O/U NBA Picks: A Dynamic Duo To Cash Tickets With On Thursday

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:10 PM GMT

Our Handicapping professional shares his top two totals on Thursday’s card. Go inside before making any of your NBA picks today, and profit from this highly informative betting preview.

Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers
Indiana has gone a perfect 3-0 SU&ATS versus Orlando this season. Their dominance in those games was sparked by stifling defensive play. Indiana allowed a paltry 90.7 points per game, and held Orlando to just 40.7% shooting during those three contests.

Indiana has gone under the total in its last four home games. There was only a combined 186.3 points scored per game during those four outings and Indiana held the opposition to 89.5 points per contest. Indiana allowed Chicago to score 60 points during the first half of their previous game. They’ve gone 10-1 (90.9%) under the total this season, following a game in which they allowed 60 points or more during first half action.

Orlando is coming off an offensive explosion in their previous game. They walloped Brooklyn in that contest by a resounding 139-105 final score. Orlando is 10-3 (76.9%) under the total this season, following a game in which they scored 113 points or more. They’re also 7-1 under the total during its previous eight away games. Relative to the current total, I’m leaning toward this game being a low scoring affair, and one of my Thursday NBA picks will be indicative of that forecast.

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Free NBA Pick: 'under' 208.5 (-105)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Boston Celtics vs. Portland Trailblazers
Boston has seen eleven of their previous fifteen games stay under the total, and they shot a terrible 41.7% during that time span. That stretch also includes going under the total in each of their last four outings, and there was only a combined 194.5 points scored per game. Boston has scored less than 100 points during five of its last nine, and allowed fewer than 100 in seven of their previous fifteen games.

Portland has seen each of their last four games go under the total. Those contests went under the number by a lofty average of 12.6 points per game. The current NBA betting odds at 5Dimes provides me with a best combination of number and price for this wager.

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Free NBA Pick: 'under' 213.5 (-105)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage