Top NBA Picks of the Day for Friday's Blazing Plays

Jordan Sharp

Friday, March 20, 2015 12:14 PM GMT

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 12:14 PM GMT

We broke out of our NBA Odds slump in a big way last night with two wins to round out a perfect parlay for our NBA Picks. Tonight there are a lot more odds to choose from on the big slate.

Knicks vs. Sixers
The first game to tip off this evening is probably not one that’s going to have very high TV ratings, however the Knicks and Sixers present some nice NBA Odds value tonight. Right now the Sixers are listed as a -5 ½ favorite in this one, but I am looking into the total instead of 188 ½.

While the Knicks are coming off a back-to-back last night in their loss to the Wolves, I don’t think it’s going to affect their offense enough against a team like the Sixers. Even though it took these two teams going into overtime to get to 97-92, I doubt it’s that way tonight. In their most recent game against one another the final score ended a 98-91, by far the highest scoring game they have played against one another this season. As the season gets longer and legs get more tired, the defense should be non-existent in this game.

The over is 13-5 for the Knicks in their last 18 games against teams with losing home records, and that is probably mostly due to how bad the Knicks have been on the road. Here on the road and off the back-to-back, dare I say that the Sixers could break 100 points in this game? It’s not that unbelievable, so take the over and add it to your NBA picks.

My NBA Pick: OVER 188 ½ at 5Dimes

 

Bucks vs. Nets
Another bad Atlantic Division team is in action tonight, as the Nets play host to the Bucks in Brooklyn tonight. The NBA Odds have the Nets as -3 favorites, with a total of 191. Since the trade of Brandon Knight to the Suns, the Bucks have been struggling some on offense some nights, however tonight against Brooklyn, there will be no worries for the Bucks on how they’ll score. The Nets are giving up over 100 points per game this season, and while they have been playing better, they are still playing inconsistent.

That’s why I think the Bucks could be the play tonight as underdogs.

They have been one of the better underdog bets of any team this season because of how bad they were last season, and they are starting to become that again. The Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games against home teams with winning percentages of less than 40%, while the Nets are 0-4 ATS in their last four games as home favorites. On top of that, the Nets are only 2-6 ATS in their last eight games overall, and 0-7 ATS in their last seven games as favorites. Look for the Bucks to win the battles on defense tonight, and with that they should win this one outright.

My NBA Pick: Bucks +3 at BetOnline

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