2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
December 25, 2004
Miami at Los Angeles
Saturday 12/25 03:05 PM Eastern
1 unit on Miami -4 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
The showdown everyone in the NBA world has been waiting for happens today as Shaq returns home to face his least favorite person on Christmas Day. Come to think of it, Kobe is many peoples' least favorite. No strong opinion on this game, but Shaq will take this one personally - more so than Kobe. Miami is the better team, and LA, beyond their road win at Sacramento last week, has been very average. Miami is scoring over 100 per game this season and nearly 108 over their last five games. Los Angeles is just 11-24 ATS in December games over the past three seasons, and that was with that Shaq-inator. The Heat's riding a 10 game winning streak and have only lost ATS in one of their last eight games. They have the momentum, the motivation, and the better team. I'll side with Shaq in revenge bowl I. One star pick on the Heat here.