Bettors Take Note: Elite O/U NBA Picks to Play 'Under' Tonight

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 4:46 PM GMT

Our NBA handicapping professional shares his two top NBA picks on Wednesday’s large card. Go inside to find out what those selections are and why.

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Toronto Raptors 7:05 PM ET
Cleveland scored 57 points or more during the first half of each of their previous two games. Toronto had a 63 point first half in their last game.

Any road team (Cleveland) with a total of 190 to 199.5, coming off two consecutive games in which they scored 55 points or more in the first half, versus an opponent (Toronto) that scored 60 points or more in the first half of their previous game, resulted in those contests going 24-4 (85.7%) under the total since 1996. The average total in those 26 games was 195.7, and there was a combined average of 188.2 points scored per contest.

According to current NBA odds, they offer me a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

NBA Pick: Under 199 at Bovada

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Brooklyn Nets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder 8:05 PM ET
Brooklyn has allowed 101 points or more in each of their previous three games. They’ve gone 20-7 (74.1%) under the total during the past two seasons following two straight games in which they allowed 100 points or more. Brooklyn has also gone 6-1 under the total in their previous seven away games.

Oklahoma City will be facing an opponent (Brooklyn) on Wednesday that has a 3-11 (.214) record. The Thunder has gone 14-4 (77.8%) under the total during the past three seasons when facing an opponent with a winning percentage of .250 or less.

The Thunder is coming off a 111-89 win as a 2.5 point underdog at Utah in their previous game. Brooklyn defeated Boston 111-101 as a 5.5 point home underdog in their last outing.

Any team (Oklahoma City) with a total of 210 or more, coming off a straight up underdog win, versus an opponent (Brooklyn) coming off a home underdog straight up win, resulted in those games going 22-3 (88%) under the total since 1996. The average total in those 25 contests was 216, and there was a combined average of 205.7 points scored per game. In addition, 17 of those 25 games (68%) went under the total by 7 points or more.

I’m in strong favor of this game being a low scoring affair relative to the current total, and one of my NBA picks on Wednesday will reflect that prediction.

NBA Pick: Under 212 at 5Dimes

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