TOTAL OF THE MONTH (NBA) BIGGEST TOTAL OF MARCH
Houston vs. Boston,
03/03/2019 15:30 EDT,
Score: 115 - 104
Total: -100/+225½ Over
The set-up: Two teams hungry for victories collide in this high-profile non-conference matchup on Sunday afternoon and in my opinion, points are going to be plentiful. The Rockets come in off a 121-118 home win over Miami, while Boston broke a four-game losing streak with a 107-96 home win over Washington. The Rockets average 113.4 PPG and they allow 111.2. The C’s average 112.1 PPG and they allow 106.6.
The pick: Take it for what you will though, but Houston has seen the total go “over” the number in 15 of its last 20 non-conference games, while Boston has seen the total go “over” in 20 of its last 33 at home and in 14 of its last 20 non-conference games. With each team expected to push the pace, I look for this one to fly “over” sooner, rather than later.