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We finally get a bit of a break from the NCAA March Madness tournament. But going against the upset-heavy of college basketball, I like for some decently sized favorites to pull through for our Wednesday’s NBA betting parlay.

Hornets Rain on Rockets

The streak is over! Houston took out the Raptors on Monday and halted their losing at 20 games. But this isn’t so much a pat on Houston’s back as it is a facepalm for Toronto, which has lost nine straight.

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Charlotte already blew out Houston back in early February, but it will be without LaMelo Ball (thumb) this time. The rookie sensation was averaging 20.9 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.6 rebounds as a starter with a 121 offensive rating.

However, the Hornets’ assist-to-turnover ratio dropped with him on the floor. “Melo” is exciting but sometimes inefficient. His loss hurts, but the Hornets should still roll with their hot shooting. They have at least three players hitting over three threes per 36 minutes and they ranked seventh in 3-point percentage.

Charlotte is also 7-4 as a betting favorite (4-0 in their last four) and is 12-7 against losing teams. The Hornets haven’t lost to a sub-.500 team since Memphis back in February 10.

Chalk for the Hornets to light up Houston.

Pick: Charlotte Hornets to win and cover

Clippers Outshoot the Spurs

Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers will exact revenge against his old team in this rematch. San Antonio edged them early in the season but that was when LaMarcus Aldridge was still with San Antonio and Paul George was out for the Clippers.

A healthier Clippers team, albeit without PF/C Serge Ibaka and G Patrick Beverly potentially, should handle business against San Antonio. This is a straightforward matchup as the Clippers are a more potent version of the Spurs.

Credit to San Antonio for flourishing despite being an antithesis to a modern NBA team. They’ve hit the fourth-fewest threes and allow the third-most rebounds. They also have inconsistent shooting. Several of their backcourt players like guards Derrick White and Dejounte Murray are limited on offense.

Meanwhile, the Clippers are top in the NBA in 3-point percentage and are also efficient with the basketball. They are vulnerable to getting outrebounded, but not against the Spurs.

Matchup-wise, they should outscore San Antonio and win decisively.

Pick: Los Angeles Clippers to win and cover

Hawks Stay Hot Versus Kings

Is it too late to insert coach Nate McMillan into the Coach of the Year picture? The former Pacers coach has consistently pushed his guys to play well and has rarely put together a record below .500. Atlanta is 8-1 since he took over for Lloyd Pierce.

Under McMillan, Atlanta has become a top 10 team in both offense and defense. Even if this came mostly against teams below .500, that’s nothing to sneeze at. At least the Hawks are now a more reliable favorite and have cashed out six straight times.

The Kings, on the other hand, have alternated wins and losses. They have an explosive offense but a consistently bad defense. Luke Walton’s time as the coach could be over even before the season finishes.

I expect Atlanta to continue its winning ways against the Kings here. The Hawks will do a better job asserting its possession-heavy style against Sacramento. They also limited them to just 19.4% from “3” and won the turnover battle.

Bank on Atlanta to complete our three-leg parlay here.

Pick: Atlanta Hawks to win and cover

Parlay: Hornets to cover, Clippers to cover, and Hawks to cover

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