NBA December 15, 2021, Betting Predictions
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NBA December 15, 2021, Betting Predictions

Get ready for tonight in the NBA with our Wednesday, December 15, NBA free betting preview.

Wednesday is a busy day in the NBA with 11 games on the schedule. However, outbreaks on teams are starting to cause a bit of havoc in the league. Considering everything we know heading into Wednesday we have our best NBA December 15, 2021, betting predictions with the best NBA betting lines including whether a shorthanded Lakers team can upset the Dallas Mavericks.

Can Jalen Green return in time to Play Evan Mobley for the First Time?

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The best game of the night features 2021 second overall picks Jalen Green playing against third overall pick Evan Mobley for the first time in their careers. Of course, we are guessing this is the game Green comes back from injury – and are not sure if he will play.

With or without Green, Cleveland is the better team and Mobley is the better rookie. Mobley is having a stellar campaign for the Cavaliers. With Mobley, the Cavs are 17-8 and 0-4 without him. His performance is why he is one of the best bets to win the 2022 NBA Rookie of the Year.

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We also like Cleveland in this game because of the Rockets’ performance on the road this season. The Rockets are 2-12 on the road this season (second-worst record in the NBA). Nine of their twelve road losses this season were by double-digits. That is especially bad considering the Rockets rank third in fourth quarter road points. Bet on the Cavaliers.

Cleveland Cavaliers To Win the Game

Atlanta looks to Climb back to .500 with a Win against the Orlando Magic

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As we inch closer to the 30-game mark this season, you can make the argument that the Atlanta Hawks are the most disappointing team in the NBA this season. However, they can get back to .500 with a win against the lowly Orlando Magic.

While the Magic have some good rookies this season – they struggle to find consistency – especially on defence. The Magic rank 28th opponents’ points allowed per 100 possessions (113.0). Scoring is not the Hawks’ problem this season. They lead the NBA in three-point percentage (.383) and rank second in points per 100 possessions (114.4).

The Hawks have time to fix things this season – and that starts with wins against the league’s bottom-dwellers such as the Orlando Magic.

Atlanta Hawks To Win the Game

Dallas Host the Lakers as Rumours Swirl Around Russell Westbrook

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Dallas hosts the Los Angeles Lakers in the marquee matchup of the night – even though the game could be overshadowed by rumours involving Russell Westbrook. It was recently reported the Lakers discussed trading Westbrook internally. While that does not mean anything will come – it cannot help team chemistry.  

The is not the only problem for the Lakers in the game tomorrow. Dwight Howard, Talen Horton-Tucker and Malik Monk were recently placed in the NBA Covid protocol meaning they will be unavailable for the game tomorrow. If Davis is out again with knee soreness, the Lakers will have to start DeAndre Jordan.

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Without a full roster, it will be a tough night for the Lakers. The Mavericks will go at Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, which will force LeBron to do a lot to keep the game competitive. James is still one of the best players in the world (with two triple-doubles in his last three games).

However, his surrounding cast cannot carry him, especially with Davis potentially out. Add in flight delays heading to Dallas and just this does not seem like a game the Lakers win.

Dallas Mavericks To Win the Game

Utah looks to Extend Winning Streak to Eight in Game Against the LA Clippers

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Heading into Wednesday, the Utah Jazz own the longest active winning streak in the NBA at seven games. The second-longest winning streak (tied with the Cavs) belongs to the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers’ streak is surprising as they have played without Paul George for three straight games (including a win against the Phoenix Suns).

Without George, this is a tough matchup for the Clippers. George is usually the body the Clippers throw at Donovan Mitchell. Last year, when the Clippers played the Jazz without George (and Kawhi), the Clippers lost 114 to 96. Mitchell went for 24 and added eight boards and seven dimes.

Even if the Los Angeles Clippers are staying competitive without George, it is not sustainable against the best teams in the NBA. Bet the Jazz to win the game and extend their winning streak to eight.

Utah Jazz To Win the Game

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