NBA Betting: Daily Odds & Free Plays for 12/1

Tonight, there are six games on the NBA slate. With the In-Season tournament quarter finals set for next week, there will be a regular set of games tonight. In addition, there will be two prime time games hosted on ESPN. The Boston Celtics (14-4, 8-0 home) will host the Eastern Conference Rivals Philadelphia 76ers (12-6, 5-3 away) at home. For the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets (13-6, 4-6 away) will matchup against the Phoenix Suns (11-7, 4-4 home) on the road. Will the Boston Celtics stay undefeated at home? Which players will compete cash out for you tonight? Below, you can find the betting odds, statistics, and player props for Friday, December 1.

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NBA Daily Game Odds for 12/1

*Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Wizards (+410) @ Magic (550) (-11): O/U 237.5
  • 76ers (+210) @ Celtics (-258) (-6.5): O/U 224.5
  • Grizzlies (+215) @ Mavericks (-265) (-9.5): O/U 230
  • Knicks (+114) @ Raptors (-135) (-2): O/U 217
  • Spurs (+550) @ Pelicans (-800) (-12.5): O/U 237.5
  • Nuggets (-155) (-3) @ Suns (+130): O/U 225.5

NBA Bet #1: Jaylen Brown O 1.5 Assists (-370)

Season Stats PPG: 21.9 | FG: 45.2 % | 3 PT: 34.4 % | FT: 70.6 % | REB: 5 | AST: 3.6 | STL: 1.1 | BLK: 0.5

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Tonight, the Boston Celtics will face the Philadelphia 76ers on their home court. Originally with the line set at 2.5 assists, I took the 1.5 alternate assists on Draft Kings. With Kristaps Porzingis out of the lineup tonight, Jaylen Brown will get a starting spot most likely around Derrick White, Jrue Holiday, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford. For the 76rs, Joel Embiid will be a game-time decision with an illness, along with Nic Batum and Jaden Springer.

Since I am cooking up a five-leg parlay tonight, I decided to go with over 1.5 assists for -370. For this specific prop, it has a hit rate of 88 percent this season, and in six straight games at the TD Garden. For Brown, he faces Philadelphia, who allow the 22nd most assists per game (27) and allowed six shooting guards to hit over their props since Nov. 21. Most recently allowing Jordan Hawkins to dish out 2 assists, the Sixers saw Josh Giddey, Anthony Edwards, Max Strus, Isaiah Joe, and Nickeil Alexander-Walker all have 2 assists and up per game. For Edwards, he dished out six dimes last week, and for Giddey, he had 8 total assists against the 76ers on Nov. 25.

Why I like Brown over 1.5 assists

19 games into the season, Boston has proven they are an elite team and can capture victories, even with injuries. With several scoring options next to Brown, he's hit over assists in 5 straight games, against the Chicago Bulls, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, and Charlotte Hornets.

If you're betting on the NBA, props can be difficult to bet on with the Boston Celtics. Previously stated by players and coaches, every player will eat and get their points, it's just not predictable. This is why I went with Brown over assists. In a newly constructed offense, Brown can often create his own opportunities, but doesn't shy away from finding the perfect play. Averaging 3.6 assists on the season, the Celtics star has over 1.5 dimes in 11 straight games against Philadelphia, and 100 percent in the last regular season matchups.

If you're betting on Jaylen Brown over assists, I wouldn't hesitate to pick over 2.5, or even 3.5. He's averaging four at home, 2 against their rival this season. Over 1.5 is the safest pick here.

NBA Bet # 2: Daniel Gafford O 1.5 Blocks (-175)

Season Stats PPG: 9.3 | FG: 7-/3 % | 3 PT: 0 % | FT: 65.6 % | REB: 7.4 | AST: 1.5 | STL: 0.7 | BLK: 2

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This evening, the Washington Wizards (3-15, 2-9 away) will face the Orlando Magic (13-5, 8-2 home) on the road tonight. Having lost 4 of their last 5 games, the Magic remain a pleasant surprise in the Eastern Conference, and one of the prime defensive teams.

If there has been on constant on the Wizards, it's been Daniel Gafford defensively. Averaging 2 blocks on the season, the Wizards center is playing even more efficient on the road, averaging 2.2 blocks. If you're betting on the NBA Gafford over blocks has a 75 percent hit rate this season, including the last three consecutive matchups against Orlando. For a team that averages 4.8 blocks per game, they play a Magic team who ranks 18th in opponent blocks per game (5.2). With Wendell Carter Jr out for Orlando, and Isaac listed as questionable, perhaps Gafford will have a juicier matchup against a smaller lineup.

Why Gafford can hit over 1.5 blocks tonight

The Wizards are not a great basketball team, that's already been established. However, the Wizards big man has hit over 1.5 blocks in four straight games and tallied 10 total blocks in those matchups. Overall, the over hit at least 60 percent in the last 10 games, and over assists has an 80 percent over rate on the road.

In their previous matchup on Nov. 29, Orlando allowed Gafford to have 2 blocks, in addition to Miles Bridges, P.J Washington, Nikola Jokic, and Chris Boucher all hitting over blocks this week.

If you're betting on the NBA, the Magic rank 6th in the NBA in paint points (48.7 percent), and 65 percent of their total shots are two-pointers. Gafford should have plenty of defensive opportunities in the paint tonight.

