Free Picks: Service Plays for Monday December, 3

Free Picks: Service Plays for Monday December, 3

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NY Giants at Washington
The Giants look to build on their 6-2 ATS record in their last 8 games when the total is 49 1/2 or more. New York is the pick (-2 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Giants favored by 6 1/2. Dunkel Pick: NY Giants (-2 1/2)

Game 367-368: NY Giants at Washington (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: NY Giants 137.592; Washington 131.257
Dunkel Line: NY Giants by 6 1/2; 45
Vegas Line: NY Giants by 2 1/2; 51
Dunkel Pick: NY Giants (-2 1/2); Under

NBA

Portland at Charlotte
The Bobcats look to take advantage of a Portland team that is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 Monday games. Charlotte is the pick (-1) according to Dunkel, which has the Bobcats favored by 3 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (-1)

Game 501-502: Portland at Charlotte (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Portland 111.607; Charlotte 115.098
Dunkel Line & Total: Charlotte by 3 1/2; 189
Vegas Line & Total: Charlotte by 1; 194 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Charlotte (-1); Under

Game 503-504: Cleveland at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 112.217; Detroit 121.315
Dunkel Line & Total: Detroit by 9; 197
Vegas Line & Total: Detroit by 5; 191 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Detroit (-5); Over

Game 505-506: Milwaukee at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Milwaukee 115.429; New Orleans 116.581
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 1; 185
Vegas Line & Total: Milwaukee by 4 1/2; 189
Dunkel Pick: New Orleans (+4 1/2); Under

Game 507-508: Toronto at Denver (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 111.766; Denver 125.141
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 13 1/2; 208
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 10 1/2; 200
Dunkel Pick: Denver (-10 1/2); Over

Game 509-510: LA Clippers at Utah (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 120.792; Utah 120.872
Dunkel Line & Total: Even; 192
Vegas Line & Total: LA Clippers by 2; 198 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+2); Under

Game 511-512: Orlando at Golden State (10:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Orlando 112.393; Golden State 122.809
Dunkel Line & Total: Golden State by 10 1/2; 201
Vegas Line & Total: Golden State by 8; 194
Dunkel Pick: Golden State (-8); Over

NCAAB

Eastern Michigan at Syracuse
The Orange look to take advantage of an Eastern Michigan team that is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games as a road underdog of 12 1/2 points or more. Syracuse is the pick (-24 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Orange favored by 30. Dunkel Pick: Syracuse (-24 1/2)

Game 513-514: Eastern Michigan at Syracuse (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Eastern Michigan 47.320; Syracuse 77.458
Dunkel Line: Syracuse by 30; 117
Vegas Line: Syracuse by 24 1/2; 119 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Syracuse (-24 1/2); Under

Game 515-516: Wright State at Bowling Green (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Wright State 55.666; Bowling Green 54.865
Dunkel Line: Wright State by 1
Vegas Line: Bowling Green by 4
Dunkel Pick: Wright State (+4)

Game 517-518: USC at Nebraska (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: USC 55.375; Nebraska 56.717
Dunkel Line: Nebraska by 1 1/2; 122
Vegas Line: USC by 2 1/2; 117 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Nebraska (+2 1/2); Over

Game 519-520: Fresno State at Long Beach State (10:05 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Fresno State 53.760; Long Beach State 62.430
Dunkel Line: Long Beach State by 8 1/2
Vegas Line: Long Beach State by 5 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Long Beach State (-5 1/2)

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Ben Burns

Portland vs. Charlotte
Pick: Charlotte

After dropping three straight, the Bobcats should be fairly hungry here. While some of the faces are new, last year's 44-point blowout loss at Portland could potentially provide Charlotte with a little added motivation. Either way, I feel that the well-rested Bobcats are worth a look here.

While the Bobcats have won five of nine at home, the Blazers are only 3-7 SU/ATS on the road. The Bobcats are essentially matching opponents in scoring (96.6-97) on this floor while the Blazers are being outscored by a 100.8 to 93.2 margin away from Portland.

