Picks/Best Bets: Can Cavs cover at Boston?


Our CBSSports.com NBA Expert Picks for Tuesday, December 14, 2015 from James Herbert, Zach Harper and Ananth Pandian. First we’ll share our best bets for Tuesday, then below, we’ll measure ourselves against one another by picking three common games.

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BEST BETS

Herbert: Bucks (-2.5) over Lakers: Milwaukee just beat the champs, and their defense is coming around. The Bucks have been disappointing, but they are more than 2.5 points better than the Lakers, even at Staples Center.

Harper: Rockets (+2) over Kings: Even though they’re on a back-to-back, the Rockets can take advantage of the Kings in Sacramento. Houston is five of their last seven against the spread and they may finally have their act together. Kings have been below .500 ATS this season.

Pandian: Bucks (-2.5) over Lakers: Unless the Lakers get a vintage Kobe Bryant performance, they will have a hard time beating Milwaukee on Tuesday night. The Bucks are just too athletic for the Lakers and should be able to easily win on the road against the Lakers.

Tuesday night will feature a first round rematch between the Cavs and Celtics.
Tuesday night will feature a first round rematch between the Cavs and Celtics. (USATSI)

CBS SPORTS NBA EXPERT PICKS

GAME

HERBERT

HARPER

PANDIAN

CLE (-2) @ BOS

HOU (+2) @ SAC

MIL (-2.5) @ LAL



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