Three games greet us for NBA action on Friday.
The best bets get underway as we syphon our way through the first game of the day between Utah and Philadelphia.
Utah @ Philadelphia
December 10th 11:00am
Wells Fargo Center is where we head for a big clash between the Utah Jazz and the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers have charged their way to 14-11 after a bit of a slow start to the season.
Joel Embiid has looked at his dominant best in recent fixtures and was a bit part in the 110-106 win over Charlotte on Thursday.
The Jazz will know their defence needs to be compact and strong to stop this 76ers team which really upped the anti on the scoreboard after patch of low-scoring games.
As much as the defensive application will go a long way to winning this contest, offensively is where the Jazz can really exploit the 76ers.
The Jazz have been one of the best offensive teams in the league over the last fortnight during their five-match winning streak.
Utah has almost split its efforts against the spread with a 6-5 winning record against the spread away from home, while the 76ers have struggled when entering games at Wells Fargo as the underdog.
Jazz at the line in this one.
Suggested Bets: Utah Jazz -2.5 at $1.90
LA Lakers @ memphis
december 10th 12:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers are on the road to FedEx Forum for an important fixture against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
The Lakers have managed to find themselves in sixth place and are slowly climbing their way towards the top end of the Western Conference following a big 117-102 win over rivals Boston.
LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis all looked to on the same page for one of the few times this season and it comes at a bad time for Memphis who play with no rest off a 104-96 loss to Dallas.
With Ja Morant to miss again under health and safety protocols, it is advantage Lakers in this one.
Suggested Bet: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5 at $1.91
Denver @ San Antonio
december 10th 12:30pm
The Denver Nuggets are on the road yet again as they get ready for a double header against San Antonio in Texas.
The Nuggets were victorious in a physically-taxing overtime win against the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday.
It is likely going to prove a tough trip for Denver who come into this game off no rest, while the Spurs remain at home with a day break after their 121-109 loss against New York.
Even though the Spurs might be in ‘rebuild’ mode, they have showed great tenacity against some the big franchise outfits in the NBA.
Having pinched a win against Golden State and running the Suns to within four points, Gregg Popovich would have been buoyed by what he has seen in the last week.
Denver’s 1-3 record against the spread off no rest is not the ideal scenario either and this match sets up well for the Spurs who have also found their mojo on offence.
Suggested Bet: San Antonio Spurs head to head at $1.97