Wednesday Playoffs NBA Picks of the Day April 26th

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Jordan Sharp

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:05 PM GMT

While Game 5’s are typically hard-fought defensive games, the Wizards and Hawks have been playing so fast in the first halves of their series, that we could see a higher scoring first half in Washington, DC tonight for our NBA pick of the day.

   Hawks vs. Wizards

 

If there has been one notable bet you can make when the Wizards are at home in this series, it’s the first half total. At 101 ½, I love the over here for several reasons, but the main one just being that it’s an enormous value.

With a game total at 213 and growing, I literally had to look twice when I saw the first half number. These two teams have played at a pace of over 106 possessions per 48 minutes in the first halves of their four games so far in this series.

The pace is good so far, but the scoring has been another story, especially for the Wizards in the first halves of this series. However, a trip home should help even though those were both lower scoring first halves. The biggest thing for me in putting my NBA Pick on the first half over is my faith that shots will start falling for the Wizards.

After two poor shooting performances from everyone except John Wall in Games 3 and 4, Washington should benefit from a home game after two on the road. The Hawks dropped 64 first half points in Game 3 in their first home game of the series and with the hope that the Hawks can carry over their offense and not their defense early in Game 5, I’m taking a stab at the first half over.

 

Free NBA Pick: Over 101½ 1H Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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