10 games in the NBA this Wednesday night, headlined by a fantastic ESPN double header kicking off from 7.30pm! Check out our preview and betting picks for the key games of the night below.
NBA Wednesday Betting Picks
Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Arena, 7.30pm (ET)
Both the Warriors and Mavericks will be trying to break out of form slumps when they meet in the opening game of the ESPN double header from 7.30pm. The Mavericks have lost six of their last 10 to fall to 8th place in the Western Conference, with star point guard Luka Doncic missing the last six games with a thigh injury. The MVP candidate is currently listed as questionable for the Wednesday night clash.
The Warriors own star point guard, Steph Curry, has been back in the line-up after injury for the last nine games. Unfortunately, that stretch has coincieded with just a 3-6 record. This clash will mark the last of a five game road trip, where they currently sit 1-4, largely in line with their dismal season long away record of 8-29.
Tough to predict a winner here between two out of form teams and without knowing whether Luka Doncic will be in the line-up. Opting for a player prop here instead. In the nine games since Curry’s return from injury, the two-time MVP is averaging 31.3 points per game. Averages 29.8 points per 36 mins against the Mavericks this season.
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers
Crypto.com Arena, 11pm (ET)
With just 10 games to go in the regular season, the LA Lakers currently find themseves 0.5 games out of the play-in games and 1.5 games behind the Warriors in 6th place in the Western Conference. Anything is possible for the Lakers if they decide to go on a run, but that could be tough with star forward LeBron James still on the sidelines and Anthony Davis currently listed as probable for the clash against the Suns.
The Lakers have won six of their last 10 games and are coming off a good win against the Magic on Sunday night. If they can pinch a win here against a Kevin Durant-less Suns, their run home looks relatively easy, with their next six games coming against the Thunder, Bulls, Bulls, Timberwolves, Rockets and Jazz.
Like the value of the Lakers here. They start as one point underdogs at home, and as long as Anthony Davis plays, I think he could be in line for a monster game against a Suns team that could struggle to defend the paint without starting center Deandre Ayton.