Larry Ness' Weekly Wipeout Winner (37-23 s/Dec 23): Larry's win on the Pacers last night leaves him 61-39-1 Y-T-D in the NBA with all releases. His Wipeout Winners have lived up to the moniker in all sports, going 37-23 (62%) since Dec 23. Join this 28-year vet tonight for a game destined to 'FLY OVER' the posted total, as Larry features his latest Weekly Wipeout Winner!
Game: Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers Apr 4 2012 7:05PM
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: My 9* Weekly Wipeout Winner is on Tor/Phi Over at 7:05 ET.
Philadelphia (29-24) has lost SEVEN of 11, relinquishing the Atlantic Division lead to the Celtics, whom they now trail by 1 1/2 games. The team's recent struggles have caused them to fall to seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff chase but Philly is hoping to get Andre Iguodala back on the court tonight when the Sixers host the Raptors. The 76ers lost more ground to the Celtics on Tuesday, falling 99-93 at Miami while surrendering 41 points to LeBron. They also lost Iguodala in the third quarter when Mario Chalmers' swipe for the ball connected with his face. "I thought my eye was gone," Iguodala said. "It was hurting really bad. I had a really bad headache for about 10 minutes." It's unclear if the injury will keep Iguodala (12.3-6.3-5.5) out Wednesday. He's averaged 19.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists in his last 11 home games against the Raptors. Toronto enters this game having won three of four, although two of those wins have come over 'lightweights' Washington and Charlotte, in Toronto. Still, wins are wins and Andrea Bargnani (19.8-5.5) has averaged 25.3 PPG in the last four games. He had 30 last night against the Bobcats, his highest total in 15 games since missing 20 with a strained left calf (he's averaging 23.6 PPG in his last five visits to Philadelphia). Philadelphia had lost SIX of seven vs Toronto but takes a three-game winning streak over the Raptors into this game. That includes a 97-62 'demolition' back on Jan 7. Andrea Bargnani and Amir Johnson combined for 33 of the 62 Toronto points in that game, while guards DeMar DeRozan, Jose Calderon and Anthony Carter combined to make just 8-of-27 shots (29.6%), as the Raptors shot 31.8% as a team, including a DREADFUL 1-of-12 on threes (note: Philly was just 5-of-21 on threes). These teams met four times last year, with THREE of the four games surpassing the opening total of 183 in this game, as the four games averaged 192.0 PPG. Note that the Raptors enter this game having averaged 99.3 PPG their last seven and have been a decent road dog this year, going 15-10 ATS (expect them to be competitive). Meanwhile, the Sixers have done well off a SU loss this season, posting a 14-9 ATS mark. This game may hit 200!