O/U NBA Picks: Two Projected Fast Paced And High Scoring Games

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:02 PM GMT

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 6:02 PM GMT

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

Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics 7:35 PM ET
Detroit has gone 10-2 over the total in their last twelve games, and that includes during each of its previous four outings. The Pistons have scored 105 points or more in their last four games, and averaged a lofty 90.3 field goal attempts during that stretch. Detroit is a terrible free throw shooting team. However, they’ve averaged a sizable 30 attempts per game over its previous five contests. They should get at least those many chances tonight, against a Boston team that’s allowed 29 free throw attempts per outing during their last five games.

Boston is coming off a 98-92 win at Madison Square Garden last night. It marked the first time in eleven games that Boston hadn’t scored 109 points or more. Boston is 4-0 over the total in their last four home games, and there was a combined average of 213.0 points scored per contest. The Celtics haven’t necessarily been shooting at a high percentage of late, but they’ve attempted 90 field goal attempts or more in six of their previous seven games, and that indicative a torrid offensive pace.

Based on the up tempo style of basketball that both teams have been playing lately, I like this game to be a high scoring affair. One of my NBA picks on Wednesday will be reflect that notion.

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NBA Pick: Over 208.5 
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Chicago Bulls vs. Sacramento Kings 10:05 PM ET
Although their offensive numbers have lagged a bit in recent games, Chicago still continues to play at a very brisk pace. The Bulls are averaging a lofty 91.7 field goal attempts per game during their last seven contests. Even more notable, Chicago has gone 10-1 over the total during its previous eleven away games.

Sacramento has gone 4-1 over the total in their previous five contests, and there was a combined average of 227.6 points scored per game. Similar to tonight’s opponent, Sacramento has chosen to play a fast paced type of game in recent outings. The Kings are averaging a rather large 88.8 field goal attempts per game over its last eight contests.

It would be hard to imagine this game not being an up and down entertaining type of affair. I can envision both teams easily surpassing 90 field goal attempts tonight which can overcompensate for potentially average shooting. Current NBA odds provide me with a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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NBA Pick: Over 211
Best Line Offered: at TheGreek

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