O/U NBA Picks: Go All In With Our Stellar Total Betting Pair

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:51 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 4:51 PM UTC

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

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Philadelphia 76ers 7:05 PM ET
Memphis has seen each of their last three games go under the total, and there was just a combined average of 183.3 points scored per contest. The Grizzlies are a less than impressive offensive team that averages only 95.9 points per game, and converts on a poor 31.9% of their three point attempts. The Grizzlies were a 96-84 winner over Indiana in their last outing, and that improved its seasin record to 15-14.

Philadelphia has gone an abysmal 1-28 to start the 2015-2016 NBA campaign, and that includes 0-10 SU&ATS during its last ten outings. They’ve scored 97 points or less in seven of their last eight contests. The bulk of their problems revolve around horrendous offensive production. Philadelphia averages a paltry 91.2 points per game, shoots 41.6% from the field, makes a shade less than 32% of their three point tries, and converts on a terrible 69.3% of their free throw attempts.

Any team (Philadelphia) with a total of 190.0 to 199.5, coming off three or more ATS losses in a row, and has a win percentage of .250 or less, versus an opponent with a winning record, resulted in those games going 75-35 (68.2%) under the total since 1996.

This game has all the ear marks of a low scoring affair, and one of my Tuesday NBA picks will be indicative of that prediction.

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NBA Pick: Under 194.5
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline


Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat 7:35 PM ET
The Detroit Pistons are 9-2 over the total in their last eleven games, and that includes 5-0 (229.0) during its previous five. Detroit has scored 105 points or more in each of their previous three, and allowed 103 points or more in all of the last five contests. The Pistons aren’t considered to be a good three-point shooting team, but they’ve cashed in on a very good 38% of their attempts during its previous five games.

Miami has gone over the total in three consecutive games. They’re coming off a 116-109 home win over Portland in its previous game. They’ve been on a nice offensive roll during their past five games, averaging 102.8 points per contest, shooting a red-hot 50% from the field, and have converted on a stellar 39.3% of their three point attempts.

Any road team (Detroit) with a total of 190.0 to 199.5, and has allowed 100 points or more in each of their last two games, versus an opponent (Miami) coming off a game in which there was a combined 225 points or more being scored, resulted in those games going 58-23 (71.6%) over the total since 1996.

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

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NBA Pick: Over 194 
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker


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