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Monday’s NBA Top 4 Picks and Predictions (12/11/2023)

Gear up for Monday Madness in the NBA! Check out the Top 4 Picks and Predictions for December 11, 2023. We’ve got the lowdown on the hottest games – because who doesn’t love a winning streak?

Monday’s NBA Top 4 Picks and Predictions (12/11/2023)

Chicago Bulls vs Milwaukee Bucks

  • Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
  • Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+11)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Fiserv Forum is where the Milwaukee Bucks (15-7) will go up against the Chicago Bulls (9-14) on Monday. Chicago opens this matchup as 11-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 230.5.

The Bulls faced the Spurs and went home with a win by a final score of 121-112 in their last game. Chicago finished the contest with a 46.1% FG percentage (47 of 102) and buried 13 of their 28 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bulls made 14 of 24 shots for a percentage of 58.3%. With respect to pulling down boards, they earned 56 with 24 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 27 dimes in this contest as well as creating 12 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In regard to the defense, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 47.0% from the field on 39 out of 83 shooting. San Antonio dished out 35 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. On top of that, San Antonio had 44 rebounds (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. San Antonio went 85.0% from the charity stripe by burying 17 of their 20 attempts. They converted 17 out of their 42 shots from distance. In regard to personal fouls, the Bulls ended up walking away with 19 while the Spurs racked up 20 personal fouls.

Coby White is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. White finished 60.0% from the floor and totaled 6 assists. He was on the court for 39 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. He ended up scoring 24 points on 9 of 15 shooting.

Chicago will enter this contest with a mark of 9-14 for the year. They are giving up possession 12.3 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.6 fouls per game. As a team, Chicago is snagging 42.6 boards per game and has accounted for 531 dimes this season, which ranks 21st in the league in terms of passing. The Bulls are shooting 36.2% on three-point attempts (274 of 757) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.4 points per outing (27th in the NBA) while hitting 44.9% from the field.

When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 15.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They are surrendering 37.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 14th in the NBA in PPG allowed (112.5). The Bulls are allowing a FG percentage of 47.2% (924 of 1,957) and they concede 45.7 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 29th in the league in giving up assists with 636 relinquished for the year.

For their last game, the Bucks took a loss by a score of 128-119 against the Pacers. The Bucks recorded 34 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 46 in the matchup. They also gave up possession 12 times, while recording 3 steals in the game. The Pacers committed 21 fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 28 tries. They were able to convert 21 of the free throws for a clip of 75.0%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Milwaukee knocked down 12 out of their 33 attempts (36.4%). Overall, the Bucks shot 43 out of 96 from the field which had them sitting at 44.8%. The Bucks allowed the Pacers to bury 50 out of their 102 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.0% for the matchup. They went 21.2% from downtown by going 7 out of 33 and ended up shooting 21 out of 25 at the charity stripe (84.0%). In relation to rebounds, Milwaukee allowed Indiana to collect 51 in total (15 offensive).

Giannis Antetokounmpo pitched in for the Bucks for the matchup. He converted 13 out of 19 for the game for a rate of 68.4%, and tallied 10 rebounds. Antetokounmpo scored 37 points in his 41 mins on the court and had 2 assists in this game.

Milwaukee has a record of 15-7 on the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Bucks are hitting on 49.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 2nd in the league. Milwaukee has earned 2,687 pts on the year (122.1 per contest) and they snag 43.6 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 25.1 times per game (23rd in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest. The Bucks are committing 19.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 76.6% from the free throw line.

The Bucks on defense are ranked 24th in the league in points allowed per game with 118.7. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 47.1% from the field (15th in the league). The Milwaukee defense allows 35.6% on 3-point attempts (278 of 780) and their opponents are converting on 82.5% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 26.6 dimes and 44.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 20th and 19th in the NBA.

The Pick: Chicago Bulls (+11)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks

  • Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
  • TV: MSG
  • Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+5)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Madison Square Garden is where the New York Knicks (12-9) will go up against the Toronto Raptors (9-13) on Monday. Toronto is 5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 217.5.

The Raptors faced off with the Hornets and went home with a loss by a final score of 119-116 in their last game. Toronto ended with a 50.5% FG percentage (47 out of 93) and made 6 out of their 32 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Raptors converted 16 of 21 attempts for a rate of 76.2%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 42 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 32 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 15 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding the defense, Toronto allowed the other team to go 55.7% from the floor on 44 out of 79 shooting. Charlotte distributed 30 dimes and had 7 steals for this game. In addition, Charlotte snagged 31 boards (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Charlotte finished the contest at 90.0% at the free throw line by burying 18 of 20 attempts. They converted 13 out of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Raptors walked away with 21 while the Hornets had 15 personal fouls.

