NBA Recap from Dec 5: A Great Night for Chalk Bettors

SUMMARY: No Major Upsets, No Slight Upsets, 7 Easy Expected Wins

The night was good for chalk bettors who played favorites. The favored Warriors were given a 85% chance of winning when you adjust the money line to remove the juice. But their 129 to 105 victory was larger than expected. SportsLine's computer was correct on this game when it made the Warriors a good betting value with a 88% chance of winning. The Washington Wizards also scored an easy 131 to 117 win over the Atlanta Hawks. They were -161 on the moneyline.

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GAMEVEGAS EXPECTATIONPROJECTIONACTUAL
Warriors vs CavaliersGS 115.2, CLE 104.2GS 116.3, CLE 99.3GS 129, CLE 105 Easy Expected win
Nuggets vs MagicDEN 105.5, ORL 101.0DEN 107.4, ORL 101.3DEN 124, ORL 118 Expected Win
Wizards vs HawksWAS 116.0, ATL 112.5ATL 116.2, WAS 114.5WAS 131, ATL 117 Easy Expected win
Thunder vs NetsOKC 113.5, BKN 107.5OKC 109.2, BKN 105.4OKC 114, BKN 112 Expected Win
Clippers vs GrizzliesMEM 105.8, LAC 103.8MEM 106.9, LAC 105.9MEM 96, LAC 86 Easy Expected win
Pistons vs BucksMIL 116.8, DET 109.2MIL 112.8, DET 110.3MIL 115, DET 92 Easy Expected win
Hornets vs TimberwolvesMIN 113.5, CHA 109.0MIN 113.9, CHA 105.4MIN 121, CHA 104 Easy Expected win
Mavericks vs PelicansNO 116.0, DAL 110.5DAL 119.1, NO 118.3NO 132, DAL 106 Easy Expected win
76ers vs RaptorsTOR 117.8, PHI 111.2TOR 118.2, PHI 106.7TOR 113, PHI 102 Easy Expected win
Spurs vs LakersLAL 116.2, SA 108.8LAL 118.0, SA 107.0LAL 121, SA 113 Expected Win
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