Charlotte and Sacramento get the ball rolling for the NBA this weekend.
The BetDeluxe team goes through the four must-watch games and they are where the best bets lie for another big weekend of basketball.
sacramento @ charlotte
December 11th 11:00am
The Spectrum Center is where we venture to for this head to head battle between the Charlotte Hornets and Sacramento Kings.
The Kings have welcomed a breath of life into their season having won their last three games to sit within touching distance of the playoff spots in the Western Conference, while the Charlotte Hornets continue their inconsistent form with consecutive losses consigning them to ninth in the East.
Both the Kings and Hornets have already played each other this season with the Hornets careering away to a crushing 140-110 rout back on November 6.
Add in the fact Sacramento has a winning record against the spread when on the road as well as 2-1 winning record against the spread when starting favourite on the road and we will edge towards the Kings.
Suggested Bets: Sacramento Kings -1 at $1.91
dallas @ indiana
december 11th 11:00am
Dallas heads out to Indiana to meet the Pacers after bringing to an end its three-game losing slide against Memphis.
The Mavericks scored 104-96 victory over the first-place Grizzlies thanks a big performance from Luka Doncic which saw him nab 26 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
Indiana, meanwhile, made it back-to-back wins when it outdid the New York Knicks 122 to 102 to improve to 11-16.
The Pacers do have a very good record against teams from the South West having won six of their last seven and their record against the spread against Western Conference teams is equally as good with a 7-2 record.
As such, we will follow the trend and side with Indiana.
Suggested Bet: Indiana Pacers -1 at $1.91
brooklyn @ atlanta
december 11th 12:30pm
After a shock loss against Houston on Thursday, the Brooklyn Nets look to bounce back on the road against Atlanta at State Farm Arena.
The Nets still occupy first place in the Eastern Conference despite the 114-104 defeat against the Rockets, but would want to seriously forget about what happened in that game and move on very quickly.
Atlanta has had a very strong winning patch over its last 10 fixtures with a 7-3 record and Trae Young hits this game coming off a big double-double in the win over Minnesota on Tuesday.
The herculean task of slowing down Kevin Durant is always the biggest headache for opposing teams and the Hawks will be wary of his output.
Durant returning to the line up after his rest should spark the Nets into winning form and they do look the value.
Happy to forgive them after one poor outing.
Suggested Bet: Brooklyn Nets head to head at $1.97
cleveland @ minnesota
december 11th 12:00pm
The Cleveland Cavaliers travel to the Target Center in Minneapolis for a road meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday afternoon.
The Cavaliers (14-12) have been playing well, winning five of their last seven games on the young season, while the Timberwolves (11-14) have struggled lately but have won five of seven on their home court.
Cleveland was stiff not to make it four wins in a row after charging home against the Jazz, but having to succumb to a one-point loss despite the best efforts from in-for shooter Darius Garland.
The Cavaliers guard has been in cracking form lately and if he can carry his 31-point performance against the Jazz into this game, it will be a long way to winning.
Minnesota will be relying on its solid home form to turn its fortunes around having lost four straight games and plunging below the all-important 0.500 mark.
Cleveland, though, has a brilliant 83% strike rate against the spread when starting as away underdogs.
That is enough for us to side with them here.
Suggested Bet: Cleveland Cavaliers +1 at $1.91