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Wednesday's NBA best bets: Nuggets to cover vs. Lakers?

Red-hot Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets should be able to cover the number against the Lakers. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA season is in full swing, and there are plenty of betting opportunities. Our experts -- Jordan Schultz, Doug Kezirian and senior writer Andre Snellings -- are here to give their best bets from Wednesday's lineup of games.

Records

Johnson 2-0
Schultz 3-5
Kezirian 2-2
Snellings 4-2

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook unless noted otherwise.


Wednesday's games

Atlanta Hawks (-1, 234.5) at Cleveland Cavaliers

Snellings: The Hawks have been a near .500 team of late, winning seven of their past 15 games with an average scoring margin of -4.4. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have been horrible of late, losing 13 of their past 14 games with an average scoring margin of -12.9. Both teams were active at the trade deadline, but the new players haven't yet done much to change the trends for both teams.