The Blazers did eke out a rare road win on Saturday and they had yesterday off. However, that was a double-OT (118-117) affair and they'll be playing their sixth game in the past nine days here. Its possible that fatigue could be a factor.

I backed the Bobcats the last (and only time this season) time that they'd dropped three straight this season. They rewarded me with a victory over Dallas, one of their more inspired efforts of the season.

The Bobcats upset the Blazers the last time the teams met here at Charlotte. They were listed as 4.5 point underdogs for that 3/11/11 contest and won 97-92. Looks like a solid spot for another potential win. Consider Charlotte.

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Bryan Power

Toronto vs. Denver
Pick: Denver

Though this line is a bit higher than what I typically play, I still feel the Nuggets are worth a shot when they host the Toronto Raptors.  Coming off an 0-3 road trip, you can bet Denver has this game circled as it will be their only home game during a nine-game stretch. Visiting Toronto won in a similar spot Friday over Phoenix, but is now back on the road where they have lost 6 straight and are 1-9 overall

After losing the first two games of their three-game road trip by a combined four points, Denver was blown out Friday by the Lakers, allowing Los Angeles to drain 17 three-pointers. They should not be wary of any kind of similar barrage from the Raptors, who had dropped six straight games prior to beating the Suns in their most recent game.  Note the Raptors only road win of the season came by just two points over Indiana, a game that saw them score just 74 points. So far, they are being outscored by an average of 9.5 PPG on the road & this is not a trip that has previously treated them well as they've lost their last four trips to Denver by 15, 33, 18 and 39 points. I have every reason to believe this game ends in a blowout Monday night.

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Marc Lawrence

Milwaukee vs. New Orleans
Pick: New Orleans

When the Hornets host the Bucks Monday night in the NBA, New Orleans will take the court knowing they are 10-2 SU and 9-3 ATS the last twelve games in this series. That includes a 117-113 loss in Milwaukee three weeks ago.  With the Hornets off back-to-back double-diigit home losses in their last two home games, and the Bucks 7-13 ATS away in games before taking on the Spurs, there's no place like home in this matchup tonight.  We recommend a 1-unit play on New Orleans.

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Giants at Redskins
Prediction: Under

New York (7-4) snapped their two-game losing streak after their bye week by crushing Green Bay by a 38-10 margin. The Giants have then played 5 of their last 6 games Under the Total after a win by at least two touchdowns. New York has also played 6 of their last 7 games Under the Total after scoring at least 30 points in their last game. Additionally, the Giants have played 13 of their last 16 games Under the Total after a victory. And in their last 7 games on the road, the defending Super Bowl champs have played 6 of these games Under the Total. Washington (5-6) comes off their 38-31 win at Dallas last week -- which makes the Under 3-1-1 in their last 5 games against NFC East opponents. The Redskins have also played 11 of their last 15 games Under the Total against teams with a winning record. Take the Under in this one.

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Rob Vinciletti

Bucks vs. Hornets
Play: Over 188½

This game fits a solid totals system that has cashed around 80% of the time and plays to the over for rested road favorites in this spread range that shot 45% or higher as a home favorite of 4 or less in their last game, vs an opponent that had 1 or more prior days of rest and scored 80 or less in their last game. The Hornets have flown over in 3 of 4 after scoring 85 or less, 6 of 9 with revenge and 4 of 5 off a loss of 10 or more. These two put up 230 point back the 17th of November in a game with a 191 point total. Look for this one to go over the total as well.

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Jordan Runco

NY Giants vs. Washington Redskins    
Play: NY Giants

The Washington Redskins put themselves in the playoff picture in the NFC with a Thanksgiving win over Dallas last week, 38-31. The New York Giants (7-4 SU, 5-5-1 ATS) are coming off a dominating 38-10 win at home against Green Bay last Sunday night. They'll travel to Landover, Md., to take on Washington (5-6 SU, 6-6 ATS) at FedEx Field on Monday at 8:30pm. Last game: NY Giants (-6.5) over WASHINGTON, 27-23.

