Today we got only 5 games, but many interesting bets tonight and I will focus on one bet here that I liked.
Detroit Pistons – NY Knicks
I don’t know what’s going on with the Knicks this season, but it’s obviously something really really bad.
It’s not only the losses and Chandler’s injury, but it’s also Carmelo’s (star of the team) accusations that the team doesn’t care enough, rumors that JR Smith’s brother was signed as a bonus to JR’s contract and just a feeling that the loss of most team’s veterans from last season (Kidd, Sheed, Camby and others) – did a lot of bad things to this team as far as mental state of mind goes.
Detroit is filled with head cases as well. Smith and Jennings never had high basketball IQ and that’s one of the reasons why Detroit are on the bottom of the league as far as three pointers go.
Both teams are 3 – 6 this season, both in mediocre at best form.
But, I like the Pistons here for one main reason – without Chandler, I just can’t see who will battle Monroe, Smith and Drummond under the rims.
Detroit the best rebounding team in the league on offense with no less than 14.4 rebounds per game.
Against the Knicks, with Bargnani and Carmelo playing 4 and 5 positions for many minutes, I think that Detroit can have a lot of second (and third and fourth) chances when they miss and it’s very hard to win if you can’t get the rebounds.
Not a big bet, because Detroit is a very hard team to trust, but if they play this one right, they should win and cover this one.
Detroit -4, 1.95 odds – 5 units play – Pinnacle
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Best of luck everybody!!!