Orlando Magic vs Toronto Raptors
10:10am, Amway Center
Three straight wins has the Magic sitting much higher than expected in the East standings.
Now occupying the fourth seed, Orlando heads back home for an extended stay at the Amway Center, making them a likable bet against a Raptors side that has found it difficult to win on the road all year.
Toronto has been giving up points for fun, surrendering 113 to the lowly Pistons on Monday, 128 to the Bucks last week, and 117 in a loss to Boston.
Schedule-wise, this is also an interesting spot for the Raptors with a quick trip to Indiana following on Thursday.
So far, the Magic have gone 3-1 as the home favourite, and even with Markelle Fultz and Wendell Carter Jr out, I think they can add to that number.
Tip: Back the Magic to Win @ $1.83
Philadelphia 76ers vs Cleveland Cavaliers
10:30am, Wells Fargo Center
It’s worth monitoring the injury report ahead of this 2nd vs 8th clash in the East.
Donovan Mitchell, Jarrett Allen, and Isaac Okoro are all listed as questionable for the Cavs, and I’d be surprised if Cleveland risks any of them with a game against the Heat ahead tomorrow.
Outside of Kelly Oubre, the Sixers have a clean bill of health after knocking off the Nets in comfortable fashion on Monday.
So far, Philly has lost only two games at home on the season, also winning all three of their home games against Cleveland last year.
With a big game in Minnesota ahead on Thursday, I think Philly will be keen to wrap up this home stand with a W.
Tip: Back the Sixers to Cover the Line (-7.5 Points) @ $1.90
Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers
10:40am, State Farm Arena
A battle between two play-in hopeful teams awaits on Wednesday with the Hawks hosting the Pacers from Atlanta.
Indiana has been a tricky team to work out so far this season, returning from a lenghty five-day break to lose by double digits to the Magic on Tuesday.
The Hawks, meanwhile, lost back-to-back games on home court to the Knicks and Sixers, and now return off a three-day break hoping to make amends.
Looking back, Atlanta went 8-9 off a two or three day break last year, so I’m happy to side with the Pacers in this one.
From a betting perspective, the Hawks have been just as temperamental this year, while I also think the Pacers have an edge statistically.
Despite their defensive woes, Indiana still leads the league in points scored, a worrying trend for a Hawks side that is allowing close to 117 points a game.
At the same time, both sides rank Top 5 in pace, so the Over could be a worthwhile double in this one.
Tip: Back the Pacers to Win & Over 250.5 Total Points @ $4.00