There are a couple of totals tonight that looks to have fine teaser value in the NBA Odds. The Magic and Knicks have been allowing a ton of points lately and with the Clippers and Spurs’ low total, teasing both of them down and betting the over is a great NBA Odds value.
There are a couple of great totals on the slate tonight that make some excellent teaser value. The first one is the Magic heading into New York to play the Knicks. Orlando hasn’t been an offensive juggernaut by any means this season, but they are starting to turn things up on that end of the court.
Orlando dropped 109 in regulation against the Heat two nights ago in their 136-130 double-overtime win and with the exception of their hiccup against the Raptors, the Magic have been scoring a ton lately and playing faster. They have cashed the over in seven of their last nine games, three of their last four road games. If you take away that game against Toronto, in their last five Orlando is averaging nearly 116 points per game in regulation.
With the Knicks having little to no defense and starting to play faster and score more, the next one on our list is the Spurs and Clippers. Besides a great hedging opportunity with the Magic and Knicks being early in the evening, these two teams could easily go over as well.
The biggest reason for this is the loss of Blake Griffin. Without their power forward this season, the Clippers’ offensive rating drops from 117.2 to 105.2 points per 100 possessions, but their defensive rating goes from 103.9 to 108.0
If the Clippers’ defense doesn’t come to play tonight, it could be a long game. Plus, considering the Clippers have allowed nearly 110 points per game in their last eight, I love teasing down the total here. Even with a stout Spurs defense, being able to tease this total to 198 is a bargain.