NBA Preview, Odds & Picks for December 11: Can Embiid, Sixers Rebound From Tough Thursday With Win Over Warriors?

Eddie Griffin

It’s a seven-game Saturday in the NBA, with today’s action in the Association starting this afternoon with the Orlando Magic facing the Los Angeles Clippers. That isn’t the most appealing matchup from an NBA betting or entertainment perspective, but fortunately there are a number of interesting matchups for the evening tipoffs.

Will Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers have more success against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors at home than they did in San Fran a few weeks ago? The Sixers were without both Embiid and Tobias Harris in that 116-96 defeat. With both in the lineup tonight, will they fare better than they did then or in Thursday’s 22-point home loss to the Utah Jazz?

Speaking of the Jazz, they wrap up a four-game road swing tonight with a matchup against the Washington Wizards. The Wizards have come down a bit since their 10-3 start, but they have been strong at home. It will not be an easy task to slow down the Jazz, who have started to hit their stride and have won six straight and 10 of 12 to consolidate third spot in the Western Conference.

Let’s take a look at the top picks from those two games and from the other five games on tonight’s NBA schedule. And be on the lookout for our top NBA props of the day. With plenty of NBA betting value on the board today, a profitable day should hopefully be ahead.

NBA Schedule for Saturday, December 11, 2021

Orlando Magic (5-21) vs Los Angeles Clippers (14-12), 3:30 p.m. ET

Utah Jazz (18-7) vs Washington Wizards (15-11), 7:00 p.m. ET

Sacramento Kings (11-15) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (15-12), 8:00 p.m. ET

Chicago Bulls (17-9) vs Miami Heat (15-11), 8:00 p.m. ET

Houston Rockets (8-17) vs Memphis Grizzlies (15-11), 8:00 p.m. ET

Golden State Warriors (21-4) vs Philadelphia 76ers (14-12), 8:30 p.m. ET

Denver Nuggets (12-13) vs San Antonio Spurs (9-15), 8:30 p.m. ET

NBA Betting Odds & Picks for Saturday, December 11, 2021

Odds listed below are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 12:30 p.m. ET. To compare NBA betting odds from several top online sportsbooks like BetMGM and PointsBet, check out our NBA odds.

Betting News offers aggregated NBA picks for every NBA matchup every day. Below, we list the top recommended pick(s) for each matchup. In cases where the moneyline is the top pick percentagewise but provides little to no betting value (as a single straight bet), we list the best option among the other options.

NBA Betting Picks: Saturday, December 11, 2021

Betting News aggregates our betting picks from trusted sports betting industry sources. Along with NBA picks for every NBA matchup, we also offer MLB picks, NFL picks, and NHL picks.

Orlando Magic vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Odds & Picks

  • Spread: Orlando Magic +8.5 (-110), Los Angeles Clippers -8.5 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 213.5 (-110), UNDER 213.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Orlando Magic +285, Los Angeles Clippers -360

Magic vs Clippers Top Betting Pick: Magic +8.5 (67 percent) & UNDER 213.5 (67 percent)

Magic vs Clippers Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats & More

Utah Jazz vs Washington Wizards Betting Odds & Picks

  • Spread: Utah Jazz -7 (-106), Washington Wizards +7 (-114)
  • Total: OVER 220 (-110), UNDER 220 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Utah Jazz -275, Washington Wizards +225

Jazz vs Wizards Top Betting Pick: OVER 220 (67 percent)

Jazz vs Wizards Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats & More

Sacramento Kings vs Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Odds & Picks

  • Spread: Sacramento Kings +6 (-110), Cleveland Cavaliers -6 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 223.5 (-110), UNDER 223.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Sacramento Kings +215, Cleveland Cavaliers -260

Kings vs Cavs Top Betting Pick: UNDER 223.5 (67 percent)

Kings vs Cavs Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats & More

Chicago Bulls vs Miami Heat Betting Odds & Picks

  • Spread: Chicago Bulls +1 (-110), Miami Heat -1 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 209.5 (-110), UNDER 209.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Chicago Bulls -102, Miami Heat -116

Bulls vs Heat Top Betting Pick: Heat ML (83 percent)

Bulls vs Heat Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats & More

Houston Rockets vs Memphis Grizzlies Betting Odds & Picks

  • Spread: Houston Rockets +8 (-110), Memphis Grizzlies -8 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 220.5 (-110), UNDER 220.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Houston Rockets +265, Memphis Grizzlies -330

Rockets vs Grizzlies Top Betting Pick: Grizzlies -8 (67 percent)

Rockets vs Grizzlies Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats & More

Golden State vs Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds & Picks

  • Spread: Golden State Warriors -3 (-110), Philadelphia 76ers +3 (-110)
  • Total: OVER 212 (-110), UNDER 212 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Golden State Warriors -142, Philadelphia 76ers +120

Warriors vs Sixers Top Betting Pick: Warriors ML (83 percent)

Warriors vs Sixers Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats & More

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds & Picks

  • Spread: Denver Nuggets -1 (-105), San Antonio Spurs +1 (-115)
  • Total: OVER 218.5 (-110), UNDER 218.5 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Denver Nuggets -112, San Antonio Spurs -104

Nuggets vs Spurs Top Betting Pick: Spurs + (83 percent) & OVER 218.5 (83 percent)

Nuggets vs Spurs Matchup: NBA Betting Picks, Odds, Stats & More

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