Joe D'amico's NBA 87% Situation Winner
Boston vs. Atlanta,
05/01/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 87 - 80
Point Spread: -4/-108 Atlanta
Today's winner is Atlanta over Boston. This is my 87% Situation Play.
Atlanta dismembered Boston in Game 1, 83-74. Celtics standout, Rajon Rondo is sidelined today serving a one game suspension. At one point, the Hawks led by 19, the Celtics crept back until Rondo was ousted then Atlanta scored the L5 points of the game. Boston's age is catching up to them. They were 0 for 11 in 3-point shooting in Game 1 and most-likely will be without Ray Allen. Between Rondo and Allen, you can kiss away their 26.3 PPG and 7.9 RPG combined. Not to mention the lack of court-generalship and leadership without the duo. Boston was 15-19 SU and 16-17-1 ATS as a visitor this season. The once-feared Celtics squad will be out-ran in transition and by the 4th, they will be breathing out of their mouths. Atlanta is one of the NBA's best home teams, sporting a 24-10 record when hosting this season. Johnson, Smith, Teague, Williams, Green, and Hinrich have the youth, the stamina, and the unselfishness to go up 2-0 in this series here. Atlanta has matured both mentally and emotionally over recent seasons. They have covered 3 straight at home and possess way to much speed for Boston here. The Hawks are 8-1 ATS their L9 Conference Quarter Final games, 11-4-1 ATS their L16 games played as a favorite, 11-4 ATS their L15 games played overall, and 9-4 ATS their L13 games played vs. the East. Take Atlanta. Thank you.