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Game: Charlotte Hornets at Detroit Pistons Mar 31 2012 7:35PM
Prediction: Detroit Pistons
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: Play on Detroit at 7:35 ET. While it may be a bit 'unsettling' to lay this many points with the Pistons, the fact remains that Charlotte is just abysmal, particularly on the road. The Bobcats avg point differential away from home this season is a hideous -15.9 PPG. They were in "true form" last time they visited the Motor City, losing here by 15 last month. They also lost by 17 at home to Detroit earlier in the year. The Bobcats come into this game on a six-game losing skid, the latest setback coming last night at home to Denver, losing 99-88. They are 0-5-1 ATS during the losing streak, losing by an average of 13.5 points per game. The Pistons also lost last night, falling by 12 at Chicago. But they are a bad road team. At home, Detroit is a very solid 15-9 ATS. They are also a perfect 5-0 SU/ATS since Valentine's Day when favored. Did we mention that Charlotte has also lost leading scorer Corey Maggette for at least a week? Guess, we just did. Take Detroit.
Game: Memphis Grizzlies at Milwaukee Bucks Mar 31 2012 8:35PM
Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: Play on Memphis at 8:35 ET. Both teams played last night. Memphis lost to a solid Houston team while Milwaukee blew out a Cleveland team that appears to be dogging it down the stretch. Perhaps there is no better team in the league over the last two seasons when playing the second of back to backs as our research has uncovered the fact they are an amazing 26-6 ATS in that spot (9-3 ATS this year). That includes an outright dog win over the Lakers last Sunday when they were coming off a loss to the Clippers the previous day. Memphis took both meetings last season with the Bucks, not suprising considering HC Lionel Hollins is a former assistant under Bucks HC Scott Skiles. The Bucks' big recent acquisition is Monta Ellis, but in two games against the Grizzlies this season (as a member of the Warriors) his plus/minus was a bad -17. Marc Gasol is back for Memphis and we see Milwaukee struggling to defend the interior w/ Gasol, Zach Randolph and Mareese Speights patrolling the lane for Memphis. Milwaukee is 5-15 ATS after holding the previous opponent to 85 points or less. Last night's win was their most lopsided of the season. Only one way to go from there. Take Memphis.
Game: Indiana Pacers at San Antonio Spurs Mar 31 2012 8:35PM
Prediction: San Antonio Spurs
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: Play on San Antonio at 8:35 ET. The Spurs simply get no love. This is a very good basketball team. They enter Saturday on a six-game win streak and are coming off two days rest. The rest is key to note as they are now 5-1 ATS when having at least two days rest, reflecting how good a coach Greg Popovich is. They've won 9 of 10 overall, going 8-2 ATS. Indiana followed up its big upset win over the Heat Monday night w/ BB sub-par efforts, first losing by 16 at New Jersey and then barely squeaking by Washington at home. Not the way you want to be playing when you're facing a big step up in class. The Pacers are 9-25 ATS the L34 times they've been a road dog in the +6.5 to +9 price range. Take San Antonio.