CAVS CAN'T SCORE
The Magic rank third in the Association in scoring defense allowing 103.4 points per game. Today, they travel to Cleveland to take on a Cavaliers team that has been playing better at home, but still ranks 28th in scoring with 104.2 ppg.
In the three most recent games in the head-to-head the Magic have won all three contests by an average score of 110-93 and have held the Cavaliers to 41 percent shooting. Expect another solid showing out of Orlando defensively and take them to cover as 4-point favorites.
BOARD MAN GETS PAID
Brooklyn's Jarrett Allen has been extremely active on the glass this season averaging 10.6 rebounds per game, with that number even higher over his most recent ten games. Today he's in a very favorable matchup as the Nets take on a Hornets team giving up an average of 24 points and a league high 18.2 rebounds per game to opposing centers. Expect another big night out of Allen and bet Over his points, rebounds, assists total of 25.5.
SLOW AND STEADY
The Celtics put their perfect 8-0 home record on the line as they host the Nuggets who have gone 6-2 on the road. Both teams have gotten out to slow starts this season ranking 24th and 27th in first-half points per game.
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On the defensive end, these team rank first and second in opponent first-half scoring, allowing just over 51 points in the first 24 minutes. Expect defense to be emphasized and both squads to continue shooting poorly early. Bet Under the first half game total of 105.5.
TWO TOP OFFENSES
The Bucks are 3.5-point home favorites as they host the Clippers. The Bucks have won nine of their first 10 home games this season and come in today on a 13 game winning streak. Offensively, Milwaukee averages 123.7 ppg at home.
With both squads shooting the ball really well and ranking in the Top-6 in scoring, expect a high scoring game. Looking back at the three most recent games in the head-to-head, the average score has been 127-123 in favor of the Bucks. Look for a similar score today, and bet Over the game total of 232.
LET'S GET THIS LAKE SHOW ON THE ROAD
The Lakers put their 10 game road winning streak on the line as they travel to Portland to take on the Blazers who have won four of their last five games.
Portland has given up 115.1 ppg at home, but has been efficient offensively putting up 117.9 ppg. The Lakers average 114.4 ppg in away contests while shooting league-best 49 percent from the floor. With both teams shooting the ball well, bet Over 223.5 for the game total.