1. Boston @ Atlanta (11:05am AEDT)
Tip: Under 202 points ($1.91)
After back to back matches played at a frantic pace against the Nets expect to see the Celtics tone things down against Atlanta. The Under is 4-1 in their last 5 matchups and also 5-1 in the last 6 Celtics road games. Boston average almost 7 possessions less per game on the road which consequently causes their scoring average on the road to drop by more than 3 points. This shapes well for the Unders especially when you consider that Atlanta have reached triple figures just once in their last five matches. Unders!
2. Chicago @ Portland (2:05pm AEDT)
Tip: Under 201 points ($1.91)
The Bulls had their 4 game win streak snapped by the Warriors but they were right in that game until the final few minutes and the double digit loss does not reflect how well they played. They restricted the Warriors to almost 10 points below their season average and that has been their focus over the last fortnight. They have restricted their last 7 opponents to below 100 points and have quickly climbed the defensive rankings – now top 10 in all major categories. When considering they conceded 130 to the Hornets in one game and have gone to OT twice they will be a top 5 defence by the time the new year comes. They will be able to slow down Portland and keep the scores in the mid 90’s. Unders. Read More…