NBA Wednesday trend plays: 76ers have morphed into an 'over' team
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The weirdest part about trends is how different a team can look in spurts. For example, the 76ers had been a defense-first team all year, but they're currently the best "over" bet in the league. You love to see it.

Philadelphia and its new identity headline Wednesday's slate, which features six games. Here are the best betting trends for the evening.

Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers (-11, 211)

Ever since Joel Embiid joined Ben Simmons on the shelf, the 76ers have become an "over" team. They've gone over the total in each of their last five games, in 11 of their last 12 home games versus teams with losing records, and in 20 of their last 28 against teams with winning percentages worse than .400. The Pistons are also trending over, cashing five of their last seven against winning teams, eight of their previous nine following a double-digit loss, and 20 of their last 28 when playing on two-plus days of rest

Trend play: Over 211

Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks (+2.5, 218)

We highlighted the Mavericks as a good bet on Tuesday against the Spurs, to no avail. However, Dallas is an unbelievable bounce-back team that's currently on a 19-7-1 run ATS following an outright loss and a 24-9-2 run ATS after failing to cover. Meanwhile, the Nuggets are 0-4 ATS in their last four road games and 3-7 ATS in their previous 10 overall.

Along with backing Dallas, let's talk about the total. The Mavericks have gone over the first-half total in 14 of their last 16 following an upset loss. Don't be surprised if the Mavs come out firing Wednesday.

Trend plays: Mavericks +2.5, 1H over 112

New York Knicks at Atlanta Hawks (-5, 232.5)

The Knicks dropped a road game to the Wizards on Tuesday and have a quick turnaround before facing the Hawks in Atlanta on Wednesday. It's not a spot New York has fared well in. The Knicks are 0-4-1 ATS in their previous five games on zero rest. Additionally, they're 1-3-1 ATS in their last five away from home and 2-6-1 in their last nine as road underdogs. Meanwhile, the Hawks have been a solid look at home, where they're 8-3-2 ATS in their last 13.

Trend play: Hawks -5

Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat (-10, 210.5)

The Hornets might be out of the playoff hunt, but they're still keeping bettors happy - Charlotte hasn't lost ATS in its last seven outings. The Hornets are also 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven when getting points, 4-1-1 ATS in their last six as road 'dogs, and on a perfect 4-0 run ATS following an outright loss. On the other hand, the Heat are 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 following a straight-up win and haven't covered any of their last four contests after a double-digit victory.

Trend play: Hornets +10

Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. He's a graduate of Eastern Illinois who has been involved in the sports betting industry for 12 years. He can quote every line from "Rounders" and appreciates franchises that regularly wear alternate jerseys. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.

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