Free Picks - Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat 

Jordan Sharp

Monday, January 30, 2017 4:43 PM UTC

Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 4:43 PM UTC

Miami and Brooklyn have ceded a ton of points to one another in the first halves of their games lately and with a first half total of just 105 points, the over is a fine wager to start off your night.

  Brooklyn Nets vs Miami Heat  


The Brooklyn Nets are in a sad state of affairs right now and they can’t even benefit from tanking because Boston still owns their first round picks over the next two seasons. It must be hard to have any sort of motivation for this team, but to Kenny Atkinson’s credit, this team plays hard almost every night.

That should continue tonight in Miami, where the Nets are +9 underdogs. While I do not recommend taking the points, the first half total is where the value lies in this game.

At just 105½ with a 217½ total, the first half over is a fine play for your picks tonight. In their last game, despite the total falling under in a 109-106 game, the first half total flew over as the score at intermission was 66-55.

With the Nets allowing over 57 points per first half on the road this season and the Heat allowing about 53, the over is a great way to extract value from this short slate. The Heat have scored 57 and 58 points respectfully in their last two games playing the Nets from Miami and after allowing 66 to them in their first meeting, I’m expecting a first half score of about 58-54 in this one. Add the over to your NBA Picks.


Free NBA Pick: Over 105 ½ 1H Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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