Sunday, February 25, 2024

NBA betting tips: All the stats and team news from all ten Wednesday night games

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The mid-point of the working week usually means the busiest night of the week in the NBA. 

Tonight is a case in point with no less than 10 top quality match-ups to look forward to. 

That means 10 great betting opportunities to consider, so let’s take a look at the need-to-know numbers for each game, all collated for your convenience in our at-a-glance betting cheat-sheet.

Denver Nuggets @ Washington Wizards

The Wizards have lost three straight, and all of them by double digits. The opening spread is Denver -7, whilst the total is 228.5.

  • Washington are 43-20 ATS when playing with no rest.
  • Washington are 7-2 ATS when their five starters combined to play 160+ minutes the previous day.
  • Washington enjoys playing on Wednesday, going on a 6-0 ATS run on this day.

  • Denver are 3-7 ATS when visiting a team with a losing home record.
  • Denver are 2-6 ATS as a favourite, and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall.

Key injuries: Kyle Kuzma (WAS) is out

Golden State Warriors @ Dallas Mavericks

Golden State and Dallas will make the playoffs, but both are still fighting for better seeding. The opening spread is Golden State -1.5, whilst the total is 234.5.

  • Under is 36-17 in Dallas’ last 53 games as a home underdog.
  • Under is 5-1-1 after allowing 100+ points in the previous game.
  • Dallas are 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.

  • Under is 5-1-1 after a Warriors ATS win.
  • Warriors are 16-36 ATS in their last 53 road games,

Key injuries: Doncic (DAL) & Irving (DAL) are questionable

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors

Both teams have a losing record and just nine games to give themselves a chance of joining the playoffs.

  • Toronto have won 13 of their last 14 home games against Indiana.
  • Toronto are on a 6-0 ATS run at home.
  • Toronto are 5-0 ATS against a team with a losing road record.

  • Over is 36-15 when Indiana are an underdog of 5-10.5 points.
  • Over is 5-0 in Indiana’s last five as an underdog.

Key injuries: Haliburton (IND) is questionable

New York Knicks @ Miami Heat

Two winnings teams clash in South Beach on Wednesday. The opening spread is Miami -2, whilst the total is 221.5.

  • Miami are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games.
  • Miami are 5-24 ATS on the back of an ATS win.
  • Miami are 16-33 ATS following a SU win.

  • New York are 12-4 SU & ATS in their last 16 games.
  • New York are 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games as a road underdog.

Key injuries: Lowry (MIA) is questionable

Atlanta Hawks @ Minnesota Timberwolves

The last 10 meetings between the sides have averaged a 120-117 scoreline in favour of Atlanta. The opening spread is Minnesota -4, whilst the total is 228.5.

  • Minnesota are on an 0-4 ATS run as a home favourite.
  • Minnesota are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win.
  • Under is 9-2-1 in Minnesota’s last 12 home games.

  • Under is 21-8 in Atlanta’s last 29 as an underdog of 0.5-4.5 points.
  • Under is 29-14 in Atlanta’s last 43 as an underdog.

Key injuries: Murray (ATL) is out, Towns & Edwards (MIN) may return

Houston Rockets @ Memphis Grizzlies

Houston have lost back-to-back games by double digits ahead of their visit to Memphis. The opening spread is Memphis -13.5, whilst the total is 225.5.

Eight of the last 10 head to head meetings have been decided by 10+ points.

  • Memphis are 42-18 ATS in their last 60 home games.
  • Memphis are 16-33 ATS as a home favourite of 11 or more.

  • Houston are 3-10 ATS as a road underdog of 11 or more.
  • Houston are 7-19 ATS following a SU loss.
  • Houston have lost by 10+ points 22 times on the road this season.

Key injuries: Adams & Brooks (MEM) are out

Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls

Philadelphia had dominated Chicago in recent meetings, winning 12 of the last 14. The opening spread is Philadelphia -4, whilst the total is 223.5.

  • Under is 19-8 in Chicago’s last 27 games.
  • Under is 10-4 in Chicago’s last 14 home games.
  • Under is 14-3 when Chicago hosts a team with a winning road record.

  • Philadelphia are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games as a favourite of 0.5-4.5 points.
  • Under is 6-2 in Philadelphia’s last eight games playing on one day of rest.

Key injuries: Harden (PHI) is questionable

San Antonio Spurs @ Milwaukee Bucks

The Spurs’ dismal 19-53 record isn’t likely to improve when they visit a Milwaukee side who is 29-7 at home. The opening spread is Milwaukee -17.5, whilst the total is 232.5.

  • Milwaukee are 1-4 ATS as a home favourite of 11 or more points.
  • Over is 19-8 in Milwaukee’s last 27 home games.
  • Over is 15-5 when Milwaukee host a team with a losing road record.

  • San Antonio are 13-6 ATS as a road underdog of 11 or more points.
  • Over is 31-15 in San Antonio’s last 46 games as an underdog.

Key Injuries: Johnson (SAN) & Sochan (SAN) are out

Portland Trail Blazers @ Utah Jazz

Two losing teams clash in the high altitude of Utah, where injuries may hamper the scoring. The opening spread is Utah -1, whilst the total is 233.5.

  • Under is 23-10 in Utah’s last 33 games as a favourite of 0.5-4.5 points.
  • Utah are 7-18 ATS as a favourite of 0.5-4.5 points.

  • Under is 20-8 in Portland’s last 28 games played on a Wednesday.
  • Under is 11-5 against a team with a winning home record.
  • Portland are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 road games.

Key injuries: Sexton (UTA) & Clarkson (UTA), Grant (POR) & Simons (POR) are out

Phoenix Suns @ LA Lakers

Tinseltown will be minus a few stars when the playoff-chasing Suns visit the losing Lakers. The opening spread is Phoenix -2, whilst the total is 227.5.

  • Los Angeles are 9-4 ATS as a home underdog.
  • Under is 8-3 when the Lakers host a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 9-1 in Los Angeles’ last 10 home games.

  • Phoenix has dominated this series, winning the last nine meetings.
  • Phoenix are 5-1 ATS in their last six as a road favourite.

Key injuries: Durant (PHO) & Ayton (PHO), James (LAL) are out, Davis (LAL) is probable


  • SU = Straight up (wins or losses)
  • ATS = Against the spread (performance vs handicap)
  • O/U = Over/Under

George Dempsey provides basketball tips as

The NBA Tipster


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