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04/19/2011 7:42 PM
GRIZZLIES: Memphis lost their final few regular season games, because they wanted to face San Antonio. After Game 1, it's easy to see just why the Grizzlies thought they could succeed against San Antonio. The Grizzlies are finally winners in the playoffs, and it will be interesting to see how they handle playoff winning. If they keep the same game-plan as Game 1, they will be tough to beat. F Zach Randolph and C Marc Gasol combined for 49 points and 23 rebounds in Game 1. PG Mike Conley was impressive as well, as he had 15 points and a team high 10 assists. The Grizzlies shot 55% from the field in Game 1, thanks to a commitment to pounding the ball down low into the paint. Memphis is 17-25 SU and 27-15 ATS on the road this season. The Grizzlies are 13-2 ATS after a SU win as the listed underdog. The Grizzlies are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games against the Southwest Division. Memphis is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Grizzlies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. Memphis is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS win. The Grizzlies are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a SU win. Memphis is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. The Grizzlies are 44-19 ATS in their last 63 games overall. Memphis is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
Projected Score: 89
Grizzlies are 18-4 ATS last 22 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%.
Over is 4-0 last 4 games overall.
SPURS: (-8.5, O/U 197) San Antonio was stunned in Game 1, as they lost to Memphis 98-101 SU. It wasn't so much that they lost to the Grizzlies, it was the way they lost the game. The Grizzlies simply out muscled San Antonio, in the paint and on the perimeter. The Spurs spent all season earning home court advantage in the Western Conference, but now it's completely gone. The Spurs are in a must win scenario for Game 2, and they will use their experience to their advantage in every way possible. Despite the Game 1 home loss, San Antonio is still 36-6 SU and 19-22 ATS at home this entire season. The Spurs are 6-1 ATS this season revenging a home loss. San Antonio had 6 different players score in double figures, but nobody scored more than 20 points. PG Tony Parker had a team high 20 points 5 and assists in Game 1. F Tim Duncan had 16 point and a team high 13 rebounds in the Game 1 loss. The Spurs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against the Southwest Division. San Antonio is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games. The Spurs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. The Spurs are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss. San Antonio is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against the Western Conference. San Antonio is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
Projected Score: 100 (UNDER-Total of the Day)
Spurs are 1-6 ATS last 7 games following a SU loss.
Over is 10-1 last 11 games against the Western Conference.
HORNETS: New Orleans has fought adversity all season long, so being a double digit road underdog in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs wasn't an insurmountable scenario. The Hornets and PG Chris Paul proved that they are fighters and the ultimate competitors, as they knocked off the defending champions as a double digit underdog. The Hornets aren't your typical #8 seed, because they are a veteran team that is accustomed to winning. Paul took over the 4th quarter against the Lakers, as he was very aggressive finding and making his own shot. G Jarrett Jack also had a strong game for the Hornets, as he only missed one shot in scoring 15 points. F Carl Landry scored 17 points and pulled down 5 rebounds for New Orleans. The Hornets are 19-23 SU and 20-20 ATS in road games this season. New Orleans is 2-1 ATS as a road underdog between 9.5 and 12 points this season. The Hornets are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Pacific Division. New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600%. The Hornets are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games.
Projected Score: 84
Hornets are 9-2 ATS last 11 games as a road underdog of 11 points or more.
Over is 4-1 last 5 games as a road underdog.
LAKERS: (-12, O/U 187) Los Angeles has battled inconsistency for the past month, and it came back to haunt them in Game 1 against New Orleans. The Lakers were the most shocking upset victim of any Game 1 favorite, as they lost 100-109 SU as an 11 point home favorite. Tonight's contest means everything to the Lakers chances of a 3rd consecutive NBA Championship. After sweeping the Hornets in the regular season, they allowed 109 points in the Game 1 loss. Coach Jackson has promised changes on how they guard the Hornet's pick and roll. The Lakers allowed just 95.4 PPG during the regular season, 8th best in the NBA. G Kobe Bryant had a team high 34 points and 5 assists in the Game 1 loss. F Ron Artest was the only other Laker player to put up good numbers, as he had 16 points and a team high 11 rebounds. F Pau Gasol was a huge disappointment, as he had just 8 points and 6 rebounds in Game 1. Los Angeles could use some support from their crowd, as they are traditionally one of the quietest arenas during the playoffs. The Lakers are 30-12 SU and 15-27 ATS in home games this season. Los Angeles is 4-7 ATS as a home favorite between 9.5 and 12 points this season. The Lakers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against the Southwest Division. Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. The Lakers are 16-37 ATS in their last 53 games as a home favorite of more than 11 points. Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. Los Angeles is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest.
Projected Score: 106 (SIDE of the Day)
Lakers are 8-27 ATS last 35 home games against a team with a losing road record.
Under is 12-3 last 15 games as a favorite of 11 points or more.
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