Wednesday's NBA Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:46 PM GMT

Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014 4:46 PM GMT

We've done our due diligence on a lot of tonight's NBA matchups, so follow along with us to see where our handicappers believe they've found the value.

Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic

Covered by Jason Lake

After last night's impressive victory over the Heat, the Rockets hope to avoid a letdown in Orlando. Current NBA odds have Houston favored by 6.5 points.

Some may look at this line and say the Rockets are the slam dunk play, but the Magic have actually been reasonably solid at home (an even 15-15 SU) and Jason believes they'll rise to the occasion again.

NBA Pick: Magic +6.5

[gameodds]5/257450/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

Covered by Jordan Sharp

While the Celtics are rebuilding for the future, the Warriors still have a ton at stake, so you know they'll be fully focused for tonight's game in Boston.

Golden State has been solid on the road (19-14), while the Celtics have been shaky at home (12-18). Jordan is of the opinion there's good value on Stephen Curry and the Warriors as they try to keep pace in the playoff race.

NBA Pick: Warriors -4.5

[gameodds]5/257452/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets

Covered by Jason Lake

The Nets are finally back to .500 for the season, thanks to a three-game winning streak. They're finding their groove at the right time, but how will they match up with the tough-minded Grizzlies?

Memphis just a half-game back of Phoenix for the eighth seed in the Western Conference and they've been playing well too at 7-3 SU over their last 10. Still, Jason is thinking Brooklyn will grab the win for our NBA picks.

NBA Pick: Nets -1.5

[gameodds]5/257453/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets

Covered by Joe Catalano

Apparently Brian Shaw's calling out of his team didn't do much. The Nuggets, who have now lost six in a row, proceeded to give up 132 points in a loss to the Timberwolves on Monday, and now they face another highly efficient offensive team in Dallas.

Joe, however, believes Denver will give the Mavericks a good fight tonight and is therefore taking the points and backing the home dog.

NBA Pick: Nuggets +4.5

[gameodds]5/257457/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers

Covered by Doug Upstone

If you're a Hawks fan, you're probably starting to worry quite a bit. They're free-falling at an alarming rate, having lost three straight and nine of ten. They're only three games up on Detroit for the final spot in the playoff race.

It seems unlikely that this will be the night Atlanta reverses their fortunes and gets back to winning. Doug foresees a relatively easy night for Portland and is backing them as sizable home favorites.

NBA Pick: Trail Blazers -8

[gameodds]5/257458/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons

Covered by Jason Lake

Though the Bulls were dominated by the Nets earlier this week, they've still been playing some hard-nosed basketball recently. We wouldn't expect anything less from a team coached by Tom Thibodeau.

Can they topple the disappointing Pistons in Detroit tonight? The Pistons have gone 3-7 SU over their last 10 and Jason sees another loss getting added to that tally. He's backing Chicago in this NBA betting spot.

NBA Pick: Bulls -2.5

[gameodds]5/257454/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Covered by Ross Benjamin

The Timberwolves are doing everything in their power to make a run and get back into the postseason picture. They've managed to win three in a row and hope to make it four when they play host to Melo and the Knicks.

New York has been awful, losing seven in a row to drop to 21-40 on the season. Ross isn't about to side with the Knicks in their current state, so he's taking Minnesota to cover the large number at home.

NBA Pick: Timberwolves -9

[gameodds]5/257456/?r3=43-19-349/dec&r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]

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