After a couple of busy nights in the NBA, the schedule only features 3 games in action tonight. However, some top caliber teams are in action tonight as the Denver Nuggets visit the Detroit Pistons, the Boston Celtics head to the nation’s capital as they take on the Washington Wizards, and the Utah Jazz are set to host the Orlando Magic in the evening’s best matchup. Be sure to keep an eye on the continued excitement in the NBA this season, with plenty of opportunity to cash in on some good odds. Free picks and predictions for these December 10th NBA games can be found below.
NBA Predictions and Free Picks December 10th:
Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons:
Spread – Denver -7
Over/Under – 198
Chauncey Billups makes his return back to the Palance of Auburn Hills tonight for the first time since being traded for Allen Iverson. Although the Nuggets have lost 13 straight games in Detroit, this season is a different story as the Nuggets sit first in the Northwest division with a 16-6 record. Detroit snuck by the basement-bound Philadelphia 76ers 90-86 last night in Philadelphia, which means fatigue could be a factor as Denver had last night off. Carmelo Anthony missed both games against Detroit last season, so look for him to be a big factor in Denver covering the 7 point spread.
Free Pick – DENVER -7 (-110)
Boston Celtics vs. Washington Wizards:
Spread – Boston -7.5 (-115)
Over/Under – 195
The Boston Celtics sit 2nd in the east, 8 spots ahead of the 7-12 Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference standings. The Celtics hold an impressive 11-3 in-conference record while the Wizards are 6-9 within the Eastern Conference. The Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night to extend their season-high winning streak to 8 games, 5 of which have come on the road. With Ray Allen starting to look more like himself as of late, the Celtics once again have a strong shooting game, as well as a powerful inside game. I look for the Celtics to easily cover the 7.5 spread tonight in Washington.
Free Pick – Boston -7.5 (-115)
Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz:
Spread – Orlando -2.5 (-115)
Over/Under – 202
The Jazz come into action tonight after being throttled by the LA Lakers last night 101-77, while the Magic had last night off after beating the Clippers in LA on Tuesday night. Carlos Boozer needs to be a factor tonight for Utah on the glass as the Magic are 13-0 when they out-rebound a team. History could be made tonight for the Magic as a win could improve them to 18-4, the best record to start a season in Magic history. They currently sit 1st in the Eastern Conference standings. After a night of travel for the Jazz, I expect the first place Magic to handle the 7th Place (in the West) Utah Jazz in order to cover the 2.5 point spread.
Free Pick – ORLANDO -2.5 (-115)
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