Handicapping the NBA: Wednesday Picks

Handicapping the NBA: Wednesday Picks

This article is part of our Handicapping the NBA series.

Alex Barutha

Stephen Curry OVER 41.5 points + assists (-115) at WASFanDuel (1:17 PM CT)

Curry is playing at a historic level lately, as he's been given the greenest of green lights. Over the past 11 games, he's averaged 40.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 35.0 minutes. The Wizards allow the third-most points (118.1) in the NBA, so I'm not worried about Curry having an off night. Washington doesn't have the personnel to guard him.

Nick Whalen

Stephen Curry OVER 6.5 three-pointers (+112) at WAS – DraftKings (1:16 PM CT)

Curry has gone over this number in five of the last six games, and while the entire history of basketball suggests this current run isn't sustainable, the Wizards are another team Curry should be able to take advantage of. 

DeAndre Ayton OVER 14.5 points (-117) at PHI – DraftKings

Ayton has gone over 14 points in seven of his last nine games, and he's coming off of a 20-point, 13-board effort against Milwaukee on Monday. Typically, the Sixers aren't a matchup to target, but Philly currently has four starters listed as questionable – including Joel Embiid, who was added to the injury report Wednesday morning. If Embiid plays, I don't like this bet as much. But if he sits, Ayton should have a great chance to feast against Dwight Howard, Mike Scott and Anthony Tolliver.

Joe Bartel

Joe Ingles OVER 23.5 points+rebounds+assists (-117) at HOU - DraftKings (12:01 PM)

In the last two games, not coincidentally without Donovan Mitchell (ankle), Ingles is averaging 20.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 9.5 assists. Yes, I know it's a small sample size, but I think the veteran Aussie will be able to dismantle a Rockets defense that has the fifth-highest made three-point percentage across the entire league. If Ingles doesn't get close to his o/u point total (14), I think he makes it past the total PRA with assists.

Jeff Edgerton

Thunder +10.5 at INDDraftKings (8:22 AM CT)

The Pacers are playing without Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner on Wednesday, which could be an exploitable spot for the Thunder. They've gotten tantalizingly close to wins over the past three games, and two of their points differences were well under 11 points.

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Joe Bartel
Joe Bartel is RotoWire's Operations Specialist and football contributor among many other things. When not at the office, he's probably playing a variety of Gen 4 console games or rooting on his beloved Green Bay Packers.
Alex Barutha
Alex is RotoWire's NBA Assistant Editor. He writes articles about daily fantasy, year-long fantasy and sports betting. You can hear him on the RotoWire NBA Podcast, Sirius XM, DraftKings Live and other platforms. Vince Carter and Alex both first dunked during their respective sophomore years of high school.
Jeff Edgerton
Jeff has provided sports content for numerous sports outlets and has played fantasy sports since scores had to be tabulated via newspaper. He started working with RotoWire in 2017. Originally from South Carolina, he's a lifelong Clemson fan now enjoying the sun in Los Angeles.
Nick Whalen
RotoWire's NBA Editor and host of the RotoWire NBA Podcast. Nick was awarded the FSWA Best Podcast -- All Sports award in 2017 and 2018. Many years ago, Stromile Swift gave Nick his unbelievably sweaty headband after a preseason game. Despite its failure to match his school colors, Nick went on to wear that headband for the entirety of his sixth grade basketball season. Catch Nick on Twitter @wha1en.
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