NBA Bet #3: Desmond Bane 1+ Steals (-205)

Season Stats PPG: 23.2 | FG: 44 % | 3 PT: 35.3 % | FT: 87.1 % | REB: 4.5 | AST: 5.2 | STL: 1.4 | BLK: 0.6

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The Dallas Mavericks (11-6, 5-2 home) will host the injury riddled Memphis Grizzlies (4-13, 3-5 away) at home tonight. If you're betting on the NBA tonight, Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane averages 1.4 steals a game, over 1 a game on the road.

An 82 percent hit rate this season, Bane is one of the best defensive guards in the league. Coming off a three-steal game against the Utah Jazz, Bane will share the backcourt with Derrick Rose tonight, who is filling in for the injured Marcus Smart. Having at least one steal in 5 of the last 5 games, the Grizzlies guard will face the Mavericks who rank 12th in total turnovers per game (13.9).

Why I like Desmond Bane defensively

Allowing 6.9 steals a game, Dallas will be without star Luka Doncic. With Doncic out of the lineup, that changes the landscape quite a bit for Bane. Without Doncic, this prop hit just one of three games last season against Memphis. If you're betting on the NBA tonight, it's hard to fade a prop that's hit nearly every game as of recent.

With three steals against the Mavericks on October 30, Bane gets Dallas again tonight. Over 2 steals on the road, I'm not fading a prop that has a 70 percent hit rate in the last 10 games. Although it could be a risky play with Doncic out, this prop hits 79 percent against teams in the Western Conference.

NBA Bet #4: 2 Picks Same Game Parlay

Zion Williamson 25+ Points and Assists

Season Stats PPG: 24 | FG: 56.6 % | 3 PT: 50 % | FT: 64.9 % | REB: 5.9 | AST: 4.9 | STL: 1.1 | BLK: 0.3

Statistics courtesy of Props.Cash

Friday night, the New Orleans Pelicans (10-9, 7-4 home) will host the San Antonio Spurs (3-15, 2-6 away) at home tonight. If you're betting on the NBA, Victor Wembanyama and Doug McDermott are both are for the Spurs tonight.

Averaging 23.2 points per game, Zion Williamson is fully healthy, and has a prime matchup tonight against San Antonio, especially with the absence of Wembanyama. This is one of my favorite props for this evening, as Zion has scored 25 plus points and assists in six straight matchups against the Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers, and the Utah Jazz. Stronger and healthier than ever, Williamson faces a Spurs defense that is not stellar by any stretch of the means. Ranking 28th, the Spurs allow 124.1 points per game, and give up over 50 points in the paint.

If you're betting on the NBA, I could see how this could be a risk, especially with just a 40 percent hit rate this season. However, the Spurs allow the 29th most assists per game (28.9), which is great news with Pelicans guard C.J. McCollum back in the lineup. With a 100 percent hit rate in the last five matchups, Zion has gone over points and assists in his last two matchups against San Antonio.

Why I like Zion Williamson over points and assists

With Trey Murphy III set to make his debut tonight, it's unclear how that will affect Williamsons points and assists. However, the Spurs are 16th defensively against forwards, and Zion should feast tonight.

You could look at all the statistics in the world and be hesitant about this pick. Bottom line It's hard to fade a pick against the Spurs who will be without their tallest defender. While the Spurs only have three wins on the season, the Pelicans could certainly propel their offense with a healthy Williamson. Averaging 5.5 assists and 25.6 points in the last ten games, the Pelicans forward minutes and shot volume have fared pretty consistent.

In the last three matchups, Williamson is averaging 30.3 points, 6 assists, and 33.6 minutes on 17.6 field goal attempts per game. Even with the return of Murphy III and McCollum, I love this prop against the matchup.

Herbert Jones O 0.5 Three-Pointers Made

Season Stats PPG: 11.2 | FG: 50.8 % | 3 PT: 33.3 % | FT: 86 % | REB: 4 | AST: 2.9 | STL: 1.8 | BLK: 1.3

Statistics courtesy of Props.Cash

One of my favorite props to bet on this season, I'm picking Herbert Jones to make over .5 three-pointers tonight against the San Antonio Spurs. Averaging 11.2 points on the season, Jones is shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc in the last 10 games. Tonight, he faces the Spurs who allowed the 29th worst three-point percentage per game (39.9 %), and 14.6 attempts from long range.

I do believe the return of Murphy III and McCollum may hinder the minutes of Jones. However, I love this prop based on matchup, and over Jones three pointers made has a 63 percent hit rate on the season. Hitting at least one shot from downtown in 3 of 4 games, Jones hit this prop in 2 of 3 games against San Antonio last season.

If Jones can keep up playing over 30 minutes a game, the return of McCollum should facilitate the offense much more smoothly. Since Nov. 26, the Spurs allowed De'Andre Hunter, Justin Holiday, Michael Porter Jr., Julian Strawther, Andrew Wiggins, Kawhi Leonard, and Paul George to all at least hit one three-pointer per game. If you're betting on the NBA, I like the over tonight.

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Sara Jane Gamelli is a full-time Sportswriter at Ballislife, and Sports Content Creator on Twitch and TikTok. She has a focus on the NBA, WNBA, NCAA Basketball, and the NFL. Sara Jane currently resides in Connecticut/NYC area with her Cat and Dog. SJ has her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Economics, with a minor in business administration.


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