In Wednesday’s NBA action, Spencer Dinwiddie finished with 28 points, six assists and three rebounds and Kyrie Irving added 20 points, five assists and five boards for the Brooklyn Nets in a 125-115 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
For the Memphis Grizzlies, Dillon Brooks had a team-high 27 points in a 127-106 win over the New York Knicks. Ja Morant contributed 18 points, 10 assists and two steals.
Here are Today’s NBA Picks:
BET OF THE DAY
Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards (-4), 7:00 PM
- The Charlotte Hornets have a 58-71-7 against the spread record as an away team in night games since the 2016-17 NBA season. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)
The Washington Wizards will look to bounce back after a tough loss against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Bradley Beal finished with a team-high 47 points and six assists and Thomas Bryant had 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a 151-131 loss. Troy Brown Jr. contributed 16 points, seven boards and five assists.
Back on Nov. 22 in Washington, the Wizards came away with a 125-118 victory and on Dec. 10 in Charlotte, the Hornets sneaked out a 114-107 win.
Look for the Wizards to rebound and get this win at home.
Take Washington minus the 4 points here.
2u – Wizards (-4) @ -107
Philadelphia 76ers (-7.5) @ Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 PM
- Since the 2014-15 NBA season, the Atlanta Hawks have a 13-5 against the spread record in night games against the Philadelphia 76ers. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)
The Atlanta Hawks are coming off a loss to the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.
Trae Young finished with 18 points and 13 assists and John Collins added 28 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks in a 130-114 defeat.
Pascal Siakam had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors in the win.
The Sixers came away with a 115-104 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday and Joel Embiid made his return with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Way back when the Sixers and Hawks squared off in the first week of the season, Embiid finished with 36 points and 13 rebounds in a 105-103 win.
Clearly the Hawks gave a great game to the Sixers and I honestly expect the same in this one.
Take the Hawks plus the 7.5 points here.
1u – Hawks (+7.5) @ -105
Utah Jazz @ Denver Nuggets (-1.5), 10:30 PM
- The Denver Nuggets have a 5-1 against the spread record against the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center since the 2016-17 NBA season. (Stat courtesy of Statschecker)
The Denver Nuggets will look to rebound at home after a road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
Nikola Jokic finished with 25 points, 13 rebounds and five assists and Jerami Grant added 21 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Nuggets in a 104-96 defeat.
The Utah Jazz enter this game coming off back-to-back losses to the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs.
Donovan Mitchell had 31 points and four assists and Rudy Gobert added 17 points and 19 rebounds for the Jazz in a 127-120 loss to San Antonio.
The Nuggets have dominated Utah at home in recent years. Take Denver minus the 1.5 points here.
1u – Nuggets (-1.5) @ -110