NBA Predictions and Free Picks December 12th

Tonight, December the 12th, sees 16 NBA teams in action, after a high-flying evening last night on the hardwood.  Tonight’s NBA featured games include the Indiana Pacers traveling to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics are in the Windy City to battle the Chicago Bulls, and the Los Angeles Lakers are in Utah for a rematch of a game in Los Angeles a few nights ago.  Other NBA games to keep an eye on tonight include the Golden State Warriors visiting the Detroit Pistons, the Dallas Mavericks play host to the Charlotte Bobcats, Portland visits the Milwaukee Bucks, the Denver Nuggets host the Phoenix Suns, and the Minnesota Timberwolves invade Sacramento to collide with the Kings.  Do not miss out on tonight’s continued excitement in the NBA, and be sure to get your FREE NBA Predictions and Picks below

NBA Predictions and Free Picks December 12th:

Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards:

Spread – WAS -7.5 (-105)
Over/Under – 207

The Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards come into this one with identical 7-12 records, with Indiana sitting in 11th in the East while Washington sits in 12 in the East.  Although Indiana’s record is not favorable, 5 of those 7 wins have come within the Eastern Conference.  Washington comes into action tonight having lost 3 straight, and have a home record of 4-6.  Washington is 1-4 within their division, and I find it difficult for them to cover the 7.5 point spread.

Free Pick – IND + 7.5 at -115

Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls:

Spread – BOS -10 (-110)
Over/Under – 186

The Chicago Bulls come into this one as one of the NBA’s most struggling teams, boasting a 2-8 record in their last 10 games overall.  They snuck by the lowly Golden State Warriors last night, to improve their home record to 6-3.  Most of the Bulls troubles this year have come on the road, where they are 2-10.  On the other side, the Boston Celtics currently sit 1st in the Eastern Conference, and boast a 10-1 road record this season.  These two teams had one of the most memorable NBA Playoff series’ of all-time last year as several of the 7 games they played went into at least one overtime.  Both of these teams carry powerful offenses, and I look for a high-scoring affair tonight in the Windy City.

Free Pick – OVER 186 at -115

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz:

Spread – UTA -2 (-110)
Over/Under – 202

The Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz collide for the 2nd time in less than a week, with the Lakers taking a 101-77 win from the Jazz earlier in the week.  The Lakers currently sit 1st in the Western Conference, 5 spots ahead of the 13-9 Jazz.  Believe it or not, this is only the 5th road game of the season for the Lakers, as they have gone 3-1 in their first 4 away from the Staples Centre.  The Jazz have a 10-3 home record this season, but a win tonight won’t come easy as the Lakers are currently riding an 11-game win streak.  After a 24-point victory over the Jazz earlier this week, I expect the Lakers to beat the 2-point spread tonight in Utah.

Free Pick – LAL +2 (-110)