If you’re looking for an exciting way to bet the NBA odds after the All-Star break, these teams are lighting up the scoreboards and cashing in for Over bettors when it comes to the NBA free sports betting picks. We take a closer look at why these teams can keep pumping out the points in the second half of the season.
Dallas Mavericks (35-20-0 Over/Under)
The Mavericks own the third-best scoring attack in the Association, scoring more than 116 points per contest on the season. A big part of the offense has been Dallas’ willingness to jack it up from deep. The Mavs average 41 3-point attempts per game which sits second in the NBA, knocking down 15.2 of those shots from beyond the arc.
Dallas doesn’t play a frantic pace like many teams with Over success, ranked 20th in offensive pace this season. All-Star guard Luka Doncic is the main catalyst for the Mavs scoring, putting up almost 29 points per game while dishing out nearly nine assists per contests. Defensively, Dallas sits in the middle of the pack, allowing an average of 110.5 points against. The Mavericks rolled into the break with six straight Over winners, holding value to top the total no matter if they’re playing at home or away.
San Antonio Spurs (33-20-1 Over/Under)
There’s something about those Texas totals that breed Over winners. San Antonio’s points production and defense just make sense when measure up against its Over/Under returns, ranked ninth in the NBA at 113.2 points for and 23rd with an average of 114.5 points against. However, unlike the Mavs, the Spurs don’t depend heavily on the 3-pointer. They’re shooting almost 37% from 3-point range but collecting just 10.4 buckets from beyond the arc per game.
Defending the 3-point line is a different story for San Antonio, which has watched opponents knock down an average of 13 baskets from distance per game – fourth most in the NBA. The Spurs used to be one of the stingiest teams in the league but those numbers have crumbled in the first half of the schedule, yet the stigma around San Antonio still keeps the total relatively low. The Spurs have been especially profitable for the Over away from home, going 17-9-1 Over/Under as a visitor this year.
Detroit Pistons (34-23-0 Over/Under)
Detroit is another franchise known for its defensive chops, but the 2019-20 Pistons are having a tough time living up to those standards, allowing 110.6 points per game. That points against average isn’t that terrible considering Detroit has watched rival teams shoot 47.5% from the floor this season. If it wasn’t for the Pistons’ methodical pace on offense, ranked fourth slowest in the NBA, those points against totals would be much higher.
Offensively, Detroit isn’t exactly lighting up the scoreboard, averaging only 108 points per game. The Pistons play a controlled tempo and just traded away second-leading scorer Andre Drummond to Cleveland, leaving little firepower on the Pistons roster. Perhaps Detroit rolls with a smaller lineup and quicker pace after the break, but totals bettors should expect these Over/Under results to balance out for Detroit, especially at home where Detroit is 19-10 Over/Under on the season.