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2019-01-12T03:05:00.000Z 2019-01-12T03:05:00.000Z - NBA

559 Charlotte Hornets
vs.
560 Portland Trail Blazers

Date

Sport/Type

Pick

Score

Odds

Size

W/L

$

01/11/2019

NBA Totals

OV CHA/POR

96-127

222½

3

W

300

Analysis

I'm playing on Portland/Charlotte OVER the total (3* O/U BEST BET). I successfully played on each of these teams to finish above the total in their last game. Charlotte combined with the Clippers for 237 points on Tuesday. The following day, Portland combined with the Bulls for 236. Here are a couple of excerpts from what I said about those games.


"...While this O/U line may initially seem high, I don't feel that it'll prove to be high enough. In case you haven't been paying attention, the Hornets aren't playing much defense on the road these days. They've allowed 103 or more points in 16 straight road games and the problem isn't getting any better. In fact, over their past five road games, the Hornets have surrendered a total of 619 points, an average of 124 per game. They've continued to score themselves, at least. Over their past four road games, the Hornets have averaged 122 points. Not surprisingly, the OVER is a perfect 8-0 their last eight games away from Charlotte ..."


"...The Blazers extended 'under' streak has provided us with an extremely low number here. I believe that it'll prove to be too low. The last three meetings between these teams have produced 222, 244 and 232 combined points. The Bulls are off a 117-100 loss. That marked the third straight game that they've allowed 112 or more points. Back to that low O/U number. A look at the Blazers' last 10 games shows combined final scores of 210, 239, 213, 219, 220, 224, 221, 220, 211 and 212. Thats translated to a 9-1 'under' record. However, ALL 10 of those games would have finished above tonight's much lower number. This one will too."


Once again, I feel that the number will prove far too low. As mentioned, the Hornets don't play defense on the road but can score themselves. The Blazers will be able to play at a fast tempo, leading to the final combined score finishing above the number. 


Pick Creation Time:
01/10/2019 2:43 PM
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