- April 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm #41475
Boston Celtics -3
1 UnitApril 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm #41479
THE REAL ANIMAL SPORTS
3* San Antonio Spurs -11 1/2:
Memphis could easily be the worst playoff team assembled in NBA history. Because of injuries, the Grizzlies are starting a unit consisting of Zach Randolph, Matt Barnes, Chris Andersen, Jordan Farmar, and Vince Carter. Together that group only started 126 total games including 53 by Randolph. The average age of that group is 35! I can guarantee you there has never been an older group of starters in the playoffs. The Spurs, even with the age of Parker and Duncan, average 30.8 years. Randolph is the best of the group but he has been completely shut down by the Spurs. He is averaging just 8.6 points per game at 26.7 percent shooting. Right now a quality night offensively from Memphis is reaching the 80-point plateau. The Spurs’ second-unit might be superior to the starting five of the Grizzlies. So far the reserves of San Antonio have outscored the Memphis starters 50-34. Plus San Antonio is nailing 48.7 percent beyond the arc. Aldridge, Leonard, and Parker all sat out the fourth quarter in game #2 so the Spurs are getting plenty of rest. No choice but to lay the points with the Spurs.April 22, 2016 at 1:35 pm #41483
Ace Line Beaters
543 SA SpursApril 22, 2016 at 4:02 pm #41486
Cavs -4.5April 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm #41489
detroit – OVER 200
Memphis +12April 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm #41490
4% Detroit (+4)
4% Boston (-3)
2% Memphis (+11-)April 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm #41492
SB Professor Original NBA Picks
Memphis +12April 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm #41497
7-Unit Play. #544. Take Over 181.5
San Antonio vs. Memphis
(Friday @ 9:35pm est)April 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm #41499
1* Cleveland Cavaliers -4April 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm #41506
Spurs could be the biggest road betting favorites in NBA playoff history
By Jason Logan
The San Antonio Spurs are giving 12 points to the host Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal Friday night, currently making the Spurs the biggest NBA road favorites of the last 24 years.
Should San Antonio close at -11.5 or higher, it would overtake the 2012-13 Spurs squad as the largest road favorite since the 1991-92 season (as far back as our ATS records go). San Antonio gave the Los Angeles Lakers 11 points at the Staples Center in Game 4 of their first round series during the 2013 postseason, sweeping L.A. in four straight contests.
Behind the 2013 Spurs are the 1992 Chicago Bulls (-10.5 at Miami), 1992 Portland Trail Blazers (-10 at L.A. Lakers), and the 2009 Cleveland Cavaliers (-10 at Atlanta) as the largest road chalk in the past 24 NBA campaigns.
During that span, the four road favorites of 10 or more points have finished just 2-1-1 ATS (4-0 SU). But looking further down the history books, road favorites of -8.5 or greater are a profitable 9-5-1 ATS since 1991-92 – covering more than 64 percent of the time.
The 2015-16 Spurs have already toppled some historic lines in their first two games of the postseason. San Antonio closed as a 17-point favorite in Game 1 versus Memphis, covering that spread by 15 points (106-74), and made good for bettors as 17.5-point chalk in Game 2, covering that mountain of points by 8.5 tallies (94-68). Those two spreads rank as the third and fourth highest (tied) in that 24-year frame.
According to oddsmakers at online sportsbook BetNow.eu, “the action has been overwhelmingly in favor of the Spurs” for Game 3 Friday night and has been heavily on San Antonio throughout the first round. San Antonio is 19-7 ATS in its last 26 overall meetings with Memphis, including a 7-2 ATS mark in its past nine games inside FedEx Forum.
The Spurs have been road favorites of at least five points a dozen times since 1991-92, posting a 7-5 ATS mark against those lofty away spreads. In that same span, San Antonio has also been a double-digit playoff favorite 13 times before Friday’s game versus the Grizzlies, going 11-2 ATS in those games (5-8 Over/Under).April 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm #41508
Steve’s Screenshot (NBA) (Friday 4/22)
Cavaliers (-4.5, 200) at Pistons
Detroit went 3-1 SU against Cleveland in the regular season, but the Pistons return home down 0-2 in this playoff series after a 17-point loss in Game 2. However, Detroit is capable of playing with Cleveland as they took the Cavaliers to the brink in Game 1 of this series before losing 106-101. Cleveland’s defense was significantly better under former head coach David Blatt, so taking points against the Cavaliers on the road has some value.
Hawks at Celtics (-3, 202)
This game is a strong Best Bet for my personal clients as my 5-1 (83%) NBA Playoff start continues.
Spurs (-12, 182.5) at Grizzlies
This series is a complete mismatch. San Antonio is up 2-0 with their wins coming by 32 (106-74) and 26 points (94-68). Memphis does not belong in the playoffs. The Grizzlies own a -2.2 point differential on the season, and that’s the 3rd lowest of any playoff team over the last 20 years. Memphis is an extremely short-handed team without Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, and the Grizzlies are 1-12 SU (4-9 ATS) in all games during the past month. San Antonio is an elite team on both ends of the court, and they are now 6-0 SU versus Memphis this season.April 22, 2016 at 4:38 pm #41509
Weekend Warriorn – Mark Mayer
543 San Antonio Spurs -11.5April 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm #41511
3% UNDER – hawksApril 22, 2016 at 5:32 pm #41513
4% NBA FRIDAY KNOCKOUT!
Detroit PistonsApril 22, 2016 at 6:08 pm #41514
Steve Budin – CEO
100 Dime Play on Boston at home against Atlanta.
The Celtics are -3 as I put my site live at 1:00 PM Eastern
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