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NBA Betting News and Notes Monday December, 31

NBA Betting News and Notes Monday December, 31

NBA Point Spreads and Betting Preview
By: The Linemakers

There are six NBA games on Monday’s schedule. Here are some key trends and injuries to consider as you make your wagering decisions. Odds are from the LVH SuperBook as of about 9 a.m. PT.

NBA trends:

* The Grizzlies have covered nine of their last 12 games playing on one-day’s rest. The Pacers have covered six of their last seven games following a loss. The Grizzlies have gone OVER the total in their last five games against a team with a winning record. The Grizzlies are 1.5-point road favorites, with a total of 178.

* The Bobcats have failed to cover their last four road games and are 1-8 ATS in their last nine Monday games. The Bulls have covered four of their past five games against losing teams, but are on a 2-5 ATS run in their last seven games. The road team has covered the last four meetings between the Bulls and Bobcats. The Bulls are -11.5, with a total of 188.

* The Heat have not covered in their past two games after covering six straight prior. The Magic have covered six of their last seven Monday games. The Magic have gone OVER the total in their last four games. The Heat are 10-point road favorites, and the total is 194.

* The Hawks have covered eight of their last 10 road games against teams with a home winning percentage of .600 or better, as well as 14 of their last 20 road games. The Rockets have covered six of their last seven games, failing in their last attempt at home against the Spurs. The underdog has covered six of the past seven meetings between the Rockets and Hawks. The Rockets are -4.5, with a total of 204.5.

* The Nets have covered only two of their past eight games against teams with a winning record. The Spurs are 37-15-3 ATS in their last 55 home games. The Nets and Spurs have gone UNDER in eight of their last 10 meetings. The Spurs are -9.5 with a total of 197.

* The Suns have covered seven of their past nine games. The Thunder have covered nine of their last 13 games following a win. The Suns and Thunder have gone OVER the total in their past four meetings in Oklahoma City. The Thunder are -12.5 with a total of 206.5.

NBA injuries:

* Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich (knee) is questionable tonight.

* Magic guard Jameer Nelson (ankle) is questionable.

* Magic forward Glen Davis (shoulder) is OUT indefinitely.

* Hawks forward Josh Smith (hip) missed Atlanta’s last game and is questionable tonight.

* Nets forward Gerald Wallace (knee) is questionable.

* Suns guard Goran Dragic (hip) is probable.

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