NBA Picks: Friday's Hoop Action Offering Great O/U Betting Value

Ross Benjamin

Friday, October 30, 2015 6:10 PM UTC

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 6:10 PM UTC

Our NBA handicapper has three more NBA totals on Friday’s card that are ready to cash. Just go inside to get a supreme NBA betting edge.

Thunder vs. Magic 7:05 PM ET
Oklahoma City is coming off a 112-106 win over San Antonio in their season opener. Orlando opened the season with an 88-87 home loss to Washington.

Any road team (Thunder) with a total of 200.0 to 209.5, coming off a game in which they allowed 105 points or more, versus an opponent (Magic) that’s coming off a loss by 6 points or less, resulted in that road team going 63-31 (67%) over the total the past 5 seasons.

I’m forecasting a high scoring affair in this contest, and one of my NBA picks on Friday will be indicative of the prediction.

NBA Pick: Over 206.5 at Heritage

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Wizards vs. Bucks 8:05 PM ET
The Wizards opened the season with a narrow 88-87 road win against Orlando. Needless to say that game easily went under the total. Washington shot a poor 39.3%% from the field in that contest. However, they were excellent defensively, holding Orlando to just 37% shooting from the field, 19% from three point land, and limited them to a paltry 12 free throw attempts.

The Bucks were able to scored 97 points in their season opening loss to the Knicks. That point total is a bit askew in light of their 28 made free throws, and red hot 50% three point shooting. I’ll go out on a limb and say they won’t come close to approaching either of those numbers this evening against a stout defensive team.

NBA Pick: Under 198 at TheGreek

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Nets vs. Spurs 8:35 PM ET
Both of these teams played terrible defense in their season openers. The Nets allowed Chicago to shoot a blistering 53.8% from the field during their 115-100 home loss. The Spurs allowed Oklahoma City to shoot 48.6% in a 112-106 road loss.

On the flip side of the equation, each team put forth a more than respectable showing on the offensive end of the floor. Brooklyn was able to get to the free throw line 28 times. The Nets also played at an accelerated pace evidenced by their 93 field goal attempts. The Spurs shot a stellar 48.4% from the floor and also had 93 field goal attempts as well.

The pace of this game tonight will be brisk, both teams will get to the free throw line an ample amount of times, and three-point shooting will be more than adequate. According to NBA odds at TheGreek, there’s been reverse line movement pertaining to this total. Early sharp money has gone toward going over the number, and I concur with their assessment.

NBA Pick: Over 201.5 at 5Dimes

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