NBA tips: Back Lakers and Rockets in our Wednesday 4-fold
Los Angeles and Houston are in good form, and they head our boosted midweek accumulator.
Indiana Pacers to beat Utah Jazz –
In a meeting of two of the NBA’s hottest teams, the Pacers’ home advantage should see them come out on top.
Indiana have won 22 of 33 games at the Fieldhouse this season, while Utah’s away record is 13-19.
The Pacers won 109-94 when these teams met in Utah in January, and a similar result is likely on Wednesday night given that they have won nine of their last 10 games on their own court.
Houston Rockets to beat Milwaukee Bucks –
The Rockets’ winning streak stretched to 16 games when they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-112 on Tuesday night, and it’s hard to see their run coming to an end against the Bucks.
Milwaukee have lost five of their last six games, including a 92-89 defeat in Indiana last time out.
Houston have a record of 25 wins and seven defeats on the road this season, and they’ve only lost five of their 24 games against Eastern Conference teams.
Denver Nuggets to beat Cleveland Cavaliers –
The Nuggets lost 118-107 to the Dallas Mavericks last time out, but they’ve been in good form over the past few weeks, winning nine of their last 13 games.
That includes a 126-117 victory over the Cavaliers in Cleveland when these teams met in the reverse fixture on Saturday.
They should complete the double on Wednesday, as the Cavs have lost three of their last five and have a record of just 10 wins and 12 defeats against teams from the West.
Los Angeles Lakers to beat Orlando Magic –
The Magic suffered their eighth defeat in 10 games against the Jazz last time out, and now face a Lakers team on their best run of the season.
Los Angeles were on a five-game winning streak before losing to the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night, and have won nine of their last 13.
The Lakers’ record against Eastern Conference teams is 14-10, while the Magic have won eight and lost 16 against the West.