Record here at Pregame. CFB 35-30-2 (+3.10 Units) NFL 28-22-1 (+26.90 Units) NHL 17-10-1 (+11.74 Units) NBA 1-1 (-1.30 Units).
3 UnitsBoston -3 over New Orleans: Emotion, emotion, emotion. That's what the Celts will be playing with tonight as they play with a heavy heart after ex-coach Red Auerbach passed away. Red was to be at this game which was the 6oth aniverasy of his 1st victory. Boston is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite. New Orleans is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Boston. Celts should win this one by DD.
2 UnitsHouston/ Utah UNDER 182.5: In games between these two at Utah the UNDER is 18-4 since 1996, while 9 of the last 13 overall in the series has gone UNDER. The Jazz are 4-1 UNDER as a home dog, while Houston is 16-7 UNDER as a favorite and 5-0 UNDER their last 5 vs the Northwest. This has been an UNDER dominated series and and with defense being the name of the game early in the season I'll look for form to hold true.
1 UnitSeattle -9 over Portland:The Blazers are 2-14 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5, 6-18-1 ATS in their last 25 vs. Western Conference and 7-23-1 ATS in their last 31 games as an underdog. Seattle is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Northwest, while the Favorite is 9-3 ATS the last 12 in the series. Portland has 7 new faces on their roster so team chemistry could be a problem early on. Seattle has a talented team and will capitalize on the inexperience of Portland on their way to a DD win.
Golden State -6.5 over Lakers: Lakers off huge emotional come from behind win vs the Suns last night and will be without Kobe again, plus Phil Jackson will not be making the trip. Golden State has a decent offseason and should be able to handle a drained Lakers squad tonight. Golden State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, while the Lakers are 17-36 ATS in their last 53 games playing on 0 days rest. State Rolls tonight.
Good Luck Tonight!!!