Midweek NBA action from the USA with four big previews of the games you cannot miss on Wednesday.
The best bets from the team at BetDeluxe are in and the big boys take to the courts as Golden State try to hold on to their claim as the best team in the NBA.
oklahoma @ washington
january 12th 11:00am
The Oklahoma City Thunder are on the road as they travel to face the Washington Wizards Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City was dropped 99-95 at home by Denver, while the Wizards snuck their way past a plucky Orlando outfit with a 102-100 result.
Both the Thunder and Wizards have already met each other this year with the Wizards taking the win with a 101-99 on the road in Oklahoma.
The Wizards can easily make this two wins in a row after rescuing a five-game slide.
This Thunder team has struggled on the offensive end of the floor this season and it’s hard to see things suddenly around here.
With the Wizards getting a healthy squad back together, we have to back the home team in this contest.
Suggested Bet: Washington Wizards -9.5 at $1.93
minnesota @ new orleans
january 12th 12:00pm
The Minnesota Timberwolves will look to continue their impressive run of form when they meet the New Orleans Pelicans at Smoothie King Arena on Wednesday afternoon.
The Timberwolves have surged their way into playoff contention with a four-game winning streak in which its offence has caught absolute fire.
They are averaging 124 points-per-game in the last four fixtures and went bonkers from the field in their 141-123 win over Houston on Monday.
The Pelicans are going to have their work cut out for them in this fixture if the Timberwolves continue to pummel away on the scoreboard.
Averaging the 21st ranked defence on points conceded this season, the Pelicans are going to need to find a way to quell the influence of this Timberwolves machine.
Have to stick with the momentum of the Timberwolves here.
Suggested Bet: Minnesota Timberwolves -3.5 at $1.93
golden state @ memphis
January 12th 12:00pm
Golden State Warriors will attempt to improve its 30-9 win-loss record when it heads to Memphis for a clash against the Grizzlies at FedEx Forum.
The return of Klay Thompson was met with great applaud around the league as he hit 17 points in a 96-82 win over Cleveland on Monday, while his fellow ‘Splash Brother’ Stephen Curry went for 28 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
Memphis is going to be the second team this year to face the Curry-Thompson duo, but it does so in a sensational vein of form.
The Grizzlies are the in-form team of the NBA and currently hold a nine-game winning streak, which sees them right in the hunt up the top of the Western Conference.
In what shapes as a battle between first versus fourth, this is going to be one the most anticipated games of the season.
It will be a great yardstick for the Grizzlies and where they sit in the complexity of the championship chase.
The Grizzlies have been on a roll offensively, scoring more than 120 points per game in this incredible winning run and they can trouble the Warriors.
With Warriors defensive star Draymond Green a chance to miss this game after being listed as questionable on the injury update, a double-figure winning streak is on the cards for the Grizzlies.
Suggested Bet: Memphis head to head at $1.99
detroit @ chicago
january 12th 12:00pm
First in the East plays second last in the East when the Chicago Bulls welcome the Detroit Pistons to the United Centre.
This might be a danger game for the Bulls given what the Pistons did to the Jazz on Tuesday.
Cade Cunningham showed why is one of, if not, the favourite to win the Rookie of the Year award after draining 29 points in the 126-116 win over the Jazz.
The Bulls will be confident in their ability to handle this Pistons team given how well they have fared for the majority of the season.
Chicago did drop its most recent game, which was on the road against Dallas, but a return home will see them come into this game with a 10-5 winning record against the spread when they start favourites at home this season.
The Pistons will show signs and glimpses of what we will see in the future, but it will not be in prolonged enough period to beat the Bulls on the road.
Suggested Bet: Chicago Bulls -13.5 at $1.88