Atlanta Hawks over Boston Celtics: Give Bost all the credit in the world forcing this to a game 6. Great young coach this team is definitely headed in the right direction. The home team has won every game in this series granted one game in Bost went into OT. However the defensive adv and exp that Atl carries is wearing Bost down.
Detroit Pistons over Miami Heat: Both teams on their second last game of the season have something to play for. Mia still has a shot at the 4th seed and home court in the 1st round. Det although would not admit it can still finish 7th and avoid Clev in the 1st round.
San Antonio Spurs over Golden State Warriors: Word is Pop is not going to be resting any players tonight. SA plays in Den tomm night that that likely will be when he sits some. Conventional wisdom is GS will bounce back from a bad OT loss to Minn at home. That may happen but GS ia 1-2 s/u at home in their last 3. Kerr has said has much that chasing the record has had an effect on the team losing some focus down the stretch. Kerr should know he was on the 95-96 Bulls team where the same thing happened.
Phoenix Suns over Washington Wizards: This line is inflated partially because Wash needs this game to keep their slim playoff chances alive. Wash is not exactly in good form 1-4 s/u in their last 5.
Cleveland Cavaliers over Houston Rockets: Why is the line so low obvious reasons. 1 Lebron will not play and will rest. The last time Clev rested Lebron they were a 5.5 fav at home against Dall winning 99-98 on 03/16. Clev had also just returned from a west coast road trip.
Phoenix Suns over Boston Celtics: Phx is a bottom feeder and in complete rebuild mode. However since the trades they have been competitive going 5-6 in their last 11 s/u. Part of the reason for the inflated line is the markets slow to react. Phx has a emerging start in Booker and Knight is expected to return tonight after missing last night.
Milwaukee Bucks over Utah Jazz: Ut will be playing their 3rd game in 4 nights. This will be the 2nd game of their road trip which will determine if they will still have a chance to make the playoffs. Mil is a long shot although mathematically still have a chance.
Golden State Warriors over San Antonio Spurs: So we get a line with GS greater than 1 possession count me in for that value. Why is the line so high ? Gs played last night for their 4th game in 6 nights. Big deal the game last night was in Dall. Gs had an easy time of it. GS is 11-6 ATS on zero days rest. Revenge? On 01/25 Gs at home beat SA 120-90.
Minnesota Timberwolves over New York Knicks: Both teams played last night and lost. Both teams are bad. The coaching change for NY has done nothing. Ny has lost 7 in a row and are 1-11 in their last 12. Now they are being asked to travel to Minn win one on the road to get the money. This is an older disinterested team playing out the string.
Charlotte Hornets over Miami Heat: This sets up for a very flat spot for Mia. In their last 22 games 21 have included a court change and travel. They have played 14 of their last 16 on the road. This will be their last game before finally heading home. Super Sunday afternoon at home they face LAC. That will start an extended home stand.