Scottie Barnes is one guy who was a factor for this game. He totaled 31 points on 12 of 18 shooting. He played for 36 mins and collected 10 rebounds. Barnes shot 66.7% from the field and also earned 10 dimes

Toronto will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 9-13 on the season. They currently have an average of 111.0 points per contest (23rd in basketball) while going 46.3% from the floor. The Raptors are hitting 33.2% on three-point attempts (243 of 731) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Toronto is pulling down 45.9 rebounds per contest and has racked up 623 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 14.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.6 personal fouls every game, 

Defensively, the Raptors are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are 21st in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 576 relinquished on the campaign. The Raptors defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.3% Read more about {toronto-raptors-nba-picks} and they surrender 43.5 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 37.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 15th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.8).

The last time they took the court, the Knicks went home defeated by a final of 133-123 against the Celtics. The Knicks snagged 32 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in this matchup. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 4 steals in the game. The Celtics committed 19 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Knicks to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 74.1%. Concerning 3-pointers, New York buried 15 of 37 attempts (40.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Knicks finished shooting 44 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Knicks permitted the Celtics to bury 48 out of 91 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.7% in this matchup. They went 40.4% from beyond the arc by hitting 19 out of 47 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 21 from the free throw line (85.7%). Concerning rebounds, New York allowed Boston to collect 34 overall (8 on the offensive side).

RJ Barrett was important for the Knicks for the matchup. Barrett racked up 23 points in his 31 mins on the court and accounted for 3 dimes for the game. He converted 9 of 16 in this game for a rate of 56.3%, and had 3 rebounds.

New York has a win-loss record of 12-9 for the year. The Knicks are responsible for committing 17.5 personal fouls per game and they shoot 74.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 23.5 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.2 times per game. New York has scored 2,352 points for the year (112.0 per game) and they average 46.0 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Knicks are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which ranks 26th in basketball. The Knicks on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points allowed per game with 108.7. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.5% from the field (19th in basketball). The New York defense gives up 37.2% on shots from 3-point land (278 of 747) and opponents are converting on 77.6% of their free throw shots. They give up 24.8 assists and 40.4 rebounds every game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in the league.

The Pick: New York Knicks (-5)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

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Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets

  • Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
  • TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
  • Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-3)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

Spectrum Center is the site where the Charlotte Hornets (7-13) will try to beat the Miami Heat (12-10) on Monday. Charlotte opens this game as 3-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 219.5.

The Heat played the Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 111-99 in their last game. Miami ended the game with a 43.0% FG percentage (37 of 86) and buried 15 of 42 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Heat knocked down 10 of their 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they earned 37 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 23 assists in this game in addition to creating 13 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With regard to the defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 46.0% from the floor on 40 out of 87 shooting. Cleveland doled out 21 assists and had 13 steals in this contest. Additionally, Cleveland pulled down 51 boards (12 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Cleveland walked away from this one shooting 65.4% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 26 tries. They knocked down 14 out of their 38 shots from three-point range. In regard to fouls, the Heat finished with 23 and the Cavaliers recorded 17 fouls.

Kyle Lowry is a player who was a factor in this contest. He was able to score 17 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He played 32 minutes and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Lowry ended up shooting 46.2% from the floor and totaled 5 dimes.

Miami heads into this contest with a record of 12-10 on the campaign. They are averaging 112.4 pts per game (20th in the NBA) while hitting 47.0% from the field. The Heat are shooting 38.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (278 of 725) and 83.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Miami is pulling down 40.7 boards per contest and has racked up 575 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 10th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis.

On defense, the Heat are able to force 15.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They give up 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 9th in the league in opponents PPG (111.5). The Heat defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 48.4% (909 of 1,880) and they surrender 43.0 boards per contest as a squad. They rank 22nd in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 577 surrendered so far this season.

The last time they took the court, the Hornets took home the win by a final score of 119-116 when they played the Raptors. The Hornets were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this contest. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 7 steals in this contest. The Raptors were called for 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 90.0%. Concerning 3-pointers, Charlotte converted 13 of their 25 attempts (52.0%). In all, the Hornets finished shooting 44 for 79 from the field which gave them a percentage of 55.7%. The Hornets allowed the Raptors to knock down 47 of 93 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.5% in the game. They went 18.8% from distance via 6 of 32 and finished the contest at 16 of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Charlotte allowed Toronto to get 42 overall (14 on the offensive side).

