O/U NBA Picks: Expand Your Bankroll With Our Saturday Plays

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, December 19, 2015 4:20 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 4:20 PM UTC

Our NBA odds analyst shares his two top totals picks on Saturday’s card. Go inside to find out what those picks are and why he’s chosen to bet on them.

Indiana Pacers vs. Memphis Grizzlies 8:05 PM ET
Indiana has gone under the total in each of their last three games, and held their opponents to just 38.4% shooting from the field. The Pacers have allowed 97 points or less in four of their previous five games.

Memphis enters Saturday’s game as a really tired team. Tonight will be their 3rd in four, 5th in eight, and 8th game during the past twelve days. The Grizzlies have scored less than 100 points in eight of their previous nine contests. They’ve also allowed 98 points or less, and had only 78 field goal attempts or fewer, during each of their last three games.

Current (10:15 AM ET) NBA odds indicates the total on this contest is 198.5. I like this one to play on the low side of the number for one of my Saturday NBA picks.

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NBA Pick: Under 201.5
Best Line Offered: at Heritage


Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets 8:05 PM ET
The Clippers have gone 8-3 over the total in their away games this season. They’re allowing an unimpressive 104.2 points per game on the road.

Houston has scored 105 points or more in six of their previous seven contests.  The Rockets have also allowed a lofty 107 points or more in eight of their previous fourteen games. Those lofty defensive numbers are nothing new. They’re allowing an average of 106.3 points per game in this 2015-2016 NBA campaign.

Dating back to the 2015 NBA Playoffs, these teams have met eight times, and there was a combined average of 221.0 points scored per game. All eight contests saw 213 points or more being scored.

The Clippers are 6-2 during its previous eight games, and enter today with a winning percentage of .593. Houston is coming off a 107-87 home win against the Lakers on Thursday, and now they possess 13-14 record. Any team with a total of 210.0 or more, coming off six or seven wins in their last eight games, and has a win percentage of .510 to .600, versus an opponent with a losing record, resulted in those games going 48-20 (70.6%) over the total since 1996. The average total in those 68 games was 215.4, and there was a combined average of 220.2 points scored per contest. Furthermore, this exact NBA betting angle has gone a perfect 8-0 over the total during the past three seasons.

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NBA Pick: Over 212
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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