NBA Betting: A Pair Of Red-Hot Totals To Cash On Sunday's Playoffs

Ross Benjamin

Sunday, April 17, 2016 6:23 PM GMT

Sunday, Apr. 17, 2016 6:23 PM GMT

Our handicapping professional started the 2016 playoffs by going 2-0 with his totals picks on Saturday. Go inside in order to have a superb NBA betting edge on Sunday.

 

Charlotte Hornets vs. Miami Heat
These Southeast Division rivals saw both of their meetings in Miami this season go over the total. There was a combined 206.5 points scored per contest, Miami shot a sizzling 51.4%, and they also made an excellent 50.5% of their three point attempts during those outings. As a matter of fact, since the start of the 2012-2013 NBA campaign, these teams have seen all eight of their encounters played in Miami go over the total.

Speaking of Miami home games, the Heat have been sizzling hot offensively of late in that regard. During their last fifteen games at the American Airlines Arena, Miami scored an average of 111.3 points per contest, shot 51.7%, and converted on a superb 40.5% of its three point attempts.

Charlotte went over the total in each of their final five regular season games. Their offensive production was a key contributor to those high scoring affairs. They averaged 110.6 points scored per game and made 40.1% of their three point shots during that stretch.

Charlotte has also gone 8-3 over the total in its last eleven road games, and made an average of 11.6 three point shots per outing. Relative to the current total, I like this game to be a high scoring affair, and one of my Sunday NBA picks will concur with that projection.

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Free NBA Pick: 'Over' 199 (-110) 
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

Portland Trailblazers vs. LA Clippers
Portland has scored 105 points or more in each of their previous nine games. During that exact time frame, they also allowed 110.8 points per game, and opponents converted on a relatively high 39.4% of their three point tries. Portland has seen nine of their previous ten road games go over the total, and there was a combined 228.8 points scored per contest. 

They will be facing a Clippers team on Sunday that possesses an impressive +4.3 point per game differential this season. Portland is 17-5 over the total in this 2015-2016 NBA campaign, when facing an opponent with a +3.0 or better point per game differential.

The last time these teams met was on 3/24, and the Clippers came away with a 96-94 win. Sunday will be just the third game in ten days for Portland. The current total at Wagerweb.com is 208.5. These three factors set up an extremely profitable and successful NBA odds betting totals angle that’s illustrated below.

Any road team (Portland) with a total of 200.0 to 209.5, and is playing their third game or less in the last ten days, resulted in those contests going 29-7 (80.6%) over the total since 1996.

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Free NBA Pick: 'Over' 210 (-110)
Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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