Pair of Totals for Your NBA Picks of the Day

Jordan Sharp

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:32 PM GMT

It was a tough day for our NBA Picks of the day for Monday, however with a larger slate for tonight’s games, I have found two more plays that should have some value, so follow along as I release my Tuesday NBA Odds plays. 

Nets vs. Bulls
The Nets got a big and much needed win last night over the Kings in Brooklyn, but now on the second night of a back to back, they have a much tougher game against the Bulls in Chicago. The NBA Odds have the Bulls as big -11 favorites, with a total of 196 ½ points. While the spread is inviting, it’s a little too large for my liking here on this big Tuesday. Instead, the total looks like a solid value for the under.

Off the back to back, the Nets’ offense should be tired, and their offense should be affected. On the season, the Nets are 4-2 cashing the under on the second night of a back to back, and against the Bulls, even though Chicago’s defense hasn't been perfect this season, it is still one of the better units in the NBA.

I expect a slower game in this one too. Brooklyn is 24th in the NBA in pace, and the Bulls aren’t that far ahead of them. At 196 ½, the total is too low for the pace that these two will end up playing tonight. With the Nets tired, they won’t want the Bulls to get a bunch of turnovers and fast break points, so they will do their best to work the shot clock.

The under has cashed in four games in a row for the Bulls against teams with losing SU records, and for the Nets, the under is 9-2 in their last 11 road games, and the under is 7-2 in the Nets last nine games as road underdogs.

NBA Pick: UNDER 196 ½

 

Spurs vs. Grizzlies
One of the best games of the evening is a divisional battle between the Grizzlies and Spurs in Memphis. The NBA Odds have the Grizzlies as slight -2 favorites, with a total of 194 ½. The Spurs will likely still be without Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker in this game, but they still have a chance to upset Memphis. Zach Randolph is also hurt right now and without a timetable to return, so neither team is up to full strength right now.

This could have a big affect on the spread. These two are 1-1 SU against one another so far this season, as they have each won on the other team’s home floor. Leonard and Parker did not play in the most recent meeting that went into triple overtime, but either way tonight should be a close and playoff-style game.

As long as the game doesn’t go into triple overtime again, the under looks like a great play once again tonight. I picked the under on the triple overtime game and would have cashed if the game wouldn’t have gone into overtime, as the final score at the end of regulation was 92-92.

While the total is trending over for both of these teams recently, the under is still the NBA pick here. The under is 7-3 for the Spurs in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning home record, and I see a final score of about 97-94 tonight.

NBA Pick: UNDER 194 ½