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Today's Best NBA Bets: Odds, lines & picks For Saturday, Dec. 10 – Sporting News

There are eight games on Saturday’s NBA slate, so bettors have plenty of opportunities for action. Some of tonight’s most intriguing lines are in the Celtics-Warriors, Mavericks-Bulls, and Jazz-Nuggets games, and the betting experts from BetQL have sorted through all of the odds to help you find the best wagers.
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The first game of the slate we’ll look at is the game that most of us will be tuning in to, and that’s the Celtics and Warriors out by the Bay. Boston has been an absolute powerhouse this season, and there are plenty of reasons for that. For starters, they have the best offense in the entire NBA, scoring a massive 120.8 points per game. They can beat you in several ways, but getting the most out of superstar forward Jayson Tatum has been key to what has fueled them to this number. Tatum is a beast and is almost unstoppable when he’s on. Combined with Jaylen Brown and a slew of role players, the Celtics have one of the best offensive units in basketball.
Golden State has started to turn it on after being a train wreck out of the gates. They still have lots of work to do to get back to last year’s success, but they are starting to play better basketball as of late. Like Boston, Golden State also has a top-five offensive unit, led by the great Steph Curry, who continues to amaze every season he puts under his belt. The Warriors are fourth in total offense, scoring 117.4 points per game, and Curry is a big reason why. He’s scoring 30 a game on his own and dishing out seven assists as well.
PICK: This should be a great game and one that the Warriors should have a great chance of winning. They’ve played much better lately, and I like what I have seen. Take Warriors +2.5.
Next up, we’ll head to the Windy City, where the Mavericks are traveling to take on the Bulls. Dallas has been on a tear as of late, winning four of their past five games as they head into the United Center. Superstar Luka Doncic is always a threat to score and do a myriad of other things, but what has been perhaps most impressive is the Mavericks’ defense. They are ranked fourth in the NBA in total defense, allowing opponents to score just 108.7 points per game. The offense is pretty middling, but with Doncic doing his thing, they can win a lot of games holding teams to that number.
Chicago has been less impressive. They have lost three of their past five games and rely far too much on DeMar DeRozan to do all of their scoring. He’s 33 and shouldn’t be the main threat on a team that has a MAX player in Zach LaVine. I consider the Bulls to be about the most average team in the NBA. They are ranked 15th on defense and 16th on offense, and they are going nowhere quickly with those numbers. There’s something about this team that feels like they are a dumpster fire waiting to happen.
PICK: Give me the Mavericks +2 here to keep the Bulls offense in check, and for Doncic to do anything he wants against this Bulls defense.
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For our last game, we’ll head out to Denver, where the Nuggets will host the visiting Jazz for a West Coast showdown. The Jazz continue to impress to start the season, which certainly wasn’t what management was expecting. This was supposed to be the worst team in the West after losing several of their best players, but they have been playing great. They have won three of their past five games and now will face a Nuggets team that has lost three of their past five. Utah has the third-ranked offense in the NBA, scoring 117.9 points per game. They can thank the breakout of Lauri Markkanen for their success, as the former Bulls’ top pick has been great for them.
The Nuggets also have been at their best when playing on offense, ranking 10th in the league with 115 points per game. Two-time MVP Nikola Jokic is the catalyst that makes this team run, and he leads them in points, rebounds, and assists. Denver struggles on defense, so they will have a tough time stopping this Jazz offense from getting a big number on the board. However, the Nuggets should be able to do a lot of scoring of their own.
PICK: This game should be close, and I could see it going both ways. For that reason, I’ll gladly take the points with the Jazz +8 here.



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