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Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite NBA betting plays for Wednesday's slate.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (-2.5)
Even if Joel Embiid doesn’t suit up tonight (questionable on the injury report), we love Philadelphia in this spot. James Harden is well overdue for an offensive explosion one of these games, and tonight against Cleveland could be exactly that. A fun duel should happen between Harden and Darius Garland, but what happens down low could be the deciding factor. In the end, it’s hard to bet against Philadelphia right now.
Pick: Sixers -2.5
PrizePicks Power Play: James Harden over 24.5 points, Darius Garland over 23.5 points, Tyrese Maxey over 17.5 points, Evan Mobley over 15.5 points
Washington Wizards vs. Denver Nuggets (-6.5)
Nikola Jokic is the most entertaining to player in the NBA to watch right now. Once again being his dominant MVP self, Jokic is singlehandedly keeping Denver in the Western Conference arms race. Against the Wizards, who have an intriguing scoring duo with Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma, we believe Jokic is going to have one of those special performances. Jokic hitting a triple-double is a sneaky play as we hammer in Nuggets -6.5.
Pick: Nuggets -6.5
PrizePicks Power Play: Nikola Jokic over 26.5 points, Kyle Kuzma over 19.5 points, Kristaps Porzingis over 18.5 points, Will Barton over 14.5 points
Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks (-2.5)
It’s a massive bummer that Kyrie Irving can’t play tonight, but we still get to watch Luka Doncic and Kevin Durant go toe-to-toe in a thriller. Expect Doncic and Durant to go off, but which complementary pieces will step up most alongside the superstars? Right now, Dallas is firing on all cylinders with Doncic playing a Harden-esque offensive role. Luka magic gets it done on the road in Brooklyn in what should be a closely-contested game throughout.
Pick: Mavericks -2.5
PrizePicks Power Play: Luka Doncic over 30.5 points, Kevin Durant over 29.5 points, Spencer Dinwiddie over 15.5 points, Andre Drummond over 9.5 rebounds