Wednesday Night Brings The NBA Action To You
There are a number of games to look out for on Wednesday night in the NBA, so if you are looking for great basketball action, this is the place to be. There was also some great NBA action on Tuesday night.
The Raptors grabbed a win on the road, dealing with the Pacers by a score of 91-104. The Cavaliers continued their winning ways, defeating the Pistons in Detroit by a score of 95-103. The Lakers lost at home to the Wizards by a score of 92-98 and the Heat slumped to a 102-10 home defeat against the Bucks.
The Grizzlies were in full control in Dallas, defeating the Mavericks by a score of 90-109 but the game of the night saw the Bulls grab a massive away win. The Golden State Warriors slumped to a home defeat, losing out 111-113 to the Bulls in a game that went right to the wire.
Brooklyn Nets @ Atlanta Hawks
If you look at the form book, this could be quite the mismatch in Atlanta. The Nets travel with an 18-26 record, which includes a 10-12 record on the road. They take on the Hawks who can boast of a 37-8 record for the season so far, and this includes a 20-3 record at home.
With respect to average points allowed, the Hawks have notched 103.4 while the Nets have grabbed 95.0. For average points allowed, the Hawks are ahead too, with 96.2 compared to the Nets record of 98.7. With respect to their ten game records, the Hawks are sitting pretty with a 10-0 record, and they have won their last 16 games in a row. The Nets have lost out in their last two games and hold a 2-8 record over their last 10 games.
If the Hawks win this game, they will achieve the same of amount of wins as they managed in the while of last season. They managed to break their team record for wins in a row on Friday, defeating Oklahoma City, and then they drew level with the Warriors for the longest winning streak of the campaign with the 112-100 win against Minnesota on Sunday. There is a lot riding on this game for the Hawks, which may place their players under a bit more pressure than usual.
The Nets suffered a postponement due to the storms on the East Coast, which means that their last outing came on Saturday, losing to the Jazz in Utah, by a score of 108-73.
Shelvin Mack is the only injury concern for either team going into this game and the Hawks will be keeping a close eye on him.
The Hawks should have more than enough about them to win this match but if you are looking at the spread, the odds of the Nets of 1.90 with a +14 handicap should provide plenty of interest. Bet Now!
Denver Nuggets @ New Orleans Pelicans
The Nuggets are suffering a terrible run of form and they head to New Orleans with an 18-27 record for the season so far, with an away day record of 6-15. The Pelicans have a 24-21 record so far this campaign and this includes a home record of 15-5. Both teams have scored over an average of 100 points this season, with the Nuggets on 101.8 and the Pelicans on 100.4 Sadly for the Nuggets, they have also given up more than an average of 100 points, offering 104.5 per game while the Pelicans have offered up an average of 99.2 points per game.
With regards to streaks, the Nuggets have lost 7 in a row, holding a 3-7 record in their last 10 games and the Pelicans have won four games in a row, holding a 7-3 record in their last 10 games.
Anthony Davis grabbed 32 points and also 10 rebounds in the 99-74 win on Monday against the 76ers, giving the Pelicans their fourth straight home win. Ryan Anderson was also in great form, grabbing 18 points, following on from the 19 points he grabbed on Sunday night against the Mavericks.
The Nuggets were looking good at times against the Clippers on Monday but they eventually blew a 10 point lead against the Los Angeles team, losing by 102-98.
Ty Lawson is a slight doubt for the Nuggets while JaVale McGee is also a concern for the Denver side. Ryan Anderson is being monitored closely by the New Orleans team, and they should be looking to have this game sewn up.
Taking the Pelicans with a handicap of -6.5, at odds of 1.90, should be enough to brighten up your midweek. Bet Now!
Charlotte Hornets @ San Antonio Spurs
The Hornets go to take on the champions with a 19-26 record, and a road record of 7-13. They face the Spurs who hold a 29-17 record, and this includes a 17-6 record in San Antonio. When it comes to average points allowed, the Spurs are ahead, holding a 101.4 record while the Hornets are on 94.8. When it comes to average points allowed, both teams sit on 97.4.
While the Hornets won their most recent game and the Spurs have a winning streak of two behind them, both teams hold an 8-2 record for their last 10 games. This should suggest that both teams know how to win matches in recent times.
Brian Roberts offered up 17 points in the 76-71 win against New York for the Hornets and he is stepping up to be a replacement for Kemba Walker who is currently injured. The Spurs grabbed a 101-95 win against the Bucks on Sunday with Tim Duncan offering 20 points and 11 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard provided 19 points.
While the Spurs appear to have a clear bill of health, the Hornets have a number of concerns. Marvin Williams is being closely monitored while there may be bigger doubts over Bismark Biyombo, Kemba Walker and Jannero Pargo.
The Spurs should have enough to clinch the win but taking the Hornets with a +13 handicap, and odds of 1.90, sounds like a great idea. Bet Now!