Today's best odds boosts offered across the top online sportsbooks 12/16, including College Football and NBA bets

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Here at Pickswise we have put together a list of all of the day’s best odds boosts, which are available from PointsBet Sportsbook. We will also discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Troy to lead at halftime and win – Boosted from +195 to +220 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop we will need the Troy Trojans to lead at halftime and win the Duluth Trading Cure Bowl game against the UTSA Roadrunners. The Trojans had a fantastic regular season, ending with a Sun Belt Championship on their way to a record of 11-2. They will be aiming to set a program record in wins with their 12th win in this game. For the most part Troy dominated the majority of their opponents this season. The Trojans have led at halftime in 7 of their games this season, which led to wins. Our experts like the Trojans to finish their season with a win this afternoon, therefore this prop looks to be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out our full UTSA Roadrunners vs Troy Trojans predictions

Nikola Jokic or LeBron James to score the first basket – Boosted from +140 to +160 with PointsBet Sportsbook

This prop will need Nikola Jokic or LeBron James to score the first basket in tonight’s game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers. Jokic is averaging 24.6 points per game this season, while James is averaging 26.5 points per game. James is probable for this game tonight, so as always keep your eye on the injury report. The Lakers do have Anthony Davis, who could easily score the first basket himself, but James is just as important to the Lakers and Jokic is easily 1 of the top scoring options for the Nuggets. This prop is still a toss-up, but it looks to be worth a small play because of the players involved.

Be sure to check out all of our NBA picks for today’s action

Joel Embiid 30+ points and Philadelphia 76ers win – Boosted from -115 to +100 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop, we will need Joel Embiid to score at least 30 points and the Philadelphia 76ers will need to beat the Golden State Warriors tonight. Embiid is averaging 33.3 points per game this season, the most in the league. He has scored at least 30 points in 13 games this season, which includes his last 5 games in a row and 10 of his last 11 games. Our experts also like the 76ers to win tonight, so backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full Golden State Warriors vs Philadelphia 76ers predictions

What is an Odds Boost?

An odds boost is a way for customers to find specific bets that otherwise might be unappealing. Most odds boost tend to include player props, parlays that include teams who are heavy favorites, as well as various other props. These odds boosts can come from several different sportsbooks and almost always refresh every day.

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