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NBA Tips & Previews, Wednesday 23rd March

The Wednesday NBA set from the BetDeluxe crew as we find all the best bets and selections for a big day of basketball from the USA.

All the best bets and selections for the big games from our team of experts are in.

The day starts with a tricky clash for Golden State against Orlando, while the Bucks look to keep their championship defence on the right path. 

golden state @ orlando

march 23rd 10:00am

Golden State Warriors begin a five-game road trip with the first of their travels coming against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center.

Stephen Curry is almost to certain miss this clash and it opens the door for the Magic to pinch a result. 

The Warriors have let slip their last two matches after losses to Boston and San Antonio, and this certainly shapes as a danger game despite the gap in rankings between them and the Magic. 

Orlando scored a 90-85 result over Oklahoma to show the NBA it is not done with just yet. 

The Magic will be guaranteed a top five pick, so tanking should not enter the mind of punters here. 

Curry hit 31 points and threw eight assists when the Warriors last played the Magic in a 126-95 belting back at the Chase Centre. 

It is going to be a test of depth for the Warriors to make up those numbers. 

Without the influence of Curry here, the Magic can cover the spread. 

Suggested Bet: Orlando Magic +7.5 at $1.90

atlanta @ New york

march 23rd 10:30am

A 4-0 season series clean sweep is on offer for New York Knicks when it faces the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday morning.

The Knicks have
beaten Atlanta, have covered the spread in all three head-to-head games this season and know this is a must win if they are chance of making the play-in games.

The Hawks, meanwhile, are 10th in the Eastern Conference with 11 games left on their schedule.

They are 4.5 games ahead of the Washington Wizards for the final play-in spot.

The Hawks’ odds of avoiding a play-in game are mathematically possible, but unlikely, as they trail Cleveland by 5.5 games for the sixth spot.

Atlanta has struggled on the road this season, where they are just 12-22 straight-up and coming up against a Knicks team it has had its troubles against shapes as a tough test. 

Siding with the home team to cover the spread. 

Suggested Bet: New York Knicks +1.5 at $1.94

chicago @ milwaukee

march 22nd 11:00am

Two teams near the top of the Eastern Conference standings will face off on Wednesday morning when the Chicago Bulls visit the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum.

Chicago is coming off a 113-99 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday to cover as a four-point home favorite while improving to 42-29 overall, good for fifth in the East.

Milwaukee is currently in third place at 44-27, although they were blown out 138-119 on the road by the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday as a 3.5-point underdog with Giannis Antetokounmpo missing the match. 

Both the Bucks and Bulls have fought out two sensational matches between themselves this season with. 

The Bucks have taken the winning honours in both, but the spread has been covered once by Milwaukee and once by Chicago.  

The Bulls have managed to get back into winning form against Toronto after hitting a slight trough in March. 

But with Antetokounmpo set to return from knee soreness, it shapes as a game the Bucks will tick off the register. 

Suggested Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -5.5 at $1.90

la clippers @ denver

march 23rd 1:00pm

Nikola Jokic and his Denver Nuggets welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to the Mile High City for a big Wednesday afternoon Western Conference battle.

Having already played each other three times this season, it is the Nuggets who lead the season series 2-1 having won the most recent clash (130-128) on January 18.

Jokic produced one of the season’s best individual performances in that win over the Clippers by posting a crazy triple double. 

His numbers read 49 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. 

Incredibly, Clippers centre Ivica Zubac came up big with 32 points  and 10 rebounds of his own, but if that is not enough to match it with Jokic, well, there is almost no hope of doing so here. 

Zubac, Marcus Morris, and Robert Covington will all struggle to defend the reigning MVP. 

Expect the Nuggets and Jokic to bounce back after their loss toe Boston on Monday.

Suggested Bet: Denver -6.5 at $1.91

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