2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
April 26, 2005
Philadelphia at Detroit
Tuesday 04/26 07:35 PM Eastern
1 unit on Philadelphia +9 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: LOSS
Philly matches up better here than the score the other night indicates. Webber and Iverson are a load for any team and they just did not play very well last weekend. The Sixers only shot 40% from the field in the opener and played little to no defense for the duration of the game. The road team typically plays a better game the second time around in the playoffs, and that is what we're looking for here. Teams off a road blowout loss of 20 points or more, with a winning percentage of between 45-55% on the season are 78-43 (65%) over the last 5 seasons. Philly was also held to only 38 rebounds in the first game as well, which is telling. This is an effort stat which will definitely improve tonight. One star on the Sixers in this one.