NBA Total Picks of the Day: Best Over/Under Betting Options Tuesday

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 2:36 PM GMT

Our NBA capper shares his three top totals choices on Tuesday’s odds board. Be sure to go inside and read his analysis on why we like these NBA picks before any wagering today.

Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets 7:05 PM ET
Charlotte is averaging 86 field goal attempts per game this season, and Chicago is at 84 per contest. The Hornets are coming off a game in which they made 14 three point shots during a 94-92 home loss to Atlanta on Sunday.

Any home team (Hornets) with a total of 190.0 to 199.5, coming off a game in which they made 12 or more three point shots, and both teams average 82 or more field goal attempts per game, resulted in those contests going 47-20 (70.1%) over the total since 1996. The average total in those contests was 195.3, the average combined points scored was 203.2 per game, and 54.4% of those 67 games went over the number by 7.0 points or more. According to current NBA betting odds at 5Dimes, they offer me the best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

NBA Pick: Play on OVER the total of 192.5 (-103) at 5Dimes

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Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans 8:05 PM ET
Talk about a couple of up tempo teams, Orlando averages a mammoth 99 field goal attempts per game, and New Orleans is at a well above NBA standard of 91 per contest.

New Orleans is coming off a 134-120 home loss to Golden State in their previous game. Orlando comes off a 92-87 loss at Chicago in their last contest, and covered as an 8.0 point underdog.

Any team (Orlando) with a total of 200.0 or more, coming off a straight up loss and covered as an underdog, versus an opponent (New Orleans) coming off a home loss, resulted in those games going 50-22 (69.4%) over the total during the past five seasons. The average total in those games was 207.0, and the combined average points scored was 214.0 per game. There were 56.9% of those 72 games that went over the total by 7.0 points or more.

NBA Pick: Play on OVER 206.0 at The Greek

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Toronto Raptors vs. Dallas Mavericks 8:35 PM ET

Toronto is holding opponents to 96.3 points per game, and 38.7% shooting from the field. They’ve also limited the opposition to a mere 7 offensive rebounds per game. The combination of poor shooting, and one shot and done on the majority of offensive possessions, doesn’t lend itself to a lot of scoring for opponents facing Toronto.

The Mavericks defensive numbers are eerily similar. They’re holding opponents to 97.3 points per game, 39.8% shooting from the field, and 27.0% from beyond the three point line. Opponents are averaging a substandard 10 offensive rebounds per game against Dallas.

This game has the ear marks of a low scoring affair, and one of my NBA picks on Tuesday will be reflective of that indication.

NBA Pick: Play on UNDER the total of 203.5 (-105) at Heritage

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