Bet the Totals for Tuesday's NBA Picks of the Day

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 5:57 PM GMT

The streak continues! We went perfect for the night on Monday, and I am back once again to release two more of my red-hot NBA Picks, absolutely free. There is a wealth of NBA Odds tonight, and once again I’ve found two totals that look like great value. 

Bulls vs. Wizards
The Bulls played the Raptors last night in Chicago, and looked pretty flat throughout most of the game. However sometime in the middle of the third quarter Chicago turned on the afterburners, and surged past the Raptors to leave them in their dust. Tonight the Bulls have another tough contest, this time in Washington, D.C. to play the Wizards. The NBA odds have the Bulls as +3 underdogs after their big win, with a total of 197 tonight.

Last night we cashed our two bets on the over, however tonight in this game, the under seems like the play to go with. Chicago is 5-3 cashing the over on the second night of a back to back, but against a defensive minded team like the Wizards, this should be a playoff style of game, with plenty of hard-nosed defense.

The under has cashed in 13 of the Bulls’ last 16 trips to our nation’s capital, and the under is also 6-1 for the Bulls against teams with winning home records. On top of that, the under is 11-4 for the Bulls in their last 15 games as a road underdog, Chicago is 2-5 this year cashing the under as road dogs, and they have cashed the under in eight of their last 12 road games overall. The under has also cashed for the Wizards in seven of their last 10 games, and five of their last seven at home.

Free NBA Pick: UNDER 197

Hornets vs. Bucks
The Hornets are threatening to creep out of the cellar in the Eastern Conference. They have obliterated three straight opponents by 18 points or more, and coincidently the Hornets have been without Lance Stephenson in all three of those games. I don’t think correlation here is implying causation, but it is very interesting. The word is Stephenson is being shopped around the league, but it also looks like he likely won’t play in this game either.

Regardless, the NBA Odds tonight have the Bucks as -5 ½ favorites, with a total of 197 ½. While I am tempted to take points with the suddenly red-hot Hornets, the total is looking like a better wager. At 197 ½, and with the Hornets’ defense suddenly back to 2013 levels, the under is looking more and more like the NBA pick.

The Hornets did play last night against the Nuggets, but they blew them out before half time, and the starts were able to get plenty of rest. Kemba Walker played 30 minutes, but every starter played far less than that. In their mini three-game winning streak, the Hornets have not only scored almost 108 points per game, but what’s more impressing is they are only giving up 86 points per game in that same stretch. The Bucks are no pushover on defense either, so they could also hold the Hornets into the 80s and low 90s.

Milwaukee is on two days rest, and dating back several seasons that has treated their defense well. They are 45-22-1 cashing the under when playing on two days rest. Plus, the Hornets are 5-1 cashing the under following a SU win this season, and they are 5-2 cashing the under this season in their last seven games as road underdogs. I don’t think their recent points surge is going to hold against the Bucks, but they should do enough on defense to cash the under.

Free NBA Pick: UNDER 197 ½