NBA Betting - 'Over' To Continue Cashing This Weekend

Jason Lake

Friday, December 9, 2016 12:21 PM UTC

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 12:21 PM UTC

The way teams are chucking 3-pointers these days, no wonder the 'over' has been the best NBA pick of the bunch. This 'over' trend will keep cashing tickets. Here are some of the matchups that should be on your radar.

Record: 3-0 ATS

Have you been pounding the OVER with your NBA picks this year? Last week, we told you how the Over had started the 2016-17 campaign at 141-123 (53.4 percent). That dog is still hunting, monsignor; over the past seven days, the Over did even better at 29-23 (55.8 percent). Let's start our latest weekend preview with a timely look at one of the hottest offensive teams on the planet.

Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

Friday, December 9th
8:00 pm ET

That would be the Rockets, of course. They're one of the most profitable teams in the league right now, but they've also gone Over in six of their last seven games at press time. It's a combination of James Harden (+9.4 OBPM) dishing dimes like he's John D. Rockefeller and Houston's rather weak defense. The Thunder might also look like a one-dimensional scoring team led by Russell Westbrook (+9.7 OBPM), but he can defend, too (+4.6 DBPM). MVP?


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Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls

Saturday, December 10th
8:00 pm ET

Here's an old-school (old being the '90s) Eastern Conference matchup that has no time for your high-scoring nonsense. The Bulls are decent at both ends of the floor; Miami can defend reasonably well, but they've got the anti-Harden in Hassan Whiteside (–0.8 OBPM, +1.8 DBPM), plus a massive pile-up in the infirmary ward. The only storyline most people will be following is Dwyane Wade (+2.2 BPM) playing his old team, so there should be some betting value on the NBA odds board.


New York Knicks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Sunday, December 11th
9:30 pm ET

Actually, Calderon (–2.7 BPM) got flipped to the Lakers two weeks after the Derrick Rose trade, but no mind – he's out with a bad hammy, joining five other players on the injured list. Too bad, because this team was doing very well in Luke Walton's maiden voyage as head coach. Now they'll have to deal with the Knicks, who have won four straight SU and ATS and have covered eight of their last nine games for new coach Jeff Hornacek.

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