O/U NBA Picks: A Duo Of Hidden 'Over' Plays On Friday’s Card

Ross Benjamin

Friday, January 22, 2016 4:13 PM GMT

Our NBA totals expert Ross Benjamin has gone 4-1 the last two days which included a 2-0 sweep on Thursday. He shares two more winners on Friday’s card that will aid in increasing your bankroll.

Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics 7:05 PM ET
Chicago has gone 6-1 over the total in their last seven games. They’ve also gone over the total in six straight road contests, and there was a combined average of 221.2 points scored per game. Although the Bulls haven’t shot the three-ball well recently, they’ve converted on a stellar 39.5% of its long distance attempts in away games this season. Chicago has chosen to play an up tempo pace of late, evidenced by an average of 88.6 field goal attempts per game during its previous five contests. The Bulls have scored 101 points or more in each of their last seven away games.

Boston has seen each of their last four games all go over the total, and there was a combined average of 227.8 points scored per contest. The Celtics haven’t necessarily been a good three point shooting team this season. However, that’s not been the case recently. Boston has made an outstanding 39.5% of its three point attempts over their previous five games. They’ve scored 103 points or more in each of its last six, and also allowed 103 points or more during their last four games. Similar to their opponent on Friday, Boston has played at an extremely brisk pace of late. The Celtics are averaging 90.6 field goal attempts per game during its last five contests.

This game has all the ear marks of a high scoring affair. One of my Friday NBA picks will be indicative of that notion.

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NBA Pick: Over 205.5 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Houston Rockets 8:05 PM ET
Milwaukee has gone 10-5 over the total in their last fifteen games. The Bucks have shot 48.2% from the field and averaged 28 free throws per contest during its previous five games.

Houston has gone 11-2 over the total during its previous thirteen outings. The Rockets have averaged 119.5 points scored per game in its last three, and has also allowed 131.5 points per outing during their previous two contests. Opponents of the Rockets have shot a blistering hot 41.5% from beyond the three point line over Houston’s last five games.

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

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NBA Pick: Over 207.5 
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline