By Rich Winter
If you read my post last night, what's your take on the Clippers (-8) you'll recall I called the Clippers big! While I didn't exactly call a 138-98 win, I did say the Clippers would handle it.
From the piece:
"I'm guessing that Blake Griffin gets a few calls or non calls tonight, after being saddled with foul trouble the whole game the other night. America doesn't want to see Griffin riding the pine, do we?
I just get the feeling that tonight is going to be one of those game where Chris Paul rallies the troops and the Clippers dig down and reach for something extra."
So I walk in this morning and check out the lines of the games tonight!
Pacers -7 tonight - Who knows which Pacers team will show. I'd probably take Atlanta in that one as the Pacers don't have the mental fortitude right now to come forth with a game two beat-down.
Raptors -4.5 tonight - I want no part of that one. My gut feeling is that Toronto will have the first-game jitters out of the way and play much better. That said, I thought Jason Kidd and the Nets did a tremendous job on DeMar DeRozan and it could be difficult for Toronto to get past a veteran Nets team.
Chicago (-5) - At first glance I look at Chicago's inability to score in stretches and I'm not sure that they can come up with the offense for a six point victory. That said, I think there is too much pride coursing through the veins of this team to not come out and put down a championship defensive effort. I expect the Bulls to really get after it defensively tonight and do a better job of letting the Wizards get out in transition. Translation, the Wizards have a tough first half and Chicago grinds em down in the second half for a somewhat convincing victory.
That's my take and I'm sticking to it.
Sports Instigator, Out!