2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
February 07, 2005
Philadelphia at Brooklyn
Monday 02/07 07:35 PM Eastern
1 unit on Brooklyn -5 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: WIN
The Nets are going for six out of seven and showed what they can do in their blowout of the Pistons on Saturday as an underdog. The Sixers won the first matchup between these clubs in overtime. Favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points off an upset win that is revenging a road loss are 53-25 (68%) since 1996. As I pointed out yesterday, Philly tends to underperform against similar marginally winning teams, as they have now covered just one out of seven in this situation. While New Jersey struggled to score early on, they are averaging over 102 points per game over their last five. Combined with Philadelphia's poor defense, they'll score some points tonight and cover this number. The Nets for one star.