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Best bets for Wednesday's NBA games

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With the NBA crossing the halfway point of the regular season, trends are starting to emerge throughout the league.

The power balance in the NBA continues to shift because of injuries and a variety of roster moves, and staying ahead of the curve can allow for profitable betting conditions on any given night. With a big slate of games every Wednesday, we've asked a few of our NBA experts -- Doug Kezirian, Jordan Schultz and Andre Snellings -- to give their best bets for the night.

Lines displayed are from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook on Wednesday afternoon. As always, shop around for the best price.


Utah Jazz (-1) at Portland Trail Blazers

Total: 217

Schultz: The Blazers have found themselves, winning five of their past six, including a rare road victory over the Jazz. And, after CJ McCollum notched his first career triple-double, first-team All-NBA point guard Damian Lillard -- out against Atlanta -- will flank him once again against visiting Utah. The keys to defeating the Jazz are twofold: Load up on Donovan Mitchell -- especially in pick-and-roll situations -- and get quality looks in transition to help mitigate Utah's fourth-ranked defensive rating. With the second-best home record in the West, though, Portland will