Cold Shooting Sunday For Some?

Oklahoma City Thunder player celebrating

Sunday, March 5, 2017 5:22 PM GMT

Cold shooting scenarios plague several NBA teams on Sunday, including the Thunder, Warriors, and Kings. Can bettors translate this into profitable picks? Of course. Read up on it here.

Thunder Carry Cold Shooting into Dallas

Following an 118-111 defeat at Phoenix as 4.5-point chalk Friday night, Oklahoma City is just 4-13 SU and 6-11 ATS away from home since Dec. 27. The offense has disappeared for anybody not named Russell Westbrook. The Thunder are shooting just 40.1 percent from the floor in their last 10 contests away from Chesapeake Energy Arena, equating to just 99.0 points per game. That is 7.0 below betting market projections on average. Dallas, meanwhile, is allowing just 102 points per 100 possessions in its last five games, the third-most efficient rate in the NBA. The Mavs are 17-6 SU and 18-5 ATS at American Airlines Center when holding teams to 105 points or less this season, including winning and covering their last 10 in a row. Opening lines for the matchup project OKC to put up 101.5 Sunday night. Dallas looks a good bet in this spot if the Thunder remains cold.

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Who’s Scoring For the Kings With Boogie Gone?

The Kings were built around DeMarus Cousins, particularly on offense. Since 2015, Sacramento averages 101.2 points per game in 23 outings with the three-time NBA All-Star out of the lineup, posting a measly 85, 88, and 100 points in the trio of games since his recent trade to New Orleans. The Kings have stayed under their team total in 15 of the aforementioned tilts. With Boogie in the lineup, they posted 105.6 per night. What is problematic is that squad looks unable to fill his void offensively. In nearly half (11) the games he missed since the start of 2015, Sacramento’s leading points-getter for the contest scored 20 points or less, including going for 18, 16, and 14 since Boogie’s flight to the Big Easy. This is a tough issue to remedy with the Jazz, the NBA’s best scoring defense allowing 96.0 points per game, headed into town. Lean UNDER for your NBA picks and game totals in this one.

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Warriors Gear Down Against Lesser

The Splash Brothers Steph Curry and Klay Thompson are expected to ratchet it up a notch offensively with Kevin Duran out at least a month due to a sprained knee. But the duo is ice cold, shooting a combined 11-of-64 from the field (17.2 percent) in their last three games. The rhythm is out of sync with Durant missing. Golden State could be facing another off night at the Garden on Sunday if one also considers the UNDER which is 13-1 when it squares off against a team with a points differential of -1.5 or less on the road. The Knicks own a -3.0 average scoring margin.  The combined score in this situation stays 8.4 points below a 224.8 average total. The Warriors have stayed south of their team total in all but two outings, either struggling to find their shot or guilty of taking their foot off the gas up big late in a contest. Expect the latter a more likely scenario with Golden State tipping off a 9-point favorite against the Knicks.

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