Pick #1 – Charlotte Hornets at Portland Trailblazers
Winners of 3 out of there last four games the Trailblazers are finally back to there old high flying, high scoring ways. The hornets have been no slouches either lately taking 4 out of there last 6 while playing a faster more guard based pace of basketball that has them putting up points as well. While Charlotte has constantly been dealing with a variety injuries they recently just got back Batum who is one of there best offensive weapons. For Charlotte the main injuries are to big men such as Jefferson and Zeller so this should create an uptick in shooting and speed on the court. The fact is these teams love to put up points against each other with a combined recent over/under NBA head to head total record of of 7-3 over there last 10 games so expect the buckets to be flowing as usual. The Trailblazers have been playing at a blistering pace of basketball lately and we have to think that will continue tonight as they only healthier and more accustomed to playing together. Portland also need to put up -6.5 more to cover the spread at home so expect them to be taking it to the rim quickly and frequently. Portland also has a 12-10 o/u home record as well as a 25-22 over and under stat line on the year making this yet another appealing bet to go over. As good as all that is here is where our side starts really looking juicy. Looking at the offensive and defensive averages of both teams over there last 10 games they each combine for collective offensive and defensive scores of 210 points while giving up 210.3 putting us easily over what we are seeing as the Over / Under line for today's run. Even better as we have tracked the consensus pick percentage so far for this over /under and we are showing a 70% position on the over and the only side in the 70%'s. Opening as low as 205.5 we are starting to see the smart money taking this bet into the 206 – 207 range already. With a 10:05 pm eastern start time there is still plenty of opportunity for movement so lets hope to lock our over bets on the lowest total possible. Portland needs a break game and win at home and this is going to be that statement game. The stats all lead to an OVER here so lets run with it and collect some cash. We will take the smart money and recent past historical trends and take the OVER 206.5 all the way to the bank.
Friday, January 29, 2016 10:05 PM
865 Charlotte Hornets +6½
866 Portland Trail Blazers -6½
865 Charlotte Hornets Over 206½
866 Portland Trail Blazers Under 206½
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
Over 206.5 (2 Units)
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