2004 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
March 30, 2005
Toronto at Orlando
Wednesday 03/30 07:05 PM Eastern
2 units on Toronto +5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: LOSS
The Orlando Magic trying to keep it's post season hopes alive host the Toronto Raptors who, for all intents and purposes, are looking to golf season and playing spoiler. The Magic come in off a 109-102 victory over the lowly Hawks thanks in part to Steve Francis' 30-point performance marking only the second 'W' in twelve games (3-9 ATS) but still remain in the hunt two games back for the 8th seed. Purple Dino's playing for next seasons contracts and starting positions have managed to play .470 ball last seventeen on the hardwood and have been a pleasant surprise for backers grabbing the cash in eleven of those games (11-5-1 ATS). Even more surprising is that seven of those trips to the cash window came with Raptors on the road (7-3-1 ATS). Orlando's interim coach Chris Jent notched his first ever win against Hawks but his success will be short lived. Orlando's D is allowing 107.5 points/game last four and Toronto has hit the century mark in eight of it's last eleven. The Raptors are sporting a 9-2 ATS mark last eleven scoring 100+ points while Orlando is just 3-24-2 ATS last twenty-nine allowing 100+ points. Toronto also owns a 4-2 SU & ATS record last six vs Magic. Two stars on Toronto plus the points.