Monday, November 28, 2005

Monday's Picks

Al Albert: "And what's this? Haha, check this out Clark, Ron Artest has shaved 'Tru Warrior' into the back of his head! What will he do next?"

David Stern: (sound of a grown man choking on Matzah ball soup)

November 28, 2005

Home Team in CAPS

Ant's Picks:

Last Night: (2-1); Last Week: (23-23); Season: (107-84)
  • Dallas -8 over TORONTO
  • BOSTON -5.5 over Orlando
  • MIAMI -7.5 over New York
  • DENVER -8 over New Jersey
  • New Orleans +8 over GOLDEN STATE

--Dallas will wipe the floor with the Dinosaurs tonight. DAL 111-97

--In my eyes, Boston couldn't cover 6 points against Worcester Polytechnical Institute. So take the Magic, right? Wait a second. Orlando has won 3 in a row--most recently a 80-77 thriller vs. the Heat--and look to be establishing themselves as a contender for the 8th seed. On the other hand, the C's just gave the Hawks their first win of the year and needed a buzzer-beater by Paul Pierce to down the Bobcats. So why is Boston favored by 6? No clue, but the Celts absolutely owned the Magic, sweeping the season series 3-0. Look for more of the same tonight. BOS 105-96

--If the Knicks can't build on their thrilling win over the Sixers in Saturday, they should all be shot. Get the rifles ready because the Heat are going to cruise tonight after losing their last 2 and 3 of 4. Sorry Knicks fans. MIA 109-96

--After the Nuggets home-opening loss to the Lakers, they have outscored opponents at the Pepsi Center by an average of 16.8 PPG. Add to it that NJ just played an overtime contest in LA last night and those 8 points should be no problem. DEN 106-94

--Um, since when are the Hornets allowed to be 6-6? Shouldn't they be like -2-14 right now? I think Chris Paul and David West missed the memo. Look for a nail-biter tonight with the Warriors barely escaping this scrappy N.O. squad. (Note: every time GS has won by 10 points or more they've followed that up with a loss. Thus, take the Hornets.) GS 97-95


Paul's Picks:

Last Night: (0-3); Last Week: (26-20); Season: (98-93)

  • TORONTO +8 over Dallas - *Josh Howard Out*
  • MIAMI -7.5 over New York - *Eddy Curry Doubtful*
  • BOSTON -5.5 over Orlando
  • DENVER -8 over New Jersey - *Marcus Camby Probable*
  • New Orleans +8 over GOLDEN STATE

--The Raptors had played competitive basketball in each of their previous 8 games before getting stampeded by the Warriors in the final contest of a 4-game, 5-day West Coast trip-- can you really blame them? And while they won't be entirely rested after having only a day of rest, maybe the best thing that could have happened was getting blown out what with all of their starters getting plenty of rest on Saturday. Mavs may be hurt without Josh Howard as well. DAL 104-100

--The Heat have to be feasting their eyes on the Knicks tonight after dropping their last two. Knicks still aren't ready to consistently perform at the level they did in the second half against Philly on Saturday. MIA 98-86

--5.5 points seems a bit high for a shaky Celtics team and an Orlando club that has strung together 3 consecutive solid wins. Celts have owned the Magic in Boston-- I don't see that changing tonight. BOS 93-86

--New Jersey is screwed after playing overtime in L.A. tonight. Nobody likes going into Denver on the back-end of consecutive road games. DEN 101-83

--I'm still big on the Warriors and think they're only in the beginning of a hot streak that could lead them to the top of the Pacific, but don't underestimate the Hornets. This team is actually legit and matches up very well with the Warriors (quick guards and a tougher frontline). Warriors in a squeeker. GS 93-92


At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ant needs to pay a little more attention to those +/- signs; Dallas is MINUS 8 today and the Clippers were MINUS 2 yesterday

:O :O :O :O :O

Anyway I'm nitpicking

At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, It warms the cockles of my heart to know that Ant knows WPI.


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