Odds: The oddsmakers have installed the NY Giants as a 3-point favorite. The total is 51 in most books.

Line Movement: Giants opened as a 3-point favorite and remained there at most books. The total started at 51 and remained there in most books.

NFL FREE PICK: NY Giants. Latest trends: Giants are 9-2 ATS L11 with a line of +3 to -3, 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 13, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games following a S.U. win and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. Washington is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games on grass, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 2-9 ATS L11 off a road game and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 13.

The Giants needed a bye to get their act together. Last week, their defensive line simply dominated Green Bay’s offensive line, in a 38-10 home win giving 1. The Giants moved Mathias Kiwanuka to DT, where he is a mismatch for most OL including Washington’s mediocre lot. The Giants also sat their safeties back in coverage to take away the deep ball. Look for Eli Manning to have a big game exploiting Washington safeties.

Washington is allowing 301.4 passing yards per game for the second-worst mark in the NFL and when the Giants are back on their game as Eli Manning ended his drought Sunday with three scores and 249 yards as New York returned from the bye with a dominant 38-10 victory over Green Bay. The Giants will win this due to their edge on both lines.

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Ray Monohan

NY Giants vs. Washington Redskins    
Play: NY Giants

The only reason to fade the Giants in this one is if you think they are getting too much love after last week’s beatdown of Green Bay.  As it stand they are favored on the road but at just 2.5 really all they have to do is win the game. 

The Giants actually do need this one to extend their lead in the division and they should be pumped to play on Monday night, something the great RGIII is not accustomed to.  I don’t think he will falter but a mistake or two will ultimately cost the Redskins the game. 

Washington may have won both last year but the Giants took G1 this season and had won the 6 previous meetings.  If they don’t own them they are at least renting.

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Jim Feist

Bucks vs Hornets
Pick: Over

Milwaukee (8-7 S/U, 6-8 ATS) takes to the road where it has had much more success for bettors this season. The Bucks re 5-2 ATS on the road, but just 1-6 ATS at home this season. Milwaukee is coming off a home win over Boston, 91-88. The win snapped a two-game losing streak. But even with that win, it was just their second in their last seven games. The New Orleans Hornets (4-11 S/U, 8-7 ATS) got off to a good start this season by winning three of their first five games. However, since then they are just 1-9. Part of the problem has been on defense, where the club has allowed 100 or more points in eight of their last 10 games. I'm looking at the OVER here tonight. With the Hornets poor defense, the Bucks should be able to score some decent points in this one. In fact, in the Bucks last 23 road games they have gone over in 15 of those. The recent history of these two clubs has has been OVER with nine of the last 12 meetings in New Orleans going over the number. The Bucks are the better team against a poor defense and if the Hornets can get to 90, this one goes OVER.

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Dave Cokin

USC vs Nebraska
Pick: Nebraska

The PAC-12 is looking lousy again this season, and O'Neil-Miles is a coaching mismatch. Nebraska cannot match the Trojans on paper, but I'll take my chances with the Cornhuskers to win where it counts.

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Giants / Redskins Over 50

The Washington Redskins (5-6, 6-5 ATS) are playing to keep their playoff hopes alive while the New York Giants (7-4, 5-5-1 ATS) are trying to extend their NFC East lead when the teams meet at FedEx Field in Landover, MD on Monday night at 8:35 ET on ESPN. The Redskins have now won two straight games after a big road win vs. the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington on Thanksgiving Day that tied them with Dallas for second place in the division two games behind New York, while the Giants seemed rejuvenated in their first game following a bye, surprisingly blowing out the Green Bay Packers with ease 38-10 last Sunday night after losing back-to-back non-conference games before the bye.

