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Wed, Jan 22nd - 7:00pm ET:
Oklahoma City Thunder @ Orlando Magic picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic
ORL Magic Point Spread
+0
Under Game Totals
+0

Against the Spread Pick

The Thunder might be the most interesting team in the NBA. I am not sure they are a playoff threat if they get in, but they are not an easy out. They are over .500 on the road and are one of the most profitable teams in the league, 29-15 ATS. They have an unconventional lineup that often plays three-point guards, but it is working. I suppose there is something positive about having guys that can make good decisions with the ball. I am not a big fan of the Magic but there is no doubt they have been better lately. They are 6-4 SU in their last 10 and that jumps to 7-3 ATS. I don’t think Jonathan Isaac was the problem but they have been just fine without him. I think there is some addition by subtraction as he was not an efficient offensive player. His absence forces the ball into other guys’ hands and I think that helps. So does being the top defensive team in the league. Take the Magic.

Over Under Pick

When you are the best defensive team in the league you should play more unders than overs and that is what you see with the Magic. Two-thirds of their games go under as their defense yields under 100ppg. OKC is going under 60 percent of the time on the road and at times they can be easy to defend. Despite their success, they are not a great offensive team and their ceiling there is low. Take the under.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 7:00pm ET:
Sacramento Kings @ Detroit Pistons picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Sacramento Kings
Detroit Pistons
SAC Kings Point Spread
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Over Game Totals
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Against the Spread Pick

These teams are in similar positions. Both were expected to compete for the final spots in the playoffs in their respective conferences and both have struggled, in part due to injuries. Sacramento got hit hard early with Marvin Bagley going down and now they are playing without Richaun Homes, who is pretty much the heart of the team. No matter the reason, things have not come together, and the Kings enter this one on a five-game losing streak with no covers. Injuries are a big part of the story for Detroit too. They have played a ton without Blake Griffin but right now Andre Drummond is experiencing a head injury and there is no way you can back the Pistons in a game where he is not playing. He is their best and most consistent player. I am going to hedge in the moment and suggest the Kings here. He is likely not at his best even if he suits up.

Over Under Pick

Scoring has been an issue for the Pistons all season. That being said they are 26-18 O/U this season so perhaps the averages are not quite telling the whole story. Sacramento scores even less than Detroit, but it is hard to know whether that is a structure-function or just a result of missing their most efficient scorer most of the season in Bagley. I am not expecting much defense in this one. Take the over.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 7:00pm ET:
Philadelphia 76ers @ Toronto Raptors picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Philadelphia 76ers
Toronto Raptors
TOR Raptors -6.5 Point Spread
-110
Under 218.5 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

The 76ers have won their last two games on the road, which might make some want to bet on them, but this isn’t a trap you want to fall into. Even with the two wins in their last two, the 76ers still have only won nine of their 23 games away from home. The first time these two teams faced off in Toronto earlier this year, the Raptors won by five points, and now they don’t have Joel Embiid. In that game, Ben Simmons played forty minutes and scored only 10 points. He is the focal point of the team now and that isn’t going to be enough to get the job done. The 76ers are 2-7 against the spread in the last nine meetings between the two teams. Back the Raptors to get the job done.

Over Under Pick

This is a total I would stay far away from because the stats and trends are saying two different things. The stats say the over should be the play, but trends say under. Even when these two teams have been scoring a lot, they seem to have trouble scoring against each other. The under is 7-2-1 in the last ten meetings between the two teams. Back the under.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 7:30pm ET:
Los Angeles Lakers @ New York Knicks picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Los Angeles Lakers
New York Knicks
LA Lakers -11 Point Spread
-110
Under 224 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

The Lakers only have 9 losses on the season but two have come in their last three games. Losing at Boston was not a shock but losing by 32 points was…and it is not like LeBron James or Anthony Davis didn’t play. That game was probably the worst thing for a Knick team that needs all the help it can get. L.A. despite their success has not been a great moneymaker, they are only 12-10 ATS on the road this season. Davis might miss this one and that is a factor in my comfort with the wager. The Knicks are off a win but they only have a couple of those in their last 10. This team is flawed, which might be putting it generously, and they are missing two key sources of scoring in RJ Barrett and Marcus Morris. Julius Randle is a nice player but leaning on him more is not the best way to play winning basketball. I am not seeing how the Knicks are going to be able to keep up. Take L.A.

