Swinger’s By The Numbers Picks For Tuesday, March 7

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:42 PM GMT

By The Numbers is a daily NBA column featuring Swinger’s top selections according to historical trends and game-time matchups. Let’s review the top picks for Tuesday’s slate and cash in our NBA picks.

Trail Blazers (26-35 SU, 25-36 ATS) At Thunder (35-28 SU, 34-28-1 ATS)

  • OKC is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
  • OKC is 21-4-1 ATS in their last 26 games as a favorite.
  • OKC is 4-0 ATS in their last four home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • OKC is 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • Portland is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games.
  • Portland is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • Portland is 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games.
  • Portland is 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5.

The bad news for Oklahoma City fans is that the team has dropped its last three and those who have backed them in those contests saw their money go into the pockets of the bookmakers. The good news is that those all those losses occurred on the road, but now they are back in the friendly confines of the Chesapeake Energy Arena where they pieced together a four-game winning streak and covered the NBA odds in those games before their fruitless road trip began. The Thunder have defeated the Blazers in two of three contests this season and covered in both victories. In addition, it is rumored that OKC will get Victor Oladipo back in uniform tonight after a six-game absence due to back problems.

NBA Free Pick: Thunder -6

Best Line Offered: Betmania

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Lakers (19-44 SU, 27-34-2 ATS) At Mavericks (26-36 SU, 35-27 ATS)

  • Dallas is 5-1 ATS in their last six Tuesday games.
  • Dallas is 4-0 ATS in their last four games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400.
  • Dallas is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a favorite.
  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.
  • Los Angeles is 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight up loss.
  • Los Angeles is 0-5-1 ATS in their last six after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Los Angeles is 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
  • Los Angeles is 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

The Mavs may not be a good team, but they are certainly playing like one recently, having gone 4-1 straight up over their last five and cashing in all five contests for those who have backed them in their NBA picks. In addition, Dallas has owned the Lakers this season, having won all three of their meetings by double digits, including a 122-73 smoke-show in their last contest against LA.

NBA Free Pick: Mavericks -9.5

Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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