Gordon Hayward ended up having an impact for the Hornets for the game. He knocked down 10 out of 15 in the game for a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. Hayward recorded 24 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and added 4 assists in this matchup.

Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 7-13 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are hitting on 47.4% from the floor, which is 13th in the league. Charlotte has earned 2,268 points this season (113.4 per game) and they snag 43.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 25.8 times per contest (16th in the league) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per contest. The Hornets commit 20.2 fouls per game and they go 79.1% from the free throw line.

The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 26th in the NBA in PPG given up with 121.3. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 TO’s per game and allow teams to shoot 48.9% from the field (25th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense gives up 37.9% on 3-pointers (272 of 717) and their opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their foul shots. They relinquish 27.0 assists and 45.1 rebounds every game, which is 21st and 23rd in basketball.

The Pick: Miami Heat (-3)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

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Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks

  • Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
  • Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
  • TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta
  • Odds/Point Spread: Denver (-3)

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

State Farm Arena is the location where the Atlanta Hawks (9-12) will compete against the Denver Nuggets (14-9) on Monday. Denver opens this contest as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is 230.

The Nuggets played the Rockets and took a loss by a final of 114-106 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Nuggets ended up finishing with 24 and the Rockets finished the game with 20 personal fouls. They also buried 13 of their 39 attempts from 3-point range. Houston finished shooting 73.8% at the free throw line by making 31 of 42 attempts. Moreover, Houston pulled down 47 rebounds (11 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Houston earned 21 dimes and had 3 steals for this contest. In terms of the defense, Denver allowed the other team to shoot 42.7% from the floor on 35 of 82 shooting. They also doled out 22 assists in this game in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In regard to rebounding, they collected 47 with 12 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Nuggets buried 20 of their 27 attempts for a rate of 74.1%. Denver ended the contest having earned a 42.2% FG percentage (38 out of 90) and made 10 of 28 three-point attempts.

Nikola Jokic is someone who played a role in this game. Jokic walked away from this one shooting 34.6% from the floor and also totaled 5 dimes. He saw the court for 34 minutes and also snagged 16 boards. He accounted for 23 points on 9 of 26 shooting.

Denver enters this one with a mark of 14-9 for the season. They have an average of 113.6 pts per contest (14th in the league) while connecting on 48.8% from the field. The Nuggets are hitting 36.4% on 3-pointers (264 of 725) and 71.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Denver is grabbing 44.1 boards per game and is sitting with 683 dimes for the campaign, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.2 personal fouls per game.

Defensively, the Nuggets exhibit a tenacious style, generating 12.5 turnovers and inducing 18.9 personal fouls per game. While conceding a 36.3% success rate on 3-point attempts, they stand as the 8th best in the league in points allowed per game at 110.6. The Nuggets permit opponents a field goal percentage of 46.5%, surrendering 43.0 rebounds each game and ranking 20th in assists yielded with 570 so far this season.

In their recent outing against the 76ers, the Hawks suffered a 125-114 defeat, securing 32 defensive rebounds and 23 offensive boards. They experienced turnovers 13 times but managed 3 steals. The 76ers committed 14 personal fouls, allowing the Hawks 21 free throw attempts, of which they converted 90.5%. Atlanta achieved a 33.3% success rate from beyond the arc, making 13 out of 39 attempts. Overall, the Hawks shot 39.4% from the field, while their defense allowed the 76ers to shoot 48.3%. De’Andre Hunter stood out, contributing 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist in 37 minutes of play.

With a season record of 9-12, the Hawks commit 18.7 personal fouls per game and boast an 83.4% free throw percentage. They average 25.1 assists (22nd in the league) and turn the ball over 14.2 times per game. Offensively, they score an average of 122.2 points, shooting 46.7% from the field (20th in the league) and grabbing 45.0 rebounds per contest.

Defensively, the Hawks rank 27th in points allowed per game at 122.5, forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. However, they struggle with opponents shooting 49.8% from the field (28th in the league) and allow a 37.5% success rate on three-point attempts. Their defense concedes 28.3 assists and 44.3 rebounds per game, ranking 29th and 20th in the league, respectively.

The Pick: Denver Nuggets -3

Odds source: Bovada Sportsbook (USA), Bodog Sportsbook (Canada, LATAM)

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