2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
January 21, 2005
Boston at Brooklyn
Friday 01/21 07:35 PM Eastern
1 unit on Brooklyn PICK (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: WIN
Boston can take sole possession of first place with a win here but it won't happen. Their run has come at home having won 8 of their last 9 on the parquet. On the road, though, they are a different story. They've dropped seven straight on the road as their defense just forgets to show up. Boston is allowing 105 points per game away from home. Vince Carter is loving it in NJ - averaging nearly 23 points per game (7 more than in Toronto). Sure, New Jersey is struggling this year but Boston tends to play down to their opposition on the road. The Celts are 1-6 ATS against teams with losing records this season. Boston is also 0-6 ATS this year when the line is between -3 and +3. New Jersey will show up to play in this one tonight, play good defense and get the win. One star on New Jersey.