NBA Picks Of The Day: Set Of Valuable Wagers Despite Short Slate

Jordan Sharp

Sunday, March 20, 2016 12:00 PM UTC

Sunday, Mar. 20, 2016 12:00 PM UTC

We nailed all four of our NBA Picks on Saturday, and while the NCAA Tournament is taking over all the basketball watching this weekend, there is still a lot of value in the NBA Odds today.

Clippers vs. Pelicans
The Clippers were supposed to knock off the Grizzlies with ease last night, and while we correctly predicted Memphis covering the spread, we probably could have made a pretty penny with a moneyline play as well. Zach Randolph made his return after missing eight games with knee soreness and messed around and got a triple double. Now the Clippers are heading into New Orleans on the second night of a back to back as -8 favorites with a total of 212.

While Los Angeles hasn’t been bad ATS on the second night of a back to back, they have been very consistent cashing the under on no rest. They have been very consistent cashing the under overall this season, but they are 11-4 cashing the under on the second night of a back to back as well.

However, that seems to be slowly changing as the sportsbooks are starting to overcorrect for their under cashing streaks this season. Even though the under has cashed in three of the last five games for the Clippers, they have not been great on defense as of late, and have cashed the over in their last two games. Los Angeles has also given up 107 points per game in those last five games, so even on the back-to-back tonight the over might be the better play.

The Pelicans have also been giving up tons of points not only this season, but in their last five games. New Orleans has given up 115 points per game in their last five games, and overall this season they have cashed the over at 25-8 at home this season. Considering they have been scoring almost 110 points per game over their last five games, and they have cashed the over in seven of their last eight games, take the over as your NBA picks with the Clippers coming in on no rest..

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2883499, "sportsbooksIds":[1096,93,19,92,238,169], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]
Free NBA Pick: OVER 212.
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


Celtics vs. Sixers
The Celtics have been struggling mightily since losing Jae Crowder and have now lost four straight games both SU and ATS. They get a chance to right the ship tonight against Philadelphia, as they come in as an -11 favorite, with a total of 215 1/2. While I am tempted to take points with Philly at home, the way both of these teams have been playing recently, I can’t trust either of them ATS. However, the total of 215 ½ is ripe for the picking tonight on the NBA odds boards.

While losing Crowder was obviously a hit on defense for the Celtics, it has hurt them on offense as we correctly predicted. In their losing streak, the Celtics have been averaging less than 100 points per game, and it culminated into a 91-point effort against Toronto two nights ago.

This is one of the reasons the under looks like a great play tonight between these two teams. While the Sixers’ defense has not been great all season, their offense has been even worse, and is has gotten bad without Jahlil Okafor. With the Celtics still playing pretty solid defense even without Crowder, the total for this one is too high.

The Celtics have cashed the under in seven of their last ten games, while the Sixers have cashed the under in four of their last seven games. The Celtics are 26-19 cashing the under against the East this season, and with both teams struggling to score lately, take the under tonight.

[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2883500, "sportsbooksIds":[1096,93,19,92,238,169], "LineTypeId":3, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]
Free NBA Pick: UNDER 215 ½.
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes 

comment here