It’s big Wednesday in the NBA, and we have 24 of the league’s 30 teams in action this evening. With a big weekend of football ahead, let’s try taking advantage of some heavy NBA action over the next few days, to pad our bankroll heading into Super Bowl weekend. The NBA Odds are ripe for the taking now!
Kings vs. Celtics
Still mourning the loss of Rajon Rondo, the Celtics will have to try and move on tonight as they face the Kings. Sacramento just won a big game in DC, and I think they have a little momentum heading into this one. The Kings already destroyed the Celtics once this season in Sacramento, and in fact, the Kings have covered three in a row against Boston, and five of the last six meetings. Even though they don’t have much history of success when playing in Boston, I think the loss of Rondo is going to hurt this team a lot in the short term, so take the Kings taking points.
My Pick: Kings +7
Bulls vs. Bucks
I have already given posted my straight on this game for the spread, but I’m seeing (well not yet at least) some extra value in this one. Even though the team totals aren’t out many places yet, the Bulls’ should be around 97.5 points, with the total at 192, and the Bulls as -1.5 favorites. It could be slightly lower or higher, but either way, I’m siding with the Over. The Bucks are coming off a back to back, so they should have some tired legs, while the Bulls should shut the Bucks down, and be able to score. The Bulls are 11-0 SU when scoring 100, and I think tonight makes 12-0.
My Pick: Bulls TT OVER 97.5 (e)
Lakers vs. Suns
After beating the Hornets at home last night, the Lakers took the late and short flight to Phoenix to play the Suns this evening. Both teams have been starting to come together, and the NBA Odds favor the Lakers at -3, with a total of 200 1/2. I think the spread is a wash, so I’m going to focus my NBA picks for this game on the total. It is already starting to shoot upwards this morning, but the Lakers have figured out their offense, while the Suns look to have as well. Phoenix is scoring more while giving up the same amount of points, while the Lakers seem to be doing the same thing. The Over has also cashed four times in a row with these two teams playing one another.
Read our full game preview for this for game for our NBA picks on the Lakers and Suns spread.
My Pick: OVER 200 ½