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NBA picks against the spread, Jan. 29 [UPDATE]

We go game-by-game with spread picks for Wednesday’s six-game card on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard looks back at an official during the second half at Moda Center. The Mavericks won 133-125. Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

NBA picks against the spread tonight

Bulls @ Pacers (-9.5)
Grizzlies (-3) @ Knicks
Pistons @ Nets (-7)
Jazz (-5) @ Spurs
Rockets @ Trail Blazers (+2.5)
Thunder (-3) @ Kings

Part of me feels the Bulls will hang around and backdoor cover in Indiana, but I also think if Malcolm Brogdon and Myles Turner play, the Pacers win by double digits at home. The Grizz on a short spread on the road against the Knicks, who just lost to the Hornets and have won four games this month, I mean come on.

The Jazz have won 16 of their past 18 games. They’re a decent road team, should be healthy and the Spurs may be without LaMarcus Aldridge. I think James Harden and Clint Capela will play for the Rockets, but I also think the Blazers pull off the upset at home. Dame is just playing too well right now. The Thunder only -3 against the Kings, who had lost six straight before beating two bad teams (CHI, MIN), seems favorable as well.

We’ve got six games on the NBA schedule for Wednesday and a few key things to hit on. The Rockets take on the Trail Blazers and both James Harden and Clint Capela are questionable to play. Harden has missed the past two games due to a thigh injury, while Capela is dealing with that nagging heel injury. It’ll be interesting to see how the line shifts depending on the news.

The Pacers get a nice boost in the lineup with the return of Victor Oladipo. The All-Star guard is set to make his season debut after recovering from a torn quad. He’s expected to be on a strict minutes limit until the All-Star break, when he’ll be re-evaluated. His impact may not come immediately, but the Bulls will have their hands full on the road against Indy.

Bulls @ Pacers (-9, 215.5) 7:00 p.m. ET
Pistons @ Nets (-6.5, 224.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Grizzlies @ Knicks (+2.5, 223.5) 7:30 p.m. ET
Jazz @ Spurs (+5.5, 220) 8:30 p.m. ET
Thunder @ Kings (+3.5, 220.5) 10:00 p.m. ET
Rockets @ Trail Blazers (+1.5, 236) 10:00 p.m. ET

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