Another 2-3 day last night which brings my record to 4-6 early on in the season. The Brooklyn Nets didn’t do me any favors when they blew a 22-point lead at home in the third quarter and wound up losing by eleven points to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Onward and upward tonight with only three games on tap.
Let’s try to get a perfect 3-0 record in our NBA Predictions for Tuesday Night:
CHICAGO (2-1) over Orlando (2-0)
I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the Magic this season, having last their best player Dwight Howard. They are scoring the second most points in the NBA (108.5 PPG), although they have yet to play a game on the road. Chicago is not an easy place to play regardless if Derrick Rose is in the lineup or not, as they rely on a great half court defense, which is ranked 2nd in the NBA in points against per game (87.3).
Chicago is the better team and should cruise at home, 95-85.
OKLAHOMA CITY (1-2) over Toronto (1-2)
It’s still too early in the season to panic about the Thunder only having a 1-2 record. Kevin Martin has picked up the slack scoring wise for James Harden, and before you know it OKC will put some wins together. Four of their next five games are against Toronto, Detroit twice, and the Cavaliers, that should easily be four wins right there.
Oklahoma City is 10-2 over the last twelve games at home. I like the Thunder to get back on track tonight, 112-100.
DENVER (0-3) over Detroit (0-3)
Of the four winless teams left in the NBA, two of them will meet tonight. Denver hasn’t had an easy go of things with three straight road games to open the season, all on the East coast. It won’t get much easier either, as fourteen of their next twenty games are on the road.
The Pistons struggled on the road last season, and they are already 0-2 on the road this season. I’ll take the Nuggets, 108-92.