Today’s card is probably the best one I have seen this season and I hope the results will be accordingly with some really nice games to watch and bet on.
Atlanta Hawks –Cleveland Cavaliers
Two teams are completely opposite one to the other.Cleveland can’t win a game (3W – 12L), but more often covers the spread than not (8 – 7 ATS). Hawks are the exact opposite. Win almost every game (9W – 4L), but just can’t cover a game (5 – 8 ATS).
On top of that,Cleveland are great as big underdogs, going 3 – 1 ATS in such spots. Hawks are terrible as big favorites, going 0 – 3 this season so far.
Clevelandgot a very strong wash by Scott after the home loss to Phoenix and today will be looking to rebound from that.
They aren’t the most talented, but they should play better defense and with Varejao in such a great form, they can hang on in any game.
97 – 93 sounds about right here.
Cleveland+9, 1.91 odds – 6 units play – Pinnacle
New York Knicks –Washington Wizards
Knicks with 2 Unders in two games playing without Kidd. Don’t get me wrong and Felton and Prigioni can run Knicks offense, but Kidd was the general on the floor and really made things better for Knicks and helped offense go smoothly.
Wizards been very far from balanced team or a team that plays defense, but stopping Portland on 84 points, season’s second best defensive performance – that got Wizards their first win, should help Wizards realize that they must try and play top notch defense, because offensively, they are very limited, especially playing without Wall.
Math wise, Teams average 190 points, but only 187 home/ road and with Knicks having 4 Under results in 5 home games and Wizards having 5 Under results in their 6 road games, I will bet on this game to go Under as well.
Under 190.5 in New York, 1.95 odds – 7 units play – Pinnacle
LA Lakers –Denver Nuggets
It’s true that Lakers are very unbalanced right now and that too many games between the teams ended up with an Under.
But having said all that, both teams will be looking to run and I doubt that Lakers hideous percentage from game against the Pacers will happen again.
The fact that Lakers got their slap once again and the fact that they play really well against Denver at home leads to believe they will do well on offense.
While I can see Lakers scoring 102- 103 points, I do believe that 107 – 111 points would be much more accurate score from them tonight.
D’Antoni and Kobe talked about improving their offense and that if it happens, results will come. Duhon talked about playing at faster tempo, so that when Nash returns, they won’t have to change their style again.
Lakers Over 104.5 points, 1.91 odds – 7 units play – 5Dimes