NBA Total Plays 11/8/17

Last Updated: 2017-11-08

A high-scoring first half in the Pacers game doomed us from the start, as we fall to 1-1 on the season. We’re back to a much smaller schedule for Wednesday’s slate of games.

New York at Orlando:
The Magic opened -5.5 with a total of 213.5 and this game has received almost even betting on both the side and the total and hasn’t moved from the opening numbers. The Knicks played last night and have gone 11-5 in the second of back-to-back games since the beginning of last season, 10-5 last year and 1-0 so far in the 2017-18 season. But the numbers are calling for this to be a low-scoring game, with the Magic taking a 102-100 victory, so i’ll be staying away from this one.

Indiana at Detroit: The previously mentioned Pacers are back in action today, while the Pistons have had an extended rest and should be fresh for this one, but perhaps a bit rusty, having not played since Nov. 4. The Pacers are 11-8-1 in back-to-back dating to the start of last season, while the Pistons have gone 3-0 when playing with more than two days rest over the same time period. There’s no line out on this one, while the numbers are calling for a 106-102 Detroit victory.

Lakers at Celtics: It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when this would have been a game that you didn’t want to miss, but those days have disappeared. The Lakers are getting a bit of reverse line movement in this one, as the Celtics opened 9.5 and the line is down to 8.5, while the total has moved from 208 to 209.5. My numbers are calling for a 117-102 game with the Celtics taking the win.

Miami at Phoenix:
The Heat are favored by 6 and the total has dropped from 215.5 to 213, as the Suns have seen their scoring decrease a little bit since Jay Triano took over and the line move is also likely to be in response to the trade that saw Eric Bledsoe join the Milwaukee Bucks. I have the Heat winning 105-101. Will go ahead and tab the under here for today’s play, although it’s a bit risky, as the Suns could revert back to their run-and-gun ways if they get behind.

Minnesota at Golden State: The last game on the schedule sees the Timberwolves visiting the defending World Champions and the Warriors are favored by 11 and the total has come down slightly to 229 after opening at 230. The numbers say Golden State 120-110, so a little too close for comfort.

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