Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Wednesday's Picks

Amare Stoudemire (new 'doo and all) made his first appearance at a Phoenix game last night as he enjoyed watching the Suns defeat the Raptors at America West. The Suns will really wish they had Amare in uniform tonight as they travel to Houston to take on a desperate Rockets team. Ant and Paul both like Houston this evening.

November 23, 2005

Home Team in CAPS

Ant's Picks:

Last Night: (3-3); Week: (4-6); Season: (88-67)

  • BOSTON -3 over Atlanta
  • Washington -2 over ORLANDO **LOCK**
  • DETROIT -10 over Denver
  • CHARLOTTE -2.5 over New York
  • HOUSTON pk over Phoenix
  • MIAMI -10 over Portland
  • NEW ORLEANS +4 over Minnesota
  • MILWAUKEE -2 over Philadelphia--Iverson Questionable
  • SACRAMENTO -3.5 over New Jersey--Carter/Peja Questionable
  • San Antonio -4 over GOLDEN STATE
  • Toronto +12 over LA CLIPPERS

Today is a pretty tough day, so bare with me. One of my best friends from college passed away early Tuesday. If you find it in your heart, please say a prayer for the Wicks family. Thanks.

--Celtics are not that great of a team this year but they're definately good enough to down the Hawks. I don't see the Hawks winning for a few more weeks. BOS 104-97

--The Wizards have lost four in a row and have to be reeling after blowing a solid lead in the 4th quarter last night. Orlando is rested, but Washington is hungry. WAS 102-95

--Common sense tells you that Denver just won a tough game last night and Detroit just got smoked by Dallas, so take the Nugs, right? Wrong. Denver still struggles on the road and especially against elite teams. Take the Pistons. DET 104-89

--I feel sorry for Knicks fans. CHA 99-93

--The easy pick is Phoenix who beat a fired up Toronto team last night. The Rockets on the other hand, lost in Big D last night and should again be without T-Mac and Alston. There is absolutely no reason to take the Rockets and that's why they'll cover. HOU 95-94

--Wow, nice win for the Blazers last night. Think they'll carry that over into Miami tonight? I don't. MIA 106-92

--Minny is 0-3 on the road while New Orleans plays their competition rather tough at home. Plus the Wolves are due for a let down game. NOR 103-101, OT

--With Iverson sick I'll go with the Bucks. Milwaukee was able to down the Sixers on opening night and I see no reason why they won't do the same tonight. They have a huge edge defensively and on the glass. MIL 104-98

--I don't think the Nets can do much of anything without Vince tonight. While RJ is a dependable scorer, I don't think Kidd has 25 points in him to keep up with Sacto. SAC 103-95

--Don't let the Spurs' failure to cover the other night fool you. They'll take care of the Warriors tonight. SAS 103-93

--Word from Paul is that the Raptors were fired up last night, but just fell short in the desert. I see that optimistic approach carrying over on this road trip, starting tonight in LA. LAC 99-96


Paul's Picks:

Last Night: (3-3); Week: (3-7); Season: (75-80)

  • ATLANTA +3 over Boston
  • Washington -2 over ORLANDO - *Steve Francis Questionable*
  • DETROIT -10 over Denver - *Kenyon Martin Probable*
  • CHARLOTTE -2.5 over New York - *Eddy Curry Doubtful*
  • HOUSTON PK over Phoenix
  • MIAMI -10 over Portland
  • Minnesota -4 over NEW ORLEANS/OKLAHOMA CITY
  • MILWAUKEE -2.5 over Philadelphia
  • SACRAMENTO -3.5 over New Jersey - *Vince Carter, Peja Stojakovic Questionable*
  • San Antonio -4 over GOLDEN STATE
  • Toronto +12 over CLIPPERS

-No in-depth analysis today, just a few notes...

-Phoenix arrived in Houston at 4 AM this morning. If anything, take the under (189?) for this game. I think the Rockets are also a safe bet to win assuming the game is played at a sloth-like pace.

-The Warriors have been winning, but have really played only one very good game all season (against the Bucks at home). I don't think they're ready to take down the Spurs.

-Minnesota is fired up tonight as they look for their first road win of the season. They should take down the Hornets.

-Charlotte's quick guards will be able to swarm the Knicks' perimeter with Eddy Curry likely sidelines. This means either Stephon steps up big or the Bobcats blow away the Knicks. I'm going with the latter.

-And finally, Milwaukee can score, especially at home, while Philly is still shaky at best on defense. This might be the best game of the night, so if you get a chance to tune in, feel lucky. Bucks are winning this baby though.



At 5:34 PM, Anonymous rf said...

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At 8:30 PM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

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At 12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't those sneakers Amare is sporting? Isn't that a violation of the Stern code?



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