Friday, December 16 NBA Underdog Picks Of The Day

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Friday, December 16, 2016 4:53 PM GMT

SBR contributor Ross Benjamin has identified three NBA underdog picks on Friday’s card that he deems to be superb betting values. Just one of those dogs worth betting is at home.

Brooklyn Nets At Orlando Magic

The NBA betting odds at Intertops.com currently have Brooklyn as a 6.0-point underdog in this contest. Intertops is widely regarded as one of the best sportsbooks online.

Orlando has allowed an alarming 109 points or more in each of its previous 6 games. The Magic enter tonight’s game at Amway Arena on a 6-game home losing streak. That certainly doesn’t bode well for the home favorite in this contest when assessing one’s NBA picks for Friday.

Brooklyn has scored 101 points or more during each of its previous 6 games and went a stellar 5-1 ATS in those contests.

Any road underdog (Nets) that has scored 100 points or more in each of its last 4 games and is facing an opponent (Magic) that has allowed 100-points or more in 4 consecutive games resulted in those road underdogs going 55-25 ATS (68.8%) since 1996.

NBA Free Pick: Nets +6.0Best Line Offered: Intertops

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Atlanta Hawks At Toronto Raptors

Toronto has gone a red-hot 10-1 SU & ATS during its last 11 games, and Atlanta is an ice cold 3-11 in its previous 14 contests. Yet, NBA odds at Bovada list Toronto as just an 8.0-point home favorite and is begging NBA bettors to pounce on the chalk. It’s just never as easy as it looks in regards to sports betting.

Atlanta has allowed 103.4 points per game this season. The Hawks have trailed by 10 points or more at the half in each of their past 2 games. On one of those occasions, Atlanta overcame a 20-point halftime deficit at Milwaukee and rallied to win. The previously mentioned statistical data qualifies for an extremely profitable NBA betting angle.

Any road underdog (Hawks) that allows 103 or more points per game and trailed by 10 points or more at the half in each of its previous 2 contests resulted in those road underdogs going 85-42 ATS (66.9%) since 1996.

NBA Free Pick: Hawks +7.5Best Line Offered: Bovada

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LA Clippers At Miami Heat

The Clippers have seen a combined 221 points or more being scored in each of their previous 3 games, and all those contests went 'over' the total. Since the start of last season, Los Angeles is a dismal 0-8 ATS following 3 consecutive games going 'over' the total. On a positive note, the Clippers have an outstanding +8.8 point per game differential this season.

Miami has a bit of momentum heading into tonight’s game. The Heat have covered 3 straight contests, with all coming as an underdog and won 2 of those games straight up.

Any underdog (Heat) that’s facing an opponent (Clippers) with a +3.0 or more point-per-game differential for the season and that team (Clippers) has seen a combined 215 points or more being scored in 3 straight games resulted in those underdogs going 48-18 ATS (72.7%) over the past 5 seasons. The underdogs also won 31 of those 66 games straight up.

NBA Free Pick: Heat +7.0Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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