NBA gamblers that like to wager on Over/Under totals will enjoy this look at the best Under teams in the league heading into this weekend.Now, many pro hoops bettors may think that the league's best defensive teams would be the biggest Under producers around, but one look at the teams on this list will show that many of the best Under teams in the game are simply offensively-challenged teams that struggle to score the ball on a consistent basis.
This look at those ballclubs should help NBA gamblers everywhere cash in on more O/U total wagers than ever.
New Jersey 11-21 O/U
The Nets have played Under their O/U total in two of its last three games and four of six overall. New Jersey averages just 89.7 points per game this season and will almost assuredly produce a ton of Unders for the remainder of the regular season.
L.A. Clippers 13-21 O/U
The Clippers are ranked 25th in scoring and 16th in defense, hence, the high Under total. L.A. has won three consecutive games heading into Friday and four of five overall and say they want to make the playoffs this season badly. Until further notice, I say ride the Clippers while they're hot and play the Under in the majority of their games this season.
Minnesota 14-21 O/U
The Timberwolves are an absolute mess NBA lovers and not likely to get better any time soon either. Minnesota has gone 5-5 O/U over its last 10 games.
Cleveland 15-20 O/U
The Cavaliers have the third best defense in the league at the time of this writing and shut down more people the Public Enemy's Chuck D! Cleveland has played Under their set O/U total in five of its last seven games and will produce a ton of Under outcomes this season led by their powerful defense.
Chicago 12-20 O/U
The Disappointing Bulls are 28th in scoring, averaging a pitiful 92.3 points per game while raking 13th in defense by giving up just 97.6 points per contest. Sounds like a recipe for Under success to me!
Houston 16-20 O/U
The scrappy Rockets are a middle-of-the-pack team, both offensively and defensively, but arguably the grittiest team in the league this season. Houston has played Under their O/U total in six of the last eight games overall.
New Orleans 12-20 O/U
When the Hornets play defense, they win – it's that simple. New Orleans has won four consecutive games while covering the spread each time out. New Orleans has played Under their O/U total in each of their last games while not giving up more than 95 points in any game.
New York 15-19 O/U
The Knicks are playing very well heading into Friday, having won three consecutive games while covering the spread each time out. New York has played Under their set O/U total in seven of the last 10 games, most likely because oddsmakers keep setting their total so high.
Denver 16-19 O/U
The Nuggets have the third-best offense in the league right now, averaging a whopping 107.3 points per game. Denver also allows 102.2 points per game defensively (21st) but keep playing Under their O/U totals because oddsmakers foolishly keep expecting them to put up 110 points in every game. Denver has played Under the O/U total in two straight games and five of its last 10 overall.