NBA Recap from Dec 1: A Solid Night for Underdogs

SUMMARY: 3 Major Upsets, No Slight Upsets, 4 Easy Expected Wins

It was a night highlighted by upsets. The biggest upset of the night was the Dallas Mavericks beating the LA Lakers 114-100 despite the Lakers being -6.5 favorites. The Memphis Grizzlies versus the Minnesota Timberwolves was also an upset. Memphis won the game 115-107 and Vegas odds gave them a 15% chance of winning. There were multiple favorites, or even money teams, that won games by large margins. The Boston Celtics were -334 on the moneyline and ended up beating the New York Knicks by 9 points.

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GAMEVEGAS EXPECTATIONPROJECTIONACTUAL
Heat vs NetsMIA 109.8, BKN 105.8BKN 111.3, MIA 109.3MIA 109, BKN 106 Expected Win
Grizzlies vs TimberwolvesMIN 121.8, MEM 109.8MIN 120.8, MEM 114.8MEM 115, MIN 107 Major Upset
Celtics vs KnicksBOS 108.2, NY 100.8BOS 105.9, NY 95.2BOS 113, NY 104 Easy Expected win
Mavericks vs LakersLAL 114.5, DAL 108.0LAL 114.7, DAL 102.1DAL 114, LAL 100 Major Upset
Spurs vs PistonsDET 110.0, SA 107.5DET 113.2, SA 105.9DET 132, SA 98 Easy Expected win
Thunder vs PelicansNO 115.5, OKC 113.0OKC 120.7, NO 115.9OKC 107, NO 104 Major Upset
Warriors vs MagicORL 106.0, GS 98.0ORL 105.0, GS 97.5ORL 100, GS 96 Expected Win
Jazz vs RaptorsTOR 105.5, UTA 103.5TOR 110.8, UTA 102.8TOR 130, UTA 110 Easy Expected win
Wizards vs ClippersLAC 126.2, WAS 113.8LAC 121.5, WAS 108.1LAC 150, WAS 125 Easy Expected win