NBA Totals of the Day: Top Two O/U Bets for Wednesday

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 6:32 PM UTC

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 6:32 PM UTC

Last our handicapper went 2-0 with his totals NBA picks on opening night. Go inside to get his two totals wagers for Wednesday, and read why he likes these selections.

Chicago Bulls vs. Brooklyn Nets 7:35 PM ET
Chicago opened their season last night at home with a 97-95 win over the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. They may have made a head coaching change from defensive minded Tom Thibodeau, and replaced him with Fred Hoiberg who prefers an up tempo pace, but you’d never know it when looking at Tuesday’s box score. Chicago held Cleveland to 40% from the field, 31% three point shooting, and allowed them a mere 17 free throw attempts.

Brooklyn will be playing in their season opener tonight. The Nets were 24-19 (56%) under the total at home last season. In four meetings against Chicago a season ago, Brooklyn saw all of those contests stay under the total. Brooklyn was held to just 86.5 points per contest, and also a poor 37.5% shooting from the field during those four games.

I like this game to be a lower scoring affair, and one of my NBA picks on Wednesday will reflect that prediction.

NBA Picks: Take the Bulls and Nets under 195.5 at Heritage

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Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies 8:05 PM ET
Cleveland will be playing their second road game in as many nights on Wednesday. They also have the unenviable task of opening the year against two opponents who were excellent defensive teams last season. Cleveland had 94 field goal attempts in last night’s 97-95 loss at Chicago. In their two meetings against Memphis a season ago, they were limited to only 80 field goal attempts per game.

Memphis was the second best team in the NBA pertaining to points allowed last season. They held opponents to just 95.1 points per game, and that includes 93.2 at home. It’s not so much that they were a lock down defensive team, more than their ability to successfully slow down the pace of game to their liking. Case in point, they also averaged just 94.2 points per contest, and that ranked 20th in the NBA.

Out of the ten sportsbooks that I shop daily, the NBA odds at Heritage are the only one that has a total of 188.0 for this contest. The other nine are all at 187.5.

NBA Picks: Take the Cavaliers and Grizzlies under 188

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