Over Under Pick

Most teams score more at home and that is the case with the Knicks but they are still 7-14 to the under at MSG. The Lakers are capable of big numbers but if Davis is out there could be a buying opportunity here. I am going to side with the under here. I just don’t trust the Knicks to top 90 against a team that is trying too hard with their injuries. Under.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 7:30pm ET:
Memphis Grizzlies @ Boston Celtics picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Memphis Grizzlies
Boston Celtics
BOS Celtics -7 Point Spread
-110
Under 233 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

Memphis was a surprise loser in their last game but overall they have been such a great story this season. Prior to the loss, they had won seven in a row and if you watch the way they have been playing it does not seem fluky. Sure, some of their young players could hit a wall but Ja Morant seems to be getting better even though his turnovers are high. The Grizzlies are such a fun group that is learning to play well together. That six-game winning streak started with a win at the Clippers and a home win over Houston so the Grizzlies are not just beating the weak sisters of the league, and certainly, Boston is not one of those either. The Celtics just dumped their old rival, the Lakers, snapping a three-game losing streak. This team is loaded with young talent too they are just a lot further down the road in how to surround and support it. This one is going to be tough for the Grizz. Take Boston.

Over Under Pick

The Celtics have the reputation as a good defensive team but they have played four straight overs. Despite the reputation of this team, with Kemba Walker and a healthy Gordon Hayward, this team is much more explosive than they have been the last couple of seasons. Memphis is going to challenge them but when they come up short the score will too. Take the under.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 7:30pm ET:
Los Angeles Clippers @ Atlanta Hawks picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Los Angeles Clippers
Atlanta Hawks
ATL Hawks Point Spread
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Over Game Totals
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Against The Spread Pick

The Los Angeles Clippers will be playing on the second night of a back to back, which gives me some pause in this game. The Clippers are one of the best teams in basketball but on back to back games they are 3-5 and even against a terrible team that could cause some issues. Away from home, the Clippers are giving up 112 points per game, while the Hawks are giving up 113.8. The Clippers’ defense is going to be enough to keep the Hawks in this game. It’s a lean at best, but the play is with the Hawks.

Over Under Pick

Like stated above, these are both bad defenses, which should lead to a lot of scoring. We already stated above the Clippers’ defense struggles away from home, and the Hawks’ defense struggles no matter where they are playing. Over the last five games the Hawks are giving up 119.2 points per game. and there should be plenty of scoring in this one. The over is 5-2-1 in the Clippers’ last eight games overall. The over is 14-2 in the last 16 meetings between the two teams. Back the over to cash in this game.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 7:30pm ET:
Washington Wizards @ Miami Heat picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Washington Wizards
Miami Heat
WAS Wizards Point Spread
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Over Game Totals
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Against The Spread Pick

The Washington Wizards have had their struggles this year, but right when you count them out is when they decide to show up, which makes them a hard team to bet on. The Wizards have most of their best games when their defense is good and that was the case in their last game against the Pistons, where they gave up only 100 points. Just two games ago against the Spurs the Heat scored only 102 and that type of offensive output is going to keep this game close. This is a lean at best because of how inconsistent the Wizards are, but you should take the points.

Over Under Pick

Even though the Wizards’ defense is going to be good this isn’t going to be a game that ends 102-100. Over the last five games the Heat are giving up 110.4 per game, and the Wizards are going to score. In the Wizards’ last game Bradley Beal put up 29 points and he should go off here. The over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings between these teams. The over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings between the two teams. The over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings played in Miami. Back the over to cash.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 8:00pm ET:
Minnesota Timberwolves @ Chicago Bulls picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Minnesota Timberwolves
Chicago Bulls
CHI Bulls -1 Point Spread
-105
Under 219 Game Totals
-110

Against The Spread Pick

Until the Timberwolves can figure out how to win or cover a game, they are going to continue to be a fade. In the Timberwolves’ last game they were at home, facing a short handed Nuggets team on the second night of a back to back. The Timberwolves couldn’t take advantage, scoring only 100 points, and that led to a loss. They were four-point favorites in that game and there is no reason to think they are going to turn it around in this one. For the most part the Bulls beat bad teams at home, and that should continue in this game. Back the Bulls to cover the spread in this one.

Over Under Pick

These are both offenses who have really struggled coming into this game. Over their last five games the Bulls are averaging 104.2 points per game, while the Wolves are averaging 104.2 as well. The under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings between the two teams in Chicago. Back the under as a lean.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 8:00pm ET:
Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Denver Nuggets
Houston Rockets
Nuggets +8 Point Spread
-110
Under 228.5 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

Jamal Murray (ankle) is out and Gary Harris (groin) is questionable, which may be part of the reason why the Denver Nuggets are getting eight points against the Houston Rockets. But that’s just about where the bad news ends for the Nuggets. They are 30-13 and have won four of their past five contests despite Murray’s absence. Houston is the midst of a horrendous four-game losing streak. Once very promising with both James Harden and Russell Wesbrook on board, this team has not defeated anyone other than Minnesota and Atlanta since Jan. 3. Denver is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five as a road underdog. The Rockets are 0-4 ATS in their last four overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four as favorites. There is no reason why the NUGGETS should be getting eight points against anyone regardless of their injury situation.

