We saw this with Dallas as they put together a nice run to get the 8th seed. We also saw this last night with the Clippers as they could not afford to go down two games and then travel to Golden State.
Tonight I think we have two "must win" games in the Pacers and the Bulls. I know the Pacers are a head-case right now but I believe they make the defensive adjustments and get home court back tonight. Secondly the Bulls are in a "must win" situation and will turn in a much better defensive performance and hold the Wiz under 100 points and get the win.
With that...Lets Get 60!
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Hawks @ Pacers (-360): Must win for the Pacers as they make the necessary adjustments to knot the series
Wiz @ Bulls (-235): Must win for the Bulls as they use their defense to get home court back.
White Sox @ Tigers (-246): Verlander on the mound for the Tigers against a guy that will make his first major league start.
Royals (-104) @ Indians: Normally I'd stay away from this one since we have two decent pitchers in Shields and Salazar respectively. However Shields is having an awesome year while Salazar is struggling. Granted this might be the game he figures it out but until he does I'm on the other side.
Cards (-168) @ Mets: Wainright is right as rain as he goes up against a punch-less Mets lineup that is in the bottom 15 in all the offensive categories. Gee is starting for the Mets but what are the chances of him putting together two good starts?
Marlins (+117) @ Braves: We saw last night that the Fish won't quit and with their ace on the mound tonight I like the value here.
Padres @ Brewers (-139): The Brew Crew are the hottest team in the majors right now and with a rejuvenated Gallardo they should easily get past the Padres.
Phillies @ Dodgers (-177): The Dodgers have their ace Ryu on the mound today versus Burnett for the Philies who is pitching with a hernia. Who are you putting your money on?
Good Luck All!