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NBA Picks - 12/18/12

Last Updated: 12/18/2012 4:00 PM ET
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Against the Spread Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Rot Time (ET) ATS Pick Opponent Line Margin Win% ATS Calc Play
510 8:00 PM@CHI BOS -1.5 5.7 60.5 Calc --> Play
520 10:30 PM@LAL CHA -12 15.6 58.7 Calc --> Play
504 7:00 PM@CLE TOR -4.5 7.5 57.4 Calc --> Play
507 7:30 PMMIN @MIA 8.5 -6.2 55.5 Calc --> Play
518 10:30 PM@GS NO -7.5 9.4 54.8 Calc --> Play
502 7:00 PM@WAS ATL 7 -5.7 53.4 Calc --> Play
511 8:00 PMIND @MIL 2.5 -1.3 53.0 Calc --> Play
515 9:00 PMSA @DEN 2 -1.0 52.3 Calc --> Play
506 7:30 PM@BKN UTA -4.5 4.9 51.1 Calc --> Play
513 8:30 PMPHI @DAL 5.5 -5.3 50.5 Calc --> Play


Straight-Up Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Rot Time (ET) Favorite Opponent Points For Points Against Win% Play
520 10:30 PM@LAL Cha 108.3 92.7 88.7 Play
518 10:30 PM@GS NO 101.3 91.9 77.9 Play
504 7:00 PM@Cle Tor 100.6 93.1 72.6 Play
508 7:30 PM@Mia Min 101.5 95.3 68.4 Play
510 8:00 PM@Chi Bos 94.5 88.8 68.3 Play
501 7:00 PMAtl @Was 95.9 90.2 67.9 Play
514 8:30 PM@Dal Phi 98.9 93.6 66.6 Play
506 7:30 PM@Bkn Uta 101.2 96.3 64.8 Play
512 8:00 PM@Mil Ind 93.1 91.8 54.4 Play
516 9:00 PM@Den SA 103.3 102.3 52.8 Play


Over/Under Picks (Based on Games Played 50,000 times - Print Table):
Home Rot Time (ET) Matchup Line Total Points Pick Pick% Calc Play
520 10:30 PMCHA @ LAL 206.5 200.9 Under 56.8 Calc --> Play
506 7:30 PMUTA @ BKN 193 197.5 Over 55.6 Calc --> Play
504 7:00 PMTOR @ CLE 189.5 193.7 Over 55.5 Calc --> Play
508 7:30 PMMIN @ MIA 200.5 196.8 Under 54.5 Calc --> Play
510 8:00 PMBOS @ CHI 181 183.4 Over 53.2 Calc --> Play
512 8:00 PMIND @ MIL 187 184.8 Under 52.9 Calc --> Play
516 9:00 PMSA @ DEN 208 205.6 Under 52.8 Calc --> Play
518 10:30 PMNO @ GS 192 193.2 Over 51.6 Calc --> Play
514 8:30 PMPHI @ DAL 193.5 192.4 Under 51.4 Calc --> Play
502 7:00 PMATL @ WAS 187 186.1 Under 51.2 Calc --> Play

In the picks above, Margin, Points For, Points Against and Total Points are averages from 50,000 games played. The Win% ATS is the percentage of games in which the team picked covers the noted spread. Similarly, the Pick% in the Over/Under table is the percentage of time that the Over or Under pick covers the total. These values represent the Predictalator's confidence in the pick and are used in the Play Value Key and Calculator. With RL and O/U plays assumed to be -110, anything less than 52.38% confidence is not considered to be a worthwhile pick. To alter odds or to evaluate money-line plays, click on "Calc" and adjust the Odds in the Play Value Calculator. Clicking on the "Play" button will allow you to run that game through the Customizable Predictalator. An "Upset Watch" icon will appear next to games where we believe the underdog is more like than not to win outright. Picks will be updated as needed due to injury (up to one hour before game time).

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