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Best bets for Wednesday's NBA games

The Wizards had won eight straight before losing Monday night. Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

The NBA is inching closer to the end of the regular season, but there are still plenty of betting opportunities. ESPN has a doubleheader Friday with the Lakers visiting the Wizards, followed by the Suns hosting the Clippers. Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (24-12), Joe Fortenbaugh (10-11), Andre Snellings (47-23-1), Tyler Fulghum (23-23) and Anita Marks (11-6) -- are here to give their best bets from Wednesday's 10-game slate. (Snellings was a perfect 6-0 on Friday's games.)

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


Wednesday's games

Portland Trail Blazers at Memphis Grizzlies (-2.5, 235)

Snellings: These teams have played twice in the past week, both in Portland, with the Grizzlies winning both games, by two and seven points, respectively. Both were high-scoring contests, with the teams combining for 238 points in the first matchup and 233 points in the second. This matchup is vital, because the teams are only 1.5 games apart in the standings at seventh and eighth in the West, and both are within two games of the Mavericks for the sixth seed and a pass from the play-in game.