Wed 23/12/2015 - 01:07 EST

5 NBA Games Worth Watching This Wednesday

The Big Game

Detroit at Atlanta (8:00 PM ET)

The Pistons follow up their tilt with Miami last night with a showdown against the Hawks in Atlanta. Stan Van Gundy appears to have gotten Detroit (a big mystery heading into 2015-16) into a nice groove this year with Reggie Jackson averaging over 20 points a night. The Pistons will have to bust up Atlanta's balanced scoring approach if they want to exit with a road W. The Hawks have looked very strong of late notching four consecutive victories. The futures board is still skeptical on ATL's title hopes, mind you. Depending on where you look, Atlanta's pegged anywhere between a 25/1 and 40/1 contender to win the NBA championship in the summer of 2016. 

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Houston at Orlando (7:00 PM ET)

The Magic are having a nice run in the Eastern Conference at the moment, while the Rockets are trying to sort out a campaign of underachieving. Houston's put up an impressive 104.2 points-per-game, but surrendering over 105 points (on average) a night gives a clue why James Harden's club is struggling to stay above .500. Orlando (a two-and-a-half point home favourite) has been continuing to lean on big man Nikola Vucevic as he continues to provide strong play under the radar. By the way, ex-Magic star Dwight Howard's return to the Magic Kingdom will probably score a lot of attention.

New York at Cleveland (7:00 PM ET)

The Cleveland Cavaliers (a 3/1 futures board wager to be the next NBA champs) put their five game winning streak on the line versus the perplexing New York Knicks. The Knickerbockers have been a noticably improved squad in 2015-16 and enjoyed a rare (by NYK terms) stretch of four consecutive wins before Orlando shut that party down. The Cavs rank as a few levels up from the Magic and now the team has Kyrie Irving back in the mix. That's a big deal. This has the makings for an interesting outing (See: LeBron and Kristaps Porzingis), but you can forgive Cleveland if they're a bit distracted by their Christmas Day meeting with Golden State.

San Antonio at Minnesota (8:00 PM ET)

The Spurs will look to add to their six consecutive win streak at the expense of their hosts from Minnesota. San Antonio has been remarkable and remarkably underrated in the shadow of Golden State. Kawhi Leonard and his club have held opposing offenses to league-low 89 points-per-game. The T-Wolves (a nine point home underdog) will look to get big outings out of the stars of their youth movement like Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns in their bid for the upset.

Utah at Golden State (10:30 PM ET)

Beating Golden State on their home court is no easy feat, but Utah wouldn't mind messing up the 12-0 record the Warriors have amassed in Oakland this season. (Oddsmakers have Golden State as a 14 point favourite.) Steph Curry continues to drop over 30 points a night for the Warriors and the pressure is on the Jazz's Top 5 defense to shut things down. Utah hopes to continue their recent stretch of positive results following an ugly string of losses suffered earlier this month.

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