Friday, April 01, 2005

Friday's Picks

April 1, 2005

Home Team in CAPS

Anthony's Picks:

Last Night: (0-0), Week: (7-2-1)
  • Memphis -3 over MILWAUKEE
  • PHOENIX -7.5 over Minnesota
  • Golden State -5 over UTAH

Guess who's bizzzzack? Glad to be here in 40 degree weather, no really. Well, even though I was down south for the week, my picks have remained strong. Milwaukee is beginning their free fall into the upper portions of the lottery. With Desmond Mason likely out again, expect the Grizz to pound the Bucks 103-91. Phoenix looked as good as ever in their game against Philly the other night. Now adding Amare back to that lineup should make them even more explosive. Sure the Wolves have won 5 straight, but they're due to get smoked, especially after a back-to-back. PHX 112, MIN 99. Finally, Utah is more depleted than Charlie Sheen's online gambling account and now even Raja Bell is expected to miss. Warriors in a romp 105-89. GLTA...I'll have a very intriguing article coming out at the beginning of next week. Stay tuned...

Paul's Picks:

Last Night: (2-0), Week: (7-2-1)

  • New Jersey +2 over NEW YORK
  • Memphis -3.5 over MILWAUKEE
  • HOUSTON -10.5 over New Orleans
  • UTAH +4.5 over Golden State
  • Portland +9 over SEATTLE

The Nets should be able to take down the Knicks tonight at MSG, a team they've dominated in the Jason Kidd era. The Knicks appear to have thrown in the towel while the Nets are still going hard after that 8th spot. Memphis needs this win tonight with a brutal schedule on the horizon. After completely choking against Seattle on Tuesday and having a couple nights off, I think the Grizz take care of the Bucks with relative ease. Byron Scott has decided to implement some serious lineup changes beginning with tonight's games and I think we could see the result be a struggle in Houston against a team that has learned how to blow out teams (10 of last 13 wins have been by double-digits). Utah has beaten Golden State 19 straight times at the Delta Center. 19! I don't care how bad Utah is right now, that's a trend I'm sticking with. Seattle hasn't won by double-digits in 10 games, and since people are taking the Sonics at a 2 to 1 clip, I'll ride Vegas and take the Blazers to cover. Good luck tonight.

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