NBA tips: Back the Spurs and Raptors in our Wednesday 4-fold
San Antonio are primed to win a meeting of the West's third and fifth seeds, and they head our 8/1 acca.
Raptors to beat Hornets –
The Raptors are the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, having won nine of their last 10 games, and now face the struggling Hornets.
Charlotte have won just three of their last 13, and just one of their last six at home.
Toronto are the only team in the NBA to rank inside the top 10 in both points scored and conceded, and they're the team to back on Wednesday night.
Bulls to beat Magic –
The streaky Bulls have found form after a shocking run of results, winning their last six games.
Their run should continue against the out-of-form Magic, who have recorded five straight defeats and just three wins in their last 19.
Orlando have conceded the fourth-most points per game in the NBA, and will struggle to contain a Bulls offense that has averaged 111 over their past six.
Nuggets to beat Timberwolves –
Home advantage will prove crucial when the Nuggets host the Timberwolves on Wednesday.
Denver have been excellent on their own court this season, winning 11 of 13 games including each of their last eight.
The Timberwolves, meanwhile, have lost seven of 14 away from home.
The Nuggets haven't been in great form, but seven of their last eight games have been on the road and they are definitely worth backing now that they're back at home.
Spurs to beat Trail Blazers –
The Spurs should edge this meeting of the Western Conference's third and fifth seeds.
San Antonio are third in defensive rating and 14th in offensive rating, while the Trail Blazers are fourth defensively and 18th offensively.
The Spurs have struggled at times on the road, but Portland aren't a particularly good home team – losing four successive games on their own court and eight of 15 this season.
*Odds subject to change.