Nine games on Wednesday’s NBA slate with two featured on ESPN/Kayo. First up, the Celtics and Mavericks will do battle in Dallas with Jaylen Brown looking to continue his assist form. Meanwhile, Jamal Murray’s points line is The Wolf’s best bet of the day as he takes on the reeling Trail Blazers defence. Here are Wednesday’s NBA tips.
The Portland Trail Blazers are on a back to back this Wednesday afternoon as they take on the Denver Nuggets in a divisional battle.
Portland comes off a disappointing 132-100 result against the Suns in Phoenix as Devin Booker had a field day with 34 pts.
So The Wolf is keen to target the struggling Trail Blazers defence with the red-hot Jamal Murray.
Murray is simply on fire at the moment after scoring 30 pts, 50 pts and 35 pts in his last three outings against the Hawks, Cavs and Wizards.
His shot volume is excellent at the moment with the Nuggets suffering through an injury crisis as well. Once again, they’ll be without the likes of Millsap, Green, Harris and Dozier for this matchup against Portland.
In those three games mentioned, he’s taken 20+ field goal attempts and an average of 9 three-point attempts.
So his current 25.5 pts line looks great value and 30+ pts is also worth a punt.
The early feature Wednesday game will see two inconsistent teams go head to head as the 14-15 Dallas Mavericks host the 15-15 Boston Celtics.
It’s been a similar story for both teams this season as injuries have really hurt the team chemistry. So backing a head to head winner in this matchup is a tough proposition and The Wolf will be steering clear.
Instead, he’s very keen on a generous assist line for Boston superstar Jaylen Brown.
In the Celtics last three games against the Pelicans and Hawks (twice), he’s beaten the 6+ assist mark and that includes 9 assists in his latest outing.
After an injury-interrupted season, Brown is looking fitter at the moment as he’s seeing his usual 30+ minutes.
Dallas also doesn’t have the best defence in the league and that should see Brown take control of the Boston offence once again.
Bucks Win / Jamal Murray Over 25.5 Pts / Jaylen Brown 6+ Assists = $7.71
NBA Same Game Multi Tips
Magic -2.5 / Nikola Vucevic Over 26.5 Pts / Saddiq Bey Over 4.5 Rebounds = $5.75
Trae Young Over 28.5 Pts / Jarrett Allen Over 16.5 Pts / Cedi Osman Under 13.5 Pts = $6.75
Jayson Tatum Over 25.5 Pts / Jayson Tatum 6+ Rebounds / Jaylen Brown 6+ Assists = $6.75
Nets Win / Kyrie Irving Over 29.5 Pts / James Harden Over 11.5 Assists = $4.20
Julius Randle 20+ Pts / RJ Barrett Under 2.5 Assists / Elfrid Payton Over 3.5 Assists = $4.50
Ben Simmons Over 16.5 Pts / Joel Embiid Under 30.5 Pts / Ben Simmons 8+ Rebounds = $4.20
Bucks Win / Donte DiVincenzo Over 12.5 Pts / Karl Anthony Towns 10+ Rebounds / Ricky Rubio Under 3.5 Rebounds = $6.25
Wizards +10.5 / Serge Ibaka Over 10.5 Pts / Paul George Over 5.5 Rebounds = $6.75
Nuggets Win / Jamal Murray Over 25.5 Pts / Nikola Jokic Over 25.5 Pts = $4.50