NBA Picks Wednesday 12/30/2015 – UTA vs. MIN
We picked up a nice win and a couple of units on our last pick so that always feels good. We are literally two buckets away from a perfect record so we have to feel good about the picks and evaluations as we keep fine tuning the process of handicapping NBA over/unders. The Pacers finally took a game under as well so that was nice to see as we were on the right track with the picks that just missed. They went way under with the Hawks. We have a 10 game NBA slate tonight so it should be a wild night of action as usual heading into 2016. It was pretty impressive to see LeBron nearly outscore the Nuggets entire starting in win and its moment like this that always make the NBA so fun to watch. With another exciting night of games there should be a spot or two to pick up some betting value. Lets take a look at today's NBA total over / under pick and review why we might be able to have the edge we need to make a smart bet.
Pick #1 – Utah Jazz at Minnesota Timberwolves
We have to think the reason for this total being so low is the fact that Utah is now going through a few key injuries that have changed the dynamic of there play. One thing to consider for tonight is that Derrick Favors is traveling with the team to Minnesota giving him a great chance to play after two days of rest. If his back spasms were bad he probably would not go but even if he misses another go his backups Jeff Withey and Trevor Booker have been playing some pretty nice basketball. Minnesota is pretty much fully healthy and Rickey Rubio has really been showing signs of what he can truly do on the basketball court. Dieng and Towns should feast down low with Gobert out and Favors potentially not feeling his best being out which should lead to a lot of easy put backs and scoring. While both of these teams have not been scoring at unbelievable rates there 200.7 combines scoring point for game average has to give us great confidence this game will be able to hit the over 193 mark. Both teams even allow 5 more points then 193 as well (combined 197.8 points against average) so this has all the signs of having a great chance to go over. Gordon Hayward has been playing out of his mind lately as well and the small forward position is one of the soft defenses spots on Minnesota giving us another great offensive along with Raul Neto most likely not being able to hang with Rubio. Take over in this one and we have to like our chances to see both these teams get back to their scoring ways. With Burks recently going down Wiggins also should see an uptick in his already offensive mindset tonight and Trey Burke will get to show off his offense prowess more often for the first time all season as well.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 8:05 PM
711 Utah Jazz +1
712 Minnesota Timberwolves -1
711 Utah Jazz Over 193
712 Minnesota Timberwolves Under 193
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
Over 193 (1 Unit)
As always bet within your means and bankroll. Enjoy the games!
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