O/U NBA Picks: Pair Beating Any “Three Of A Kind” On Saturday

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, April 2, 2016 5:59 PM GMT

Saturday, Apr. 2, 2016 5:59 PM GMT

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

Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers 7:35 PM ET
Indiana has gone under the total in eight of their previous ten games, and that includes each of its last three. The Pacers are coming off a 114-94 home loss to Orlando in their previous game. They’ve gone 23-8 (74.2%) under the total in its thirty-one games this season, following a contest that had a combined 205 points or more being scored. Indiana has seen all of their last seven games stay under the total, following a contest in which they allowed 105 points or more. Those seven outings averaged just a combined 190.7 points scored per game.

Philadelphia has seen eight of its last nine games stay under the total, and that includes each of their previous six. The 76ers have shot a miserable 39.4%, and converted on just 30.8% of its three point attempts during their previous nine outings. They’re coming off a 100-91 loss at Charlotte last night. Philadelphia has gone under the total in its last three games when playing with no rest. In their two meetings versus Indiana this season, Philadelphia averaged a paltry 80.0 points per game, and was held to only 78 field goal attempts per contest.

This game points to a low scoring affair, and one of my Saturday NBA picks will follow that line of thinking.

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NBA Pick: Under 203
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Miami Heat vs. Portland Trail Blazers 10:05 PM ET
Miami has gone 7-1 over the total in its last eight road games. The Heat is coming off a 112-106 win at Sacramento last night, and they’re 3-0 over during its previous three games when playing on no rest. Miami has scored 100 points or more in eleven of their previous twelve contests, and saw nine of those games go over the total. The only time they failed to crack the century mark during that stretch came against San Antonio. We can afford them an excuse in that regard, since San Antonio has allowed the least amount of points per game this season.

Portland has scored 105 points or more or more in ten of its last twelve games, and did so during each of their previous three outings. They’ve also allowed 103 points or more in seven of their previous eight contests. It’s certainly worth noting, Portland has scored 105 or more in all of their previous eleven home games. During that stretch, they averaged 114.5 points scored per outing, and converted on a stellar 40.4% of their three point attempts. The Trail Blazers defensive play has left much to be desired of late. They’re allowing 111.5 points per contest during their last fifteen games.

Current NBA odds at Pinnacle provides a best combination of number and price for this wager.

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NBA Pick: Over 210
Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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