NBA Betting: Daily Odds & Predictions for December 2

Players in this post:
Jalen Suggs Rudy Gobert Nikola Jokić

Today, there are 12 games on the NBA slate today. Beginning at 4 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EST, there are several key matchups between the Eastern and Western Conference. Will the Orlando Magic extend their winning streak to ten games? Will Trae Young and Tyrese Haliburton continue their incredible game play after 40 plus performances? Here you will find the NBA betting odds, stats, trends, player prop bets, and predictions for Saturday, December 2.

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NBA Daily Game Odds for 12/2

*Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Warriors (+164) @ Clippers (-198) (-5): O/U 229
  • Timberwolves (-198) (-5) @ Hornets (+164): O/U 221
  • Cavaliers (-410) (-9) @ Pistons (+320): O/U: 225.5
  • Magic (+120) @ Nets (-142) (-2.5): O/U 226
  • Hawks (+205) @ Bucks (-250) (-6): O/U 253
  • Pelicans (-166) (-3.5) @ Bulls (+140): O/U 220.5
  • Pacers (+170) @ Heat (-205) (-5): O/U: 236.5
  • Grizzlies (+310) @ Suns (-395) (-9): O/U 218.5
  • Thunder (-175) (-4) @ (+145) Mavericks: O/U 235.5
  • Trail Blazers (+102) @ Jazz (-122) (-1.5): O/U 217.5
  • Nuggets (+164) @ Kings (-198) (-4.5): O/U 233
  • Rockets (+164) @ Lakers (-198) (-5): O/U 223

NBA Bet #1: Rudy Gobert 2+ Blocks (-145)

Season Stats PPG: 12.6 | FG: 58.3 % | 3 PT: 0% | FT: 61.1 % | REB: 11.6 | AST:1.1 | STL: 0.6 | BLK: 2.3

Stats courtesy of Props.Cash

Tonight, the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-4, 5-3 away) will face the Charlotte Hornets (6-11,3-6 home) on the road tonight. Leading the NBA in defensive rating (105.9), Rudy Gobert is averaging well over 2 blocks a game this season. One of the best rim protectors in the game, Gobert faces a Charlotte team that has been riddled with injuries and allows five blocks per game.

Minnesota is filled with defensive talent next to Gobert, including Jaden McDaniels and Naz Reid. Tonight, they get the Hornets who have allowed six straight centers to hit over block props, including Mitchell Robinson, Brook Lopez, Bam Adebayo, Daniel Gafford, and Jalen Duren.

If you're betting on the NBA, Gobert has 2 blocks in 6 straight games against the New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Utah Jazz. With 7 blocks in two matchups, it's hard to fade Gobert, who has an excellent matchup against the Hornets this evening. With a 78 percent hit rate this season, the Timberwolves Center has a career average 2.8 blocks against Charlotte, who currently lead the NBA in paint points percentage (49.3).

Rudy Gobert is an elite rim protector

The Hornets will be without guard LaMelo Ball, who suffered from an ankle injury last week. Even without Ball, Gobert hasn't had a problem playing elite defense, and at a consistent level. 5th in total blocks this season, Gobert has a total of 42 blocks in 18 games played, and only hit the under in just 3 games.

If you bet on props of any sports, of court home court and road statistics 100 percent matter. With an 80 percent hit rate in four of the last five road games, the Timberwolves Center will mostly matchup against Hornets Center Mark Williams. A Hornets team that plays a bigger guard lineup with Brandon Miller and Gordon Hayward next to Terry Rozier, I see Gobert having a prime matchup. Playing stellar defense once again, Gobert also has 29 rebounds in the last two matchups. I'm so confident in this prop, I chose not to touch the alternate lines tonight. Rudy Gobert is a top 5 center defensively, and I am absolutely not fading a player who should easily have 2 plus blocks tonight.

