GREG GAMBLE’S 2008 PIGSKIN PICKS: 55-35 ATS...61%
NFL 20-15 - NCAA 17-11 - Teasers 18-9 - Ladies 90-0
HARDWOOD PICKS: 1-0 ATS...100%...CAUSE I STUDY HARD
* BTW, my early NBA picks were considered Preseason...and if you don't like that, get your own website or call the Better ATS Bureau!
MINNESOTA T-WOLVES (+10) @ ORLANDO MAGIC
Before you call me crazy for taking the T-Wolves on the road, have you seen who the Magic are starting in their backcourt because of injuries...Anthony "Old man" Johnson & J.J. "Shorty" Redick. The already undermanned backcourt for Ron Jeremy recently lost defensive & 3-point savant Mickael Pietrus & the speedy Jameer Nelson, and will struggle mightily against anybody speed & size until they return.
While the Orlando trio up-front are dynamic (Howard, Lewis, & Turk), besides the beast known as Freaky D, neither can be considered a true PF and provide a decent match-up for Minny's perimeter-oriented PF Ryan Gomez (last 5 gms: 14.8 ppg, 11-20 from 3-pt).
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While Jefferson doesn't nearly have the athleticism of Howard, he has more moves down-low than T.T. Boy and usually creates plenty of opportunities at the charity stripe. Look for Coach Randy "Waiting To Get Fired" Wittman to work him early in this contest to get Orlando's star in foul trouble...and similar to the Magic's backcourt, they don't have the depth or rebouders to properly adjust. (BTW, Big Al is coming off his worst game of the season...gotta like dat, right!?)
Obviously, the T-Wolves have the ability to self-destruct at any point in tonight’s contest, but for some reason I actually think they’ll pull off an upset anoche. And even if they don’t, I can’t see how lil J.J. and ole Anthony Johnson lead them to a double-digit victory!
WOLVES IN A BUZZER BEATER!