Top NBA Picks for Wednesday's Action

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 4:07 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 4:07 PM UTC

NBA bettors have 13 games on the schedule tonight, so NBA Odds value is abundant. We split a pair of NBA Picks last night, so let’s see if we can recover from the push and cash two winners tonight. 

Bucks vs. Sixers
Last night the Bucks lost a tough game at home to the Suns in Milwaukee, and now off the back to back, they have to travel into Philadelphia to play the Sixers. These teams are on completely different levels this season after finishing 1-2 in the lottery odds standings last season. Milwaukee looks like a playoff team despite losing their start rookie, Jabari Parker for the season, while the Sixers look worse than they did a season ago.

Now off the back to back, the NBA Odds have the Bucks as -6 ½ road favorites in this one, with a total of 196. Even off the back-to-back loss, the Bucks look like the play here. They are infinitely deeper and more talented than the Sixers, and even though the Bucks are 5-5 ATS coming off a back to back, they are also an amazing 14-3 ATS this season coming off a SU loss. The Bucks also happen to be much better on the road than at home. Milwaukee is 16-5 ATS when playing away from Milwaukee this season, and they are a perfect 3-0 ATS when playing as a road favorite.

The Sixers have been playing better as of late, but they are still only 1-5 ATS in their last six games. The are also 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as home underdogs, while the Bucks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

Free NBA Pick: Bucks -6 ½


Lakers vs. Clippers
One of the final games of this large slate tonight is the Lakers and Clippers from Staples Center. This will be the second time these two have met this season, and the first time in the year 2015. In their first meeting, the Lakers stayed tough throughout the game, but the Clippers ended up with the win 118-111. Now the NBA Odds have the Clippers as -10 1/2 favorite in this one, with a total of 215. Even though the Lakers look like a solid NBA pick to cover here I am more interested in the total of 215. If the first meeting wasn’t an indication of these two teams’ lack of defense, then tonight should convince you as such.

The Clippers have not been able to stop anyone, especially on the wing, and a rested Kobe Bryant should prove that theory correct tonight. On the flip side, no one on the Lakers is good enough to hang in the post with the Clippers’ big men, and even though I love the way Ed Davis is playing for the Lakers, he alone is not enough to stop the Clippers’ post presence.

The over is 8-1-1 in these two’s last ten games against one another, and I see it going down like that once again. The Clippers are 4-2 cashing the over this season in divisional games, while the Lakers are 8-1 cashing the over versus teams in their division. LA has also cashed the over at 17-13-1 this season as an underdog. While the under may be trending for both of these teams recently, that should chance against one another in this shared-building rivalry.

Free NBA Pick: OVER 215 at the Greek

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