NBA betting tips: 4 picks and predictions for Wednesday night
Jack Green makes his NBA predictions for Wednesday night's games, with four picks against the spread.
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Orlando Magic (+10.5) vs Boston Celtics
It has been a rebuilding year for the Magic, particularly since they traded away three starters at the trade deadline, but they’ve won three of their last four games and are worth backing to at least keep this one close against the Celtics.
Boston is a disappointing 34-31 this season and has lost five of its last eight games, including a 129-119 defeat to the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
The Celtics have won just one of their last 11 games by double digits and are 13-18 on the road, so taking the points with the Magic looks a good bet here.
Portland Trail Blazers (-10.5) vs Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are coming off a 134-118 defeat in overtime to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, and they now go straight into a home game against the more rested Trail Blazers.
Portland won four straight games by double digits before a loss to the Atlanta in the second half of a back-to-back on Monday. The Blazers are 36-29 this season, including an impressive 20-13 on the road.
Cleveland has lost seven consecutive games, with the last three being blowouts of at least 16 points.
Sacramento Kings (+5.5) vs Indiana Pacers
The Kings have won four of their last five games and could make a push for the final play-in tournament spot in the West.
They are a good value play against the Pacers, who have lost three of their last four – all by a margin of at least 13 points – and are struggling defensively in the absence of injured big man Myles Turner.
Indiana is coming off its worth defensive performance of the season, conceding 154 points to the Washington Wizards. The Pacers also have the second-worst home record in the East this season, so taking the points with Sacramento looks the right move.
Utah Jazz (-7.5) vs San Antonio Spurs
The Jazz haven’t been at their best over the past few weeks, but they still have a 47-18 record, the NBA’s best net rating and are a league-leading 28-4 at home.
Utah beat San Antonio 110-99 on Monday night and should ease to another victory against their struggling opponents on Wednesday.
The Spurs have now lost four straight games to drop to 10th in the West, and their 13-20 home record is the fourth-worst in the conference.
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