O/U NBA Picks: A Pair Of Plays To Go “Under The Total” For Monday

Ross Benjamin

Monday, March 21, 2016 3:53 PM UTC

Monday, Mar. 21, 2016 3:53 PM UTC

Our expert handicapper Ross Benjamin shares his top two totals on Monday’s card. These NBA picks have gone a red-hot 16-7 (70%) during the past nine days!

San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Hornets
San Antonio has gone 11-2 under the total during its last thirteen games, and that includes 6-0 under (191.5) during their previous six road contests. They’re allowing an extremely low 90.5 points per game during those last thirteen outings. San Antonio is coming off an 87-79 win over Golden State in its previous contest. They’ve gone 16-7 (69.6%) under the total this season, following a game in which they scored less than 100 points.

Charlotte will be hard pressed to score 100 points or more tonight. After all, they’ll be facing a team which has held opponents to less than 100 point scored during eleven of their previous thirteen games. Charlotte has gone under the total fourteen straight times this season when held to less than 100 points, and those outings averaged a combined 190.0 points scored per contest. They’ve also seen each of their last three home games go under the total. During those three home tilts, Charlotte averaged 98.7 points scored per game, shot a miserable 41.3% of its shots, and converted on only 30.3% of their three point attempts.

Current NBA odds at Heritage gives me a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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NBA Pick: Under 199
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks
Washington has really struggled offensively in recent road games. They’ve averaged just 96.8 points scored per contest, shot a poor 43.1%, and made only 27.9% of its three point attempts during their previous five away games. On a positive note, they’ve been very good defensively during their last five overall games. During that stretch, Washington has allowed an average of 95.2 points per contest, held opponents to a meager 42.1% shooting, and permitted them to make only 27.3% of their three point launches.

Atlanta has allowed 98 points or less in their last six home games. During those six contests, opponents have been held to a paltry 37.7% shooting, and were permitted to convert on a mere 23.6% of their three point attempts. Considering Washington’s recent offensive doldrums they’ve sustained on the road of late, Atlanta’s defensive numbers in its latest home games takes on special significance. As a matter of fact, Washington is 19-4 (82.6%) under the total in its last twenty-three games when they score less than 100 points. They’ve also seen each of their previous four games overall stay under the number, and those contests did so by an average of 11.3 points per outing.

This game has all the signs of a low scoring affair, and one of my Monday NBA picks concurs with that indicator.

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NBA Pick: Under 208.5
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle


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