Joe D'Amico's NBA High Roller Winner
Philadelphia vs. Indiana,
04/21/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 109 - 106
Point Spread: -4½/-109 Indiana
Today's winner is Indiana over Philadelphia. This is my High Roller Play.
Philadelphia is on the cusp of earning a spot in the post-season. They either need one more win or a Milwaukee loss. Indiana owns the #3 seed and are currently one of the NBA's hottest teams, winning 7 in a row and 11 of their L12 SU, covering their L5 straight. The Pacers boast an 11-1 mark in April and get to play their final three regular season games at home. In their 11 victories this month, Indiana is averaging 106.6 PPG. The front line of Granger, Hibbert, and West are combining for 44.2 PPG and 20.3 RPG on the season. The trio has lit up Philly for 53 PPG and 23 RPG in their three meetings this season. Guards, George, Collison (check status), Hill, and Barbosa rotate very smoothly while Forward, Hansbrough has matured quite nicely these past months. The unit has 8 players either flirting with or averaging DDs each game. Indy will want to "fine-tune" their squad going into the playoffs. The Sixers have dropped 7 of their L10 SU, and failed to cover 3 straight before beating up on the Cavs on Thursday. But that is their M.O. They can handle bad teams but fold when having to face solid ones. Since their March 14th loss to Indiana, Philadelphia has gone 7-13 SU, with only one victory over a team with a winning record. Their front court doesn't have the talent to measure up here. The 76ers are 5-11-1 ATS their L17 meetings vs. the Pacers, 17-35 ATS their L52 games played vs. teams with a SU winning record, and 2-8 ATS their L10 games played as a 'dog. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS their L7 games played at home, 5-0 ATS their L5 games played following a SU win, and 4-0 ATS their L4 games vs. the Eastern Conference. Take Indiana. Thank you.