Wednesday is a busy night in the NBA, and there are tons of games to choose from. All but four NBA teams are in action this evening, so let’s take a look at the card and see if there is any value on the table for our NBA picks tonight.
Knicks vs. Wizards
Even though they have been masterful at covering spread this season, going 29-17-1 ATS this season, I have to fade the Wizards in this spot. The Knicks come in as -4 favorites, and even though Washington has been solid against the lines this season, they have a few injuries, and the Knicks seem to have their number.
Washington will be without Bradley Beal and likely without Trevor Booker as well. NBA bettors should also note that the Knicks have covered three straight times against the Wizards, including once already this season. The Wizards may play them close, but going down the stretch, the Wizards won’t have enough to keep up with Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the Knicks.
My Pick: Knicks -4
Celtics vs. Raptors
Even though their season is evaporating before their eyes, the Celtics still have to play, and they are +3 underdogs in Toronto tonight. It looks as if the Raptors will finally get back Andrea Bargnani to the lineup, and with Rudy Gay in the fold as well, I am giving you two picks for this game.
We have to fade the Celtics. They have been awful ATS this season already, and facing the Raptors who own their home court without their All Star point guard, the Raptors are the play.
I also believe that there is great value to be found in the total. Boston cannot play defense, and even though the Raptors can sometimes at home, with their new offense, I think their scoring will go up.
My Pick: Raptors -3 & OVER 187
After losing last night in Memphis to the Suns, the Grizzlies head into Atlanta to face the Hawks, a team that also played and lost last night. The NBA odds for this one favor Memphis on the road at -1 ½, with a small total of 180 ½. Earlier in the season, the Grizzlies were upset in Memphis against the Hawks, and now they will try for revenge on the second night of a back to back.
I still like Memphis in this one. The Hawks are still banged up, and the Grizzlies are still solid on the road, going 12-9 ATS this season. Memphis will stifle the Hawks with their stellar defense, and get revenge from their December loss to the Hawks. Also, with both teams coming off the back to back, defense will suffer for both of these teams and the total will go over.
My Pick: Grizzlies -1 ½ & OVER 180 ½[gameodds]5/217293/43/us[/gameodds]