NBA Picks Of The Day: Best Of Saturday's Winning Selections

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, March 26, 2016 1:42 PM GMT

Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016 1:42 PM GMT

We fell on our face last night so here for Saturday’s large slate of NBA Odds, let’s make up for it, shall we? Here are my two best bets for tonight’s NBA Odds.

Bulls vs. Magic
The Bulls have been playing like hot garbage over the last two weeks, and it has seemingly gotten worse with every passing game. They just lost two straight games against the Knicks, and now they head into a game with the Magic where the NBA Odds have them as +4 underdogs against Orlando.

The only problem with that is while Pau Gasol remains questionable in this one, the Magic are dealing with some injuries of their own, and while Chicago has been playing horribly, their playoff hopes are in the balance. Gasol was held out of a back-to-back game on Thursday, so hopefully his knee is feeling better enough for him to at least take the court for limited minutes.

The Magic on the other hand were without their two best players for their game last night against the Heat, and now coming off the back to back, potentially without Victor Oladipo and Nikola Vucevic, and the Bulls are still the play at +4. Both of these teams have lost three straight games ATS, and while the Bulls have been horrible on the road ATS, the Magic could be missing about 40 points per game if Oladipo and Vucevic miss this game.

Jimmy Butler might not look like himself yet, but even a banged up Butler and a diminished Derrick Rose can still get it done against this team and cover a +4 spread. Chicago is 2-2 ATS in their last four games as underdogs, so as long as Gasol can play tonight, look for the Bulls to cover.

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NBA Pick: Bulls -4
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

 

Hawks vs. Pistons
With both the Hawks and Pistons coming off the back to back last night, the NBA Odds have them very close to a PK, with most sportsbooks favoring the home Pistons at -1. The total however looks like a much better wager, as it sits at 204 points with both teams playing on no rest tonight. While this game has a lot of playoff implications, it is also going to be a game where both teams are tired.

This season when playing on a back to back, these two teams combine to cash the over at 20-15, and with the way both teams have been playing on offense, it could be another chance for the over. Atlanta and Detroit are solid defensive teams, but recently neither team has shown it. While the Hawks limited a bad Milwaukee team to only 90 points last night, they gave up over 105 points per game in their previous five games. The Hawks have also given up more than 106 points per game in their last three games, including 114 points to these same Pistons in Detroit earlier this month.

The Pistons haven’t been much better. They are scoring the ball really well recently, putting up at least 112 points in five of their last six games, but with that the Pistons have given up 109 points in their last nine games. This has led to the over being a great play with Detroit, cashing in eight of their last 10 games.

The over has now cashed in all three games between these two this season, and the average final combined score was 213. The scored have also steadily increased over the last three contests, and while this is the highest total these two teams have seen, it still has a nice chance at cashing the over as your NBA pick tonight.

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NBA Pick: OVER 206
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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