Hollywood Sports' 25* NBA GAME OF THE MONTH!: Frank Sawyer's Hollywood Sports EASILY CA$HED his NBA play on Milwaukee by 32 points last night to fuel his RED HOT 17-5 (77%) winning streak! Frank also enjoys a SCORCHING 22-11 (67%) run with his highest-rated 25* NBA release and now he UNLEASHES his 25* NBA Game of the Month -- DON'T MISS OUT!
Game: Indiana Pacers at San Antonio Spurs Mar 31 2012 8:35PM
Prediction: San Antonio Spurs
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: At 8:30 PM EST on Saturday, we will be playing the San Antonio Spurs minus the points versus the Indiana Pacers. San Antonio (35-14) has now won six games in a row after their 117-112 win at Sacramento on Wednesday. That win concluded a very tough stretch where the Spurs played five games over a six-day stretch. The supposed aging team was not supposed to be handle such a busy stretch of games with this strike-shortened season -- but George Popovich's crew has been defying those expectations. Said one of those aging veteran in Tim Duncan about his team: "This is as deep as I've had a team here …We're using everybody possible and it's been great, especially with this condensed season. Different kind of format and obviously some of the marquee guys are a bit older." San Antonio probably improved themselves the most at the trade deadline when they acquired Stephen Jackson, Boris Diaw and Patty Mills. The Spurs are now both very talented and very deep. They should build off their momentum here as they have covered the point spread in 4 of their last 5 games following a straight-up victory. San Antonio has covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 games played with two days in-between games. The Spurs have also covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 games after allowing at least 100 points in their last contest. This team has covered the spread in 5 of their last 6 games in San Antonio as a favorite in the 5-10.5 point range. The Spurs have covered 5 of their last 6 games against teams with a winning record. And San Antonio has covered the spread in 5 straight games against teams from the Eastern Conference.
Indiana (30-20) comes off their 93-89 win versus Washington on Thursday -- but they have failed to cover the point spread in 4 of their last 5 games following a straight-up victory. The Pacers have also failed to cover the spread in 6 of their last 8 games played with one day of rest. Now Indiana goes back on the road where they have failed to cover the spread in 5 of their last 7 games as a road underdog. And while San Antonio is 20-4 at home this season, the Pacers have failed to cover the spread in 4 of their last 5 road games against teams with a winning percentage over 60% at home. Together, these team trends produce our specific 47-11 combined winning angle for this situation. Lastly, because the Spurs have covered the point spread in three straight games, they are supported by a historical momentum angle that has been 64% effective since 1996. Home favorites with a winning percentage in the 60-75% range who have covered the point spread in at least three straight games now facing a team that has a winning percentage in the 51-60% range have then covered the point spread in 89 of the last 139 situations where these conditions applied. 25* NBA Game of the Month with San Antonio Spurs minus the points versus the Indiana Pacers. Best of luck for us -- Frank.