Free Pick for Friday from handicapping expert OC Dooley


OC Dooley’s 2013 Basketball Best Bets are  “12-2” dating back to New Year’s.  Friday college hoops Best Bet ESPNU televised side-and-total just released! Check daily for “free pick” action at OC Dooley’s website. This Friday night pick is actually a PREMIUM service wager:

“2 UNIT” LINETRACKER NBA TOTAL (Warriors at Spurs OVER 201 in an 8:35 eastern tipoff):  The key to this pick actually has to do with the opening price of tomorrow night’s game involving Golden State (188) which is substantially lower than the figure we are looking at this evening.  Most reading this analysis remember a mid-week ESPN appearance by Golden State who was trounced by Miami in a 92-75 final verdict where the offense struggled without injured star guard Stephen Curry whose surgically repaired ankle is hurting yet again.  

San Antonio SpursThus, for the oddsmakers to post a total above the 200-plateau tonight speaks volumes, especially since San Antonio has played “below” the spot an amazing 14 times in the past 19 outings.  

The last time that the Warriors upset the Spurs was five years ago in a very high scoring 130-121 shootout that extended into overtime, so tonight’s visitor must find a way to light up the scoreboard in a series that has seen consecutive clashes go OVER the total where the Spurs put 107 and 120 points on the scoreboard respectively.  

In the past three years, Golden State is 25-10 OVER the total in the month of January.  In the past two seasons, San Antonio when off consecutive games where the offense scored 55+ points in the opening half have gone 17-7 OVER the number.


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