Lenny D's 20* TNT Game of the Month (won 25* GOY): Last month saw former linesmaker Lenny Del Genio cash his 1st & ONLY Game of the Year this season to date when Miami CRUSHED New York as his 25* TNT GOY! Here is his STRONGEST TNT play for March! Get the oddsmakers edge. Last Thursday saw Lenny deliver a PERFECT 4-0 SWEEP in Hoops!
Game: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat Mar 29 2012 8:05PM
Prediction: Miami Heat
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: Play on Miami at 8:05 ET. The Heat will not be lacking for motivation here. Sure, we cashed them big in the initial rematch from LY's NBA Finals as the destroyed Dallas on Christmas Day, 105-94, as the defending champs raised their banner. Crushed, you ask? Don't be fooled by that final score. The game was never close as Miami led by as many as 35. Here, the Heat come in off BB losses by 15+ for the first time in the "Big 3" era. With the national TV cameras on, expect a strong showing even w/ LeBron nursing a dislocated ring finger. Hey, "King James" has no use for that finger anyway! Hey-yo! In all seriousness, Miami has covered each of the previous three times they've been off BB losses, including wins by 22 over San Antonio and by 30 over New Jersey here at home. At home is where the Heat are their most dominant, winning 14 straight and going 20-2 SU overall, with the average margin of victory coming by double digits. This season has seen Miami go a perfect 3-0 ATS following a double digit loss where they were a road favorite. They've had two days off since losing at Indiana Monday night, so they'll be rested and ready. Dallas has a losing road record (10-14) and has suffered recent losses to the Lakers (by 16) and at San Antonio (by 17). Of all Western Conference teams, only New Orleans averages fewer PPG than the Mavs. Miami is our 20* TNT Game of the Month.