|2/13/2008 San Antonio Spurs at Cleveland Cavaliers Free Picks by Ron McCoy|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Wednesday, 13 February 2008 05:26|
The San Antonio Spurs travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers Wednesday night and Ron McCoy says that the Cavs will cover the spread. Oddmakers from online sportsbook Bodog opened the betting at San Antonio –2, but the line has since risen to San Antonio –2.5.
McCoy writes: Wednesday a road weary Spurs limp into Cleveland and expect an easy victory over the tema they defeated in the NBA Championship last year. OK maybe they won't limp in but it is not the team of last year with Parker out. Cleveland is not much better with their injuries but they proved to Orlando and the rest of the world they are not out of this yet. Expect a fired up Larry Hughes and LeBron James to upset the Spurs today.
The Spurs’ top three scorers are Tim Duncan (21.7 points per game, 3.2 assists and 11.5 rebounds), Manu Ginobilli (19.6 points per game, 5.2 assists and 5.0 rebounds) and Michael Finley (10.6 points per game, 2.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds). Cleveland’s top three scorers are LeBron James (29.6 points per game, 7.6 assists and 7.0 rebounds), Larry Hughes (12.1 points per game, 3.1 assists and 7.0 rebounds) and Zydrunas Igauskas (12.0 points per game, 1.4 assists and 8.1 rebounds).
Some trends to consider for tonight’s game:
-CLEVELAND is 36-24 ATS (+9.6 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
-CLEVELAND is 29-16 ATS (+11.4 Units) second half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
-SAN ANTONIO is 24-13 ATS (+9.7 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record - 2nd half of the season over the last 2 seasons.
-CLEVELAND is 5-4 against the spread versus SAN ANTONIO over the last 3 seasons
-SAN ANTONIO is 5-4 straight up against CLEVELAND over the last 3 seasons
-7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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