NBA Odds Today: Thursday December 7, 2023

NBA Odds for Thursday Dec. 7, 2023 feature two games on the hardwood as the In-Season Tournament has reached the semifinal round in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the opening matchup, Central Division rivals hook up as the upstart Indiana Pacers take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 5:00 p.m. ET at T-Mobile Arena.

In the second contest, the Los Angeles Lakers face off with the New Orleans Pelicans at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Here’s everything you need to know about the NBA Odds for Thursday Dec. 7, 2023: Opening Lines, Spreads and Betting Trends for these two games on the card that provide betting intrigue. 

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NBA Odds for Thursday, December 7, 2023

Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Bucks vs
-5 (-114)
+5 (-106)
o257 (-112)
u257 (-108)
  • Opening Point-Spread: Bucks -4.5
  • Opening Money-Line: Bucks -190
  • Opening Total: 254.5
  • Time: 5:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)

The first game tipping off at the inaugural In-Season tournament semifinals in Las Vegas on Thursday pits the Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers.

The Bucks chased out the Knicks, 146-122 as 4.5-point home favorites on Tuesday in the quarterfinal round. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 35 points, while Damian Lillard poured in 28 points as the Bucks knocked down 23 three-pointers in the win.

The Pacers rallied past the Celtics, 122-112 as 4.5-point home underdogs to advance to the semifinals. Tyrese Haliburton paced Indiana with 26 points, while pulling down 10 rebounds and dishing out 13 assists.

In the first matchup this season in Indianapolis, the Pacers outlasted the Bucks, 126-124 on November 9.

The game hit the Over of 239.5, but that total has jumped to 254.5 for this neutral-site matchup. Antetokounmpo torched Indiana for 54 points in the loss, as Lillard sat out the game due to injury.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Lakers vs
-2 (-108)
+2 (-112)
o229.5 (-110)
u229.5 (-110)
  • Opening Point-Spread: Lakers -1.5
  • Opening Money-Line: Lakers -115
  • Opening Total: 229.5
  • Time: 9:00 p.m. ET (TNT)

The Los Angeles Lakers held off the Phoenix Suns, 106-103 in Tuesday's quarterfinals to advance to Las Vegas.

LeBron James led the Lakers with 31 points as L.A. attempted 102 shots, compared to 75 field goal attempts by Phoenix.

The New Orleans Pelicans rallied from an early deficit to eliminate the Sacramento Kings, 127-117, marking the 7th straight cover in the underdog role.

The Pelicans have won three of their last four games, while covering nine of their past 12 contests.

The Lakers captured three of four matchups from the Pelicans last season, as three of those games finished Over the total.

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