The NBA season is in full swing, and there are plenty of betting opportunities. ESPN has a double-header Wednesday with the Brooklyn Nets visiting the Houston Rockets in the opener and the Portland Trail Blazers hosting the Golden State Warriors in the nightcap. Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (12-2), Joe Fortenbaugh (4-1), Andre Snellings (9-3) and Tyler Fulghum (5-5) -- are here to give their best bets from Wednesday's lineup of games.
Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill unless noted otherwise.
Brooklyn Nets (-9.5, 228.5) at Houston Rockets, 7:30 p.m. ET (on ESPN)
Fulghum: "Revenge game" for James Harden. The Rockets are absolutely reeling right now with 12 straight losses and might be the worst team in the NBA. DeMarcus Cousins has been exiled from the rotation. John Wall and Victor Oladipo have struggled to find a rhythm together. Meanwhile, Harden has played at an MVP level for the Nets and turned them into one of the most dangerous teams in the league. Without Kevin Durant to share the ball with, Harden is putting up triple-doubles left and right. In his last eight games, he is sporting a 32% usage rate, a 43.4% assist rate and an astronomical 14.9% rebound rate. Unless Harden visited some old Houston hot spots while down in Texas, I expect him and the Nets to do whatever they want on the court.