Posted: 11/6/2012 1:17:12 AM
Here's for Tuesday.
Orlando Magic +9.5
Magic is off a nice 2-0 start winning both by double digits. I really like the make up of this short handed Magic forcing them to make do of what they have. Actually, I believe it works better for them. Chicago isn't that bad with a 2-1 record, and they are still a tough defensive team. Lucky for the Magic, they only need to cover a couple of players on the other end. Bulls' offense usually comes from Rip, Boozer and Noah. What works for the Magic is they have gritty guys in those position who can play good D. Bench production should be just about even for as long as Redick do not start. Bulls will most likely win this game with an edge on the SF position (Deng) but I see this Magic team pulling a cover.
Toronto Raptors +8.5
Raptors are playing really good basketball and they are in the game until the buzzer on both their loses. You gotta love a team like that getting 8.5 points. OKC is off a bad beat from the Josh Smith-less Hawks. Two things in that game, Hawks looked better without Smith and Westbrook just shoot their chances of winning away. Raps will most likely have reviewed that game and will take a couple of pointers there. I see OKC winning this game but Raps covering as well. If only they could get someone decent to produce off the bench, they could probably ball well with the big boys.
Denver Nuggets -10.0 - Nugs with a 2 day lay off before holding their home opener. 3 games should've been enough to get everyone balling together and a bit more clear on the rotation. Pistons eventually will shoot themsleves on the foot and lose by 10+ again.