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Best bets for Wednesday's NBA games

Joel Embiid is coming off a big game and could be primed for another. AP Photo/Matt Slocum

We are already into the second half of the NBA season, but there are still plenty of betting opportunities. ESPN has a doubleheader Wednesday with the Nets visiting the 76ers followed by the Grizzlies hosting the Mavericks. Our analysts -- Doug Kezirian (19-9), Joe Fortenbaugh (8-6), Andre Snellings (31-17), Tyler Fulghum (20-17) and Anita Marks (1-1) -- are here to give their best bets from Wednesday's 12-game slate.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill unless noted otherwise.


Wednesday's games

Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers (-6.5, 232)

Fulghum: Joel Embiid scored 36 points in just 25 minutes on Monday against the Mavericks. In another prime time game against a high-profile opponent, Embiid should feast again on a frontcourt that has no one capable of limiting his efficiency offensively. Don't be surprised to see another 15 free-throw attempts from the 76ers big man against the defense of Nicolas Claxton and DeAndre Jordan.