After a big nine-game Tuesday night slate, the NBA doesn’t exactly take a breather Wednesday. In fact, there are 10 games on the docket in a typically robust mid-week ledger, with Bucks-Cavaliers, Nuggets-Nets and Suns-Jazz showdowns are the marquee matchups on tap. Oddsmakers are projecting a night of wire-to-wire contests when we look at NBA odds for Wednesday, with no game having a spread larger than eight points and all but two sitting at five points or less.
NBA odds for Wednesday, January 26
Here are the latest basketball point spreads, moneylines and totals for today’s games.
What to watch for today
Bucks and Cavaliers put win streaks on line in third meeting of season: Both the Bucks and Cavaliers have a good chance of encountering each other during the Eastern Conference playoffs at some point, given the solid season each team is enjoying. For the time being, they’re tuning up for a possible postseason clash with a four-game regular-season series that’s currently split 1-1. Milwaukee and Cleveland enter their third meeting with win streaks on the line, as the Bucks have three consecutive victories, while the Cavs have prevailed in back-to-back games.
Clippers aim to follow up memorable comeback win in Wednesday visit to Magic: The Clippers have had their share of disappointments this season, but their comeback victory over the Wizards on Tuesday night may be just the kind of win to jump-start a run. Los Angeles scored a whopping 80 points in the second half to overcome a 30-point halftime deficit and notch a one-point win, and they’ll hope their collective hot hand travels south with them to Orlando for a Wednesday night date with the Magic.
Nets aim to slow down dominant Jokic: The Nets are just 3-4 over their last seven games and are missing Kevin Durant for multiple weeks with a knee injury, and at the moment, they’re also without Kyrie Irving due to their two-game home stand. Wednesday sees the surging Denver Nuggets come in for a visit with a 7-3 mark in their last 10 games, a stretch during which Nikola Jokic has averaged 27.3 points, 13.1 rebounds, 9.6 assists and 1.4 steals. Brooklyn will naturally look to slow down the MVP candidate in order to have a chance at avoiding a second straight home loss after dropping a 106-96 decision to the Lakers on Tuesday.
Reeling Jazz aim for revenge in matchup with Suns: The Jazz are just 2-8 over their last 10 games, an atypically ugly stretch that includes a 115-109 loss to the Suns on Monday night. Utah has endured multiple close defeats during their slump, as they’ve also dropped decisions of six, five and two points to the Lakers, Rockets and Warriors, respectively. They’ll aim to avoid the same fate again in their rematch with Phoenix, which has won seven straight and 10 of the last 11 overall.
Mavericks look for atonement for Tuesday throttling at hands of Warriors: One could say the Mavericks had a forgettable Tuesday night. Not only did Dallas take a 130-92 walloping from Golden State, the Mavs also lost key complementary offensive piece Tim Hardaway to a fractured foot during the contest. There’s no time for languishing in the loss, however, as Dallas pays a visit Wednesday to a Portland team that’s been showing some signs of life after struggling most of the season. The Blazers did narrowly fall to the Minnesota Timberwolves by a 109-107 score Tuesday, but Portland still boasts a 6-3 mark over its last nine games.