GREG GAMBLE’S 2008 PIGSKIN PICKS: 55-35 ATS...61%
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How bout my Homeboy Sage Rosenfels not pissing the game down his leg again…Cyclone Power BEEATCHES (not counting ISU ending the season on a 10-game losing streak). And how about MFin Andre Johnson and those mitts? Dare I say he’s currently the best WR in the game...next to David Terrell of course). With that, time to hit-up professional hardwood for some ATS hoops action tonight!
PORTLAND BLAZERS (-6) @ NEW YORK KNICKS
While D’Antoni has shocked the world by leading a band of expiring contracts and Isiah’s leftovers to an 8-8 record thus far, reality is starting to settle in for a squad simply overmatched at every position…especially after shipping Zach Randolph & Jamal Crawford out of town.
Check this out, their frontcourt beef currently consists of two PFs that hate to rebound and are allergic to the paint (Al Harrington & Tim Thomas), and another, PF David Lee, overachieving by bouncing around with more energy than Jags WR Matt Jones after hanging out in the car w/ his buddies (just kidding, his dad said the nose candy wasn't his). While the 6-9 Lee has been awesome in D’Antoni’s up-tempo system, he’s been forced to man the middle and just doesn’t have the size or defensive prowess to handle anybody with some skill.
As for what New York’s tiny frontcourt will see tonight, 7-1 Joel Przybilla (84 fg%, 7.8 rpg), the manchild Greg Oden (last gm: 11 pts, 13 reb, 3 blk), 6-11 LaMarcus Aldridge (15.8 ppg), and former Knickerbocker 6-11 Channing Frye. With McMillian’s disciplined coaching style, look for the Blazers to win their fifth straight tonight by absolutely dominating the paint, the glass, and low-block.
Speaking of wins, do you know who Spike Lee’s undermanned crew has actually beaten? Besides an opening day victory against the Heat and a Deron Williams’less Jazz squad (btw, both W’s came when they had Randolph & Crawford), the combined record of the teams they’ve beaten is 19-65! On the flipside, Portland is one of the hottest teams in the Association and just beat New Orleans by 15 on Friday and at Detroit by 11 on Sunday. And my guess is there won’t be a letdown with a visit to Madison Square Garden tonight.
I could go on about the great Brandon Roy (21 ppg, 5 apg, 4 rpg) or how Chris Duhon & Quentin Richardson are actually starting for an NBA team, but instead, I think I’ll just put up another picture of a hottie! BLAZERS BY 11-17 POINTS - BLAZERS BY 11-17 POINTS