Indiana and Golden State lead us into Tuesday NBA action from over in the USA.
The best bets from BetDeluxe are in for the games you cannot miss.
golden state @ indiana
december 14th 11:00am
Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors make the trek over to Indiana for a clash against the Pacers come Tuesday morning.
Golden State comes in off a 102-93 road loss to Philadelphia Saturday night in their most recent game, while Indiana defeated Dallas 106-93 at home in their last contest.
As we stand, the Warriors sit perched right up the top of the Western Conference with a dominant 21-5 record and will be keen to keep away from the chasing pack with a win here.
The Warriors were not their usual self against Philadelphia as they struggled shooting from the outside against the 76ers while fading in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors are the benchmark of the NBA at the moment, and it will be a challenge for an Indiana team that is mediocre on both ends to come up with enough plays to earn the victory.
The scales tip in favour of Golden State on the road here.
Suggested Bets: Golden State -3.5 at $1.91
miami @ cleveland
december 14th 11:00am
Two Eastern Conference rivals go toe-to-toe on the parquet floor of Rocket Mortage FieldHouse when the Miami Heat hit the road to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Miami comes in off a very impressive 118-92 home win over the Bulls over the weekend, while Cleveland dropped Sacramento 117-103 at home in the second game of a back-to-back set.
Even though Cleveland have been on a serious winning run having notched up three straight and seven of their last nine games, fatigue after such a long brutal set of fixtures is surely going to play a big part in this contest.
This marks the Cavaliers’ third game in four nights after playing Minnesota on the road Friday and Sacramento at home Saturday.
The Heat are banged up, but Erik Spoelstra is known get the most out of his players and squad, regardless who is missing.
Siding with the Heat who look the value here.
Suggested Bet: Miami Heat head to head at $2.53
milwaukee @ boston
december 14th 11:30am
A healthier, fitter and in-form Milwaukee Bucks team gets a second dip at the Boston Celtics when the two meet at TD Garden on Tuesday.
The Celtics won the first meeting between these two teams back on November 12, but they have clearly fallen on hard times in recent outings with the team being on a three-game losing streak.
They didn’t even come close to covering as 2.5-point dogs in their 111-90 loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Meanwhile, the Bucks covered as 5.5-point favourite in a 112-97 shellacking over the New York Knicks.
The Bucks are progressively starting to resemble the team that won the championship last season, and that should be a worrying sign for the Celtics.
Would much prefer to see the Celtics get back into form before backing them.
Siding the Bucks who look great value at the head-to-head and line.
Suggested Bet: Milwaukee Bucks head to head at $1.99
phoenix @ la clippers
december 14th 2:30pm
The Phoenix Suns are looking to stand alone at the top of the Western Conference as they seek their third consecutive win when visiting the Los Angeles Clippers.
Phoenix’s jaw-dropping 18-game winning streak came to a halt with a loss to the Golden State Warriors, but the Suns bounced back with a pair of victories over San Antonio and Boston.
The Clippers, on the other hand, are finding winning form and will on the hunt for their fourth consecutive win.
The main cause for concern for both teams is the injury woes they face coming into this clash.
That will determine who we back.
Devin Booker will certainly miss for the Suns, but Paul George is a chance to return from an elbow injury.
If George returns, we are heavily invested in the Clippers.
Suggested Bet: Los Angeles Clippers head to head at $2.18