Top 2021 NBA Week 9 Betting Picks

On Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks kick off this week’s list of top NBA betting picks. Then on Wednesday, the Mavericks host the Lakers. On Thursday, the Nets throw down versus the Sixers. Friday’s top game is a an East versus West contest when the Hawks host the Nuggets. The Knicks take on the Celtics in a classic rivalry on Saturday before we close out the week with LeBron and the Lakers versus the Chicago Bulls. Check out analysis and free picks for this week’s top NBA matchups.

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Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks

  • When: Tuesday, December 14, 2021. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 95.7 The Game FM (Warriors) // 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Knicks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Warriors versus Knicks should be a fantastic game between two teams with very different styles. The Knicks prefer to work inside while Golden State runs everything through NBA MVP candidate Steph Curry. The Warriors don’t head into this playing their best. Philadelphia beat GS 102-93 on Dec. 11. Heading into the week, Golden State is 1-3 ATS in their last 4. Knicks can cover.

NBA Betting Pick: Knicks

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks

  • When: Wednesday, December 15, 2021. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 710 ESPNLA AM (Lakers) // 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Mavericks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Doncic probably won’t play on Wednesday. Dallas’ best player is suffering from an ankle injury. But although Luka won’t step onto the court, the Lakers could be in line for another loss. Los Angeles may be without Anthony Davis, which will put these two on the same level. Not only that, but the Lakers will have not played since Dec. 12. Three days is a long time for an NBA team to sit on on the bench. Mavs can win this on the moneyline.

NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets

  • When: Thursday, December 16, 2021. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic (76ers) // WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM (Nets)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

The Sixers are hot. Philly isn’t covering in a lot of games, but they have turned around their straight up form. From Dec. 3 through Dec. 11, Joel Embiid and his mates won 4-of-5. Two of the victories were downright impressive, 98-96 over the Atlanta Hawks and a 102-93 beat down of the Golden State Warriors. Brooklyn heads into the week off a couple of wins. On Dec. 8, the lowly Houston Rockets upset the Nets on the moneyline, showing KD and his crew aren’t unbeatable. The Sixers can take this SU.

NBA Betting Pick: 76ers

Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks

  • When: Friday, December 17, 2021. 7:30 pm ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Nuggets) // 92.9 The Game WZGC FM (Hawks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

As of Dec. 12, the Nuggets and Hawks have the same record, 13-13. The difference in this game should be Trae Young. Nikola Jokic is fantastic. But the ATL has a decent front court while nobody on the Nuggets can matchup with Young. Trae averages close to 27 points and close to 10 assists each contest. He can lead the Hawks to a win and cover.

NBA Betting Pick: Hawks

New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics

  • When: Saturday, December 18, 2021. 7:00 pm ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Knicks) // 98.5 The Sports Hub FM (Celtics)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

Knicks – Celtics is one of the league’s most bitter rivalries. The Knicks have a tough week for sure. But NYK always steps it up against Boston. The last game ended in overtime 138-134 to the Knicks. New York will play hard. So unless the Celtics offer a fair spread line to cover, consider backing Julius Randle and the Knicks.

NBA Betting Pick: Knicks

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls

  • When: Sunday, December 19, 2021. 12:00 pm ET
  • Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 710 ESPNLA (Lakers) // 670 The Score (Bulls)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: TBA

By Sunday, we should have a better idea of how many Chicago Bulls are healthy enough to play. But the Lakers aren’t exactly injury free. So even if a couple of starting Chicago players must sit this one out, the Bulls have a shot at the win and cover. Heading into the week, the Lakers are just 2 games above .500 and the veteran team must travel to Dallas and Minnesota before playing in Chicago on Sunday. Right now, the Bulls are the play.

NBA Betting Pick: Bulls

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