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Jordan Sharp

Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:13 PM UTC

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 3:13 PM UTC

Sunday’s short card still brings about good value, and I have NBA picks on both the later games in this evening’s NBA Odds. Join me and find out which games to wager on today.

Celtics vs. Sixers
This game was supposed to be played last night, but because of the huge blizzard that rocked the East Coast, it got postponed until tonight. However, with extra rest and essentially the NBA equivalent of a snow day, these two teams should be ready to roll against one another.

The NBA odds have the Sixers as +8½ underdogs, with a total of 207 in this one. As I mentioned in my most recent article involving a Celtics game, while they have been steady this season in their Defensive Rating, their defense hasn’t looked too great recently. Will the extra day of rest help? Boston has now cashed the over in five straight games, and in those five games they are averaging giving up nearly 111 points per game.

Boston had some tough matchups in there, but they also allowed 103 points to the Suns last week, and they gave up three straight games of at least 115 points before limiting the Bulls to 101. Now enter the Sixers, who are obviously not immune to giving up points, but with the rest they have had now that this game got pushed back, it could be a nice spot for the over.

The Sixers not only have the worst home defense in the NBA, giving up 106 points per game, they also have the worst home scoring of any team. However, with how badly the Celtics have been playing defense recently, it could be a nice spot for the over here. The Sixers have now had three full days rest since their last game on the 20th, and on the season with 2-3 days rest, the Sixers are 5-1 cashing the over.

While Boston limited the Sixers to only 80 points in their most recent meeting, their first meeting of the season easily went over with a final score of 112-95. That was the first game of the season for these two clubs, and of course that one they were well rested for. Now that they are both well rested again, I am taking a shot at the over and adding it to my total NBA picks.

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Free NBA Pick: Over 207
Best Line Offered: at BetVictor


Thunder vs. Nets
Speaking of postponed games, the Nets and Thunder game got moved back four hours to give the folks in Brooklyn more time to clean off the streets. After reading this, I suggest you go look at videos of some of the snow that the New York area got, because it’s pretty incredible, and you’ll realize how much they needed that extra time to get all the snow out of there.

However, tonight the NBA odds have not moved much from the game being moved back. The Thunder are still large -13½ favorites on the road in this one, with a total of 206½. These two teams have only had one full day’s rest in between their last games on Friday night, however that may be enough for these two clubs to feel rested. When playing on one day’s rest this season, these two clubs are combined 31-26-1 cashing the under, and I think we could see another game where the total is just a bit too high for these two teams.

Brooklyn’s offense has gone into the tank recently, and while the Thunder aren’t the best defensive team in the NBA, they aren’t bad either. On top of that, the under is now 5-2 in the Thunder’s last seven games overall, and the under is 9-4 in Brooklyn’s last 13 games as well.

Brooklyn rivals the Sixers for the worst home scoring team in the NBA, and while the Thunder tend to put up a ton of points when playing against Eastern Conference teams, they also don’t allow them too many points either. OKC has given up an average of only 99.8 points per game to Eastern Conference opponents, and if they only allow that much to the average East team, Brooklyn might not get much higher than 90 points in this one. Take the under in Brooklyn tonight for your NBA picks.

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Free NBA Pick: Under 206½
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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