WILL ROGERS NBA TOTAL DOMINATOR (10*) HUGE 38-24 NBA RUN!
Atlanta vs. Utah,
02/01/2019 21:00 EDT,
Score: 112 - 128
Total: -110/+227 Under
The set-up: From both a situational stand point and a trend based one, I think this one sets up great as a lower-scoring under. Both teams come in off horrible losses and as such, I’m expecting a much more concerted effort on the defensive end of the floor from each. The Hawks were destroyed 135-113 in Sacramento on Wednesday, while Utah fell 132-105 in Portland the same night. Clearly each will be out to atone for that massive letdown on the defensive end of the floor.
The pick: Take it for what you will as well, but the Hawks have seen the total go “under” the number in all five games that they’ve played in this year after playing to three or more consecutive “overs,” while Utah has seen the total dip “under” the posted number in eight of its last 12 after a blowout loss of 20 points or more. This number is high, play the “under.”