O/U NBA Picks: Three Total Gems To Increase Your Bankroll

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, January 2, 2016 3:49 PM UTC

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 3:49 PM UTC

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

Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics 3:05 PM ET
Brooklyn has gone 4-1 over the total during it previous five games, and there was a combined average of 212.0 points scored per contest. The Nets have allowed 100 points or more in ten straight, and thirteen of it last fourteen games. They’ve converted on a stellar 37.5 % of their three points attempts over the last five games. However, during that same span, they allowed opponents to make 40.9% of their long distance tries. The Nets have really sped the pace up in recent games, averaging 90 field goal attempts per outing over its previous five contests.

Boston has scored 100 points or more in six of its previous seven games. The Celtics average a robust 103.1 points scored per game this season. Much of their scoring prowess is a result of a fairly high 86 field goal attempts per game, and not from a high percentage of made shots.

I like this contest to be a high scoring affair, and one of my Saturday NBA picks will reflect that prediction.

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NBA Pick: Over 204
Best Line Offered: at Heritage


Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 7:35 PM ET
Orlando has seen each of their previous three games go under the total. Cleveland has gone 6-0 under the total in its last six games, and there was a combined average of just 183.3 points scored per contest. The Cavaliers have allowed 89 points or less in six of their previous nine games.

Current NBA odds clearly provide us with the best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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NBA Pick: Under 192.5
?Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle



Milwaukee Bucks vs. Minnesota Timberwolves 8:05 PM ET
Due to Milwaukee being involved in some very high scoring games of late, public wagering on going over the total in this contest has come in early and often. The total in this game opened at 200.5, and has since moved to 203.5. If something looks that easy in regards to sports betting, it very seldom is.

Minnesota has scored less than 100 points in each of its previous six games. They’ve gone under the total in their last four home games, and there was a combined average of 187.3 points scored per contest. The Timberwolves have gone under the number in all seven home games this season (189.8 PPG) versus non-conference opponents.

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NBA Pick: Under 203.5 
?Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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