Pick #1 – Minnesota Timberwolves at Cleveland Cavaliers
Both of the teams were looking at have been struggling lately. Losers of 11 out of there last 13 games the Timberwolves are one of the worst teams in basketball right now. While Cleveland is doing much better then that they are currently going through a dramatic coaching change and have gone a mediocre 3-3 over the last six games. is starting to see its young talent gel. Despite recent losing records both teams are still putting up nice point totals and have the offensive weapons and pace of play to run a score at anytime. Backing up this first insight is the fact that these two teams met very recently on January 8th putting up a score of 99-125 easily going way over the Total we are seeing today. On top of this the Cavaliers must win by -13 at home so they will have a huge incentive to put up lots of points. Minnesota also has a 12-7-2 o/u away record making it highly likely that they will be following with the trend of more scoring as well. Looking at the averages of both teams combined they score a collective 199.9 points while giving up 198.57 so it is the recent trends of scoring by both teams when they actually meet each other. Now here is where this NBA total over/under bet really starts to reveal itself. Watching the consensus picks on the day the over /under for this game is showing a very strong 68% position and is the clear favorite on the board today so far. Opening as low as 200 on some betting sites the savvy money has pushed this Total all the way up to 204 at the time of writing. Holding at 204 for a long time today so far lets hope we maybe can wait to gain back a point or two. We have to think the Cavs will really want to get a nice first win for their new head coach and will not take a lot of chances in this one by coming out in full offensive throttle from the gate. One interesting note is that the The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games on the road which is the trend we are looking for to continue here. We will look for this to be a statement game for the Cleveland Cavs and their new coach and fully expect them to put on their full display of offensive weapons. Lets follow the smart money and recent historical results and trends and happily take this one at the OVER of 204 or better.
Monday, January 25, 2016 7:05 PM
501 Minnesota Timberwolves +13
502 Cleveland Cavaliers -13
501 Minnesota Timberwolves Over 204
502 Cleveland Cavaliers Under 204
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
Over 204 (2 Units)
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