O/U NBA Picks: Pair Of Cash Cows To Expand Your Bankroll

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, March 10, 2016 4:42 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 10, 2016 4:42 PM UTC

Our expert handicapper shares his top two totals on Thursday’s card. Don't make a move on your NBA picks without first reading this article.

Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets
Phoenix is coming off an embarrassing 128-97 home loss to New York last night, and they allowed the Knicks to shoot 56.1% in that contest. The good news in that regard, they’ve allowed opponents to shoot 50% or betting in two consecutive games just twice since 1/2/2016. Phoenix is 9-2 under the total this year when playing with no rest, and that includes 4-0 in its last four.

Those four contests averaged a combined 194.0 points. They’ve also gone under the total in their last four road games after scoring less than 100 points during its previous contest. Those four games produced only a combined 185.2 points scored per contest. Phoenix is 6-2 under the total in their previous eight road games, and they scored only 91.8 points per outing.

Denver has scored 110 points or more in each of its previous four games. However, the Nuggets are 3-0 under the total this season when scoring 105 points or more in each of their previous three games, and there was a combined 195.0 points scored per outing.

Despite what public perception may be, I’m on the opposite side of their thinking. Relative to the current total, I’m calling for this game to be a lower scoring affair, and one of my Thursday NBA Picks will be indicative of that prediction.

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Free NBA Pick: Under 214.5
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Cleveland is coming off a 120-11 win at Sacramento in their previous game. They’ve gone 5-1 under the total in road games this season following an away contest in which they scored 106 points or more. Those six outings averaged only a combined 191.7 points scored per game. Cleveland is 8-4 under the total (198.0 PPG) in away games this season when facing Western Conference opponents.

The Lakers have seen each of its previous five home games go under the total. They’re also 5-0 under (193.2 PPG) at home when the total is 202.5 or more, and they’re facing an Eastern Conference opponent. Low scoring games at the Staples Center are nothing new for Los Angeles. They’ve gone 17-5 under in their last twenty-two at home, and that includes 10-2 under if they scored 100 points or more in their last outing. The Lakers are also 3-0 under at home this season following a game at home in which they scored 100 points or more, and those contests averaged a paltry 186.3 points scored per contest.

The current NBA odds boards at BetOnline.com provides me with the best number for this specific wager.

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Free NBA Pick: Under 209.5
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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