5* NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ABSOLUTE SMASH
Philadelphia vs. Orlando,
04/16/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 100 - 113
Point Spread: -5/-109 Philadelphia
5* NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ABSOLUTE SMASH: 76ers -5
The Orlando Magic were able to come away with a 100-84 win at Cleveland on Sunday without Dwight Howard. It shouldn't be all that surprising considering the Magic were fighting for position in the playoffs and the Cavs are just counting down the days till their season is over.
Philadelphia is currently 7th in the Eastern Conference just a .5 game ahead of New York and 2.5-games ahead of Milwaukee. They simply can't afford to lose this game, especially with the Magic playing short-handed. Not only will Orland be without Howard, but his backup, Glen Davis, injured his knee yesterday and is not expected to play.
I won big just a few days ago, taking the Hawks -1.5 at Orlando, and I plan on doing the same tonight.
Another reason I like Philadelphia, is the fact that they got embarrassed at home by the Nets in their last game. They lost 89-95 as an 11-point favorite. That wake up call should have them playing with more intensity and focus than they already would have. The 76ers are 36-18 ATS off an upset loss to a division rival as a favorite since 1996 and 22-11 ATS after a loss by 6 points or less over the last 2 seasons. BET PHILADELPHIA!