Swinger's By The Numbers Picks For Wednesday

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 5:32 PM GMT

By The Numbers is a daily NBA column featuring three top selections according to historical trends and game-time matchups. Let’s review the top picks for Wednesday evening and cash in our NBA picks.

Pacers (25-22 SU, 20-26-1 ATS) At Magic (19-31 SU, 22-27-1 ATS)

  • Orlando is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games.

  • Orlando is 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400

  • Orlando is 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 home games.

  • Orlando is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on one day's rest.

  • Indiana is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games following a straight up win.

  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog.

  • Indiana is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games playing on two day's rest.

Indiana is beginning to pick up the pace (if you will pardon the pun) once again after faltering over a three-game stretch in which it lost to lesser lights LA and New York as well as a strong Utah team. The Pacers have recovered and have won and covered the NBA odds in three straight with an eye towards making it four consecutive wins against Magic team that has lost 11 of its last 13. While it's true that Indiana has a few of its backups dinged up (Rodney Stuckey, C.J. Miles, and Kevin Seraphin) it shouldn't impact what will be a relatively easy win and cover for the visitors.

NBA Free Pick: Pacers -1.5

Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Hawks (28-20 SU, 24-24 ATS) At Heat (19-30 SU, 27-22 ATS)

  • Miami is 5-0 ATS in their last five Wednesday games.

  • Miami is 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games as a favorite of 0.5-4.5.

  • Miami is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win.

  • Miami is 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games playing on one day's rest.

  • Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in their last seven Wednesday games.

  • Atlanta is 6-13 ATS in their last 19 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in their last five when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight up win.

Those who have backed the Heat in their NBA picks recently have been sitting back and collecting the cash. Miami is the hottest team in basketball right now, ripping off eight straight wins and covers. This is might be the night of atonement for the Heat as they have dropped both contests to the Hawks this season. But the Heat covered the point spread in both and currently appear to be unstoppable, while Atlanta has failed to cover the number in three of its last four.

NBA Free Pick: Heat -1

Best Line Offered: Bovada

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76ers (18-29 SU, 28-18-1 ATS) At Mavericks (18-30 SU, 25-23 ATS)

  • Dallas is 5-1 ATS in their last six home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

  • Dallas is 5-0 ATS in their last five home games.

  • Dallas is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Dallas is 5-1 ATS in their last six when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

  • Philadelphia is 6-14 ATS after three or more consecutive overs.

  • Philadelphia is 21-29 ATS after scoring 105 points or more.

The Sixers have been playing well recently, covering in four of their last five, but so too have the Mavericks, who have covered in eight of their last 10. These clubs have not met this season, but the last time the Sixers touched down in Dallas they suffered a 129-103 defeat. In addition, the loss of center Joel Embiid has begun to rear its head as Philly was blown out in Chicago and then narrowly eked out a 122-119 win over the woeful Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Expect the Mavs to romp tonight with Embiid out.

NBA Free Pick: Mavericks -6

Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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