Posted: 1/31/2012 6:25:39 PM
Golden State -7.5
Golden State has covered ONE TIME as a favorite this year (-3.5 V Portland) and they are laying 7.5? I will take that all day considering their competition and the way the kings have played as of late. I also think matchup wise the Kings will have a hard time with the warriors back court. really surprised to see the percentages so even in this contest with this line.
Memphis has to show some face after their recent performances and I feel that denver is ripe for the picking after a very poor defensive showing vs the clippers two nights ago. Memphis can spread the floor and attack the middle to get open shots on the perimeter and I feel they will play with a vengeance tonight. The oddsmakers either agree with me or they have me completely fooled.
Charlotte +12.5 V La Lakers
Lakers Are very tough down low and charlotte is lacking in the paint. But I think the lakers will be a bit tired and less motivated than the bobcats, and also I believe the disadvantage for the lakers at the 1 spot is just as large if not greater than their advantage in the paint. I think this will be a 10 point game.
over 179 Boston V Cleveland
Both teams have veteran players and excellent coaches, and I think we will see an improved offensive effort by both teams. Cleveland won, but as a clevland backer last game I can tell you that they certainly looked sheepish at points especially in the third quarter. I think this goes over easily as the projected totals have been misleading as of late.