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Best NBA Bets Today | NBA Picks December 5

NBA Picks December 5

The NBA's Monday schedule kicks off the week with eight exciting matchups!

In an inter-conference battle, the Charlotte Hornets host the LA Clippers. In the East, the Boston Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors. And the Memphis Grizzlies will look to kick off a winning streak when they host the Miami Heat.

Let's take a look at the bets!

LA Clippers @ Charlotte Hornets

When: 7:00 PM EST

TeamSpreadTotalMoney
LA Clippers-2.0 (-110)O 217.0 (-130)-130
Charlotte Hornets+2.0 (-110)U 217.0 (-130)+110

Spread: LA Clippers -2.0 (-110) @ DraftKings

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The LA Clippers enter this game hoping to cut their losing streak at two games. The Charlotte Hornets have lost two of their last three games, owing to their porous defense.

Despite their usual defensive standards, the Clippers have allowed their opponents to shoot 53.5% from the field and 39.1% from three over their last two losses. The Hornets won't be shy despite their lack of efficiency, averaging 106.0 points on 43.3% shooting over their last three games.

Despite being the poorest shooting team in the league, the Hornets are still third overall in field goal attempts per game (92.5). The Clippers may be shorthanded, but expect the quality of their depth to earn them a victory.

Boston Celtics @ Toronto Raptors

When: 7:30 PM EST

TeamSpreadTotalMoney
Boston Celtics-1.0 (-110)O 227.0 (-110)-115
Toronto Raptors+1.0 (-110)U 227.0 (-110) -105

Spread: Boston Celtics -1.0 (-110) @ bet365

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The Boston Celtics are coming off their first loss in six games. On the other side of the court, the Toronto Raptors found their first win in three games.

Over their last six games, the Celtics have been tremendous. They've been shooting 53.1% from the field and 44.5% from three while outscoring their opponents by 14.0 points over their last six games. The Toronto Raptors will look to build off of their last three games, where they've lost two of three but have forced 17.7 turnovers per game.

The Raptors are a good team, but their offense doesn't project to be able to keep up with the East-leading Boston Celtics.

Miami Heat @ Memphis Grizzlies

When: 8:00 PM EST

TeamSpreadTotalMoney
Miami Heat+2.5 (-110)O 226.0 (-110)TBD
Memphis Grizzlies-2.5 (-110)U 226.0 (-110)TBD

Spread: Memphis Grizzlies -2.5 (-110) @ WynnBet

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The Miami Heat enter this game on a good run of form, having won four of their last five games. The Memphis Grizzlies have been similarly positive, having won three of their last four games.

Over their recent five-game run the Heat have been solid from the field and commanding on the glass, shooting 47.5% overall and collecting 45.6 rebounds - 10.2 being on the offensive glass. The Grizzlies have been similarly positive, shooting 46.5% over their last four games while outrebounding their opponents 53.0 to 38.5.

The Memphis Grizzlies are an all-out effort team, but the Heat have been lacking the offensive venom to keep up with such energy. Don't expect a high-scoring Grizzlies win though.

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