There’s a smorgasbord of NBA action on this Wednesday with a massive 13-game slate on the cards. As always, we bring you our best spread and player prop picks for the night for free right here. Good luck to everyone following!
NBA Betting Picks: Wednesday, December 8th
New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers
Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 7pm ET
The Knicks returned to form on Tuesday with an impressive road win against the Spurs where they put up 121 points, which is their highest total since late October. That win also put an end to a three-game losing streak that saw them fall below .500 for the first time this season. The Knicks are now an even 12-12 on the season and are 11th in the East.
The Pacers put an end to a four-game losing streak with a win in their most recent game against the Wizards. To say it was a much-needed win is an understatement as the Pacers season was quickly slipping away. Not much has changed under the tutelage of Rick Carlisle this campaign as his team is already 3.5 games back of the #8 seed.
These teams have already played twice this season and the series is tied at 1-1. The Knicks won the most recent of those meetings by eight points and have been the slightly better of the two teams since. Coming off an impressive win against the in-form Spurs, we expect the Knicks to go on with it here.
Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat
FTX Arena, 7:30pm ET
The Bucks have hit their straps and are arguably the form team of the NBA at the moment with wins in 10 of their last 11 games. Most recently they took care of business at home against the talented Cavaliers to make it eight straight wins on their home deck. The Bucks now hit the road for four games where they’re 7-5 this campaign.
The Heat started the season on fire with wins in six of their first seven games, however a tough run with injuries and form has seen them drop right off the pace. The Heat enter this slate having lost six of their last nine games including each of their last two by 15+ points against the Bucks and Grizzlies.
These Eastern Conference rivals have already played each other twice this campaign with the series tied at 1-1. The Bucks got the chocolates by a comfortably 22 points in their most recent matchup and with the form they’re currently in we can see them winning easily once again.
Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies
FedExForum, 8pm ET
The Mavericks got their season underway very nicely with nine wins from their opening 13 games, but have since hit a road block in form with injuries playing a big part in that. The Mavericks lost a nail-biter in the first leg of their back-to-back at home to the Nets on Tuesday and will now hit the road for the second leg where they’ve won five of 11 games this season.
The Grizzlies seemingly copped a big blow when Ja Morant was ruled out for a few weeks with injury, but that’s only galvanised the rest of his teammates who have flourished when given more opportunity on the court. The Grizzlies have won five straight games coming into this slate and have improved into fourth spot in the West.
Meeting for the second time in under a week, the Grizzlies will be looking to take a 2-0 lead in their season series against the Mavericks. The Ja-less Grizzlies won the first meeting in Dallas by seven points and their chances of winning will only increase with the second meeting being in Memphis.
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