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Opening NBA point spreads for December 18th schedule

We take a look at the initial spreads on DraftKings Sportsbook for Wednesday’s nine-game NBA card.

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DraftKings Wednesday night NBA slate will feature nine games. One of the more interesting early games will be an Eastern Conference battle between the Heat and 76ers in Philadelphia. While Miami’s Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow have been battling injuries as of late, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and company have played well enough to keep the team atop the Southeast Division. The 76ers are four games back of the first place Bucks in the conference standings and have continued to build chemistry among a talented core that has the potential to win it all.

There should also be an interesting guard battle between the Grizzlies and Thunder, as rookie sensation Ja Morant will face off against both Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

What would’ve been an exciting matchup between the Celtics and Mavericks in Dallas won’t quite live up to its potential, as Luka Doncic has been ruled out of the contest with an ankle sprain. Nevertheless, the Mavericks will get a chance to make some adjustments against a solid Boston squad without their do-it-all playmaker.

Here are the initial lines for tonight’s nine-game slate on DraftKings Sportsbook:

Bulls @ Wizards (+1, 230.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Heat @ 76ers (-7, 212.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Hornets @ Cavaliers (-3.5, 213.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Raptors @ Pistons (+5, 216.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Pelicans @ Timberwolves (-8.5, 232) 8:00 p.m. ET
Grizzlies @ Thunder (-6.5, 219) 8:00 p.m. ET
Magic @ Nuggets (-9.5, 204.5) 9:00 p.m. ET
Celtics @ Mavericks (+1.5, 218.5) 9:30 p.m. ET
Warriors @ Trail Blazers (-9.5, 219.5) 10:00 p.m. ET

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