The exciting new NBA season continues on Wednesday with a massive 11-game slate for us to sink our teeth into. We’ve been off to a hot start with our betting picks and believe we have some more winners on the way! Check out our best plays for Wednesday and good luck to everyone following!
NBA Betting Picks: Wednesday, January 6th
Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic
Amway Center, 7pm ET
Cleveland got their season off to a great and surprising start with wins in their opening three games, but have crashed back down to earth with losses in their of their past four. Collin Sexton is in All-Star form averaging 26 a night, while Andre Drummond is doing Andre Drummond things by stuffing the stat sheet on a nightly basis.
Orlando also got off to a terrific start with a league-best four wins from their first four games, but have also fallen off the boil a bit with two losses in their past three games. Nikola Vucevic looks in terrific touch averaging a tidy double-double and Markelle Fultz is showing why he earned a big deal in the off-season with some stellar early play.
These ball clubs met just two nights ago in Orlando and it was the Magic who were the far better team, winning by 20 points in a dominant performance. Key cogs Darius Garland (Cavaliers) and Evan Fournier (Magic) were both out, but the latter is expected to play in this rematch. With Fournier back and the Magic firing, we expect another double-digit win for the home side in this one.
Charlotte Hornets at Atlanta Hawks
Philips Arena, 7:30pm ET
Charlotte got off to a decent 2-2 start to their season and they were looking like a potential surprise packet in the east, but they’ve since gone on a three game losing streak and all have been by double digits. Now 2-5, the Hornets will be looking to get a lot more minutes into the impressive LaMelo Ball.
Atlanta started off their season on fire with wins in four of their first five games despite a number of their players being out. They have come back to earth a tad with a couple of losses since but still loom as a team that can challenge for one of the final spots in the east.
The Hornets may have shown a bit of fight in their first few games, but if their last couple are to go by then they could be in for a very long season. On the other hand, the Hawks are a team on the rise in the east and will be looking to bounce back after a couple of narrow losses. We have them being far too deep and far too tough in this outing.
Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns
PHX Arena, 9pm ET
The Raptors had a disappointing end to their season in the Bubble and it seems to have carried over into the new season. They’ve started off at a horrible 1-5 record and their only win has come against a Knicks team that is clearly in rebuild mode.
The Suns are on the opposite end of the spectrum in their start to the season, sitting at 5-2 after their first couple of weeks. They may have gone down narrowly to the Clippers last start, but their comeback was certainly on the promising side.
It’s hard to build a case for the Raptors on the road here, especially after how easily they went down against the Celtics last time out. On the other hand, the Suns are playing like an inspired outfit at the moment and with Chris Paul leading the team, this seems like an easy pick for us.
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