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December 13th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

It was a 1-1 night with the NBA Betting Tips.

I was very disappointed in the Warriors last night and my misread of that game. It was an extremely poor performance from the Warriors from the beginning and they packed that one in in the second half.

Raptors came out motivated and fully deserved the win. Another exceptional performance from Kyle Lowry and props to him for that.

Our win was with Grizzlies -3.5 and that went as expected. CJ McCollum was the only player on the Blazers who deserve a passking mark. They started hard but faded as expected and the Grizzlies took over, They know how to grind away and that was good to see. I expected more from Damian Lillard – but it was nice to see him have such a bad game when we had the other side.

Four games tonight. Will the Suns 10 game losing streak end tonight when they host the Mavs? Lakers look to make it three in a row as they head to Houston. Clippers take on the Spurs and Magic host the Bulls in the other games.

Rockets vs Lakers Betting Tips:

I said the other day that I expected a solid performance from the Rockets bench and they duly delivered in their victory over the Blazers. The question is – can that continue?

It might – but I’m honestly not sure it matters either way in this one if we go with the Lakers.

Even if the bench do step up again, the Los Angeles Lakers are a better team than the Blazers. So even if the Rockets bench step it up, the Lakers should still be able to keep it close or win outright.

Lakers are one of those teams where things are really starting to click. They have lost Brandon Ingram temporarily but that’s not affecting things and Kyle Kuzma is having a second year bounce. He’s starting to play really well and I am liking seeing him pick up on the scoring.

I will warn you 75% of the money is on the Lakers but the line isn’t moving. That’s an indication that the sharp money is on the Rockets. In saying that it was the same deal in the last Rockets game so who knows. Lakers are a .500 road team and I think Lonzo can contain CP3. My only concern is if Rockets have a sick night with the threes – but there are just too many other factors for me to counter that.

Lakers +5.5