ATS Yesterday – 3-0…Just like Mrs. Clinton, maybe cryin' to the gamblin' gods was the trick
ATS Overall – CBB: 11-10 NBA: 49-48 NFL: 22-20
DETROIT PISTONS @ SAN ANTONIO SPURS (-3.5)
Talk about a rough stretch for the Pistons, they blow a lead late at home against the Celts Saturday, and then travel to Texas for a back-to-back against the Mavs & Spurs. If you watched last night’s battle in Dallas, the Motown Boys never seemed to find a rhythm and still appear to have a hanger from KG and Co. Not a good sign with a Spurs team that finally has their Big Three all playing together and coming off a OT loss at GST Tuesday. As for the key match-ups tonight...
As for the key match-ups tonight, Billups doesn’t have the speed to slowdown Tony Longoria and Timmy D should have his way against a banged-up Rasheed and the undersized McDyess. While most NBA gurus claim Dumars came-out the winner in the Nazr Mohammed deal, I think the Pistons left a big-hole in their frontcourt without a true center to slowdown the few dominate bigs in the league. As for the anoche, with the Spurs losers in 2 of their last 3, Pop will treat this as a must win and will exploit the lack of a defensive in the middle for DET and let Parker weave his way to the basket off the shoulder of Mr. Fundamental…Spurs by 8-12 points
PHOENIX SUNS @ UTAH JAZZ (-5.5)
The already short-rotation in the Land O' the Sun is already without Grant Hill for the next few weeks (emergency appendectomy) and saw Stevie Nash leave last night’s game with a stomach flu. Speaking of the game, it was an OT battle that saw Marion, Bell, & Diaw average about 44 min each. Do you think that’s a good thing for team traveling to the unique atmosphere in Utah for a back-to-back? The Jazz have been dominate at home (13-3), are disciplined enough to keep this a half-court game, and should be able to get D-Will & Capt. Carlos any shot they want. As for as AK-47 being out, the trio of Harpring, Korver, & Millsap should be able to capitalize on the Suns spotty D…Jazz by 9-14 points