Wednesday's NBA Betting Odds Report

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4:46 PM UTC

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

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.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!-- td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} --></style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:left"></span></p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-predictions-rockets-vs-magic-a-37832/">Houston Rockets vs. Orlando Magic</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b></p> <p>After last night's impressive victory over the Heat, the Rockets hope to avoid a letdown in Orlando. <a target="_blank" title="Check out where the line is currently at!" href="">Current NBA odds</a> have Houston favored by 6.5 points.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><b>NBA Pick: </b>Magic +6.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/257450/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/bet-warriors-cover-vs-celtics-a-37846/">Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jordan Sharp</i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><b><b>NBA Pick: </b></b>Warriors -4.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/257452/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-the-spread-grizzlies-vs-nets-a-37836/">Memphis Grizzlies vs. Brooklyn Nets</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b></p> <p>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?</p> <p>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 <a target="_blank" title="Free NBA Picks &amp; Betting Predictions" href="/nba-basketball/">grab the win for our NBA picks</a>.</p> <p><b><b>NBA Pick:</b> </b>Nets -1.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/257453/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/pick-nuggets-cover-home-dog-vs-mavericks-a-37841/">Dallas Mavericks vs. Denver Nuggets</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Joe Catalano</i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>Joe, however, believes Denver will give the Mavericks a good fight tonight and is therefore taking the points and backing the home dog.</p> <p><b><b>NBA Pick: </b></b>Nuggets +4.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/257457/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/pick-trail-blazers-win-vs-hawks-nba-picks-a-37849/">Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers </a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Doug Upstone</i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><b><b>NBA Pick: </b></b>Trail Blazers -8</p> <p>[gameodds]5/257458/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/bulls-2-5-vs-pistons-nba-picks-tonight-a-37833/">Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Jason Lake</i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><b><b>NBA Pick: </b></b>Bulls -2.5</p> <p>[gameodds]5/257454/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b><a target="_blank" title="New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves" href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/knicks-vs-timberwolves-offer-nba-betting-value-a-37842/">New York Knicks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves</a><i></i></b></p> <p><b><i>Covered by Ross Benjamin</i></b></p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p><b><b>NBA Pick: </b></b>Timberwolves -9</p> <p>[gameodds]5/257456/?r3=43-19-349/dec&amp;r-1=43-19-349/us[/gameodds]</p>
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