Betting Tips for Week Nine of the NBA

NBA Best Matches of the Week

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TOR Raptors at LA Clippers

TOR RaptorsTOR Raptors

Tuesday 12/11 10:30 PM (ET),
Staples Center

LA ClippersLA Clippers

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TipThe Clippers have now lost two games in a row, and while they get a pick me up game Monday vs. the skidding Suns, after Tuesday they should be 1-3 in their last four games. The Raptors will dominate in the post with Ibaka and Siakam. LA has been inept defensively against opposing point guards this season, which is not good news with Kyle Lowry coming to town.

MIL Bucks at IND Pacers

MIL BucksMIL Bucks

Wednesday 12/12 7:00 PM (ET),
Bankers Life Fieldhouse

MEM GrizzliesIND Pacers

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TipThe Pacers are on a three game winning streak, as they inch closer to the Bucks in the standings. Unfortunately for Indiana, they will likely be without Victor Oladipo on Wednesday. That leaves Indiana without a true go-to scoring option. Also, Indiana lacks length from the 1-3 positions, which will leave them at a huge disadvantage against the longest team in basketball.

POR Trail Blazers at MEM Grizzlies

POR Trail BlazersPOR Trail Blazers

Wednesday 12/12 8:00 PM (ET),
FedEx Forum

>MEM GrizzliesMEM Grizzlies

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TipThe pesky Grizzlies are still hanging around the playoff picture, sitting at 6th in the west. Memphis is 8-4 at home this season, and their stifling defense is the main reason for it. The Grizzlies second-ranked defense will fair well against Portland’s backcourt. If the Grizzlies can at least tame McCollum and Lillard, they will likely come out on top, as the two guards are really all Portland has offensively. Portland has had their struggles on the road this season, going 5-7.

TOR Raptors at GS Warriors 

TOR RaptorsTOR Raptors

Wednesday 12/12 10:30 PM (ET),
Oracle Arena

GS WarriorsGS Warriors

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TipNearly two weeks ago these two teams faced off, and they did not disappoint. Toronto pulled away at home, in overtime, 131-128. This game takes place in Oracle, where Golden Stat is 11-2 on the season. They will also have Draymond Green and Steph Curry in the lineup, something they didn’t have last time around. Curry has averaged nearly 30 points since returning from injury. Golden State’s offensive prowess and home court advantage will likely be too much for Toronto come Wednesday.

TOR Raptors at POR Trail Blazers 

TOR RaptorsTOR Raptors

Friday 12/14 10:00 PM (ET),
Moda Center

POR Trail BlazersPOR Trail Blazers

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TipToronto has had their struggles of late. Kyle Lowry is coming off his first scoreless game since the 2013 season, and they are currently 1-3 over their last four matchups. Traveling to Portland won’t be an easy outing for Toronto, but it’s still a game that can get them back on the right track. Kawhi Leonard will have a plus matchup offensively against the likes of Mo Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu. Toronto’s well-rounded team, top-7 in both total offense and defense, will be too much for a middle of the pack defensive unit in Portland.

TOR Raptors at DEN Nuggets

TOR RaptorsTOR Raptors

Sunday 12/16 8:00 PM (ET),
Pepsi Center

DEN NuggetsDEN Nuggets

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TipToronto has had a monstrous schedule this week, facing off against five top-eight teams in their conference. Denver is 9-3 at home this season, and is stout on defense, surrendering the 4th fewest points in the NBA. Toronto has only scored an average of 105 ppg in their last three outings. Nikola Jokic will matchup nicely against Ibaka who would rather not bang down low with the stouter built Jokic. Jokic’s ability in the paint to either score, or find the open guy, will be on full display Sunday.