NBA Odds Today: Friday December 1, 2023

NBA Odds for Friday Dec. 1, 2023 feature six games on the hardwood includes a pair of intriguing matchups from each conference.

The Boston Celtics welcome in the rival Philadelphia 76ers at TD Garden for an Atlantic Division showdown.

In late night action, the Phoenix Suns host the defending champion Denver Nuggets in a playoff rematch at Footprint Center.

Here’s everything you need to know about the NBA Odds for Friday Dec. 1, 2023: Opening Lines, Spreads and Betting Trends for these two games on the card that provide betting intrigue. 

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The Celtics and 76ers meet for the 3rd time this season. (Getty)

NBA Odds for Friday, December 1, 2023

Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Celtics vs
-12 (-108)
+12 (-114)
o218 (-108)
u218 (-112)
  • Opening Point-Spread: Celtics -6
  • Opening Money-Line: Celtics -245
  • Opening Total: 224
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

The Boston Celtics enter Friday's action owning a two-game lead over the Philadelphia 76ers for the top spot in the Atlantic Division.

The Celtics are fresh off consecutive home wins over the Hawks and Bulls by double-digits apiece to improve to 8-0 this season at TD Garden.

The 76ers destroyed the Lakers by 44 points on Monday, but followed that up with a 10-point defeat at Oklahoma City on Wednesday. However, star center Joel Embiid sat out against the Thunder, marking their second loss this season when he doesn't suit up.

In two matchups this season in Philadelphia, the Celtics and 76ers have each picked up a victory. In the most recent contest at Wells Fargo Center in mid-November, the Celtics held off the Sixers, 117-107 as 1.5-point favorites.

Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Suns vs
+1 (-112)
-1 (-108)
o224.5 (-112)
u224.5 (-108)
  • Opening Point-Spread: Nuggets -2.5
  • Opening Money-Line: Nuggets -140
  • Opening Total: 224
  • Time: 10:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)

The last time the Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns met up came in the second round of last season's playoffs. Denver eliminated Phoenix in six games, capped off by a 25-point victory in the desert in Game 6.

Jamal Murray returned to the Nuggets' lineup after nearly a month absence in Denver's 134-124 home win over Houston on Wednesday. The Nuggets have won three straight games, but have covered the number only twice in the last 10 contests.

The Suns are back home following a 2-1 road trip that ended with a loss at Toronto on Wednesday. That defeat snapped a seven-game winning streak for Phoenix, who has won its past three games at Footprint Center.