Monday Monday

Rain, rain, rain, and three road dogs get wagers tonight:

  • $110 to win $100 on the Spurs getting 4.5 in Miami
  • $110 to win $100 on the Suns getting 7 in Houston
  • $110 to win $100 on the Nets getting 5.5 at home against Boston

Here’s hoping the coaching and depth of San Antonio carries them on the road with the points, the anger, speed, and inside knowledge of Aaron Brooks keeps Phoenix in the game against his former teammates, and a rested Deron Williams gives Boston fits in its second game in 30 hours.

There’s been enough evidence to counter the road dogs theory already (routs all over the place covering big spreads this weekend), but I happen to like the odds and setups in these three games. The Spurs almost never get points, and they’re a better team, though not star-laden. The Suns scrap every night, Frye is back, and Aaron Brooks isn’t a step down against Houston (shhh). And the Nets…it’s just a feeling. I think Boston showcased itself yesterday, all of its centers are benched with injuries, and New Jersey will look to impress at home.

I know, I know. It’s just a hunch. But then, that’s part of the fun too.

It’s Up To You, San Antonio

Wager Number Two, on Friday night:

$110 to win $100 on San Antonio giving 11.5 at home against New Jersey

On a rainy downtown Berkeley afternoon, I jumped on the first odds posted; I think the spread will increase as the game approaches.

I was tempted to stay in Florida for a second bet, with Miami giving 14.5 to hope/hap/helpless Washington, but the Heat will be coming off what ought to be a tough game against the Bulls tonight, and Wizards garbage time might be too plentiful to save the spread.

So I’m going with the Spurs to roll over a rejiggered Nets squad that hasn’t played since February 16, brand new Nyet Deron Williams, Beyonce’s significant other and tall, suspicious Russian billionaires notwithstanding. Plenty of teams stumbled out of the gate in their first game back since the All Star break; here’s hoping New Jersey joins the crowd.

I’d say more, but I only have a day to paint my living room silver and black.