NBA Daily Tip Sheet Picks and Predictions – Wednesday’s Triple Threat

There's several ways to bet on the NBA, and some of the most popular ones include taking a side, a full-game total, or a player prop. So, this is what we like to call our Daily Triple Threat. Our three best bets in the aforementioned categories for NBA matchups on Wednesday, March 29th. Best of luck!

NBA Best Bets for Wednesday, March 29

  • Philadelphia 76ers -4 (-110) vs. DAL
  • Pistons-Thunder Under 232 (-110)
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN) Over 8.5 Assists (-140) vs. HOU
Updated on 06/13/2024
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Philadelphia 76ers -4 (-110) vs. DAL

The Mavericks have teetered on the edge of title contention for a few years now, with their most recent campaign coming to a close with a rather mundane gentleman’s sweep in the Western Conference Finals by Golden State, who outplayed them in virtually every facet of the game throughout the series.

So, when the opportunity presented itself, the Mavericks decided to take a gamble on a superstar at the trade deadline by acquiring Kyrie Irving, which to say the least, hasn’t quite panned out for them thus far, considering they’ve posted a miserable record of 6-13 in their last 19 games, while ranking 18th in net rating since the acquisition (-0.5 NetRtg).

While on the other hand, the Sixers have arguably been the best team in basketball since mid-December, currently boasting a record of 37-14 in their last 51  games, while pacing the entire league in net rating during that span at +6.1, with the only teams truly rivalling that number being the Grizzlies (+5.8 NetRtg), Celtics (+5.5 NetRtg), and Cavaliers (+5.5 NetRtg).

Bettors beware, the Sixers enter this one following losses in four of their last five games, and Embiid sat out their most recent affair due to calf soreness. However, the Mavericks have also lost four of their last five games, they’ve actually lost seven of their last ten, and in a matchup in which something has to give, there’s a good chance that we’ll see Philly bounce back against a Dallas’ squad that clearly does not enjoy playing together at the moment.

Take Philly!

Pistons-Thunder Under 232 (-110)

Betting the ‘under’ in Thunder’ games can be a slippery slope, Oklahoma City currently ranks Top 5 in the league in both points scored and pace of play (117 PPG, 101.1 PACE). However, OKC has a crowded injury report at the moment, highlighted by Shai-Gilgeous Alexander, Lindy Waters, and Kenrich Williams all carrying injury designations as of late, and their subpar health status has shown in their recent results, averaging just 111.7 PPG across their latest 3-3 stretch.

While on the other hand, the Pistons are stationed dead-last in the Eastern Conference standings, and it doesn’t look like they are going anywhere soon, currently trailing the Rockets and Spurs by two games at the bottom of the league totem pole. 

Detroit has certainly shown flashes of potential from time-to-time throughout the season, but don’t be fooled by the occasional glimpses of success, the Pistons rank Bottom 3 in the league in both offensive and defensive rating (110.8 ORtg, 118.8 DRtg), and their pace of play numbers have hit a steep decline as of late.

The Pistons own a record of 1-16 in their last 17 games, primarily stemming from the fact that they scored 109 points or less in 12 of those contests. So, there’s a good chance that we’ll see this one stay ‘under’ the number against a Thunder’ squad that’s fallen short of the 115-point scoring mark in seven of their last ten matchups.

Take the Under!
The Nets are 1-6 in their last seven games. (Getty)

Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN) Over 8.5 Assists

The Nets received Spencer Dinwiddie as a part of their haul for Kyrie Irving at the trade deadline, who was a starter for Dallas for most of this season, accumulating solid averages of 17.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 5.2 assists across roughly 34 minutes per game in 53 appearances for the Mavs, and in a former life, he used to be a start for this Brooklyn’ squad.

In Dallas, the Mavericks are fortunate enough to have an MVP Luka Doncic in the backcourt racking up over eight assists per game, but at his core, Dinwiddie is a pure point guard, and he tends to thrive as the primary distributor within the operation, as opposed to taking a backseat and mainly playing off the ball.

In Brooklyn’s most recent affair, it was the Mikal Bridges Show all night, as Bridges went off for 44 points on 13-of-23 from the field in a 119-106 loss to the Magic, and as a result, Dinwiddie had the ball in his hands far less than usual, tallying just two points on 11 shot attempts to go along with five assists in the contest.

Prior to his latest outing, though, Dinwiddie had recorded 9+ assists in seven of the Nets’ last eight games, with six of those performances ringing in at 11+ assists. So, I’ll back that trend to continue in Wednesday’s matchup against a Rockets’ squad that ranks 29th in both points allowed and defensive rating (119 OPPG, 119.6 DRtg).

Take the Over!

Michael's Triple Threat Tracker: 67-48-2 (+1,217)

  • Philadelphia 76ers -4 (-110) vs. DAL
  • Pistons-Thunder Under 232 (-110)
  • Spencer Dinwiddie (BKN) Over 8.5 Assists (-140) vs. HOU