NBA By The Numbers For Saturday, January 21st

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 5:32 PM GMT

By the Numbers is a daily NBA column featuring three top selections according to historical trends and game time matchups. Let’s review the top picks for Saturday night and cash in our NBA picks.

Wizards (23-19 SU, 23-19 ATS) vs. Pistons (20-24 SU, 20-24 ATS)

Detroit is 0-4 ATS in their last four home games vs. a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400.

* Detroit is 2-7 ATS in their last nine games following a straight up win.

* Detroit is 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

* Detroit is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games as a home favorite.

* Detroit is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

* Washington is 17-5 ATS in their last 22 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Washington is 4-0 ATS in their last four when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Washington is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.

The Wizards have won and covered the NBA odds in their last four outings and have owned the Pistons recently, winning and covering in four of their last five meetings. Washington is rolling right now and getting points. Count the Wizards as one of my NBA picks this evening.

 

Free NBA Pick: Wizards +1½Best Line Offerd: at Bookmaker

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Suns (13-29 SU, 21-20-1 ATS) vs. Knicks (19-25 SU, 25-19 ATS)

NY is 0-4 ATS in their last four games vs. a team with a winning percentage below .400.

* NY is 1-4 ATS in their last five games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

* NY is 1-4 ATS in their last five when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Phoenix is 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS loss.

* Phoenix is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.

* Phoenix is 6-0 ATS in their last six when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Phoenix is 47-21-3 ATS in their last 71 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.

* Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on one day's rest.

The last time these teams met the Suns delivered an 113-110 victory in Phoenix and that was the only meeting this season between the clubs. The venue has shifted but the Suns are getting too many points here to be ignored, especially against a subpar lot like the Knicks.

 

Free NBA Pick: Suns +5 ½Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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Pacers (22-20 SU, 18-24 ATS) vs. Jazz (28-16 SU, 19-23-2 ATS)

* Utah is 0-4 ATS in their last four after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Utah is 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss.

* Utah is 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.

* Utah is 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.

* Utah is 1-5 ATS in their last six games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

* Utah is  0-4-1 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest.

* Utah is 1-6 ATS in their last seven after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.

* Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games.

* Indiana is 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.

Both teams played last night but the Jazz needed OT to secure their victory and those extra minutes add up when a game is looming the next day. There isn't much of a talent difference between these clubs and Utah has failed to cover the number in three consecutive games. Too many points here for the visitors which is why the Pacers are the play here.

 

Free NBA Pick: Pacers +6Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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