Arizona State First Half-2 Game -4.5
Cal cannot stop anything going to the rim, Carson will shred Cal's weak D with pick and roll. Cal has no answer for the 7'2 scoring,rebounding and shot blocking giant. Felix will outplay Crab or negate Crabs scoring, with scoring of his own. Gilling hit 6-8 3Fg last game on the road. Cal not phyiscal enough to cover. I take Carson over any other PG including Burke at Mich. Arz St rolls at home.
LAC had a lackluster peformence in Denver i was the Game. They tried to shoot it out with a Golden State buzzsaw. No they have to get back to basics vs the Lake Show. Nice ! We do not have worry about LAC motivation tonight. I love Kobe however its time to ride the current kings of L.A. hoops
Denver Nuggets -1.5.
Denver leads the NBA in Rebound Margin. This means that they limit opponents to one shot, and they create second chance scoring or themselves. Rebounding is a strength of Golden State, however the Nuggets are better at rebounding. This neutralizes one of Golden States strengths. POINTS IN THE PAINT- Denver has played Golden State twice this season winning both meetings. The Nuggets have dominated the inside in both meetings, and Golden State does not have to personnel to change this. (Klay Thompson and Steph Curry are Jumpshooters, only David Lee and Carl Laundry operate inside effectively)In the two games combined Denver has outscored Golden State 124- 86 in the points in the paint catogory.
3. I trust my eyes, I have watched both of the previous contest with these two teams. Golden State takes an a lot of jump shots, when they miss. This gives the Nuggets the ability to create scoring chances in transition. The Depth of the Denver Nuggets roster allows coach George Karl to play a big or small lineup. Marc Jackson does not have this luxury of versatility on his bench. Karl is simply winning the chess match of coaching, and quite frankly he has better pieces to play with.
I have a few keys points to to this game The Knicks have better icks-2 depth, better team defense, and the 3 ball can be a big factor.
The Knicks bench can provide a better scoring punch than The Bucks tonight.
The over/under is at set at 200, in my eyes that means the first team to 100 will win. The Knicks have JR. Smith who has scored in double figures in all but two games of the bench this season. Steve Novak can knock down shots, and Rasheed Walllace has been knocking down open shots lately.
The spread is set at minus -2. If the texture of the game plays out like the spread suggest I would rather have the team who can get me a few stops. The Knicks who are 9th in the league opponents points scored per game. The bucks are ranked 15th in this category
In a -2 game, the team who can make more 3 pointers can either create separation in a tight game, or has the ability to come back from behind. The Bucks shot 29% from 3 point land the Knicks shoot 41% from behind the arc the is 4th best in the league!.