|Written by Jerry Santiago|
|Friday, 27 February 2009 07:29|
Basketball betting fans have been shocked at the collapse of Detroit while Orlando has seen their pro basketball betting value plummet recently. The Detroit Pistons once seemed assured of a spot in the basketball betting post season but that is no longer the case as they are fighting for their lives and are in their worst stretch of the pro basketball betting season.
Detroit’s 79-83 loss to San Antonio as 1-point home chalks on February 19 was their 5th consecutive basketball betting failure and continued an epic basketball betting collapse in which they got the cash in just 4 out of 19 games. The main culprit for Detroit’s fall has been their inept offense which was ranked 29th overall in the NBA.
Allen Iverson was their leading scorer and his average was only 18.3 points per game. Detroit was a decent basketball betting commodity on the road with a mark of 13-11 against the spread. Detroit was a solid basketball betting “under” team as they posted just 22 overs in 53 games and had a road mark of 10-14 under the number.
The one thing that has kept Detroit alive in the basketball betting post season chase has been their 4th ranked defense. The Orlando Magic were on such a phenomenal basketball betting pace that it was unsustainable and they have been in the midst of a pro basketball betting “market correction” as of late.
Orlando had an overall basketball betting record of 40-14 straight up and 34-19-1 against the spread. Their February 20 win and cover at Charlotte was just their 3rd in 8 games, however. Orlando has been a steady home team against the spread with a mark of 16-11. They have gone under the total 16 out of 27 home games.
Orlando was 24-17-1 against the spread as a chalk. Dwight Howard was the superstar that has dominated for the Magic as he was averaging 20.7 points per game along with a staggering 14.1 rebounds per game to lead the team.
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