Four big games are on the card for your Wednesday viewing. BetDeluxe analyses the form of every team taking the court to bring you some value.
Wizards vs. Pistons
26th OCTOBER 10:00AM
The Wizards have been one team that has exceeded expectations in the embryonic stages of the season. They would be undefeated but for an overtime loss against Cleveland. Washington’s defence has been its trademark, especially when it comes to blocked shots. They are doing just as much damage with the ball as Kristaps Porzingis adjusts well to his role alongside Bradley Beal and Kyle Kuzma.
The Wizards have an interesting match-up against a young, exciting Detroit team. Rookie Jaden Ivey has more than kept up with the intensity of the NBA, combining well with second-year star Cade Cunningham. The Pistons are an exciting outfit, but the Wizards have the early form and should be backed here.
Suggested Bet: Same game multi
Leg 1: Washington win
Leg 2: Total score over 223.5
Pelicans vs. Mavericks
26th October 10:30AM
The Pelicans sit sixth in the Western Conference and look set to deliver on some of the promise they have shown over the past few years. But a big cloud hovers over this game with stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram in doubt with injuries.
New Orleans covered well without both of them, almost stealing the win from Utah, but the question is how well they can keep that going without their two starters.
Dallas has had an indifferent start to the season, but a strong start in their most recent game against Memphis showed why they are considered a chance to contend for the title this year.
Luca Doncic continues to lead for the Mavericks, posting 32 points and 10 assists in just three quarters before he was put on ice. Doncic is in his groove now, and an undermanned Pelicans line-up is no match for him.
Dallas to win at $1.57
Thunder vs. Clippers
26th October 11:00am
An 0-3 start to the 2022-23 campaign is concerning for an Oklahoma City team desperate for success. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has carried the team on his shoulders with little support apart from some cameos from Australian youngster Josh Giddey. Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging 30 points as the Thunder’s go-to man but he needs support from the roster around him.
The Clippers have opened their season with two impressive wins but had a setback at the hands of Phoenix on Sunday.
With Paul George providing the scoring firepower and Kawhi Leonard settling back into the team after injury, Los Angeles is proving to be a genuine contender and should have no troubles seeing off a hapless Thunder team.
Los Angeles win at $1.18
Suns vs. Warriors
26th October 1:00PM
A high-scoring start to the season has been exemplified by Golden State shooting the lights out charts, traditionally led by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson; they now have even more avenues to the basket with Jordan Poole rapidly improving while Andrew Wiggins has well and truly found his basketball home. Kevon Looney is providing plenty of presence in the Centre position, and at this stage, it’s hard not to see the Warriors once again going deep in the playoffs.
The Suns are one of the Warriors’ biggest threats in the west and have started impressively with Devin Booker leading the way, Chris Paul entering his name in the record books by notching up his 11,000th assist and a deep roster including Australian big man Jock Landale.
This will be a good early litmus test for the Suns, but the Warriors are a powerful force right now and should win this.
Suggested Bet: Same game multi
Leg 1: Warriors +2.5
Leg 2: Total score over 224.5