All eyes will be on LeBron/Durant tonight, but is there value out there for our NBA picks with the rest of Wednesday's NBA slate? Find out inside.
Covered by Jason Lake
This is going to be good. Kevin Durant leads the red-hot Thunder into South Beach, but it's the two-time defending champion Heat that are favored by four points in the NBA odds.
Miami comes in on the heels of three straight wins, but Oklahoma City has been playing the best basketball of anyone in the NBA, having won eight consecutive contests. The Thunder have extended their lead atop the Western Conference to 2.5 games.
Jason, however, looks for LeBron to rise to the occasion tonight by reminding KD who the best player on the planet is. He's backing Miami to cover at home in what should be an amazing showdown.
NBA Pick: Heat -4
Covered by Jason Lake
Both teams stink, but one has to win when the Celtics play host to the 76ers this evening. Right now Boston is favored by 3.5 points, with the total at 202.5.
The Celtics and 76ers have each lost three in a row and are just 2-8 SU over their last 10 matchups. Boston has the benefit of being at home, where they're a more respectable 9-14 SU so far this season. Meanwhile, the 76ers are 6-16 SU on the road.
We don't blame Jason for staying far away from a spread play tonight, as neither team can really be trusted. He's hoping for more of a defensive struggle than anything else and is taking the UNDER.
NBA Pick: UNDER 202.5
Covered by Matthew Jordan
The Spurs let another one get away last night after leading most of the game against Houston. They get a chance to redeem themselves at home against the Bulls tonight.
It looks like the top sportsbooks have opened up San Antonio as an 8-point favorite on their own court, where they've gone 17-7 SU this season. Chicago comes in at 9-12 SU on the road and there's a chance they could be without Joakim Noah again tonight. They sorely missed him against Minnesota the other night.
Does that mean Matthew is avoiding a play on the Bulls? Nope. He's liking Chicago (as well as the UNDER) to make things interesting in San Antonio.
NBA Pick: Bulls +8 and UNDER
Covered by Doug Upstone
Another one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now is the Clippers. They've won eight of ten and have to be liking their chances of securing a fourth straight win at home to John Wall and the Wizards.
Los Angeles is a very impressive 18-3 SU at home this season, but Washington has actually been pretty solid on the road, going 12-11 SU. They've been playing decent basketball and can currently be found in the fifth spot in the East.
Nonetheless, the Clippers are appropriately favored by either 8 or 8.5 points depending on the sportsbook. After some deliberation, Doug has opted to take the points and back the Wizards for your NBA picks.
NBA Pick: Wizards +8.5
Covered by David Lawrence
A battle for Texas bragging rights takes place in Dallas tonight, with the Mavericks hoping to take advantage of a potentially tired Houston team.
The Rockets had to claw their way back in a hard-fought victory over the Spurs last night. That's one of the reasons the Mavericks are favored (-2), with home-court advantage obviously playing a role as well.
In the end, David thinks Dallas will show up and get the job done against Houston. Make sure you track the status of James Harden, as his presence in the lineup will obviously affect the NBA betting lines.
NBA Pick: Mavericks -2