O/U NBA Picks: Best High Scoring Selections On Wednesday’s Card

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:13 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 6:13 PM UTC

Our NBA handicapping professional shares his two top totals on Wednesday’s slate. Go inside to find out what those NBA picks are, and why he’s chosen to wager on them.

Phoenix Suns vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 7:05 PM ET
Phoenix has gone 8-4 over the total in their last twelve games overall, and is 7-3 over the number during its previous ten road contests. Although they’ve struggled offensively since the loss of starting point guard Eric Bledsoe, their games have consistently been of the high scoring variety due to some shoddy defensive play. As a matter of fact, Phoenix has allowed 110 points or more in nine of their previous ten games on the road. They’ve also given up 113 or greater in five of its last seven overall. Phoenix games have averaged a combined 57 free throw attempts during the last five, and that’s relatively high even by NBA standards.

Cleveland has seen four of its last five home games go over the total, and there was a combined 217 points or more scored on four of those occasions. Their defensive play recently has been less than stellar. The Cavaliers are allowing an average of 103.0 points per game during their previous five contests, and opponents have shot 46.7% from the field over that stretch.

Current NBA odds provide me with a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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NBA Pick: Over 209
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker


Denver vs. Boston 7:35 PM ET
Denver has gone over the total in seven consecutive games, and there was a combined average of 216.6 points scored per contest. The Nuggets have averaged an extremely high 33 free throw attempts per contest during its previous five outings, and converted on a superb 78.9% of those opportunities. Denver will be facing an opponent (Boston) tonight which has averaged 104.3 points per game this season. They’ve gone 10-2 over the total (216.1 PPG) during this 2015-2016 NBA campaign, when facing an opponent that averages 103.0 points or more scored per contest.

Boston has scored a lofty 109 points or more in each of their previous seven games. They’ve also allowed 101 or more on five of those occasions. The Celtics have succeeded in playing an extremely fast paced offensive style of late, averaging 92 field goal attempts per contest during its last eight outings. Boston has converted on an excellent 41.3% of their three point attempts over the past five games.

This has all the earmarks of a high scoring affair, and one of my NBA picks on Wednesday will be exemplify that notion.

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NBA Pick: Over 213
Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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