NBA Bet #2: Nikola Jokic 1+ Steals (-225)

Season Stats PPG: 28.6 | FG: 52.5 % | 3 PT: 26.5 % | FT: 81.4 % | REB: 11.7 | AST: 11 | STL: 1.3 | BLK: 0.8

Stats courtesy of Props.Cash

The reigning champion Denver Nuggets (14-6, 5-6 away) will face the Sacramento Kings (10-7, 5-2 home) on the road tonight. With Jamal Murray and Aaron Gordon listed as a game time decision for the Nuggets, Jokic remains healthy and off the injury report. Coming off a 1 steal, 16 assist night against the Phoenix Suns, Jokic is averaging 1.2 steals a game.

If you're betting on the NBA, I know, steals and blocks aren't the most popular props. However, I find the most trap games have always come with Nikola Jokic points. If you're not sure about this prop, Jokic has at least one steal in 5 straight games against the Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, and Houston Rockets. Furthermore, the former MVP has 6 steals in the last 4 matchups, and faces the Kings who rank 18th in total turnovers per game (14.4).

Jokic has a steal in the last 5 matchups

A 100 percent hit rate against Sacramento last season, Jokic 1 + steals has a 68 percent hit rate this season, and 70 percent in the last 10 games. A rising team in the Western Conference, the Kings have certainly struggled on defense and in certain aspects over the last few years. Since Oct. 27, Sacramento have allowed Zach Collins, Chet Holmgren, Alperen Sengün, Anthony Davis, and Kevon Looney to all hit over steals. In fact, Collins, of the Spurs, had 3 steals against the Kings in their last matchup. Averaging 33.8 minutes per game, Jokic has a 68 percent hit rate. Coming off 35 minutes played against the Suns, this prop has a 71 percent hit rate when playing just above 35 minutes.

In 10 road games this year, Jokic is averaging 1 steal a game. Additionally, he'll matchup against Domantas Sabonis and a Kings team that's allowing 7.5 steals a game. While everyone is on Jokic points, I'm eyeing both his assists and steal lines.

If you're betting on tonight's game, I'm not fading Jokic, especially if Gordon and Murray are out tonight.

NBA Bet #4: Jalen Suggs O 1.5 3PTM (-140)

Season Stats PPG: 13.1 | FG: 45.4 % | 3 PT: 37 % | FT: 81.5 % | REB: 3.8 | AST: 2.8 | STL: 1.9 | BLK: 0.6

Stats courtesy of Props.Cash

This Evening, the Orlando Magic will attempt to extend their win streak to 10 games against the Brooklyn Nets. Jalen Suggs is healthy and back in the lineup tonight, next to Anthony Black. One of the best defensive teams in the league, Suggs is shooting 37 percent from long range, and putting up 13.1 points per game. Coming off 15-point performance against the Washington Wizards, Suggs has made over 1.5 three pointers in four straight games against the Wizards, Charlotte, and Boston.

If you're betting on the NBA, over three-pointers made is a prop that has a hit rate of 61 percent this season, and 80 percent in the last 10 matchups. Mainly a defensive guard, Suggs will face the Brooklyn Nets, who allow the 26th worst three-point attempts this season (14.1). For a Nets team that allows opponents to shoot 36.2 percent from long range, Terry Rozier, Dennis Schröder, Malachi Flynn, Trae Young, Tyrese Maxey, and Cole Anthony have all hit over props.

Why I like this prop tonight

With Fultz on the injury list, Suggs will get the start alongside a Magic team with a ton of young talent. Although this prop hasn't hit as well on the road (43 percent, 40 percent in the last five games), you can't ignore the matchup against the Nets. While the Magic remain one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league, I am not fading Suggs, who's been red hot beyond the arc.

Hitting two made three-pointers against Brooklyn Nov. 14, Suggs hit the over in 2 of his last 3 games played against the Nets. With injuries to Ben Simmons, the Nets most recently allowed Terry Rozier to hit 7-9 from the three-point line last matchup. Shooting over 47 percent in the last five games, I'm betting on Suggs to hit the over tonight.

BONUS BET: NBA Bet #4: Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks O 253 Points (-112)

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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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