Couple of NBA Picks Worth a Wager on Wednesday

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 3:32 PM GMT

It’s a huge day of NBA Odds and with all of the great games to choose from, I have found two plays that look like great values. I am releasing my NBA Picks of the day absolutely free, and you should jump on these plays a.s.a.p!

Sixers vs. Raptors
We tried to make a play on the Sixers’ total a few nights ago and were unsuccessful, however I am back at it again tonight, this time with Philadelphia heading into Toronto. The NBA Odds have the Raptors as huge -17 favorites, by far the largest spread of the night. However I am once again more focused on the total, which is a much more reasonable 202 points. The Raptors have been one of the best over cashing teams in the NBA this season, and with the Sixers coming to town, they should have no problem scoring points.

The Raptors have cashed the over more times than any other team this season at 24-13, and while they are better cashing the over on the road than they are at home, they are also 15-8 cashing the over against the Eastern Conference this season. The first time these two played however, the total went way over, with the Raptors scoring 120 points. This game was in Toronto as well. The Sixers have been cashing the under more recently, but the over is 7-2 in their last nine games against teams with winning percentages above 60%, and 7-3 against teams with just winning SU records. Look for the over to be the NBA pick tonight north of the border.

NBA Pick: OVER 202 at 5Dimes

 

Heat vs. Warriors
With Lebron James gone, the Heat have struggled at times this season, but they still are a pretty good team. They did barely beat the Lakers last night on the road, but tonight they have a much tougher matchup, this time against the Warriors. The NBA Odds have the Warriors as huge -15 home favorites, with a total of 201. Even though the Heat played last night and barely won, the Warriors had a tough road game last night in Utah. With both teams tired, I can’t see the Warriors blowing out the Heat here. At +15, the Heat look like the play.

Dwyane Wade has come out and said that he will no longer be limited by playing back to backs, so his status will luckily not be up in the air tonight. The Heat have also found a nice young center in Hassan Whiteside, who has been playing his butt off for the Heat in the middle. He has basically taken over the starting center spot, even though he is only starting the second half.

Tonight with both teams tired, it would not surprise me to see a lower scoring game with the Heat keeping the game relatively close. The Heat are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games playing as a road underdog of +11 or higher, and they are also 5-2 ATS in their last seven games when their opponent scores 100 or more points in their previous games. Look for Miami to stay competitive in this game, it is a great value to be able to take this many points.

NBA Pick:  Heat +14.5 at BookMaker