards are known for randomly playing well when least expected, but the efficient Celtics will be strong enough to relieve us of any doubt. Kyrie Irving is coming off a break after resting on Tuesday, but is now refreshed and ready to take on the Wizards.
When you’ve only won six games for the season so far, you know that it’s going to be difficult to win against the better teams, especially when you are as young as the Atlanta Hawks. The Mavericks will beat the Hawks at home because they are a better franchise with more experienced and skilled players.
A team with Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles and Ricky Rubio should not be 13th in the Western Conference, but that is exactly where Utah finds itself.
With All-Star calibre players that can play at both ends of the court, the Jazz will beat the Hassan Whiteside-less Heat and begin their climb back up the Western Conference ladder.
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