Boston Celtics (-510)/Phoenix Suns (+380)
The Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns are two slower paced teams in the NBA, ranking 19th and 21st in the NBA in pace, respectively. Boston also features the best defenses in the NBA, while Phoenix only ranks 26th in the league in defensive rating. With that being said, these two teams both rank in the bottom-four of the NBA in offensive rating. The Celtics are averaging only 104.2 points per game, ranking 26th in the NBA. The Suns also rank last in the NBA in points points (100.6) per game this season. Boston will likely win this game with relative ease, but there’s no reason to believe this game will feature a plethora of points, especially in Phoenix.
Bet 3 units on the Boston/Phoenix UNDER 214.5 to win 2.7 units (-110)
Portland Trail Blazers (-230)
The Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers have featured two of the better teams in the NBA this season Portland ranks third in the NBA in net offensive and defensive rating (9.4) this season. They also rank third in the league in offensive rating and fifth in defensive rating. While Los Angeles hasn’t been that good, they still rank seventh in the NBA in net off and def rating (6.0). Overall, they rank sixth in offensive rating and eighth in defensive rating. Portland will also see home court advantage, where they own a 5-2 record on the season. The Blazers home losses were far from elite – Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers – but they also own wins against the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Milwaukee Bucks at home. The Clippers have also struggled at times on the road, where they own a 2-3 record, beating only the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic. These are two relatively close teams, but Portland simply checks the boxes in more categories than Los Angeles.
Bet 3 units on the Portland -5.5 to win 2.7 units (-110)