2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 04, 2005
Detroit at Seattle
Friday 03/04 07:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Seattle -1.5 (-110) (risk 3 to return 5.73) RESULT: WIN
Hot vs. Hot. The Sonics are off a great road trip where they beat Cleveland, one of the league's best home teams. Detroit's playing to their 2004 championship form but they have the not so enviable task of playing the Sonics tonight. They're coming off a hard fought contest against hte Suns last night. Teams off a cover where the team lost the game straight up as an underdog, in a game involving two good teams (60% to 75%) are just 15-43 (26%) ATS since 1996. Seattle, meanwhile, is 29-13 ATS versus poor pressure defensive teams (forcing <14 turnovers/game) over the last 3 seasons. We go with the Sonics for three stars.