NBA Picks of the Day: Pair of 'O'/'U' Plays Worth a Wager for Tonight's Betting Ticket

Jordan Sharp

Saturday, March 21, 2015 1:43 PM UTC

Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 1:43 PM UTC

It’s a smaller slate of NBA action tonight after a dozen Friday night games, and even though there are only five games tonight, there is still some nice value in the NBA Odds. Find out below which two NBA Picks I am on tonight.

Nets vs. Pacers
One of the first games on this evening is the Pacers playing host to the Nets. The NBA odds have the Pacers as -7 ½ or -8 favorites, with a total of 192 to 193 points. Both of these two teams played last night, which is one of the reasons I like this game so much. Both had tough games, as the Nets went into triple overtime against the Bucks, but ended up winning the game 129-127, and the Pacers took it to the Cavs, however lost by three points. However Indiana did cover their +10 ½ odds.

Now with these two teams playing one another tonight, neither will have legs tonight. Multiple Nets players played huge minutes last night, and at only 193 points, this total is ripe for an under bet tonight.

The under is 10-3 for the Pacers in their last 13 games overall, and they have cashed the under in their last five games in a row on Saturdays. Indiana is also 13-6 cashing the under in their last 19 home games against losing teams, and the under is 6-1 for them in their last seven games following an ATS win. The Nets on the other hand have cashed the under in seven of their last nine games following a game the night before, and following that marathon, this one shouldn’t be any different. The Nets are also 12-5 cashing the under in their last 17 games on the road against winning home teams. Take the under here tonight.

NBA Pick: UNDER 193

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Suns vs. Rockets
Perhaps the exact opposite style of game might be played tonight in Houston, as the Suns are coming to town to play the Rockets. The NBA Odds have the Rockets as -8 ½ favorites in this one, however I am once again looking at the total of just 207. While both of these teams have been really good at cashing the under recently, I think that’s a trend that could end tonight. The Suns have been overvalued in their totals recently, and they have cashed the under in seven in a row. However this total is way too low for these two teams.

In their last two games (and this was with relatively full health unlike tonight) the total flew over and it was much higher than 207. Their most recent game in early February was 127-118 in favor of Houston and I could easily see a game just like that tonight.

Both starting big men for the Rockets are out tonight, and the Suns will once again be missing two of their best defenders. With that in mind the over looks like a lock at only 207 points. These two teams have cashed the over against one another in two of their three meetings this season, and in four of their last five meetings overall dating back to last season. The average score of those five games was 115-109, so take the over tonight with your NBA Picks.

NBA Pick: OVER 207 

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