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NBA Gambling - Wednesday ESPN Doubleheader

NBA gambling fans will have an ESPN double dip to handicap with the NBA odds on Wednesday as Washington hosts Miami and New Orleans hosts Dallas.

NBA gambling has started off well for the Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, and Dallas Mavericks while the New Orleans Hornets have stumbled out of the gate with the NBA odds. The Miami heat began the NBA gambling season with a perfect mark of 3-0 both straight up and with the NBA odds.

Miami is led by the incomparable Dwyane Wade, who was averaging 27.7 points per game to start the NBA gambling campaign.  Miami’s defense was playing well at the start of the year as they ranked 5th overall in NBA gambling for points allowed.

The Washington Wizards entered the NBA gambling season with high expectations after an injury riddled campaign last year.  Washington opened this year with a NBA gambling record of 2-1 both straight up and with the NBA odds.

Gilbert Arenas is the NBA gambling leader for Washington and he has gotten off to a great start with an average of 28 points per game along with nearly 7 assists per game.  Washington has had significant NBA gambling problems at home against Miami with just 1 payout in their last 15 games at home versus the Heat.

The Dallas Mavericks began the NBA gambling season with a record of 2-1 both straight up and against the spread.  Veteran forward Dirk Nowitzki has looked to be in mid-season form with an average of 26.3 points per game scoring.

The Mavericks defense has looked much improved so far as it ranked 6th in NBA gambling for points allowed.  The New Orleans Hornets have struggled with a record of 1-3 both straight up and against the spread.

Defense has been the problem for New Orleans as in their November 2 loss at New York they allowed 40 points in the 4th quarter to blow the game.  Hornets guard Chris Paul says that it must get better.

“We go over the defense a lot - day in and day out at practice - but we have to find a way to put it into effect in the game,” said Paul.  “We just have to find a way to get better defensively. We have a lot of great players, but we’ve got to continue to play hard, play together and it will come along.”