Trio Of NBA Underdog Winners For Friday 12/23

Ross Benjamin

Friday, December 23, 2016 6:42 PM UTC

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 6:42 PM UTC

Ross Benjamin has three NBA underdog picks on Friday that he’s not only confident will cover, but wouldn’t be shocked at all to see them win outright. Nevertheless, he advises taking the points as an additional bonus.

LA Lakers vs Orlando Magic 7:05 PM ET

The Lakers are coming off 3 straight games in which both teams scored 107 points or more. Orlando has lost 7 of their last 8 home games. Additionally, Orlando has allowed 106 points or more in each of their previous 10 games.

Any road underdog (Lakers) coming off 3 straight games in which both teams scored 100 points or more, and they’re facing an opponent (Magic) which has allowed 100 points or more in 4 straight contests, resulted in those road underdogs going an extremely profitable 36-12 (75%) ATS since 1996. The road underdog also won 26 of those 48 games straight up.

Free NBA Pick: LA Lakers +5.5Best Line Offered: at Intertops

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 Washington Wizards vs Milwaukee Bucks 8:05 PM ET

Washington has gone a perfect 6-0 ATS during their previous 6 games as an underdog. They also were 4-2 straight up in those contests, and their only defeats came by a mere 2 points on each occasion. Washington has scored 112.0 points per game, and also shot a sizzling hot 51.3% over the course of its last 5 contests.

Milwaukee is just 2-5 SU&ATS in their previous 7 games. That hardly bodes well for a favorite when making your NBA picks, and especially so when facing an opponent playing very well of late.

Free NBA Pick: Washington Wizards +3.0Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Philadelphia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns 9:05 PM ET

The current NBA betting odds at lists Phoenix as a 4.5-point favorite in this contest. The Suns are a dismal 0-5 SU&ATS this season as a favorite and lost by an average of 14.8 points per game. Phoenix is also a poor 1-4 SU&ATS during its last 5 home games.

Philadelphia is coming off a 108-93 loss to New Orleans and failed to cover as a 3.5-point underdog. In the "you may be surprised to know category", Philadelphia is 9-3 ATS this season following an ATS loss in their previous game. Additionally, the 76ers are 3-0 ATS and 2-1 straight up in their last 3 road games.

Free NBA Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +4.5Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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