Giants' quarterback Eli Manning had been in a three-game funk before the demolition of the Packers, but the bye must have done him some good as he had his best game in about a month in prime time Sunday, passing for 249 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He was still not as sharp as he was earlier in the year however as he completed only 16 of his 30 passes, but at least he is now trending in the right direction. Manning now had a good chance to return to his vintage form as he will be throwing against a Washington pass defense that is ranked 31st out of 32 NFL teams at a dreadful 301.4 yards per game, ahead of only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Manning took advantage of the Redskins' secondary in the first meeting between these teams in New Jersey, passing for 337 yards in a 27-23 victory where he hit Victor Cruz with the game winning touchdown in the final moments.

The Redskins played almost the perfect game offensively in that first meeting while accumulating 480 total yards, as quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 20-of-28 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns and added 89 rushing yards on only nine carries, while running back Alfred Morris added 120 rushing yards on 5.5 yards per carry. Washington also won the Time of Possessions battle by about five minutes, but apparently they needed to win it by 1:13 more, as that is how much time was left when that atrocious Washington secondary somehow allowed Cruz to get behind it for the winning 77-yard bomb. The Skins have no pass rush right now with their two best pass rushers Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker both on Injured Reserve, and they put no pressure on Manning in the first meeting while recording only one sack. There is no reason to believe that Manning will have any less time to find wide open receivers in this game, especially after the New York offensive line looked so great last week while allowing only one sack vs. a Green Bay pass rush that ranked second in the NFL in sacks with 34 entering this weekend.

The Giants have always been Road Warriors under Coach Tom Coughlin, going an amazing 38-16-1 ATS their last 55 games away from home including their two Super Bowl runs where they went a combined 5-0 both straight up and ATS on the road in the playoffs. Also, the Redskins are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games on grass, which is not a good thing when your home games are on the natural surface.

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Portland at Charlotte
Pick: Portland +1

The Charlotte Bobcats were a disgraceful team a season ago. However, bad teams have good stretches during the course of a long season. It happens that Charlotte's good run where they went 5-1 in a six game stretch came early and has this bad team, looking like they are on the improve. The problem is that in the rest of their games, outside the six game streak, they are 2-7, and that is more likely the team they are, so definate line value here on Portland. The Blazers are on a long road trip, and finally broke through with an OT win at Cleveland. They should get a bounce off their win with another very winnabe game tonight. The Bobcats are just 17-35-1 ATS in their last 53 at home, including 8-22-1 ATS here vs. a team with a losing road record. Play on Portland.

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Art Aronson

L.A. Clippers vs. Utah
Pick: Over

The Clippers have played in games that have seen the total fly OVER in four of the last six games and nine of 15 this year. The Jazz have seen the OVER total in nine of  17.

The Clippers have gotten a boost with the return of Chancey Billups. The Clips have won two straight while scoring 217 points in the process. LA's other team is averaging 100.6 points per game this year, seventh most in the NBA.

Clips big man Blake Griffin has averaged 24.3 points per game and 12.7 rebounds in six career games against the Jazz.

The Jazz will be hungry for a win on home court, having lost their last two straight on the road to the Thunder and the Rockets. The Jazz have not been able to keep their opponents from scoring big of late, allowing the Rockets and the Thunder to go off for a total 230 points in the last two games. Utah has allowed its opponent to score over 100 points in five of the last six games.

The Jazz score an average 99.4 points a game while also allowing opponents 99.4 points per game on the season. The Jazz are a cool 6-0 SU on home court.

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Teddy Covers

Portland vs. Charlotte
Pick: Charlotte

Charlotte was the worst team in NBA history last year. But a new coach, a rebuilt roster and a handful of early season wins has this team feeling fairly confident these days. The betting markets remember what happened under Paul Silas and his son in 2011-12.

The current Bobcats roster has very little connection with that squad, a pointspread bargain in early season play. They’ve already matched last seasons’ win total, and have a winning SU record at home so far.

