Daily Sports Betting Preview 12/16/2021 – Golden Knights, Duke, Wizards/Suns

  • The Vegas Golden Knights are -175 betting favorites against the New Jersey Devils.
  • The Duke Blue Devils and Appalachian State Mountaineers have a total set at 138.
  • The Washington Wizards have -110 odds on the UNDER of their first-half team total.

NEWARK, N.J. – The Vegas Golden Knights, Duke Blue Devils and Washington Wizards are at the center of the days best bets.

The Golden Knights will look for their offense to continue carrying them through games this year as they have the fourth-highest goals per game average in the NHL. Online sportsbooks believe in their ability to put goals on the board against the New Jersey Devils.

Devils vs Golden Knights Moneyline Odds

  • Vegas Golden Knights -175
  • New Jersey Devils +155

New Jersey’s offense has been much less impressive than their opponent’s, ranking 21st in the league with their 2.74 goals per game average. The Devils also allow 3.26 goals per game which is ninth-worst in the league.

College Basketball Odds: Duke Vs. Appalachian State

The Blue Devils will take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Thursday night in a game that could be much higher scoring than college basketball betting sites anticipate.

Duke vs App State Total Odds

  • OVER 138 -110
  • UNDER 138 -110

Duke has the ninth-highest scoring offense in the country with their 85.3 points per game which has led to seven of their nine games having at least 138 points. The average total of a Blue Devils game is north of 150 and regardless of how good Appalachian State’s defense may look against Vermont and other lesser teams, Duke is going to score, likely a lot, of points.

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NBA Betting: Phoenix Suns Vs. Washington Wizards

The Wizards have a tough matchup against the Phoenix Suns that could result in a very low-scoring first half for the team. NBA betting sites have set a low total, but not low enough.

Washington Wizards First Half Team Total

  • OVER 51.5 -110
  • UNDER 51.5 -110

The Suns are the second-best defensive team in the opening half with an average of just 50.9 points allowed per game.

Meanwhile, Washington is the fourth-lowest scoring first-half team with 51.4 points per game. The Wizards already score below the set number on average but now they face one of the best defensive units the league has to offer.