Utah Jazz v New Orleans Pelicans OVER 236.5pts
@ $1.90 (Sportsbet)
The Jazz are top 3 in the league for points scored putting up 116 a game and boy have they met their match in this one, as the Pels are bottom 5 in the league for opponents’ points, giving up 115.7 a game.
I know the last time we said it was going to be a points fest Denver & Washington let us down hard, but we are confident these two teams can produce the goods this time round. The total points for Pelicans games has gone over in 19 out of their last 21 and we expect today to be no different.
Leg one: Dallas Mavericks -6.5 @ $1.90 (Sportsbet)
Leg two: Cleveland Cavaliers +1.5 @ $1.90 (Sportsbet)
Total odds: $3.60
Total stake: 4 units
We are picking against Orlando again. It’s hard not to take a Mavericks team who will 4 out of the 5 best players on the court. The Magic don’t have the offense to keep up with most teams but especially with Dallas. The Mavs will look to build off a convincing win over the Nets. We feel as though another double-digit loss is on the card for Orlando.
Meanwhile, the Cavs have found something recently winning three in a row, including a big time win against the 76ers in Philadelphia. Houston are a complete joke at the moment, they haven’t won a game since February 5th! We found success picking against them for yesterday’s accumulator with the Grizzlies winning by nearly 50pts and are sticking with the same formula again today.
Kyrie Irving 35+ pts @ $4.00 (Sportsbet) – 2 units
Kyrie Irving 40+ pts @ $9 (Sportsbet) – 1 unit
Irving is back from sitting out the last game and we are predicting he makes an instant impact for a Nets team who were blown off the court by the Mavericks. Kyrie has played 9 games this season without KD and in those games he is averaging 28.5pts on 51% shooting attempting 21FG a game. On top of that, he has scored at least 35 points 6 times this season with 4 of them coming on the road. Brooklyn will want to get back to winning ways and no better team to do that against than a shorthanded Spurs team who are missing White, Gay, Vassell & Johnson.
Similar to our a Jokic speculator last week we are going to double up, to ensure we get the most out of a huge scoring night for Kyrie. You might remember Irving has a history of getting buckets in San Antonio, as he dropped a career high 57pts back in 2015 with the Cavs. We certainly wouldn’t be against another 50-piece today.