Best NBA Bets Tonight: NBA Predictions for Wednesday

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Best NBA Bets Tonight: NBA Predictions for Wednesday

GameTime (ET)Pick
7:00 p.m.Knicks +3.5
7:00 p.m.Magic -3.5
7:00 p.m.Magic -3.5
7:00 p.m.Hawks -3.5
7:30 p.m.Timberwolves ML
7:30 p.m.Timberwolves ML
8:00 p.m.Grizzlies ML
9:30 p.m.Mavericks-Spurs Over

It's time for another night of outstanding NBA basketball — and the best NBA bets tonight and our predictions for Wednesday, October 25.

Tonight is a 12-game slate in the NBA, featuring the regular-season debut of Victor Wembanyama, an epic Eastern Conference showdown, and much more. Our betting experts have best bets for multiple marquee matchups. Let's get to their picks!

By Albert Nguyen

The Celtics made plenty of splash moves in the offseason and are one of the frontrunners to reach the NBA Finals this season. With that being said, I am fading the hype in Game 1 of the season.

The Knicks' record has improved every season under head coach Tom Thibodeau, and they covered in their final three games against the Celtics last season.

By Matt Moore

I think the Rockets made a lot of good moves in free agency, particularly the signings of Fred VanVleet and Dillon Brooks, to bolster what was a poor defense a season ago.

I think the Magic defense is underrated, though, and I saw a lot of good metrics from that group last year.

I think the Magic get it done at home tonight thanks to a solid defensive effort and too many question marks with how the Rockets will perform this season.

By Jim Turvey

This one is simple in Game 1. I am higher on the Magic and lower on the Rockets entering the 2023-2024 season.

I like how the Magic match up against the Rockets in the front court, especially with Jalen Suggs' ability to help guard multiple positions as one of the better defenders of any backcourt in the league.

The Magic should also have no problems scoring inside thanks to Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr. and Franz Wagner.

By Jay Money

I think the Hawks take a big step forward with Quin Snyder in his first full season as the head coach, and I am bullish on this team moving forward.

The Hawks are a far more complete team than the Hornets in all aspects of the game, and the concern for Charlotte is not just on the court but off it as well.

By Joe Dellera

Toronto enters the season with a lot of question marks regarding a new coach, point guard and system. There was plenty of discussion over the summer about what players were up for trades amid the VanVleet exit.

The Timberwolves enter this season looking to prove that this roster will work, and I think Anthony Edwards took steps forward playing for Team USA in the offseason. I think the Wolves will be very good this season and worry the Raptors may not even make the playoffs.

By Jim Turvey

I am taking the moneyline for two central reasons:

I think Chris Finch is a great coach and am very high on the Timberwolves heading into this season.

The Raptors, on the other hand, introduce a new coach and new system which will take time to coalesce. Therefore, I am fading them in this first matchup of the season.

By Matt Moore

I like the Grizzlies in a good spot at home over the Pelicans. The line went down with the news of Steven Adams being out for the season, but I still think the Grizzlies have enough with Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr. leading the way.

I think the Pelicans still have a lot to figure out under Willie Green and how the offense will work with Zion Williamson who, in the preseason, was primarily just a dunker.

By Andrew O'Connor Watts

I like a play on the over and I’m willing to take the risk tonight. I think the Spurs’ defense is slightly overvalued based on the Wemby hype, and even if I’m wrong, I think we have some leeway as San Antonio was second in pace last season. Full season, Dallas was third-slowest overall, but they played faster once they acquired Kyrie, jumping to 17th post-trade deadline.

Wemby has the chance to be generational defender, but it will likely take some time for that to fully manifest. It’s a lot to ask a rookie to be that good, that quickly and I think there will be some growing pains early on. We saw the nerves get to Wemby in his first Summer League game, but he quickly shook them off and since that first game he’s looked like the prospect we were promised. He's still a rookie, though, playing in his first meaningful game.

I bet this at 229.5, and if Doncic plays, I like the over up to 231.5.

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