Best NBA Bets Today | NBA Picks December 7

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated December 7, 2022
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NBA Picks December 7

The NBA's Wednesday night schedule is jam-packed! With 11 games on the program, there will be a number of exciting wagers to look forward to!

In one of the night's most exciting matchups, the Los Angeles Lakers face off against the Toronto Raptors. The Washington Wizards look to continue their climb up the Eastern Conference when they take on the struggling Chicago Bulls. And the two best teams in each conference face off when the Boston Celtics take on the Phoenix Suns.

Let's take a look at the bets!

Los Angeles Lakers @ Toronto Raptors

When: 7:30 PM EST

Los Angeles Lakers+7.0 (-110)O 226.0 (-110)TBD
Toronto Raptors-7.0 (-110)U 226.0 (-110)TBD

Total: Over 226.0 (-110) @ WynnBet

The Los Angeles Lakers enter this game on the second leg of a back-to-back, where they lost Anthony Davis' services to illness. The Toronto Raptors want to get back on the winning track after losing three of their last four games. This is the first meeting between these teams this season.

After losing Anthony Davis to illness, the Lakers need to find some new offensive contributors. In their recent loss, the Lakers shot just 42.7% from the field, made just six threes on 16.7% shooting, and committed 16 turnovers to their 16 assists. The Raptors are in a similar position, lacking depth in their production. They played just eight players in their loss to the Celtics, with 75% of their scoring coming from four players.

In this matchup between two teams that are lacking reliable three-point shooting, expect an up-and-down affair that may be relatively high scoring. The Raptors have a home-court advantage, but the Lakers have shown to be capable through their 10th-ranked scoring offense (114.8) and 11th-ranked scoring efficiency (47.3%). Expect the Raptors' versatile and energetic defense to be the decider.

Washington Wizards @ Chicago Bulls

When: 8:00 PM EST

Washington Wizards+5.5 (-110)O 225.5 (-110)+185
Chicago Bulls-5.5 (-110)U 225.5 (-110) -225

Spread: Chicago Bulls -5.5 (-110) @ Caesars Sportsbook

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After a relatively positive run to open November, the Washington Wizards have won just one of their last seven games. The Chicago Bulls are also in relatively poor form, losing the last three games of their six-game road trip. On the Bulls' home court, both teams here see an opportunity to get back on the winning track.

Despite dominating their opponents on the glass over their last three games (50.3 rebounds per game), the Wizards have lost due to their comparative three-point efficiency - 29.2% three-point efficiency for Washington versus 40.7% for their opponents. The Chicago Bulls find themselves in a similar situation, shooting just 28.6% from three over their last three games versus 38.1% for their opponents.

When the Wizards and the Bulls face off, one team is going to end their three-game losing streak. The Bulls will need to overcome the Wizards' interior defense, but with Bradley Beal unavailable the Wizards don't project to keep up if Chicago gets off to a good scoring run. It may not be a high-scoring match, but the Bulls should find a victory.

Boston Celtics @ Phoenix Suns

When: 10:00 PM EST

Boston Celtics-1.0 (-117)O 230.5 (-112)-122
Phoenix Suns+1.0 (-117U 230.5 (-109)+102

Spread: Boston Celtics -1.0 (-117) @ Unibet NJ

The Boston Celtics enter this game with confidence, winning eight of their last ten matchups. The Phoenix Suns have been without Chris Paul for almost a month now, but they've maintained their quality by winning seven of their last ten games. The two best teams in the NBA face off in hopes of establishing themselves over the other!

There's no secret about what the Boston Celtics are going to do when a team faces them. The Celtics will take on the Phoenix Suns with their top-ranked scoring offense (120.6), three-point shooting efficiency (40.2%), and third-ranked overall field-goal efficiency (49.4%). The Suns will contest them with their sixth-ranked scoring defense (109.3), which also limits teams to the fewest three-point attempts per game (30.1), and forces the seventh most turnovers per game (15.9).

This matchup between the Celtics and the Suns' projects to be one of the most competitive games of the season. The Celtics have the advantage through their scoring ability though, and Phoenix projects to face a real challenge with Chris Paul unavailable.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.
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Education: Bachelor of Arts (Applied Economics)
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