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Free NBA Pick: Houston Rockets -3 (Jimmy Boyd)
The Suns have lost their last 5 road games, and I expect them to drop their 6th straight here against a Rockets team hungry to avenge 2 prior losses to Phoenix this season. Defensively, the Suns are awful, allowing 110.4 ppg on the road on 47% shooting. What’s even worse is that the Suns aren’t making up for their defensive deficiencies by coming up with a lot or turnovers. They are only getting 6 steals per game and Houston is on a 25-11 ATS run versus teams who average 7 or less steals per game in 2nd half of the season, defeating these teams by 9.3 points on average. Houston is also on a 38-18 ATS run versus poor pressure defensive teams forcing 14 or fewer turnovers per game in the 2nd half of the season, defeating these teams by an average of 8.6 points. We’ll lay the points.
Free NBA Pick: Magic vs. Pistons Under 187 (Dave Price)
First off, you have to like the fact that Plays Under on all teams where the total is between 180 and 189.5 points (Detroit in this case) in a game involving two average defensive teams (92-98 PPG) after 42+ games, and after a combined score of 165 points or less, are 70-36 since 1996. Plus, Orlando is 17-8 Under in road games this season. The Under is 6-1 in the Pistons’ last 7 overall, 5-2 in the last 7 meetings, and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit. We’ll bet the Under for 1 unit