O/U NBA Picks: Score Big With Our Prime Total Selections

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 4:50 PM GMT

Our NBA odds analyst shares his three top totals picks on Wednesday’s card. Go inside to find out what those picks are and why he’s chosen them.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Orlando Magic 7:05 PM ET
Brooklyn has seen each of its previous four games go over the total. There was a combined average of 216.3 points scored per game in those contests. During their last three outings, Brooklyn has converted on a very good 39% of their three points attempts, and opponents are at 40.7% against them during that same time period. The Nets have allowed 100 points or more in their last nine, and eleven of its previous twelve games.

Orlando has scored 100 points or more in each of their previous eight games. They’ve been red-hot from beyond the three point line, converting on an excellent 43% of those attempts during its last five games.

Both of these teams like to play at a fairly brisk offensive pace, evidenced by each of them averaging 86 field goal attempts per game. I like this contest to be a high scoring affair, and one of my Wednesday NBA picks will reflect that forecast.

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NBA Pick: Over 199.5
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

 

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics 7:35 PM ET
Boston (18-13) has allowed less than 100 points in each of their previous four contests. They’re 3-0 under the total in their last three games, and held opponents to a paltry 37.2% shooting from the field during that stretch. Those three games went under the total by a combined 37.5 points.

The Lakers (5-27) have been a poor offensive team for the majority of this season, and have been downright anemic in its last four games. During that stretch, they scored just an average of 90.8 points per contest, and shot a miserable 39.1% shooting from the field.

Current (11:30 AM ET) NBA odds have the total in this contest at 205.5. Any home team (Celtics) with a winning record, coming off their last three games going under the total by a combined 30.0 points or more, and they have a winning record, versus an opponent (Lakers) with a losing record, resulted in those games going 43-16 (72.9%) under the total during the past five seasons.

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NBA Pick: Under 206.5
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

 

Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls 8:05 PM ET
The last four games between these Central Division rivals have seen both teams shoot 42% or less from the field in each of those encounters. They’ve played against each other twice this season, both went under the total, and there was a combined average of 193.5 points scored per game.

Indiana has gone under the total in each of its last eight games. Chicago is 11-6 (64.7%) under the total at home this season.

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NBA Pick: Under 202
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline