BetQL Editors' NBA Picks For Monday, Dec. 5

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Today's NBA Best Bets

Another day of NBA action means another day of tough decisions for bettors. To help you make the best bets today, the BetQL editors have picked a few of their favorite NBA bets below using key trends, data and picks from the BetQL NBA model.

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Dan Karpuc: Celtics EVEN at Raptors
The Celtics are not only the best team in the NBA, but they’ve had a history of covering against good teams on the road since the start of last season. In fact, they’ve gone 25-9 ATS versus teams with winning records on the road in that time span. Boston has won and covered in six of the last seven games heading into this one and, while Toronto has been solid at home, the Celtics are simply the better team. Boston ranks first in the NBA in Offensive Rating while Toronto ranks 13th. Jayson Tatum is playing at an MVP level right now and he’s consistently put the team on his back as he has ascended to superstar status. The Celtics also rank first in Net Rating, while the Raptors rank 10th. BetQL’s NBA model is backing this pick up as well, which makes me even more confident.

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Lucy Burdge: Celtics ML

The Celtics are almost unstoppable right now, winning six of their last seven games. Meanwhile, the Raptors have lost and failed to cover in two of their last three games. The Celtics are also 26-9 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record while on the road over the last two years, so I think they’ll get the win over the Raptors here tonight.

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Kate Constable: Warriors 1Q -3.5 vs. Pacers

The Warriors are playing solid basketball right now. That’s especially true when they’re at home and early in games. And tonight they’re playing a Pacers team that tends to start games slow. In Golden State’s last five home games, the Warriors are 3-1-1 ATS in the first quarter; in the first quarter of the Pacers' last five road games, they are 0-5 ATS. But it’s not just lately that they’ve failed to cover early. Indiana is just 5-17 ATS in the first quarter all season. To make matters worse, they are without Tyrese Halliburton, who typically provides quite a bit of offense, and they’re playing their sixth game of a seven-game road trip. Plus, they’re on a back-to-back having played in Portland last night. All signs point to the Warriors in this game and especially early.

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Brad Pinkerton: Suns +3 at Mavericks

It seems like only yesterday that the Suns were beating the Mavs by two at home in their season-opener to get at least a little revenge on Dallas for ending last season's playoff run. I expect Phoenix has more in store for the Mavs in Round 2 tonight in Dallas as well. Though the Mavs covered as 'dogs in that loss at Phoenix, they have gone just 6-15 against the spread this season, including an awful 5-13 mark as the favorite and just 3-8 at home. The Mavericks, who are coming off of a 21-point win over the Knicks on Saturday, are also a shocking 0-10 ATS after a win. All this is to say that I'm on the Suns to cover, if not win outright, tonight in Dallas.

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