Kemba Walker is developing into a fine young point guard, reminiscent of his national championship season at UConn, making great decisions with the basketball particularly during crunch time of the fourth quarter. He's a winner, plain and simple. Head coach Mike Dunlap: "''He's setting the culture for us. There's a lot on his plate, but he can handle it." Ramon Sessions and Ben Gordon have provided instant offense on the wing. Rookies Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeffrey Taylor are all over the floor -- real stats stuffers. Byron Mullins, Bismack Biyambo and Brendan Haywood are playing terrific defense in the low post, and Mullins is a tough matchup for opposing defenders with his long range shooting touch. This team isn't going to compete for a championship this year, but don't be shocked to see them competing for the final playoff spot in the East.

Charlotte has lost three straight, the last two in tight, competitive games – they’re hungry to get back on the winning track tonight.  Portland, on the other hand, just snapped a nasty four game skid with a wild, exhausting, double OT win at Cleveland on a Nicholas Batum three pointer with 0.2 seconds left on the clock.  For a team with very little bench depth and very little defensive acumen – ranked #29 in defensive field goal percentage allowed – I don’t expect Portland to be able to notch a second consecutive road win here.  Take the Bobcats.

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Jimmy Boyd

Cleveland Cavaliers +5

Saturday's upset loss at home to Portland put the Cavaliers in a very profitable situation tonight. Consider that plays on underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points that check in off an upset loss at home, provided they have won 25.0 percent of their games or fewer on the season and are matched up against a team with a losing record, are 25-6 ATS since 1996. Teams fitting into this situation have been underdogs of 5.7 points on average but have lost by only 1.5 points on average.

The Cavs are just 2-9 on the road this season, but they are 7-4 ATS in those games and have covered the number in each of their last four road contests. Also, we can expect the Cavs to be very motivated here because the last time they visited Detroit they were handed an embarrassing 116-77 defeat.

The Pistons are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games versus teams that have a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games versus teams with a winning percentage below .400.

The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, and the Cavaliers are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Detroit. Take the points.

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Jack Jones

Utah Jazz +1.5

It has been like night and day for the Utah Jazz home and away. When you look at these home/away numbers, it's easy to see that they should not be an underdog at home tonight to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Utah is just 3-9 on the road this season, but it is a perfect 6-0 at home. It is outscoring opponents 102.2 to 92.8 in Salt Lake City, or by an average of 9.4 points/game. The Clippers are a mediocre 3-3 on the road this season.

Utah is 29-3 in its last 32 home meetings with the Clippers. It is also a very profitable 21-10-1 ATS in those 32 contests. The home team is now 18-7 ATS in the last 25 meetings in this series.

After back-to-back losses at Oklahoma City and Houston, the Jazz will be highly motivated for a victory when they return home tonight. The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall, and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. Bet the Jazz Monday.

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Steve Janus

Trailblazers +1

The Bobcats need just one more win to top last year's total for the entire season, but I don't see that coming tonight against the Trailblazers. There's no denying Charlotte is a better team this season, but they don't have the talent to matchup with a Portland team that has yet to play their best basketball.

The Bobcats feature a starting lineup of four players who are 23 or younger and I have a hard time believing this inexperienced bunch spent their two days off over the weekend focusing on this game. I look for Charlotte to come out sluggish and for Portland to take advantage. The Bobcats are a miserable 1-6 ATS over their last 7 Monday games!

The Trailblazers were able to pull off a 118-117 double-overtime win over the Cavaliers on Saturday, snapping a four game losing streak. With an overall record of just 7-10, Portland will be extremely motivated to get a win here with a difficult game at Indiana coming up on Wednesday.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Utah Jazz
Pick: Utah Jazz

The Clippers have the talent, the Jazz the home court—and that spells trouble for the former who are going for their 3rd straight win. The Jazz are 6-0 at home this season and 13-0 on their home court in their last 14 games—figures that offer a bit of insight into just how tough it is to win in Salt Lake City.

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WASHINGTON +3 -105 over N.Y. Giants

Now that the Giants appear to be back in form after punching out the Packers,  combined with their well documented 8-1 ATS on the road, everyone is will be back on them. Unfortunately, that’s when the G-Men usually run a reverse. The Redskins won’t go away and you can thank RGIII for his outstanding numbers and for energizing this team.

