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Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks and fantasy advice for 3/9/22

Best Bets: BasketballNews' picks and fantasy advice for 3/9/22

Every day, BasketballNews.com gives you NBA betting analysis before tip-off. Make sure you subscribe to our daily podcast “Nothing But Bets” on Apple PodcastsSpotify or wherever you listen to podcasts. This season, “Nothing But Bets” is up thousands of dollars on PrizePicks.

Without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite NBA betting plays for Wednesday’s slate.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Boston Celtics (-7.5)

This is going to be such a fun matchup to follow along with on Wednesday night. Boston continues to make a push near the top of the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, make sure you watch the Hornets because they are such an entertaining team. Waffling back-and-forth on this one, we’re leaning towards hammering the underdog. If this turns into a shootout, it’s hard to envision it being a blowout. Give us the Hornets at +7.5 with too many points to cover.

Pick: Hornets +7.5

PrizePicks Power Play: Jayson Tatum over 29.5 points, Miles Bridges over 18.5 points, Robert Williams over 11.5 rebounds, LaMelo Ball over 5.5 assists

Milwaukee Bucks (-4.5) vs. Atlanta Hawks

In a rematch of the 2021 East Finals, both teams are currently going in opposite directions. The Bucks are gaining steam, while the Hawks are fighting for their playoff lives once more. This has the makings of a monster outing form Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks. Milwaukee should take care of business at home, so we feel there’s great value to be had on the 4.5-point spread. Hammer with emphasis Milwaukee as one of the best bets for Wednesday’s action.

Pick: Bucks -4.5

PrizePicks Power Play: Giannis Antetokounmpo over 29.5 points, Trae Young over 26.5 points, Khris Middleton over 20.5 points, Clint Capela over 10 rebounds

Miami Heat (-4.5) vs. Phoenix Suns

In what could be an NBA Finals preview, the Heat and Suns square off in South Beach tonight. Devin Booker is back from COVID-19 health ands safety protocols, so he will be a much-needed boost for Phoenix. Chris Paul and Cameron Johnson remain out, so this could be tough sledding against Miami. However, we are not going to bet against the Suns as underdogs. When given plus money, Phoenix has been winning back bettors' cash all season long. We’re not going to go against that strategy now, so lock in the underdog Suns to cover the 4.5-point spread.

Pick: Suns +4.5

PrizePicks Power Play: Devin Booker over 26.5 points, Bam Adebayo over 18.5 points, Mikal Bridges over 13.5 points, Jimmy Butler over 6.5 made free throws

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