Today we have 2 warm picks and 1 hot pick. The cold picks are still chosen by Algo to win, but there is not as much confidence behind those picks.
Warriors @ Suns - Algo Warm Pick, Under 222
The Warriors last game hit the under easily. The Suns last game hit the over but Phoenix only scored 111 points. In these teams meetings so far this year, they pushed at 231, hit the under of 225 by 24 points, and hit the under of 227 by 9 points. Their offenses have both been faltering as the season has gone on. The Warriors are looking forward to the return of Steph Curry, but that won't come until later this month. All their young players just struggle to score points. The Suns have lost 2 in a row and scored below 112 points in both games.
Pacers @ Cavs - Algo Hot Pick, Under 215
This is a pretty low total in today's NBA. But in their 2 matchups this year they hit the under of 214 by 5 points, and hit the under of 215 by 17 points! The Cavs have been playing re-energized basketball since the firing of John Beilein, winning 4 of their last 6 games. The Pacers have the 6th best defense in the NBA and it seems like they have the Cavs number. Cleveland traded for Andre Drummond but they haven't quite figured out how he fits into their offense alongside Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. In the Pacers last 4 games the total has been under 215 in each game.
Bulls @ Knicks - Algo Warm Pick, Under 214
In their matchups this year they hit the under of 224 by 21 points and hit over 212 by 10 points. So track record isn't going to help much. The Knicks are 29th in the league in offense, and 19th in defense. They seem to morph their game to whatever their opponent wants to do. If the opponent wants to slow down and run half court offense they will, but if they want to run and gun the Knicks will do that too. Considering the Bulls score 106 points per game this should be a slow paced, low scoring affair. If you want to have even more fun watching this game, watch how the Bulls players blatantly disrespect their coach Jim Boylen, it's comical.