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Free NBA Picks & Basketball Predictions: December 1st 2009

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Free NBA Pick: Boston Celtics -3 (Dave Price)
The Bobcats are playing well since adding Stephen Jackson to the lineup. They come into this one having won four in a row. But Boston has also won four in a row and I think the Celtics send a message to the Cats tonight. Charlotte has played Boston about as tough as any team in the East over the last couple seasons. Part of that is because the Celtics would overlook the Bobcats. But Boston did not overlook the Cats in the season’s first meeting, crushing them 92-59. Charlotte has won 4 in a row, including a win over Cleveland, so the Celtics will not take this game lightly. Boston is 6-1 on the road this season and when it gets right down to it, the Celtics have too much talent and too much depth for the Bobcats to overcome. Boston is an impressive 18-6 ATS as a road favorite of 3.5 to 6 points (line -3.5 at some books) under coach Rivers, winning in these spots by an average score of 99 to 91.4. Take Boston.

Free NBA Pick: Suns vs. Knicks Over 226.5 (Jim Feist)
You will see a lot of things this game, but there’s one thing you won’t see: Defense. These teams are ranked in the Top 10 in points scored, and both in the bottom six in points allowed. The Knicks allow 109 ppg, third worst in the NBA, while the Suns are No. 1 in scoring (112 ppg) and shooting (50%). A huge edge here is the Phoenix three-point shooting, which is a sizzling 44% — easily No. 1 in the league. The Knicks are poor at defensive rotations on the perimeter. Phoenix has been on a tear offensive during their 4-game win streak, scoring 117, 126, 120 and 113 points (2-1-1 over the total), while three of the last five games for the Knicks have gone over. You think NY coach Mike Dantoni is going to try and beat his old team by slowing the pace down? Play the Suns/Knicks Over the total.

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