Pick N' Roll: Boston Celtics vs. Brooklyn Nets

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To help you out, here are the eight questions for Wednesday's NBA games, along with my breakdown and picks.

#1 Most Points By A Player

Jayson Tatum, Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, Nikola Jokic, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard

The first category we are looking at is the leading scorer amongst the players listed above. The Grizzlies and Trail Blazers meet tonight in the game with the highest implied Total on PointsBet at 232.5. I think it will be a hotly-contested game that could go to overtime, giving Damian Lillard more chances to score points.

Pick: Damian Lillard

#2 Total 3-Pointers Celtics vs. Nets

0-22, 23-24, 25-26, 27-29, 30-32, 33-36, 37+

The Celtics and Nets have played twice this season. In their Christmas Day matchup to start the season the two teams combined for 23 triples. When they met the second time the Nets hit 19 threes while the Celtics hit 13. I don't think these two teams will combine for 32 threes tonight like they hit in their last game, but I do think they will hit more than they did in their first game.

Pick: 27-29

#3 Wizards Rebounds vs Thunder

0-37, 38-39, 40-42, 43-46, 47-48, 49-52, 53+

For this pick I'm just going to go by the averages. This season the Wizards average 44 rebounds per game. That's good for 11th in the league.

Pick: 43-46

#4 Warriors Assists vs. Nuggets

0-22, 23-24, 25-26, 27-29, 30-31, 32-34, 35+

The Warriors and Nuggets have played twice this season and in their first meeting the Warriors combined for 29 assists. In their second matchup of the season -- a game that was won by the Warriors -- Golden State combined for 23 assists. For my pick tonight I will split the difference between those two games.

Pick: 25-26

#5 Trail Blazers Points vs. Grizzlies

0-100, 101-107, 108-112, 113-121, 122-123, 124-126, 127+

For markets like this one I always think it is best to rely on the true experts. This season the Trail Blazers are averaging 114 points per game and tonight PointsBet has their implied point Total set at 118. If the experts say 118 who am I to go against that.

Pick: 113-121

#6 Trail Blazers Rebounds vs. Grizzlies

0-36, 37-40, 41-42, 43-44, 45-46, 47-50, 51+

The Portland Trail Blazers average 43.8 rebounds per game. I think the game tonight will be a fast-paced game with a lot of shot attempts.

Pick: 47-50

#7 Celtics vs. Nets Winner and Margin of Victory

The Celtics and Nets meet tonight for the third time this season. Boston will look to get its first victory over its division rivals. I like the Nets to win the game because the Celtics will be without Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown tonight.

Pick: Nets Margin of Victory: 4-6 Points

#8 Wizards vs. Thunder Winner

The Washington Wizards are one of the hottest teams in the league right now. They are winners of six straight, while the Thunder are in full tank mode, having lost 12 straight games. They will lose their 13th in a row tonight.

Pick: Wizards Margin of Victory: 11+