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Without further ado, let’s go ahead and dive into Sunday's best NBA betting action.
Indiana Pacers vs. Boston Celtics (-9.5)
The Celtics have been one of the best teams in the NBA during the new calendar year. Thanks to a great blend of play on both ends of the court, Boston has risen way up the Eastern Conference standings over the last few months. Against Indiana on Sunday, it’s hard to envision the Celtics’ winning ways stopping anytime soon. Bet big on Boston to win this one in Indy.
Pick: Celtics -9.5
PrizePicks Power Play: Jayson Tatum over 27.5 points, Buddy Hield over 17.5 points, Robert Williams over 11 rebounds, Tyrese Haliburton over 7.5 assists
Charlotte Hornets (-10) vs. Detroit Pistons
This is an underrated but fun game for Sunday’s slate of action. The Pistons are at the bottom of the totem pole, but No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham has been fantastic as of late. In this one, though, Cunningham won’t be able to get it done in Charlotte. The Hornets’ high-flying, fast-paced offense will be too much for the Pistons to handle.
Pick: Hornets -10
PrizePicks Power Play: Miles Bridges over 19.5 points, Jerami Grant over 17.5 points, Cade Cunningham over 16.5 points, LaMelo Ball over 7.5 assists
Golden State Warriors (-3.5) vs. Dallas Mavericks
Who’s ready for Stephen Curry versus Luka Doncic on Sunday? I certainly am, because it’s going to be a must-watch basketball event. When both of these players get hot, they are simply unstoppable on the offensive end. The question is, who’s going to step up alongside Doncic to pull off the upset over the Warriors? It’s hard to envision who will be able to, especially in San Francisco. We favor the Warriors here heavily.
Pick: Warriors -3.5
PrizePicks Power Play: Luka Doncic over 29.5 points, Stephen Curry over 24.5 points, Kevon Looney over 7.5 rebounds, Jalen Brunson over 4.5 assists
Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver Nuggets (-8.5)
Don’t bet against the defending MVP in this spot, especially against the Trail Blazers. The Anfernee Simons show is fun in Portland, but what else is there right now that’s appealing long-term? Honestly, not much, which is why Portland will be such an interesting team to follow heading into this offseason. In the meantime, bet big on Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets to take care of business on the road.
Pick: Nuggets -8.5
PrizePicks Power Play: Nikola Jokic over 26.5 points, Anfernee Simons over 24.5 points, Josh Hart over 16.5 points, Aaron Gordon over 5.5 rebounds
Los Angeles Lakers (-1) vs. New Orleans Pelicans
Are we really going to bet on the Lakers as favorites once again? Absolutely, and hopefully it doesn’t backfire this time. LeBron James should be able to put up monster numbers against the Pelicans, but this is going to be a closely-contested battle throughout. Betting on LeBron is never a bad idea, so let’s take that route here on Sunday.
Pick: Lakers -1
PrizePicks Power Play: LeBron James over 29.5 points, CJ McCollum over 24.5 points, Jonas Valanciunas over 11.5 rebounds, Russell Westbrook over 6.5 rebounds
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