I am going to let GP loose again on the picks as he is making me $$$$
A couple of interesting questions coming up over the last day or so.
- Is the Warriors dominance hurting the league’s ratings? This was bought up on ESPN’s Pardon The Interruption. Kind of makes sense in a vacuum that the ratings are being hurt. Most teams are losing to the top 4 teams in the league and if last year was an ‘anyone can win the title’ feeling this year it is an ‘only a couple of teams are in it’ type of vibe. But we are not in a vacuum and everyone around the world, especially kid’s, love this Warriors team going against LeBron. The playoffs will revive it. Yes the regular season is dragging a bit and maybe the trade deadline might fire us up a bit but the Playoffs will be great.
- Should the Clippers trade Blake, should the Cavs get rid of Love? I am not sure if ‘should’ is the right word but I love trades. Here are my three.
Trade them for each other! Here Cleveland, take our $9mil headcase that doesn’t play and give us a defender to offset Crawford. Deal done.
Pair the King with his old mate Melo. Play the Cavs bigs at Centre and have LBJ and Melo as the 3/4 position all game. Tell the Knicks they can have Love and a first round pick but they gotta take the headcase back. Do it. Tell Phil he can have Love AND the Zinger for the next 5 years.
Here we go. Here you go Kings, have a shooter and a non-headcase scorer that can pair with Cauley-Stein, Rondo and Rudy. Righto LA, you can have Boogie. CP3 and Doc will beat the right way to play into him if anyone can. Give him a chance!
Righto, onto the games and we have the Spurs v Cavs right along side New Zealand v Pakistan and the cricket. Sorry family, but a picnic and the wood for winter getting cut will have to wait!
GP’s best bets:
3-3 on the best bets yesterday meaning we are sitting at 80.8% on our picks.
Back to backs for the Pistons, Cavs and Nets today with the Rockets on their 5th in 7 nights.
Philadelphia vs Golden State
The Spread is set at -19 for the Warriors in this one which is high but there is good reason for it. The Warriors are averaging beating opponents by 25.4 points across their last 5 games. None of those 5 opponents were as bad as the 76ers.
Pick: Warriors -19
Toronto vs Detroit
The Raptors are 10 – 0 across their last 10 games with a points differential of 12.5. The Pistons have gone just 4 – 6 across that same period.
Pick: Raptors -6.5
Memphis vs Sacramento
The Kings have lost 3 straight and are 8 – 14 on the road. The Grizzlies are playing well lately (4-1 in their last 5 and 8 – 2 in their last 10).
Pick: Grizzlies -3.5