Way to follow up with another profitable night in the NBA and NFL. The ending of the Celtics-Nets game is really really weird.
Dal/Ind OVER 184.0
I was writing a case of the Mavs ML until I feel like the OVER is a much safer play in this game. Both teams have a pretty bad ATS record (3-5). The Mavs are carrying a 1-3 ATS record on the road plays an Indiana team who plays better at home aside from that setback against the supposedly tired Raptors team. Dallas averages past 100 points per game and gives up almost the same when on the road. Pacers is well below the league average in terms of FG% and are really bad from beyond the arc. Still the Pacers makes up for it with their rebounding and a lot of hustle. I think both teams matches up well here and we could see this one going down the line. Both teams can manage to get to 80-85 with say 4-5 minutes left in the 4th. Late game fouling and the likes should eat up the rest of the points needed for it to go over.
Uta/Phi UNDER 185.0
Jazz are playing well and could have gotten the win in Boston if they executed well in the 4th. Wakeup game for this young 76ers team as they host a bad road team in the Jazz. The 76ers have no other way to win games other than to limit their opponent's offense to as little as 80 points. Althought the Jazz are allowing more than 100 points on the road, they have been successful whenever they do keep the other team's scoring to the minimum. I think we'll see a front court battle here as much as their back court would want to tangle up. A lot of post plays and half court sets should mean a slow pace and a good recipe for an Under play. I see a scoreline like 95-85 here.
Los Angeles Lakers -9.0
Mike D'Antoni won't be ready until they host Houston but this Lakers team is slowly getting the mileage they needed to function well together. Rested and got no games to look ahead to, the Lakers can very much focus on winning over a very inconsistent Suns team. Phoenix has been allowing almost 50% in FG% to their opponents and I don't think that would be a great idea specially when the team they are playing have a guy who's averaging 26.4ppg on a 55% shooting clip. Phoenix keeps up with the game in the first half only to get outdone in the second half. Lakers wins here by double digits.