The 2019-20 NBA season got underway on Tuesday and we kicked it off with wins with both our value pick and best pick. Pascal Siakam smashed his overs and the Clippers claimed the win against the Lakers to get our season underway beautifully.
Switching our attention to Day 2 of the NBA where there’s a huge 11-game slate on Wednesday. 22 of the 30 NBA clubs are in action, which gives us the ability to spot some great value and winning plays!
Check out our best pick, value pick, plus picks for all 11 games on Wednesday below. Good luck to everyone following!
NBA Picks – Wednesday, October 23rd
Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte Hornets
Spectrum Center, 7pm ET
Our best pick of the day comes from the early game between the Bulls and the Hornets in Charlotte. The Bulls come into this with a squad that boasts some of the best young talent in the league. Led by Zach LaVine on offense, the Bulls are expected to play at a fast pace that enables their athletic club to put up plenty of points on the board. Expect Lauri Markannen to have another solid season at the four spot, Tomas Satoransky to prove to be a valuable asset at the point, and rookie Coby White to have a strong start to the season.
The Hornets are favoured to win the least games in the East and are probably only rivalled by the Cavaliers for that unwanted suspicion. They bottomed out when they lost Kemba Walker to the Celtics in the off-season and now have no A graders on their roster and arguably no B graders either. They’ll be led on offense by the inexperienced Terry Rozier who’ll be putting up as many shots as he pleases.
All in all, we expect the Bulls to have a far better season than the Hornets, so we’re pretty comfortable backing them in to cover a really small line first up. The Bulls will be expecting to make a playoff push in the East and will need to make light work of teams like Charlotte if they’re to do just that. We think they win easy here.
Best Pick: Chicago Bulls -3.5 (-112 at Sugarhouse)
Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns
Talking Stick Resort Arena, 10pm ET
We’re looking at the exciting Kings @ Suns game for our value pick on Wednesday. This game has the highest projected total at around 233 points at Sugarhouse. The Kings were the #3 ranked offense for pace last season and the Suns were ranked #12. These teams are expected to push the pace even more this time around, which should lead to some huge individual stat lines and not a whole lot of defense. We believe the value lies with De’Aaron Fox recording a double-double first up at +350 odds at Sugarhouse. The dynamic guard had a breakout season in his sophomore year last season and is expected to improve again in year 3. He’ll have the ball in his hands the majority of the time on offense, and in a really fast paced game like we anticipate this to be, he should have plenty of opportunities to both score and find his teammates in positions to score.
Value Pick: De’Aaron Fox Double-Double (+350 at Sugarhouse)
ALL NBA Wednesday Picks
|Time (ET) / Game||Pick||Odds|
|7pm / Detroit Pistons @ Indiana Pacers||A. Drummond Over 17.5 Points||-115 at Sugarhouse|
|7pm / Cleveland Cavaliers @ Orlando Magic||Magic -9.5||-113 at Sugarhouse|
|7pm / Chicago Bulls @ Charlotte Hornets||Bulls -3.5||-112 at Sugarhouse|
|7:30pm / Memphis Grizzlies @ Miami Heat||B. Adebayo Over 10.5 Rebounds||+100 at Sugarhouse|
|7:30pm / Minnesota Timberwolves @ Brooklyn Nets||K. Towns Over 26.5 Points||-110 at Sugarhouse|
|7:30pm / Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers||A. Horford Under 13.5 Points||-110 at Sugarhouse|
|8:30pm / Washington Wizards @ Dallas Mavericks||Mavericks -9||-110 at Sugarhouse|
|8:30pm / New York Knicks @ San Antonio Spurs||M. Morris Over 1.5 Threes||+101 at Sugarhouse|
|9pm / OKC Thunder @ Utah Jazz||Thunder +9||-110 at Sugarhouse|
|10pm / Sacramento Kings @ Phoenix Suns||D. Fox Over 7.5 Assists||-110 at Sugarhouse|
|10pm / Denver Nuggets @ Portland Trail Blazers||Nuggets Win||-113 at Sugarhouse|
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