Daily NBA Picks for Wednesday | 2/15/2012


It’s pretty much a full slate of games tonight with thirteen games on the schedule in the NBA for Wednesday. There’s only a few sexy match-ups tonight, as most games pit a team with a winning record against a team with a losing record, so it’s a good bet that I can come out of tonight’s games with another winning record.

I went 8-1 yesterday in out Daily NBA Picks and now have a record of 179-100 on the season.

Here are the NBA Predictions for Wednesday night in the NBA:

ORLANDO (18-11) over Philadelphia (20-9)

Orlando comes in having won six of the last eight games, including four of those wins coming at home. The sixers are just 1-5 in the past six games in Orlando versus the Magic. I’ll roll with the Magic in a tight contest.

San Antonio (20-9) over TORONTO (9-21)

The Spurs are just 7-8 this season on the road, but they’ve won four of the previous six games in Toronto. Toronto might have rubber legs tonight after a hard fought loss last night against the Knicks. Spurs win by 15.

BOSTON (15-12) over Detroit (8-22)

The old men in Boston will have fresh legs tonight after having the past two days off. In the only other time this season with two or more days off, the Celtics are 1-0. Yes it’s a very small sample size, but I’ll pick them tonight over the lowly Pistons.

CLEVELAND (10-16) over Indiana (17-11)

Young rookie sensation, Kyrie Irving, will be back in the line-up after missing the past three games with concussion like symptoms. Meanwhile, Danny Granger, who leads the Pacers in points per game, will be a game-time decision after spraining his ankle last night. Give me the Cavs at home.

NEW JERSEY (8-21) over Memphis (15-14)

New Jersey will be plenty rested for their game tonight, as they’ve had three straight days of rest. The Nets have a 4-2 record at home versus the Grizzles over the past six games. New Jersey 85, Memphis 82.

NEW YORK (14-15) over Sacramento (10-18)

It’s been the Jeremy Lin show as of late in the NBA, and rightfully so. New York is 6-0 since Lin has been inserted in the starting line-up, and with Amare Stoudemire back things can only get better. Jimmer Fredette is expected back tonight after missing yesterday’s game with an illness. The Knicks will make it SevLin in a row tonight.

HOUSTON (16-13) over Oklahoma City (22-6)

The Houston Rockets have a 10-3 mark at home this season, along with having won eleven of the past thirteen games at home versus the Thunder. I’ll go with the upset tonight and pick the Rockets.

MILWAUKEE (12-16) over New Orleans (5-23)

Milwaukee are losers of four straight games at home, albeit to superior opponents, outside of Phoenix. Neither team is playing great or even good basketball as of late, but I’ll roll with the Bucks based on the fact they’re at home.

MINNESOTA (13-16) over Charlotte (3-25)

The Bobcats are 1-14 away from Charlotte this season. Minnesota won’t blow your doors off but I’m confident that they’ll be able to handle the worst team in the NBA tonight.

DALLAS (18-11) over Denver (17-12)

These two teams have split the season series so far this year, with the road teams winning each game. I’ll buck that trend, as I like the Mavs to win by double digits tonight.

PHOENIX (12-17) over Atlanta (18-11)

Steve Nash will be back in action tonight after missing last nights game due to precautionary rest, basically he’s old. Phoenix is 15-2 over the past seventeen games against Atlanta at home. Suns win, 100-89.

GOLDEN STATE (11-14) over Portland (15-14)

LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play tonight, after suffering a sprain in first quarter of last nights loss to the Wizards. I like the Warriors tonight, who have won 12 of the past 13 games at home versus the Trail Blazers.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS (17-11) over Washington (7-22)

Don’t look now but the Washington Wizards are winners of two straight and three of the last five. Washington might be able to hang around for three quarter, but the Clips’ will pull away with the win late.

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