O/U NBA Picks: Prime Time Total Betting Plays for Tuesday

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:13 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 5:13 PM UTC

Our NBA odds consultant shares his two top totals selections on Tuesday’s card. Go inside to find out what those picks are and why he’s opted for them.


Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Memphis Grizzlies 8:05 PM ET
Oklahoma City has gone under the total in each of their previous six games. During that stretch they’ve allowed just 95.5 points per game. The Thunder allowed 99 points or less in five of those six contests.

Memphis has been very adept at slowing the pace of games down to their liking during the past two seasons. Currently, they’re holding opponents to an average of only 77 field goal attempts per game. The Grizzlies have scored 95 points or less in each of their previous three home games. Memphis is 15-5 under the number during the past two seasons when there’s a total of 200 to 209.5.

I like this game to be a low scoring affair relative to the current total listed on the NBA odds board. One of my NBA picks on Monday will be indicative of that prediction.

NBA Pick: Under 202.5 at 5Dimes

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Utah Jazz vs. Sacramento Kings 10:05 PM ET
The Utah Jazz has gone 7-3 under the total on the road this season. Those contests have averaged just a combined 189.3 points scored per game. Utah is holding opponents to just 79 field goal attempts per game which is below NBA standards. They’ll be facing a Kings team tonight which is allowing a lofty 108.8 points per game this season. Ironically, Utah has gone 17-6 under the total (187.5) during the past two seasons, and that includes 6-2 during this 2015-2016 NBA campaign, versus opponents that allow 103 points or more per game. This is a testament to the Jazz controlling tempo, and inflated totals having to do with the opposition. Speaking of the opposition, Sacramento has gone 8-4 under the total at home this season.

NBA Pick: Under 205.5 at Heritage

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