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Best bets for Wednesday's NBA games

The Bucks have lost three straight but face a banged-up Lakers squad. Michael Reaves/Getty Images

We are already into the second half of the NBA season, but there are still plenty of betting opportunities. ESPN has a doubleheader Wednesday with the Mavericks visiting the Celtics followed by the Lakers hosting the Bucks. Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (16-5), Joe Fortenbaugh (6-3), Andre Snellings (19-11) and Tyler Fulghum (14-12) -- are here to give their best bets from Wednesday's 10-game slate.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill unless noted otherwise.


Wednesday's games

Portland Trail Blazers (-6.5, 219.5) at Detroit Pistons

Fulghum: Portland has won three straight games on this road trip in very impressive fashion. Not only did the Blazers upgrade their roster by trading for Norm Powell at the deadline, but CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic are back in the lineup, making the Blazers full strength for basically the first time all season. The Pistons now have one of the weakest rosters in the NBA. They traded away Delon Wright and Derrick Rose. Blake Griffin is in Brooklyn. The Pistons are in full on tank mode.