Wednesday night in the NBA is a busy one with nine games expected to play out. We’re coming off another profitable day on Monday and are confident we have plenty of winners on the way in this slate. Check out our best spread picks and player props below and good luck if following!
NBA Betting Picks: Wednesday, February 24th
Golden State Warriors at Indiana Pacers
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 7:30pm ET
The Warriors were too good for the Knicks on Tuesday with their huge 39-26 third quarter proving to be the difference. That win snapped a two-game losing streak and keeps them in eighth spot in the West at 17-15. It’s been an up and down season for the Warriors to date, but they should be able to sneak a playoff berth as long as they stay healthy.
The Pacers are coming off a thrilling overtime win against the Timberwolves to make it three wins from their past four games. Injuries have certainly halted their progress this season, but they’ve still done enough to currently occupy fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Warriors are on the second night of a back-to-back, which spells danger for them considering they’ve lost nine of their past 11 such games. The Pacers also match up very well against the smaller Warriors lineup, so we expect them to have the edge here.
Houston Rockets at Cleveland Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena, 7:30pm ET
The Rockets season has taken a turn for the worst over the past couple of weeks and they now find themselves on an embarrassing eight-game losing streak. Losing streaks are never a good thing, but they’re especially bad when four of your eight losses have been by 20+ points. The Rockets desperately need to find some form, otherwise any playoff hopes they have will be erased in the not so distant future.
Saying the Cavaliers recent win over the Hawks was much-needed is definitely an understatement. They were on a whopping 10-game losing streak prior to that, eight of which were double-digit margins. It’s no secret that the Cavaliers are in rebuild mode and will struggle this season as a result, but injurieWith s have certainly made life a lot tougher for them.
Both of these clubs are in horrible form, but we do see some light at the end of the tunnel for the Cavaliers, starting with this matchup against the Rockets. With Christian Wood out injured and DeMarcus Cousins unavailable, expect the Cavaliers to have a huge advantage in the paint, which should give them the advantage on the scoreboard.
Charlotte Hornets at Phoenix Suns
PHX Arena, 9pm ET
The Hornets put up a good fight for one half of their recent clash with the league-leading Jazz, but weren’t able to sustain their level of play and ended up getting blown out in the second half. Despite the big loss, the Hornets have still performed better than expected so far this season and will likely be in the mix for a playoff spot at season’s end.
Speaking of performing at a level above expectations, the Suns are doing just that. They come into this clash having won nine of their past 10 games, most of which have been in a comfortable fashion. The Suns now have the fourth best record in the entire league and are seemingly going from strength to strength.
It was a huge surprise for many that Devin Booker was snubbed for an All-Star selection on Tuesday, so you can expect him to play with a big chip on his shoulder in this game. He’s in scorching hot form at the moment and that’s leading to great team success, which we expect will end in another comfortable win at home against the Hornets.