Sam Martin's 15* NBA TOTAL OF THE WEEK!!: Sam is giving out a RARE NBA TOTALS WINNER on Wednesday night's card, and while Sam doesn't often release over/under plays, tonight he's found a great wagering spot that is just too good to pass up!! Join the Whiz Kid for his 15* NBA TOTAL OF THE WEEK and cash in an easy winner tonight w/ Sam!!
Game: San Antonio Spurs at Boston Celtics Apr 4 2012 7:35PM
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: 15* Play on San Antonio vs. Boston Under. We think this line of a virtual pick 'em is just about right, and while we don't have an opinion on the winner of tonight's San Antonio vs. Boston matchup, we look for the Celtics to slow this game down and for the final score to fall well under this relatively high posted total.
Boston is a completely different team here at home than they are on the road, posting a 19-8 record (11-14 SU on the road) and holding opponents to just 85 points per contest. Boston will host the Spurs tonight with a ton of confidence after winning each of their last five games and seven of their last eight games overall, and once again it's been the defense that has carried that winning streak with four of their last five foes being held to 82 points or less.
San Antonio doesn't mind a slow-paced, half court type of game, and we look for both teams to finish in the high 80's or low 90's here. Celtics rarely reach 100 points offensively, and even during their current winning run they have only reached triple digits on the scoreboard three times in their last ten games. Spurs recent high scores against fast-paced teams may very well be giving us a ton of line value, but against defensive-minded clubs they slow down - as evidenced by their 93-76 win against Philly a few days ago. Add in Boston's 13-2 Under mark after back-to-back victories by at least ten points, and we look for this one to fall well under the total tonight! 15* Play on San Antonio vs. Boston Under.