Saturday, December 03, 2005

Saturday's Picks

The NBA's leading shot blockers go head-to-head tonight as Alonzo Mourning and the Miami Heat face off against Marcus Camby and the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Anyone up for a block party?

December 3, 2005

Home Team in CAPS

Ant's Picks:

Last Night: (4-8); Week: (13-24); Month: (8-17); Season: (120-108)

  • NEW JERSEY -10.5 over Toronto
  • Detroit -4 over CHICAGO
  • New Orleans +10.5 over DALLAS
  • Memphis +4.5 over HOUSTON
  • Philadelphia +10.5 over SAN ANTONIO
  • MILWAUKEE -7.5 over Orlando
  • Miami +3.5 over DENVER
  • Cleveland +4.5 over CLIPPERS

Paul's Picks:

Last Night: (7-5); Week: (23-14); Month: (15-10); Season: (121-107)

  • NEW JERSEY -10.5 over Toronto
  • CHICAGO +4.5 over Detroit
  • Memphis +4.5 over HOUSTON
  • DALLAS -9.5 over New Orleans/Oklahoma City
  • MILWAUKEE -7.5 over Orlando -*Steve Francis, Hedo Turkoglu Out; Bobby Simmons Questionable*
  • SAN ANTONIO -9.5 over Philadelphia
  • Miami +3.5 over DENVER
  • CLIPPERS -4 over Cleveland

--The Nets come in with plenty of rest after having not played in a couple days, and Lawrence Frank won't hesitate to play his starters big minutes with no game on the dock until Wednesday. The Raptors won't be able to slow down J-Kidd, Vince, and RJ at Continental-- not a good matchup when you consider how hard they fought last night. NJ 110-91

--The Pistons have 6 days off following tonight's game! After looking a bit lax last night, I suspect they may get caught off guard with that vacation just on the horizon. The Bulls are 4-1 at home this year with their only loss coming in overtime to the Spurs. Look for a nail-biter tonight at the United Center (where the Pistons have won 10 consecutive times)-- Pistons will win, Bulls will cover. DET 95-92

--T-Mac or not, I still think the Rockets are going to struggle to score against the NBA's best defense in terms of points allowed. By throwing Battier on McGrady and doubling Yao on the post, the Rockets will have to rely on their meddling supporting cast to engineer the offense. This Grizzlies team is for real, folks. MEM 88-82

--The Mavericks have been awfully shaky as of late, dropping 3 of 4 including their last two at home, so they'll be pleased to welcome in a team that hasn't been them in a LONG time. Mavs blew a big lead the first time they met, so Avery Johnson will ensure that they play with high intensity throughout the game. DAL 101-89

--Franicis and Turkoglu are out for tonight's game. There's no way Orlando keeps up with Milwaukee. MIL 96-84

--The Spurs are not a good matchup for the 76ers right now, especially at the SBC Center. Philly is just 1-5 ATS when scoring below 100 and it's highly unlikely they'll reach that mark on San Antonio's home floor. This one could get ugly. SAN 106-89

--Denver feels like the easy pick in that Heat/Nuggets game, so I'm counting on Miami to stay hot. MIA 97-92

--The Clippers feel like an even easier pick than the Nuggets, but I'm sticking to my guns on this one. Cleveland played an up-and-down game in Seattle last night while the Clippers have been off since Wednesday preparing for their redemption after losing to the Cavs in overtime. Couple this with the fact that the Clippers have been a tour de force offensively at Staples and that the Cavs have been a mortal disaster defensively on the road, and there's every reason to lock this game. Yet because the Clips just feel like too much of a cinch to cover, I'm going to avoid. LAC 105-100


At 8:58 PM, Blogger BostonBlows said...

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At 9:06 PM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

dude go eat rat feces, you already posted that. yur prolly that kid that changes his blogger name to a new "someoneblows" every night to piss people off. get a hobby bro.

At 11:14 PM, Blogger BostonBlows said...

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At 2:25 AM, Blogger Nat said...

ooo both of you picked nj to cover thats nuts raptors have fought hard every game i can say except for like 3-4 and new jersey is all hype no show... the three headed monster is a figment of the imagination cuz they really looked bad tonight... kidd barely had anything going and carter did his usual "wince" im glad the raptors got a win... random fact this is the first time the raptors won back to back road games since march of 2000

At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Chris said...

Yeah, ouch. Raps win, Raps win! a la Swirsky.

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