Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2008 03:08 PM
YTD 0-0 MEMPHIS + 6.5
- WOW dont look now but Memphis has won 4 games in a row with 3 of them coming at home against some decent teams, HOU/MIA and than you got CHI/OKA. They have covered the spread 5 out of the last 6 games and have a 7-5 home record. Memphis is 3-0 ATS of 6 - 7.5 as a dog while New Orleans is 1-3 ATS of 6 - 7.5 as a fav. Memphis in their last 5 are 5-0 ATS with 1 day of rest. New Orleans are in their last game of the road trip and I still think they can win but i think their shots will fall short in the 2nd half to keep it close. Not to mention rudy gay and oj mayo can definitely defend their shooters as they held dwayne wade to 17 points in their last game. Tyson Chandler is not gonna play which I think will benefit marc gasol with a bit of scoring. New Orleans are just 9-10-1 ATS overall. Most importantly though you look at their schedule where they lose to their opponent on the road they take revenge and beat them at home. Examples are Houston,Chicago,Oklahoma. EXCEPTION: San Antonio and Utah
which worries me a little.
Gonna do some more research on other games but this is for a start.