Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Weak Schedule Tonight, What to Look For!

Tonight is a pretty weak four game night in the NBA. The one game that interests me? The Pacers are heading to San Antonio should be the best game tonight. I want to see how the Spurs defend Pacers stud Danny Granger and how the Spurs will pace their game.

The Pacers are one of the quickest teams in the league. They push all the time, put up lots of three's, the whole run and gun deal. The Spurs might try to force a slow, half court execution kind of style. If they do that, the Pacers will have to try keep the game at their pace. If you didn't see the Celts make trash of the Suns, you know running against a fast team works. The Celtics fast brand of ball was great, the ball was in the post and up six or eight seconds into the shot clock. It caught Shaq and the others off guard. So, I would like to see the Spurs take a running approach to this game. Running off of Pacers makes will be key. It will give them many more easy opportunities.

So, who ya got?
Well, I've got the Spurs tonight. Considering both teams played last night, I think the Pacers will come out strong, look for them to take the first quarter, then the Spurs will wake up. The line is Spurs -7.5, they should win by a range of 5-10.