Wednesday Night NBA Picks come to the fans this second full week of January. We are thankful that Bovada Vegas online sportsbook is jumping in fast with these numbers. The regular season hits the three-month mark soon. Yes, the NBA is quite a fluid league. Now, fans get to watch two solid games as the Bucks battle the Hawks and the Celtics entertain the Pelicans.
|Wednesday Night NBA Numbers|
|Milwaukee Bucks (-1.5)||-110||-110|
|New Orleans Pelicans||-110||-110|
|Boston Celtics (-9.5)||-110||-110|
The Milwaukee Bucks stumbling to Earth is not a surprise. Keep in mind, this NBA season features this recurring pattern of teams just slumping after hot streaks. Milwaukee has lost six of its previous ten games and previously lost to Atlanta by 15 points in November. A lot of signs point this to be a game Milwaukee might lose on Wednesday night.
On the bright side, both teams won their last game. Is Milwaukee capable of going on another run? Absolutely. It is crazy that this game represents the halfway point of both teams’ seasons. At least the Bucks have a cushion and are right there with Brooklyn and Boston for the best record in the Eastern Conference. Not having Khris Middleton in the lineup remains far from Milwaukee’s only concern.
The chatter about Milwaukee needing a piece or two is valid. Whether the offense or defense shows up, the two phases rolling in sync help immensely. Winning cures a lot of ills, too, or any for that matter. Without Middleton, it is clear that Milwaukee does not always have these phases working the right way. They came back against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, but some argue they got a little help from the officials.
Naturally, Wednesday Night NBA Picks loves to take some sizable risks. Why? For one, it is fun. Second, this is the final matchup of the regular season between these two teams. Milwaukee despises leaving town with a bad taste in their mouth and Atlanta may still be a potential playoff opponent. Leaving a seed of superiority ranks high with the Bucks, even without their full team intact. Lay the 1.5 points on Milwaukee to cover Wednesday night.
What about more Wednesday Night NBA Picks for the Bucks game? There exist some prop options. For one, how does Trae Young play at home? He just looks to be a better prospect at home for more points than usual. Young gets to the line more, but his overall shooting percentages are down a hair. While “The Greek Freak” has a high point total set at 32.5 points, Young is down at 26.5 points. That seems reasonable.
Again, the guard for the Hawks averages 27.5 points per contest and almost 30 at home since December 1st. Granted, this is not the biggest sample size, but the amount of games is enough. While Young’s peripheral numbers are nice, it is those points that catch our eye more than the assists (9.8 per game). That prop at 8.5 is at -140 though. Now, the other numbers entail increased juice into the mix.
Yes, every team in the Eastern Conference knows the Atlanta Hawks are not quite the same as last year. Again, the Hawks miss Clint Capela, but are giving up and can score 120 in any given game at home. That is the thing. The over is staying right around 232 points for Wednesday. There may still be some movement with this Eastern Conference clash. Do not be surprised.
Finally, the one number betting experts look at is the following. While Bovada and BetOnline have stayed mostly at 26.5 for the Young prop with this game, other NBA betting sites have pondered moving higher. The possibility of seeing a 27.5 or 28 would cause one to be concerned. Consequently, if it stays constant, see if there is a way to tease the number upward. If not, for Wednesday Night NBA Picks, take over 26.5 points for Trae Young.
The Wednesday Night NBA Picks welcomes a cross-conference clash at TD Garden between the Boston Celtics and the New Orleans Pelicans. Wait, don’t the Pelicans have some issues? Yes, New Orleans and playing well on the road do not always go hand in hand. The Pelicans suffer from a case of not playing well against some of the top teams lately.
So, take their last four losses into account here. New Orleans did just rout Washington by 20 points but that is Washington. The Pelicans lost to Memphis by 15, Philadelphia by nine, Brooklyn by six, and Dallas by ten. There lies a common thread in these games too. In three of the four, New Orleans allowed more than 116 points. That includes 127 to the Dallas Mavericks their last time out.
Yes, the dilemma with wagering on the NBA can be that a team just finds ways to win even without some of their best players. Look at when Memphis won 20 out of 22 without JA Morant. These cases are not as rare as previously thought. Go back through the history of the NBA and these are more commonplace than imaginable. That being said, New Orleans takes a big step up going against a Boston team glad to be home on Wednesday.
For Wednesday Night NBA Picks, consider going big with Boston. Look to their team over but a likely Boston cover especially if it stays under ten.
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