Over Under Pick

With Murray out and Harris questionable, Denver will have to get the job done with defense–something it is used to doing. Austin Rivers (thumb) is questionable for Houston. No more than 222 points have been scored in six of Denver’s past seven outings. The under is 5-2 in the Nuggers’ last seven overall. It is also 7-3 in the Rockets’ last 10 following a loss and 37-18-1 in their last 56 against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Go with the UNDER.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 9:00pm ET:
Indiana Pacers @ Phoenix Suns picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Indiana Pacers
Phoenix Suns
Pacers -1 Point Spread
-110
Over 221.5 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

With Victor Oladipo still out, the Indiana Pacers are one of the most surprising teams in basketball and remain squarely in the mix for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Although the Pacers lost to red-hot Utah on Monday, they had previously won five in a row. Doug McDermott has reached double-figures in three of the past four games, including 24 points during Sunday’s victory at Denver. The Phoenix Suns are coming off a tough 120-118 setback against San Antonio earlier this week. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last five on the road and 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings between the two teams. Phoenix is 2-6 ATS in its last eight overall, 0-5 ATS in its last five at home, and 2-5 ATS in its last seven playing on one day of rest. Roll with INDIANA.

Over Under Pick

Phoenix’s defensive performance against the struggling Spurs was mediocre at best. The winning team has scored at least 120 points in each of the Suns’ four most recent outings. The over is 10-4 in the Pacers’ last 14 overall, 6-2 in their last eight on the road, and 7-1 in their last eight playing on one day of rest. It is also 21-10 in the Suns’ last 31 following a loss. Look for this one to go OVER the total.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 9:30pm ET:
San Antonio Spurs @ New Orleans Pelicans picks, expert predictions & betting tips

San Antonio Spurs
New Orleans Pelicans
Pelicans -3.5 Point Spread
-110
Under 236 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

The Zion Williamson era is here…finally. Picked No. 1 overall this past summer, Williamson has been sidelined by a knee problem but will make his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday. Thus the Pelicans will obviously be playing some inspired basketball. In fact, they already have been in recent weeks. New Orleans is 10-5 in its last 15 games since a 7-22 start, including 5-2 in its last seven. San Antonio is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 against opponents with losing records and 6-21 ATS in its last 27 trips to New Orleans. The Pelicans are 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 overall, 6-0 ATS in their last six at home, 6-0 ATS in their last six against opponents with losing records, and 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings between the two teams. Williamson and company will put on a show, to the extent that NEW ORLEANS should cover in front of the home crowd.

Over Under Pick

For San Antonio, LaMarcus Aldridge has been held below his season scoring average (19.1 ppg) in seven of the past nine contests. New Orleans guard Lonzo Ball has scored no more than eight points in two of the past three. The under is 9-4-1 in the Spurs’ last 14 against opponents with losing records. This is a huge number, so lean toward the UNDER even though the Pelicans play a bunch of high-scoring games.

Wed, Jan 22nd - 10:00pm ET:
Utah Jazz @ Golden State Warriors picks, expert predictions & betting tips

Utah Jazz
Golden State Warriors
UTA Jazz -9 Point Spread
-110
Under 216.5 Game Totals
-110

Against the Spread Pick

It should be mismatch of epic proportions when the Utah Jazz visit the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday. To be specific, this is the third-best team in the Western Conference vs. the worst team in the entire NBA. Adding insult to injury, or vice versa, for Golden State is that Draymond Green has been dealing with the flu and Glenn Robinson III has an abdominal issue. Both, however, are expected to play. The Jazz are an amazing 17-2 in their last 19 contests and they have not lost in regulation since Dec. 23. Rudy Gobert has delivered seven consecutive double-doubles. Utah is 6-1 ATS in its last seven trips to Golden State. The Warriors are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings between the two teams. UTAH should win this one by double-digits.

Over Under Pick

Golden State is one of the worst offensive teams around and Utah is one of the best defensive squads. In other words, to put it simply: the Warriors will have problems scoring. D’Angelo Russell is the only active player on that team averaging more than 16.2 ppg. The under is 6-2 in the Warriors’ last eight overall, 12-4 in their last 16 at home, 20-6-1 in their last 27 against opponents with winning records, and 19-7 in their last 26 playing on one day of rest. Take the UNDER.

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