Monday, December 18, 2006

Picks for today

Golden State +6 at New Jersey----- Nets have been playing like ass. They'll probably win, but not by much.

Utah -5 at New York----- Well the Knicks will be without Jared Jeffries, Nate Robinson, Mardy Collins, Jerome James (suspensions). They are also likely to be without Steve Francis and Quentin Richardson (injuries). That leaves Jamal Crawford and Marbury as the only two backcourt players. We will likely see some Renaldo Balkman at the two, and a lot of David Lee and Malik Rose at the 3. Utah is coming off a convincing victory at Indiana (who has already beaten New York twice this season). The Knicks are coming off of 2 straight blowouts. But this could an identity forming moment for the Knicks. I will go with them in this game.

New Orleans +7.5 at Miami----- Peja and West are still out, but Miami is not good, and 7.5 points is a big spread. Go with New Orleans.

Seattle +5 at Memphis----- Gasol should get 20+ minutes for the first time this season. Seattle has no one to stop him. Seattle's wide open defense should also give plenty of easy opportunities to all the inexperienced players on Memphis. This is a good way to get a player going.

Washington -2 at Denver----- No Carmelo=no win. Washington just shat on the Lakers with 60 by Arenas. Denver is missing it's two best scorers, actually the highest scoring tandem in the NBA. Earl Boykins and Andre Miller are the only players left on this team who can create a shot. Boykins is the only one left who has an above average jump shot. This one has blowout written all over it.

Dallas -3 at Sacramento------ Sacramento has been playing better recently. They beat Utah in Salt Lake City and they played pretty close with Phoenix. Isn't it great when you can call the Suns the hottest team in the NBA? Dallas has been streaky. They beat Sac by 19 at home earlier this season, but Sacramento has been good at home (7-5). They played Orlando and Miami close in their most recent home loss, and whooped Atlanta in their last home game before losing to the Suns. I like Sacramento here.

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