Washington is second in the league in rushing while the Giants have to depend on rookie David Wilson for their yards on the ground. The Giants defense has been erratic and that bodes well here for RGIII and the ‘Skins offense, which rarely turn the ball over (Griffin 16 TD’s, 4 INT’s). Redskins took the Giants to the end in earlier meeting before falling 27-23. In what has to be considered the biggest emotional home game in years, give us the points with Washington in a game they can surely win outright. No units risked.


CHARLOTTE-1 -102 over Portland

With four losses in its past five games and only win over that stretch coming against the 1-13 Wizards, the Bobcats nice start to the season has been quickly erased. As a result of their recent struggles, we get a number we can exploit. Charlotte’s last five losses were against Philly, Atlanta twice, the Thunder and Memphis. Combined that quartet is 46-19.  They have recent wins over Toronto, Milwaukee and Washington, suggesting they’re beating the teams they’re superior to and the Trail Blazers fit that bill.

Portland is playing the fifth game of a seven game trip where they have one win on a miracle 3-point buzzer beater in double OT against Cleveland on Saturday. They have recent losses to Washington, Detroit and Phoenix and have not looked strong in any phase of the game. Charlotte is simply a more determined and focused group that is underpriced here.


USC -2½ -108 over NEBRASKA

Sometimes the line dictates the play and that certainly applies here. The Cornhuskers are 5-1 after a 16-point road win over Wake last Tuesday. They return home to play the 3-3 Trojans, losers of two straight and three of their last four. Despite that, the Huskers are getting points in their own barn and that will have many playing them. Not us. USC’s last four games have been against #22 Illinois, Texas, Marquette and #25 San Diego State. Marquette isn’t ranked yet but most agree they will be soon. USC beat Texas and lost to both Marquette and SDSU by single digits.

While the Trojans have been getting well-prepped against some of the top programs in the country, Nebraska has been beating up on the likes of Tulane, Valparaiso, Southern and the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks. Give a huge edge to the visitor in the all-important strength of schedule category and it pays off here.

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Milwaukee/ Nawlins over 188.5: Milwaukee has played some lower scoring games of late, but that is not really their game as they like to play the uptempo game. Their games this year have averaged 194.6 ppg, while their games one thos road have put up 194.8 ppg. a big difference from the 188 ppg their last 5 have averaged. Their offense has struggled some lately, but that should change tonight vs a Hornets squad that has not been good on the defensive end, especially of late. The Hornets have allowed 99.6 ppg overall, but in their last 10 games that have allowed 100+ points 8 times and in the other two games they allowed 98 and 96 points. The have had a hard time stopping anyone of late. Milwaukee has also not been great of late on the defensive end, where they have allowed 99.8 ppg in their last 8 games. The Hornets have not been good offensively, but they did put up 113 points the last time these teams have met and they have scored 100+ points in 3 of their last 6 games. I look for this one to easily top 190 points. KEY TRENDS--- The Over is 6-1-1 in Milwaukee's last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record, while the Over is 5-1 in the Hornets last 6 games following a SU loss of more than 10 points


Portland/ Charlotte Under 192.5: Both of these teams come in struggling on the offensive end of the floor, which makes it hard for me to see this game hitting 190 points. The Blazers come in scoring just 92.8 ppg and shooting just 41.3% from the floor in their last 5 games. Hasn't been much better on the road them, with a scoring average of just 93.2 ppg and a shooting pct of 41%. The Bobcats have really gone in the tank offensively as they have scored just 88 ppg in their last 3 and 91.4 on their last 5, while their shooting pct over that last 5 is a horrid 38.9%.  I know that both defenses are weak, but neither team is shooting very well right and that should keep the scoring low. KEY TRENDS--- The Under is 13-3 in the Bobcats last 16 vs. NBA Northwest and 19-6-1 in their last 26 games playing on 2 days rest, plus 5-1 in these teams last 6 meetings.

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