2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 18, 2005
Utah at Brooklyn
Friday 03/18 07:35 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 174 -110 (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: PUSH
Oddsmakers continue to set very low totals for Utah games, due to their recent lack of offensive punch. However their offensive numbers have been improving with each game, and tonight they face a Nets team that loves to run. Utah scored 84 points in their last game against Indiana, which was an improvement over their two previous games in which they scored 62 and 73 points respectively. The over is a solid 19-14 in Utah's road contests this season. They are allowing nearly 100 ppg away from home. New Jersey appears to have gotten their offense back on track after a short slump. They have scored 98 and 100 points in their last two games, with the 100 being especially impressive coming against a tough defensive Bulls squad. They should have no trouble reaching the century mark tonight against the struggling Jazz. The last time these two met back in late January, the total was set at 191. Here it has been set about 15 points lower giving us plenty of value. This one sails over the total. Take the over for two stars.