There is plenty of action in the NBA this Wednesday night with 9 games on the slate including some massive headlines! Check out our preview and betting tips for the key games of the night here.
NBA Wednesday Picks
Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets
Spectrum Center, 7:00pm (ET)
It might not be one of the nationally televised games on the Wednesday night double header, but the clash between the Suns and Hornets will certainly have plenty of eye-balls on it as Kevin Durant makes his long awaited debut for his new team.
The Suns have been labouring just a touch in the Western Conference, having won just six of their last 10 games, finding themselves in fourth place in teh standings. They are 3.5 games behind the Kings and 5 games behind the Grizzlies, so their new star power forward will need to be impactful from the outset if they want to advance their posititon in the last quarter of the season.
The Suns start as 10 point favourites here, which seems about right given the massive addition. The Hornets will be without two of their key players in LeMelo Ball and P.J. Washignton for the clash, which will make it even tougher for them to cover this line. Their last two games against teams in the top four of either conference have ended in defeats of 11 and 14 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
TD Garden, 7.30pm (ET)
The opening game of the ESPN double header sees the Celtics hosting the Cavaliers from 7.30pm. Boston suffered a loss to the Knicks in their last clash to fall out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference. After a three game road trip post All-Star break, they will no doubt be excited to kick off a three game home stand with the Cavs followed by the two New York teams.
The Cavs have won seven of their last 10 games and are in a tight battle with the 76ers for the No.3 seed in the Eastern Conference. They have a fully clean bill of health at the moment, while the Celtics are basically full strength as well.
Boston start as 6.5 point favourites at home and I like them to bounce back after their disappointing loss to the Knicks. The Cavs have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games and they are just 12-17-1 against the spread on the road this season. On the contrary, the Celtics have a 18-13 ATS record at home.