O/U NBA Picks: Our Winning Total Plays To Boost The Bankroll

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:07 PM UTC

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 6:07 PM UTC

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

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers 7:05 PM ET
Chicago has gone 11-3 over the total during its last fourteen games, and that includes 3-0 in their previous three. There was a combined average of 215.3 points scored per game in the Bulls last three contests. Chicago has also gone 4-0 over the total during its previous four road games, and those contests averaged a combined 222.3 points scored per outing. The Bulls have scored 100 points or more in twelve straight games, and have allowed 106 points or more in five of its previous six contests. During those last six games, opponents have averaged an extremely high 96.3 field goal attempts per contest, and that equates to a torrid pace even by NBA standards.

Philadelphia has gone 11-4 over the total in its previous fifteen games, and that includes 4-1 during their previous five. During its last five games, the 76ers are shooting a robust 48.2% from the field. They’ve also gone 6-1 over the total in their last seven home games.

These teams have met twice already this season, and both of those games went over the total. Current NBA odds provide me with a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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NBA Pick: Over 202
Best Line Offered: at Heritage


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. San Antonio Spurs 8:05 PM ET
Cleveland has gone 4-1 over the total in their last five games. They averaged 114.6 points scored per outing, and made an average of 14 three point shots per contest during that five game stretch. Contrarily, the Cavaliers defense has left a lot to be desired in that same time period, evidenced by their five opponents shooting a cumulative 49.0% from the field.

San Antonio has shot 48% or better from the field in 18 of their last 21 games. Despite their outstanding play defensively, the Spurs are 5-1 over the total in its previous six contests. In their previous five games alone, they’ve averaged 112.2 points per game, and shot a red-hot 52.1% from the field.

I like this game to be a high scoring affair relative to its current total. One of my Thursday NBA picks will reflect that prediction.

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NBA Pick: Over 197
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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