2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 30, 2005
Philadelphia at Phoenix
Wednesday 03/30 10:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Game Total OVER 224.5 -110 (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: LOSS
The Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers meet for the second time this season in what has the markings of a high scoring affair. The Suns with a league leading 110.6 points/game have turned up the offense of late averaging a ridiculous 119.0 points/game last four on the hardwood which includes a 123 point performance against Nuggets without leading scorer Amare Stoudemire (26 PPG) in the line-up. Scoring aside, Phoenix has faltered on the defensive end allowing opponents 115.0 points/game over the four game span which plays into 76ers scheme a team which has been doing their own damage on the offensive end averaging 103.8 points/game it's last four games. Stoudemire's absence may be a bigger factor on the defensive end as Allen Iverson (30 PPG) takes advantage of Suns with it's leading blocker riding the pine. Phoenix is 22-11 O/U (66.7%) on their home court and 14-7 (66.7%) O/U L21 hosting an Eastern conference team. This game sails over the 224.5. We'll go for two stars.