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On March 4, 2016, in Free Picks, NBA, by Stephen

Suns at Magic Under 216 1/2

The Phoenix Suns’ starting lineup these days is Devin Booker, Ronnie Price, Alex Len, P.J. Tucker and Tyson Chandler. That’s a very strong YMCA lineup. Unfortunately we’re talking NBA here.

Len actually has been playing well and Chandler provides some inside muscle. But no way can the Suns be counted on to score their share of points. This has proven especially so on the road where Phoenix is averaging 87.1 points during its last six away games. The Suns are less up-tempo with Len and Chandler playing in the lineup together.

I can’t lay double-digits with a 27-33 Magic team that has lost their defensive way after a 19-13 beginning. But this is a golden opportunity for Orlando to feed off its strongest defensive effort in nearly two months coming off a 102-89 home win over Chicago two nights ago. Certainly that is what fiery Scott Skiles is preaching to his team.

Both of these teams average 100 points a game, which is below average. Neither team shoots well with Phoenix ranking third-worst in the league in field goal percentage. Orlando may be minus its third-leading scorer, Evan Fournier, He’s missed the last three games with a wrist injury.

Neither team has a strong bench with the Suns in the argument for having the worst reserves in the league. So garbage time shouldn’t result in a tremendous amount of points if the game plays out to be an expected blowout.

The under has cashed in five of Phoenix’s last six road games. The under also has cashed eight of the past 11 times when the Magic have hosted an opponent with a less than .400 road winning percentage.

(Editor’s note: Stephen Nover is one of the hottest ‘cappers in the country going 94-52-3 on his last 149 premium and free plays for 64 percent, including 46-23 on his last 69 NBA premium and free plays.)


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