ATS TUESDAY: 2-0…There’s a reason I went 171-127 last year
ATS since FRIDAY - 9-1 ATS...Tell me ya Luv me!
ATS Overall – NBA: 62-56 CBB: 16-13 NFL: 22-20
SACRAMENTO KINGS (-2) @ LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS
*The line opened at -1.5 and already moved to -2 by 8:30 am
If you like this like me, you better play it early cause I have a feeling it’ll start moving once this is posted! Never in my life have a seen Mike Bibby & Kevin Martin enthused on defense or Ron-Ron actually in-control of his emotions. Since the trio returned from injury, they look determined to prove that their usually selfish-styles can mesh with the team-first approach Reggie Theus created in their absence. Last night, they combined for 61 points & 14 assists, while the bench accepted their new role and continued to shoot lights-out (the bench from 3pt: 7-9). And tonight...
And tonight, expect California’s version of the Blazers to continue to flourish with their newfound rotation and absolutely roll an awful Clippers squad. Besides looking worse than Courtney Love throughout the season, LA is now dealing with some sniping between the coach & owner, while their veteran leader Sam Cassell is simply showcasing himself for other teams. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention that Corey Maggette’s name just popped-up in the newspaper because it was reported that Coach Dunleavy wanted to trade him before the season. I bet that’ll work wonders for their player/coach relationship tonight…Kings by 10-14 points
DETROIT PISTONS (-7) @ PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
The veteran Bad Boys have lost 3 in-a-row…I repeat, the veteran Bad Boys have lost 3 in-a-row! And unfortunately for Philly fans, I have a feeling their going to take it out on a 76ers squad that's playing while looking over their shoulder at a new GM with an itchy trigger-finger. Secondly, the sorry-azz Pacers just beat the Sixers at home by 7 Monday as Coach Cheeks played mostly the youngsters during the 2nd half (Louis Williams, Thad Young, & Rodney Carney). Just like with things in Clipperland, the front-office doesn’t seem to be on the same page with the coaches & players, which is not a good sign with a desperate Pistons squad in-town looking to regain their moxy…Pistons by double-digits
OHIO BOBCATS (-3.5) @ BUFFALO BULLS
I know the (6-10) Bulls have a player named Greg Gamble on their squad, but since he’s averaging more turnovers than dimes and only shooting 62% from the charity-stripe as a guard, I think we all know who's the imposter. In addition, Buffalo has lost 7 of their last 8, including 5-straight, and don’t have a single player averaging double-digits. As for the (11-6) Bobcats, after an up-n-down opening to conference play they rolled 1st place Kent State by 12 at home, and are led by two frontcourt upperclassmen that combine to average 30 ppg, 17 rpg, and shoot 57% from the floor. While they’ve struggled on the road early-on, I expect the veteran-laden squad to do some damage during the 2nd half of conference play…Cats O’ Bob by 8-12 points
NBA/NCAA TEASER SPECIAL
HOUSTON ROCKETS (teased -2) @ SEATTLE SONICS
Newspaper reports flooded the Pacific Northwest with unnamed veterans from the Sonics complaining that they can’t stand Coach P.J. Carlesimo…and somewhere, you know Latrell Sprewell is laughing like a little school-girl! While the Rockets only beat the Sonics at home by 7 on MLK Day, I have a feeling with T-Mac looking to prove the Rockets are better squad with him and the Great Wall of China continuing to dominate on a nightly-basis, Houston surely wins this by more than a bucket…Rockets by 6-12 points
LOUISVILLE CARDINALS (teased to -3.5) @ S.FLORIDA BULLS
The Bulls have lost 5-straight, including a blow-out loss at home to W. Virginia who was missing their 2nd leader scoring, and only have one real post-player to stop the dominate frontcourt of the Cardinals. While this would usually be considered a trap-game for a team like Louisville, they were bitch-slapped at Seton Hall Saturday and I guarantee Coach Pitino turned things up a notch at practice this week. You probably don’t need to tease it, but then I wouldn’t have been able to use my Kelly Bundy Teaser Picture…Cardinals by 8-12 points