Today’s NBA pick is ….
Awesome game last night with an incredible high pace performance by the mighty Thunders. 71 points in the 1st half … that was pretty sweet for our over. Today , a different story . Our NBA game of the day is
Toronto Raptors at Phoenix Suns
Raptors are on a down spiral but , watching these games , they played surprisingly well in most of them and got close to the win several times. Interesting to see the bookies taking the Raptors as NBA favorite and not as the usual NBA underdog. Even at GS , they started the 4th quarter up 9 points and gave up in the last 6 minutes due to a great showdown by S Curry and Co. A lack of defense late was the problem in a 125-118 loss to Golden State on Monday, as the Warriors scored 42 fourth-quarter points and shot a season-best 57.3 percent overall.
Bargnani, who has missed 26 games this season with various ailments, is averaging 12.7 points while shooting 39.6 percent from the field. Forward Amir Johnson came off the bench against Golden State and finished with 23 points and 15 boards while making all 10 of his field goals.
Andrea Bargnani had 26 points and matched a career high with five 3-pointers, but the Raptors dropped to 0-9 this season when he scores at least 20.The Raptors have won two straight against the Suns after a 14-game losing streak in the series. Toronto’s 99-96 victory in Phoenix on Jan. 24, 2012, was its first there in eight games.
Bargnani had 36 points – the third-highest total of his career – in that win but scored four in 27 minutes during the most recent meeting, a 101-97 home victory Nov. 30.
There’s a lot of bad things about Bargnani everyone wants to see him gone from Toronto, one thing is not taken in consideration : what does Bargnani wants ? I think he wants to win and in order to win he will eventually play better. Let’s hope the GS game was the beginning. Too bad Raptors won’t make it to the NBA playoffs .
Suns leading scorer Goran Dragic took a hard fall in a 92-87 victory against Atlanta last Friday, but he’s expected to be available against Toronto. Dragic had 19 points against the Hawks, and he’s averaging 15.3 points and 10.7 assists over his last seven games.
Suns C Jermaine O’Neal, averaging 12.1 points and 9.8 rebounds over the past eight games, is expected to miss the next three contests while attending to his ailing daughter.
Bottom line, tonight’s NBA tip , or NBA pick – call it whatever you want , goes to :
Toronto Raptors – 1 odds 1,90 played at Bodog – US players friendly NBA betting