NBA Picks: Wednesday Free Plays

Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:22 PM GMT

We have one more night of solid NBA action tonight before the true tip off of the NCAA Tournament. The NBA Odds are out and ripe for the taking, and I have two games between some bad teams that I’m very keen on this evening.


Raptors vs. Bobcats

The Kittie Cats play host to the Raptors this evening, and the NBA odds makers have opened Toronto as a -6 road favorite with a total of 194 points. The Bobcats put up 119 points at home against the Wizards two nights ago, and now it’s the Raptors’ turn.

Four of the last five road games for the Raptors have cashed the over, and four of the last six games for the Cats overall have also cashed this over as of late. Plus, the over has cashed in six of the last seven times these two teams have faced off from Charlotte.

I think we see an up and down game much like their game against the Wizards the other night. The Raptors should be able to score pretty easily and vice versa. The last three times these two have faced from Charlotte the total has gone over, and that is where you should place your NBA picks tonight.

My NBA Pick: OVER 194

[gameodds]5/222115/43/us[/gameodds]

Wizards vs. Suns

Washington started a six of seven game road trip against Charlotte two nights ago and it didn’t start well. Now they have to face another defensive liability in Phoenix tonight on the road. Obviously the Wizards haven’t played well one the road all season, but they were able to score against the Bobcats the other night, and the Suns have similar problems on the defensive end.

Phoenix is of course still without Marcin Gortat, which I think will lead to a feast tonight for Nene and Emeka Okafor. The Suns have been without Gortat for the last seven games, and in those seven games, they have given up an average of 108 points per game. It’s even worse if you take out the Lakers’ horrific 76-point effort against Phoenix the other night, as it would be 113 points per game instead.

I think Washington scores a bunch again, as will the Suns here tonight, making the small 'Over' of 191 offers bettors the best value. Phoenix should drop more than their 95 per game average, and even if they don’t this total still has a chance to sneak over.

My NBA Pick: OVER 191

[gameodds]5/222124/43/us[/gameodds]