NBA Picks: Cash In The Under On Lakers & Knicks Games

Ross Benjamin

Friday, April 8, 2016 3:00 PM GMT

Friday, Apr. 8, 2016 3:00 PM GMT

We've gone a solid 7-3 with his NBA totals during the past four betting days. Go inside to find out what the top two totals are for Friday before making any NBA picks.

New York vs. Philadelphia
Despite going over the total in its last outing, New York is still 17-3 under during their previous twenty games. That recent stretch includes six of their last seven road games going under the total, and they averaged a meager 93.3 points scored per contest. As a matter of fact, New York has scored 97 points or less in ten of its previous thirteen games, and has also allowed less than 100 in eight of its last twelve.

Philadelphia has seen nine of its last eleven and seven of their previous eight games stay under the total. During their last eleven outings, they’ve scored just 97.2 points per game, and shot an awful 40.1% from the floor.

As a result of searching through a plethora of sportsbooks, current NBA odds at Wagerweb.com clearly offers the best number for this specific wager.

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NBA Pick:  Knicks Under 201½
Best Line Offered:  at Heritage

 

LA Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans
It’s not as if the Lakers have been a potent offensive team this season, but they’ve been absolutely brutal in that regard during recent games. The Lakers have averaged a paltry 87.8 points scored per contest, and shot a pathetic 35.6% during their last six games. They’ve seen each of their previous four games go under the total, and those contests went below the number by 15.6 points per contest. It’s also worth noting, Kobe Bryant is listed as questionable for tonight’s game due to a shoulder injury.

New Orleans has gone under the total in six straight games, and there was a combined 195.3 points scored per contest. The Pelicans have been absolutely been decimated by late season injuries. The list of Pelicans players that are unavailable for tonight includes Anthony Davis (24.3 PPG), Ryan Anderson (17.0 PPG), Jrue Holiday (16.8 PPG), Eric Gordon (15.2 PPG), Tyreke Evans (15.2 PPG), Norris Cole (10.6 PPG), and Alonzo Gee (4.5 PPG). Let me put those losses into perspective, those seven players combined to average 103.6 points per game, and includes their top five scorers.

This has all the signs of a low scoring game, and one of my Friday NBA picks will be indicative of such.

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NBA Pick:  Lakers Under 202½ 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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