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NBA Picks For Friday, December 14, 2012!

As the 2012 NBA season rolls along it is hard to believe that a team that once ruled the sport is still playing under the weather. Will there be a changing of the guard? Allow me to present my NBA picks for this Friday night, December 14th, which includes none other than the team in question, the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers at the Washington Wizards

The Lakers are 9-14 this season. They dropped one to the Knicks last night 116-107. The team has averaged 101.7 points per game and have given up 99.5. This team can obviously play better than this. They have lost 4 in a row. The bright spot here for the Lakers is that the Wizards are even worse. They are 3-16 on the season.  Their lost last to Houston 99-93. Their offense has only put up 90.4 points per game and defensively they have given up 97. The Lakers are favored by 5.5 points and I think they might actually win one. I like the Lakers by 6.

The Dallas Mavericks at the Toronto Raptors

The Mavericks are not playing well this season either. They are 11-11 and lost a squeaker to the Celtics on Thursday 117-115. They have managed 100.8 points per game, but have allowed 101.3. The Raptors on the other hand are worse still with a record of 4-19. Offensively they have scored 95.2 points per game, but defensively have given up 102.6. The Mavericks are favored by 5.5 in this game as well. I like the Mavericks by 7.

The Sacramento Kings at the Oklahoma City Thunder

The Kings are 7-14 this season and have lost 2 in a row. Their last loss came on Thursday to the Bucks 98-85. Offensively they are scoring only 94 points per game while giving up 99.4 defensively. The Oklahoma City Thunder on the other hand are 18-4. On Thursday they beat the Hornets 92-88. Offensively they are number one in the league scoring 105.4 points per game. Defensively they are giving up 96.1. The Thunder are favored by 13 at home. I like the Thunder by 10.

In other Friday night games I like the:

The Pacers over the 76ers by 2
The Magic over the Warriors by 4
The Cavaliers over the Bucks by 1
The Nets over the Pistons by 5
The Celtics over the Rockets by 3
The Timberwolves over the Hornets by 7
The Suns over the Jazz by 2
The Grizzlies over the Nuggets by 1

These are picks you can count on. Until we meet again may your betting be better and remember to always be a good sport.

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