NBA Picks of the Day: Betting Totals to Maximize Sunday's Profit

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, February 22, 2015 3:40 PM UTC

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 3:40 PM UTC

We once again cashed a pair of NBA Picks last night and a bigger slate of NBA Odds is in front of us tonight. I found two more plays this evening that look like they have a lot of value, so follow along and grow your bankroll tonight. 

Warriors vs. Pacers
The Warriors are in Indianapolis tonight to play a Pacers team that might just have a little optimism. They have won five of their last six games SU straddling the All Star Break and they are a game out of the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. While that may not seem like a great achievement, considering they lost 30% of their offense when Paul George broke his leg, if they make the playoffs it might be a big confidence booster.

However tonight they play one of the best teams in the NBA in Golden State. The NBA betting odds have the Warriors as -6 ½ road favorites in this one, with a total of 206 points. The spread for this game is very sharp and either side seems pretty risky. However the total of 206 is at least three to four points too high, and the under looks like a great play.

The under is 6-2 in the Pacers last six games as a home underdog, and the under is 4-0 in their last four home games against teams with winning percentages of 60% or higher. Golden State on the other hand has cashed the under in their last four games in a row, and in four of their last five road games. On top of that the under is 4-1 in the Dubs’ last five games as a road favorite.

NBA Pick: UNDER 206 at 5Dimes

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Celtics vs. Lakers
A once storied rivalry is a throw away game tonight, as the Celtics and Lakers hook up at the Staples Center. However this game is not without NBA Odds value. The Celtics are -2 ½ favorites tonight against the Lakers, and the total is at 201. Isaiah Thomas was not able to play for the Celtics Friday night however he could be able to suit up tonight depending on his flight schedule. According to a report from the Boston Globe, Thomas flew to Boston for a physical yesterday.

With the uncertainty surrounding Thomas, the spread is probably too volatile. However the total represents a good value. At 201, this game could go over with or without Thomas. The Celtics are down Jared Sullinger too, which means the Lakers could have a big night offensively at home. The over is 8-3 for the Lakers in their last 11 games versus teams with losing records, and while the under has been cashing for the Lakers recently, they can take advantage of a worn out Celtics team.

On the other side the Celtics have cashed the over at 18-7-1 in their last 26 games against teams with losing records, and the over is 6-1 in their last seven games as favorites. If they can get Thomas in uniform for this game it would just increase the chances of this one turning into a high scoring game. However, either way I think there is value for our NBA picks.

NBA Pick: OVER 200.5 at Bookmaker.

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