Slate Offers 3 NBA Picks On Totals To Play This Monday

Ross Benjamin

Monday, March 28, 2016 5:48 PM GMT

Our expert NBA handicapper shares his top three totals on Monday’s card. Go inside before making any of your NBA picks today and enjoy his convincing betting preview.

Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat
These NBA Eastern Conference rivals have met three times this season, and each of those games went over the total. Miami shot a sizzling hot 51.3%, and Brooklyn converted on a superb 43.9% of its three point attempts during those encounters.

Brooklyn has gone 5-2 over the total in their last seven games. During that stretch, the Nets shot a stellar 50.4%, and made a more than respectable 39.1% of their three point tries.

Miami has gone over the total in eight of their previous nine games. During that time frame, Miami scored an average of 110.1 points per game, shot 50.5%, and converted on an impressive 41.5% of their three point launches. Unfortunately, their defensive numbers weren’t up to the same standards. Miami allowed those nine opponents to shoot a fairly high 47.6%, and permitted them to go 41.8% from three point territory.

Relative to the total at the time of this writing, I like this game to be a high scoring affair, and one of my Monday NBA picks will concur with that prediction.

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Free NBA Pick:  Over 213.5
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

L.A. Lakers vs Utah Jazz  
The Lakers have faced Utah twice this season, and endured some horrible offensive struggles in those outings. They averaged a paltry 78.0 points per game, and shot an anemic 33.5%. Both contests easily stayed under the total.

Utah has gone 6-1 under the total in its last seven games, and there was just a combined average of 180.6 points scored per game. The Jazz allowed 92 points or less in six of those seven contests, and have scored 94 or fewer in each of its last five outings.

The current total at TheGreek.com provides me with a best combination of number and price for this specific wager.

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Free NBA Pick:  Under 190.5
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

 

Sacramento Kings vs Portland Trail Blazers
Sacramento has gone under the total on the NBA odds boards in each of its last three away games. There was a combined total of 198.7 points scored in those contests, and that’s well below where Monday’s number has been set.

Portland has gone under the total in all of its past three home games. During those three contests, Portland allowed only 97.3 points per game, held their opponents to 41.1% shooting, and included a meager 27.7% from long distance territory.

These NBA Western Conference rivals have met twice this season, both games went under the total, and there was a combined 200.5 points scored per contest.

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Free NBA Pick:  Under 217.5
Best Line Offered:  at BetOnline