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basketball | Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:08 PM
NBA Wednesday Night Best Bets: December 15th
NBA Wednesday Night Best Bets: December 15th
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NBA Wednesday Night Best Bets:

Match Time (UK) Selection Stakes Best Odds Bookmaker
Atlanta Hawks vs Orlando Magic  00:00 Orlando +7.5 7/10 1.99 Marathonbet
Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers  00:30 Mavericks -3.5 8/10 2.13 Marathonbet
Sacramento Kings vs Washington Wizards  03:00 Kings -2.5 7/10 2.18 Marathonbet
Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies  03:00 Grizzlies -1.5 10/10 2.04 Marathonbet

Odds available as at 2 pm December 15th 2021. Odds may now differ. 

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Bet365 are offering odds of 14.26 for the four selections combined as an accumulator.

Bet365 odds available as at 2 pm December 15th 2021. Odds may now differ

Orlando Magic vs Atlanta Hawks

The Orlando Magic are one of the youngest teams in the league and are in the midst of a major rebuild. With just 5 wins and 23 losses this season, the Magic are 14th in the Eastern Conference. But their young squad has developed significantly in this young season, and their performances are getting better with each outing. In fact, they’ve had multiple solid performances against the top teams in the conference where they lost by just a few points. They are capable of dishing out solid offensive performances, and they provide lots of value against a struggling team like the Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks are having a disappointing season this year, and with 13 wins and 14 losses, they are sitting in 10th place in the east. Despite having one of the best offences in the league, the Hawks are a terrible defensive side and are ranked 25th in defensive rating this season. They’ve been one of the worst teams in the league ATS this season, covering the spread in just 11 of their 27 games this season. With Bogdanovic and Hunter still out with injuries, and the majority of bettors backing them in this one, the Hawks simply aren’t worth backing.

Tip: Orlando Magic +7.5 at 1.99 odds

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Dallas Mavericks vs LA Lakers

The Dallas Mavericks have had a difficult start to the season, and with a record of 14 wins and 13 losses, they are 7th in the Western Conference. But their form has seen a massive increase recently, and they are now ranking 8th in offensive and 6th in defensive rating in the last 10 games. They are on a 2-game winning streak and coming off a surprising 120-96 beatdown against the Charlotte Hornets. The Mavericks love playing at American Airlines Center, and home advantage should be more than enough to get them over the edge.

Meanwhile, the Lakers are having a subpar season, to say the least, winning 15 and losing 13 of their games so far and sitting 6th in the Western Conference. Defence has been their biggest issue this season, allowing 111.5 points per game, but also ball handling with 16.0 turnovers per game. What’s more LeBron James (probably) and Anthony Davis (questionable) are battling injury issues at the moment and even if they do play the question remains how fit they will be for this game. The Lakers are the second-worst team ATS this year, covering in just 11 of their 28 games, and they provide no value whatsoever in the handicap market.

Tip: Dallas Mavericks -3.5 at 2.13 odds 

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Sacramento Kings vs Washington Wizards

The Sacramento Kings are 10th in the Western Conference with 11 wins and 17 losses on the season. They are far from what was expected of them, but they are still a respectable NBA team, capable of going off on any given night. They’ve won 5 of their last 10 games, and their offensive chemistry has been quite solid in their last 10 games. Whilst defence is still a huge issue, it shouldn’t be a problem against the Struggling Wizards.

The Washington Wizards had one of the best starts to the season in recent years, but their form has dropped significantly, and they are one of the worst-performing teams over the last 5 games. They have won just 1 of their last 6 games, and are coming off a 113-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets where the team struggled defensively. They are ranking 19th in offensive and 25th in defensive rating in the last 5 games, and are one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the league at 32.%. The Wizards are also the second-worst performing team ATS in road games this season, covering in just 26.7% of their games.

Tip: Sacramento Kings -3.5 at 2.18

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Memphis Grizzlies

The Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the biggest disappointments this season, and the team is now on the trade block looking for reinforcements. With 11 wins and 17 losses, they are 11th in the west and riding a  6-game losing streak. They’ve won just 1 of their last 10 games, ranking 26th in offensive and 27th in defensive rating during that time. The Blazers are struggling on both sides of the floor, and with CJ McCollum and Cody Zeller still out with injuries, their struggles will continue for the time being. They’ve been the absolute worst team ATS this season, covering in just 35.7% of their games, providing very little value.

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies overcame their poor start to the season, and are now one of the best-performing teams in the NBA. They are now 4th in the west with 8 wins in their last 10 games and riding a 3-game winning streak. The Grizzlies beat the 76ers by an impressive 126-91 result, and are looking to continue their solid play for this 2-game road trip. In fact, the Grizzlies are 7th in offensive and 1st in defensive rating in the last 10 games, whilst averaging 112.3 points per game. They are thriving at the moment and their defensive turnaround is by far their most significant accomplishment of the season. They’ve also been one of the top performers ATS this season, covering the spread in 60.7% of their games, and providing tons of value recently.

Tip: Memphis Grizzlies -1.5 at 2.04 oddds

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