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We have a massive slate of NBA games on tap for Wednesday night. 24 teams are in action, so we have many markets to look at for our best bets. If you want to see all of the wagers our analysts are making, get over to FTNBets.com BetTracker. I have two wagers on sides and totals and two on player props for Wednesday’s NBA best bets. 

 

Best NBA Spread Bet

Milwaukee Bucks +5

(-110, BetRivers)

The Bucks travel to Toronto to take on the Raptors here. No disrespect to a good Raptors team, but Milwaukee as a 5-point dog seems a bit aggressive. They have a chance to win this game outright, so +5 is just too many points to give them on top of that. Most books have this at +4 or +4.5 with Unibet and BetRivers being the best Bucks number left at that full +5 for standard -110 juice. Chris Middleton is likely to remain out, but as long as Giannis Antetokounmpo plays, I think the value in this one is on the Milwaukee side.

Best NBA Total Bet

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Orlando Magic Over 227

(-109, Unibet)

This is as high as 228.5 at standard juice on some books. OKC just played the best game of their lives crushing the Celtics and scoring 150. I’m not expecting a repeat of that one, but it does highlight how well they are playing, and they draw a softer matchup here against the Magic.

 

Best NBA Point Prop Bets

John Collins Over 13.5 Points

(-106, FanDuel Sportsbook)

John Collins is seeing more time and more offensive attempts with Clint Capela out. He averages just 10 shots on the season per game but has 16 or more field goal attempts in three of the last four contests. He scored over 20 in each of those games. Wednesday he draws a great matchup against a fast-paced Sacramento team that has been defensively challenged to say the least.

CJ McCollum Over 24.5 Points

(-115, FanDuel Sportsbook)

This is a well we have used and are going back for a second drink here. Brandon Ingram is out, and now Zion Williamson is joining him on the sidelines. That leaves CJ McCollum as the main offensive weapon remaining for the Pelicans. On top of that, they draw a good matchup against the Houston Rockets who have been the worst in the league when it comes to production allowed to opposing backcourts. McCollum averages 3 more points and 2 more field goal attempts per game this year when Zion is out, so I’m expecting a ceiling performance from him in this dream matchup.

 
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