NBA Odds For Wednesday: Betting Lines For Hornets at Celtics, Nuggets at Jazz, And More

Written By Staff on February 2, 2022
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Wednesday brings the biggest slate of the week yet, as there are nine games on tap. There are some big mismatches on paper, but as we’ve often seen this season, that far from guarantees any outcomes. Oddsmakers have unsurprisingly set a few large spreads, but there are also plenty narrow lines that portend some closely contested battles.

NBA odds for Wednesday, February 2

Here are the latest basketball point spreads, moneylines and totals for today’s games.

Player props

Rockets G Kevin Porter Jr.

Last January, Kevin Porter Jr. reportedly had an outburst in the Cavs locker room and he was traded to Houston a couple of weeks later. Tonight he will face Cleveland for the first time and the Cavs will be without starting PG Darius Garland along with other key guards. Porter Jr. is averaging 17.6 PPG, 2.4 RPG, and 8.6 APG over his last five outings and he’s topped his prop of 22.5 combined points and assists in each of his last six appearances, despite facing Golden State’s elite defense in two of those outings. The Cavs are struggling to score without Garland, so KPJ could add a few rebounds to top 25.5 combined points, rebounds, and assists, but the odds are better on his points and assists prop.

Mavericks G Luka Doncic

The Mavericks are 12-point favorites tonight against the Thunder in a game with a low 206-point implied total. OKC has been playing very well defensively of late, and has held Luka Doncic to 19 PPG, 10 RPG, and 7 APG on 29% FG shooting over their last three meetings with the superstar. Doncic averages 44 combined points, rebounds, and assists at home and has failed to top 48.5 combined p/r/a in 9 of his last 10 outings. He had a triple double the last time he faced the Thunder and still only reached 43 combined p/r/a, so we like the Under on his prop of 48.5 combined points, rebounds, and assists.

What to watch for today

76ers aim to extend win streak against Beal-less Wizards: The 76ers have been hitting on all cylinders recently, as they’ll enter Wednesday having won five straight games and eight of the last 10 overall. The surge has seen Philadelphia rocket up the Eastern Conference standings to the No. 2 spot going into Wednesday’s action, just one game behind the Bulls. Joel Embiid, who sat out Monday’s OT win over the Grizzlies for rest, has been producing some of the best numbers of his career, and he and his teammates figure to have a good chance of remaining in the win column Wednesday. The visiting Wizards are just 23-26, on a six-game losing streak, and they’ll remain without Bradley Beal (wrist).

Celtics test recent dominance against surging Hornets: The Celtics have experienced plenty of trials and tribulations under first-year head coach Ime Udoka, but they’ve displayed an atypical dominant streak lately with wins of 29, 53 and 30 points in their last four victories. However, only the latter, which came against the Heat, was versus a winning club. Therefore, Wednesday’s visit from the Hornets should prove a good test, as Charlotte checks in with a 9-4 mark over its last 13 and is averaging an NBA-high 114.5 per game, including 114.8 per road contest.

Grizzlies out to atone for OT loss in visit to Big Apple: The Grizzlies have had a minimal number of setbacks following a 9-10 start to the season, subsequently going 26-8 to move into the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference. However, Memphis is coming off a rare defeat heading into a Wednesday night visit to the Knicks, as they were tripped up by Joel Embiid-less 76ers squad in overtime Monday night. Taylor Jenkins’ squad will look to quickly put the disappointment behind them against New York, which did record a 20-point win over the Kings on Monday night but are still just 14-19 since a 10-8 start.

Jazz up for another tough assignment in quest to snap skid: No contending team is more flummoxed by its current state at the moment than the Jazz, which sport an abysmal 2-11 record since Jan. 7. Injuries to Donovan Mitchell (concussion) and Rudy Gobert (calf) that have led to multi-game absences have certainly played a part in their struggles, and each player will remain out Wednesday against the visiting Nuggets. Denver had been riding high of late, but Mike Malone’s squad took a 130-115 defeat in Minnesota on Tuesday night.

Lakers look to snap latest skid at three vs. visiting Blazers: The Lakers are stuck in another multi-game skid going into Wednesday, and this time, they don’t have LeBron James to try and help bail them out. The future Hall of Famer carries a doubtful tag for Wednesday’s visit from the Trail Blazers due to his knee swelling, but Anthony Davis is listed as probable with his nagging wrist injury. Portland does have one victory over Los Angeles on its resume this season, but the Lakers handed them a 139-105 shellacking at Arena the last time the two teams played.

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