2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
February 01, 2005
New York at Denver
Tuesday 02/01 09:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Denver -9 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: WIN
Have you had a chance to watch the Nuggets play under new coach Karl as of yet? They are a completely different team, one that looks like one of the top teams in the West. They're 2-0 and soon to make that a decisive 3-0. The Nuggs are sharing the ball on offense and playing tremendous defense as well. Unlike the Nuggest, the Knicks' coaching change has not been positive. They've lost four of five under Herb Williams who took over for Lenny Wilkins. Home favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points following a game that went under and an average offensive team (92-98 PPG) against a poor defensive team (98-102 PPG) are 44-17 (72%) ATS over the last 5 seasons. Denver is 10-3 ATS in home games after playing 3 consecutive road games over the last 3 seasons. This is a big line but we'll make it a two-star play regardless. The Nuggets will destroy the Knicks in Karl's first home game.