Swinger’s By the Numbers Selections For Wednesday January 25th

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2:55 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.

Kings (17-27 SU, 21-22-1 ATS) vs. Cavaliers (30-13 SU, 18-23-2)

Cleveland is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.

* Cleveland is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

* Sacramento is 1-4 ATS in their last five Wednesday games.

* Sacramento is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games as a road underdog of 11.0 or greater.

* Sacramento is 0-4 ATS in their last four games following a straight up win.

* Sacramento is 3-13 ATS in their last 16 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.  

The Kings snapped their five game losing streak with a win over Detroit Monday night. But now, in the middle of a grueling, eight game road trip, they get King James on his own court. Sacramento has simply withered when facing the Cavs over the last three seasons. Cleveland is 4-1 ATS over the Kings and tonight will be more of the same.

Free NBA Pick: Cavaliers -11Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Heat (15-30 SU, 23-22 ATS) vs. Nets (9-35 SU, 19-23-2 ATS)

Brooklyn is 1-7 ATS in their last eight games following a straight up loss.

Brooklyn is 2-7 ATS in their last nine after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Brooklyn is 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss.

* Brooklyn is 0-6 ATS in their last six home games.

* Brooklyn is 0-5 ATS in their last five when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Brooklyn is 0-7 ATS in their last seven games playing on one day's rest.

* Miami is 4-0 ATS in their last four Wednesday games.

* Miami is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.

* Miami is 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400.

* Miami is 23-11 ATS in their last 34 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.

The Heat have torched the Nets on their home court over the last three seasons, garnering a 4-0 straight up and ATS record against Brooklyn over that time. The NBA odds makers are nearly matching the line they hung on the Heat the last time they visited Brooklyn where they covered the number as 3 ½ point road chalk last season in a 102-98 victory. This road to victory will be far easier this time around which is why we will include Miami in our NBA picks.

Free NBA Pick: Heat -4 Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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76'ers (16-27 SU, 25-17-1 ATS) vs. Bucks (21-23 SU, 19-25 ATS)

Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Milwaukee is 2-6 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games.

* Milwaukee is 1-5 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400.

* Milwaukee is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite.

* Milwaukee is 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.

* Milwaukee is 0-4 ATS in their last four when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Philadelphia is 6-0 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Philadelphia is 5-1 ATS in their last six Wednesday games.

* Philadelphia is 6-0 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

* Philadelphia is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.

I'm not sure what's going on here. Granted the Sixers played last night and defeated the Clippers 121-110 as 4 ½ point underdogs and was one of the three games By the Numbers chose last night on our way to a 3-0 ATS evening (shameless plug). But how does one of the hottest teams in basketball, covering in 10 of their last 12 contests, become a double digit dog to a team with a sub .500 record? If the oddsmakers are giving me all those points, who am I to refuse?

Free NBA Pick: 76'ers +11 Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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