Jack's Free Pick Friday!
New Jersey vs. Boston,
03/02/2012 19:30 EDT,
Score: 94 - 107
Point Spread: +6½/-105 New Jersey
The New Jersey Nets are one of the more underrated teams in the league right now. They have played one of the toughest schedules in the NBA, which is a big reason for their poor record. Plus, the Nets have been battling injuries all season, but they are finally starting to get healthy.
New Jersey has a respectable 8-12 road record, going 12-7-1 ATS in the process. They are coming off a road win over the defending champion Dallas Mavericks, proving that they can play with anybody. The Nets just recently got back C Brook Lopez from injury, who is one of the more underrated players in the game. Lopez scored 38 points in their win over the Mavericks.
Boston is simply 'over the hill'. This team is in the midst of a bunch of trade rumors surrounding Rajon Rondo. That is going to be a huge distraction until the trade deadline. I can see why they want to trade Rondo considering this team is in shambles right now at 17-17. They clearly aren't a title contender any longer.
The Nets are 10-1 ATS in road games versus good defensive teams - shooting pct defense of