The NBA continues with an action-packed Wednesday night slate. There are many attractive options tonight, but which team will be the Banker and which teams will form the winning 2 team parlay?
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat
The Cavaliers move their ATS record to 14-6-1with a win over the Mavericks on Monday night. The Cavaliers were going through a rough patch but since Evan Mobley returned to the lineup, they are once again winning games. Tonight, they head to Miami to take on a Heat team that has been one of the best in the NBA.
The Cavaliers have the size down low to trouble a Miami team that likes to play small and quick. Bam Adebayo is an excellent option at center because he is big enough to bang with the big guys, yet small enough to switch on the outside.
The Cavaliers start 3 players as tall or taller than Bam. They could really be disruptive inside tonight. Miami has a quick athletic team that can hang with most of the teams in the NBA, but the way to beat them is through size. I like the way that Cleveland matches up with this Miami team.
Miami is coming off a nine-point loss at home to the Nuggets where both Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo sat out. With both of them questionable tonight, we will grab the Cavaliers right now because I believe they can beat them at full strength. If these two are out this play becomes even better. Tonight’s Banker is the Cleveland Cavaliers +6.
Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers have been one of the most inconsistent teams in the league and very tough to cap. I’m going out on a limb here and opposing them with the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks have been much more consistent, and I know what to expect with his team. Also, I do believe the Hawks can beat the Pacers at their best, so even if the Pacers do show up and play one of their better games this bet is not dead.
Myles Turner could miss the game again and if so, that will mean a big night for Hawks center Clint Capela with no one to challenge him down low. Even if Turner plays Capela has a great chance to get the better of him. The Hawks have a deeper roster, especially when the coaches need to go to the bench. The first half of my 2-team parlay is the Atlanta Hawks +1.5
Los Angeles Clippers vs Sacramento Kings
Let’s be honest, this Kings roster is poorly constructed. The Kings have three-point guards, one forward and an undersized center. The Kings have little to no depth and get killed when they go to the bench. While I always advocate best player available when a perennially poor team is drafting, GM Monte McNair seems to have completely ruined the chemistry of this team by consistently bringing in other point guards to compete with De’Aaron Fox. Fox is fed up with the constant losing in Sacramento.
To be fair, Fox is a big reason they consistently lose because he is one of the worst defenders in the NBA. His effort on the defensive end has declined particularly this season. Fox is the Kings best player and compared to other team’s best players, he just isn’t that good. The Kings once again need to blow up their roster and try for another rebuild, but as fans of this team have endured, the outlook is bleak. The Kings have one of the weakest ownership groups and a terrible front office. It’s obvious when you see other players leave the Kings and flourish that the problem is with the organization, and not the players themselves.
After reading that first paragraph I’m pretty sure you can tell where I’m going with this pick. The Kings are on a back-to-back after getting blown out by the middling Lakers last night. Now they play a superior Los Angeles Clippers team. We will close this parlay by taking the Clippers-7.5