Sports Handicapper Ron Raymond shares his sports betting tips on some of the NBA games for Monday, December 30th, 2019, including a preview on the Bucks vs. Bulls, Heat vs. Wizards and Hawks vs. Magic contests.
Plus, make sure to check out the current market condition below, find out what the sportsbooks need to balance the books. In fact, 23-year veteran sports handicapper Ron Raymond looks at the sports betting market like the stock market and feels you shouldn’t fall in love with favorites, underdogs, overs and unders for a long period of time, as the bookmakers need to balance the books by getting action on both sides of a game.
Current NBA Betting Market Conditions
*Note: Sports betting chart indicating the percentage play of the side, totals and point spread.
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Ron Raymond’s NBA GAME PREVIEWS (12/30/19)
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic Betting Preview (12/30/19)
Betting Line: Atlanta Hawks (210) vs. Orlando Magic (11)
Betting Tip: The Atlanta Hawks take their 6-27 SU record and travel to Orlando to face the 14-18 Orlando Magic at the Amway Centre as a double-digit Road Underdog. As a Road Underdog this season, the Hawks are 3-14 SU and average 108.47 Points For a game but allow 124.59 against. It won’t get any easier or the Hawks tonight, as they will be without Trae Young for the second straight game. As for the Magic, they are coming off a 111-100 lost to the Eastern Conference Leaders Milwaukee Bucks, but check the injury status of Aaron Gordon prior to game time, as he’s questionable for this evenings tilt.
Ron Raymond has a preview on tonight’s Hawks vs. Magic game inside the members area.
Hawks vs. Magic Betting Points
|Situations (Atlanta Hawks)||Situations (Orlando Magic)|
|Coming off a vs. Central Opponent. (CHI)||Coming off a vs. Central Opponent. (MIL)|
|Coming off a road favorite lost||Coming off a road favorite lost|
|Coming off a 10 game losing streak||Coming off a 1 game losing streak|
|Coming off 2 unders||Coming off 3 unders|
|Scored 85 or less points FOR in their last game||Scored 100 or less points FOR in their last game|
|Allowed 115 or more points AGAINST in their last game||Allowed 110 or more points AGAINST in their last game|
|Coming off a 1 game Road Stand||Coming off a 1 game Road Stand|
|Coming off 4 ATS lost||Coming off 1 ATS lost|
Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards Betting Preview (12/30/19)
Betting Line: Miami Heat (8.5) vs. Washington Wizards (227.5)
Betting Tip: The Miami Heat travel to the nations capital to face the Washington Wizards as an -8.5-point Road Favorite. The Heat currently have a 10-point lead over the Magic in the Southeast division and as a road chalk this season, they are 4-1 SU and average 110 points for, while giving up 105.2 points against. The Heat are currently on a 5-game winning streak, while the Wizard might be without Bradley Beal this evening (calf injury) are coming off a tough 107-100 lost to the newly motivated New York Kicks.
Ron Raymond has a free Raymond Report Lite preview on this game.
Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards Betting Points
|Situations (Miami Heat)||Situations (Washington Wizards)|
|Coming off a vs. Atlantic Opponent. (PHI)||Coming off a vs. Atlantic Opponent. (NY)|
|Coming off a home fav win||Coming off a home underdog lost|
|Coming off a 5 game winning streak||Coming off a 2 game losing streak|
|Coming off 2 overs||Coming off 1 under|
|Scored 115 or more points FOR in their last game||Scored 100 or less points FOR in their last game|
|Allowed 120 or less points AGAINST in their last game||Allowed 105 or more points AGAINST in their last game|
|Coming off 4 game home stand||Coming off a 1 game Home Stand|
|Coming off 3 ATS lost||Coming off 2 ATS lost|
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Preview (12/30/19)
Betting Line: Milwaukee Bucks (6.5) vs. Chicago Bulls (218)
Betting Tip: The eastern conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks 29-5 head to the United Centre for a Central Division tilt with the 13-20 Chicago Bulls. The Milwaukee Bucks are currently 3-1-0 ATS vs. division foes on the road this season, but more impressively, they are 5-0-0 ATS vs. the Bulls in Chicago over the last 3 seasons. Chicago is coming off a 35-point blowout win over the Atlanta Hawks who were minus Trae Young, but still manage to put up 116 points on the Hawks while giving up 81. However, the Bulls have not responded well off home wins as a favorite this season, as they are 1-6-0 ATS in their next game.
Get the Full Bucks vs. Bulls Raymond Report inside the members area.
Milwaukee vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Points
|Situations (Milwaukee Bucks)||Situations (Chicago Bulls)|
|Coming off a vs. Southeast Opponent. (ORL)||Coming off a vs. Southeast Opponent. (ATL)|
|Coming off a home fav win||Coming off a home fav win|
|Coming off a 2 game winning streak||Coming off a 1 game winning streak|
|Coming off 2 unders||Coming off 2 unders|
|Scored 110 or more points FOR in their last game||Scored 115 or more points FOR in their last game|
|Allowed 100 or less points AGAINST in their last game||Allowed 85 or less points AGAINST in their last game|
|Coming off a 1 game Home Stand||Coming off a 1 game Home Stand|
|Coming off 2 ATS win||Coming off 1 ATS win|