On Wednesday, there are a handful of games on the basketball television schedule that we have circled that should be good ones. Check out our NBA picks for Wednesday!
NBA Matchup: Orlando Magic @ Washington Wizards
Date: Wednesday, February 29th, 7:00 ET
Location: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
NBA Betting Odds: Orlando -8.5
NBA TV Schedule: Local
The Magic are going to get the second half of their season started on Wednesday night in DC, where they have historically played quite well. The rumors are definitely going to be swirling around Dwight Howard, who might be traded at any point over the course of the next two weeks. Brook Lopez did well in his return to the Nets on Tuesday night, and that might spark more of those trade rumors as well. We just don’t like the way that this Orlando team looks, and we know that the Wizards have at least shown a bit of a pulse over the course of the last few weeks. Don’t be shocked if this one ends up coming down to the wire, as this is the sort of game that the Magic tend to lay an egg in.
NBA Pick: Washington +8.5
NBA Matchup: Chicago Bulls @ San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, February 29th, 9:00 ET
Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX
NBA Betting Odds: San Antonio -2.5
NBA TV Schedule: ESPN
We have seen the Bulls go into some tough venues and win games this year, but this one might be over their head. The Spurs are coming off of a great Rodeo Road Trip, and now they get to play some games at home, where they are 13-1 this season. Tim Duncan and the gang probably aren’t as talented as the Bulls are, but in the end, the Spurs clearly have the team that is good enough to beat anyone in the league. It might feel like a tad bit of an upset even though it is favored, but we do think that San Antonio is going to get the job done in an emotional home victory.
NBA Pick: San Antonio -2.5