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December 20th, 2018 NBA Betting Tips

GraemeWritten by Graeme

1-1 last night.

We had the Nets -1.5 and they delivered in a great game. They showed a lot of fight and battle in that one and they came out winners by exactly 3 points so it was nice and close.

Unfortunately our loss was another close one where we were on the wrong side. We had Bucks -8.5 and they lost by oh 8 points exactly. So win by 1 and a half points and lost by half a point.

Nice to go from elation to being crushed so promptly.

Quite night tonight in the NBA with just two games. One of the losing streaks must end as the Mavericks take on the Clippers and one of the winning runs must end as the Rockets take on the Miami Heat.

Let’s get to it:

Rockets vs Heat Betting Tips:

Rockets are on a nice run but they are a tired team. I did love what the Rockets did against the Wizards – the way James Harden performed in particular was beautiful – but just look at their recent schedule.

This is their 6th game in 10 days and on the road. It’s a back to back and one of those fun ones going across time zones. Heat meanwhile are rested and will be at home for this big game.

Goran Dragic is out and that sucks but I think the Heat will be fresh. Rockets biggest advantage here would be their speed but I think that is nullified due to the travel. We’ve seen better performances from the Heat lately after that brutal period early in the season. Even in games they are losing they aren’t looking too shabby.

Dragic also seems to be one of those guys the players all like and I think that will help them step it up tonight.

Rockets surely have to play a lot of the bench tonight and while their bench is decent enough this game should be there for the taking with the Heat. Rockets will likely come out fast but fade down the stretch.

It’s also one of those games where I personally like to back a team like the Rockets to win the first quarter then take the Heat against the spread in live betting for the rest of the game.

Take Heat +3.5 and if you want to do that strategy, live betting is available here.