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NBA Tips & Previews, Friday 3rd December

We plunge into the Friday NBA matches as our experts find the best bets amongst the hoops over in the USA.

A enthralling set of NBA fixtures leads us into the weekend as we begin our set of best bets with the game between Milwaukee and Toronto.

Our NBA team has found games chock full of value. 

Milwaukee @ Toronto

December 3rd 11:30am

The Raptors are looking to change their fortunes having lost their last three fixtures, but face what will likely be their toughest test in this losing patch against the Bucks. 

Milwaukee has rocketed its way up the Eastern standings with eight wins in a row being ticked off with a pulsating 127-125 win against Charlotte. 

Playing without break and having to travel after such a grueling game might just be the sniff the Raptors need to find winning form again. 

The Bucks sit at 1-2 against the spread when playing without a break, but the Raptors record reads even worse with an 0-4 record when starting as the underdogs at home. 

Despite the poor ATS tally, think the Raptors get the Bucks at the right time here.  

Suggested Bets: Toronto Raptors +3.5 at $1.91

Chicago @ new york

december 3rd 11:30am

Third in the East meets 10th in the East when the Chicago Bulls play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Friday morning.

Going from strength to strength this season, the Bulls have rubber stamped themselves as a legitimate playoffs contender and did their chances no harm by defeating Charlotte on Tuesday. 

Chicago has definitely surprised many this season with DeMar DeRozan lifting the Bulls on his shoulders by averaging 25.9 points-per-game and 5.2 assists. 

He has been duly supported by the likes of Zach Lavine, Alex Caruso, Lonzo Ball and Nikola Vucevic. 

The Knicks will need to find an extra gear out of Julius Randle even though he is nearly averaging a triple-double this season. 

The weight of numbers clearly looks in favour of the Bulls and a sharp 5-1 record against the spread when travelling as favourites shows how galvanised this group is.  

Suggested Bet: Chicago Bulls -1.5 at $1.91

Suggested Same Game Multi: 
Leg 1: Chicago Bulls -1.5
Leg 2: Total points scored under 213.5
Leg 3: D. DeRozan over 21.5 points
Combined odds = $5.25

Detroit @ Phoenix

december 3rd 1:00pm

It looks a case of David versus Goliath when the lowly-ranked Detroit Pistons head over to Arizona to face the might and power of the in-form Phoenix Suns at FootPrint Center. 

A 17-game winning streak was tallied up by the Suns after a 106-98 victory against Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, but the win was soured by a hamstring injury to star shooting guard Devin Booker. 

Centre DeAndre Ayton stood up in his absence and will need to do so again here. 

On the topic of streaks, the Pistons have an unwanted seven-game losing run and sit dead last in the East with a 0.190 percentage. 

It is not a pretty sight even though the NBA fraternity knows the Pistons are rebuilding from the bottom up. 

This is going to be a case of the Suns teaching the Pistons a lesson in what it will take to become a genuine championship threat.  

Suggested Bet: Phoenix Suns -12.5 at $1.92

San Antonio @ Portland

december 3rd 2:00pm

The Trail Blazers welcome San Antonio to Moda Center in a bid to improve its 0.500 record in the Western Conference.

A 110-92 win over Detroit Pistons ensured the Trail Blazers put a halt to their three-game losing streak, while the Spurs made light work of Washington in their most recent outing. 

Damian Lillard is set to miss again with his abdominal strain and it is his mid-range and perimeter shooting the Trail Blazers have missed so much in his absence. 

The Spurs will definitely fancy their chances in this game as Gregg Popovich oversees the building camaraderie between his young, inexperienced team. 

This will be a close contest, but it might just be the home advantage held by the Trail Blazers that helps them get the job done. 

Spurs will not die without a fight, but it is hard to be against a Trail Blazers team who are 8-3 against the spread when starting as home favourites.  

Suggested Bet: Portland Trail Blazers -3.5 at $1.90

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