Saturday s NBA free tips
After such a disappointment , with two picks lost by half a point each in during this week , we ll try to change the luck in our favor with one of the best options of the day . I m still thinking at
L Odom missing those free throws on Thursday night with 10 sec to go … but life goes on .
Today s game it s a battle from the West conference : Houston vs Dallas .
Dallas is finally healthy, with no injuries. And for the first time last night, Avery had an entire roster to pick from. They finally played a game together to get in the flow of things, and they got a good result. Now they’re playing Houston, without Alston, and T-Mac’s arm is still hurt. You’ve seen how Houston has really struggled with him out of the lineup. Rod Steele made some points a few night ago at how he helps spread the floor out and creates space for T-Mac and Ming to operate. The back up point guards are not even close to as good, as James usually will either pull up for a 3 or drive to the rim. And Francis hasn’t learned the offense well enough to run it either.
These guys played a few weeks ago, and Dallas came on top, stepping on the gas in the fourth quarter resulting in a monster run to beat the Rockets. Now you have George and Jones back. George, Jones and Hassell should be able to guard T-Mac well, and they have the ability to score too, which is a plus. Hopefully Diop and Dampier can contain Ming.
Jason Terry scored 25 points and reserve Jerry Stackhouse added 16 to lead the Dallas Mavericks past the New Orleans Hornets 89-80 last night . After giving up an average of 112 points in three games last week, the Mavericks had their best defensive performance since holding Portland to 80 on Nov. 30.
In summary, the Mavs have a lot more fire power this time around, and can play defense. The Rockets historically depend more on a stifling defense, and Adelman is trying to make them more offensive minded, but they’re not close to consistent yet.
No doubt , i have to say it , i will always take the points for Dallas , maybe only in special cases i won t . But tonight , the free NBA pick is :
* If you want , you can modify the actual line by adding or retrieving points , option availble at Pinnacle a very useful way to maximize the profit *
* We ll come up with more picks later in the day ! Check it again !
The second play of the day is from Miami – Indiana game .
Riley has been calling out his team all season after their mediocre efforts this season but after the Thursday game I think there was extra disappointment in his voice because of how well the Heat had played at the back end of their West Coast trip. Him and the players probably thought that they had turned the corner only to come up with a lethargic performance first game after the road trip.
After losing five straight games at the start of December, including the first four of a road trip, the Heat closed the stretch with wins over the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns. Miami, however, got off to a slow start Thursday in a 104-91 loss to the Washington Wizards (they scored just 16 points in the opening quarter) and fell to an Eastern Conference-worst 2-7 at home. Shaq’s effort was just pathetic – he’s taken 10 shots or less in each of his last nine games. He entered the season getting nearly 18 a game over his career.
Considering that Miami is averaging 93 ppg and they are favorites for this game the NBA free pick for this game is :
Good luck everyone !