The numbers for Monday's games:
Cleveland -6 @ Washington 190.5
Utah +6 @ Houston 184
San Antonio -2 @ Denver 191.5
First things first, you might as well parlay any bet made tonight with Cleveland to win. The Wizards have no desire to get on a plane and fly to Cleveland. They got a great game from Jamison on in Game 3 and still lost, so expect the whole team to pack it in and get ready for the fishing trip.
That said, two important games follow Cleveland/Washington tonight. Utah/Houston has been the home series and looks to be turning into the 7 game series everyone expected. As in game 1 and 2, I like Houston to win and cover. I expect Utah spent all the energy tying up the series and not be able to hang with Houston late. One important number, Utah is 2-11 ATS in the last 13 road games.
In the late game, Denver faces a virtual must win. Like everyone else, I want Denver to win this game, make this a series and ultimately unseat the Spurs. Unfortunately I just don't see it happening. The Spurs are a strong bet at -2, although I'll put one caveat on this pick. Iverson was always good for 1 monster game in the playoffs as a Sixer. I can see George Karl calling AI into his office, taking any handcuffs he might have had off of Iverson and hoping he can win one on his own tonight. One other note about tonight's game, Under is 22-7-1 in the last 30 meetings.
Thus the picks for tonight are CLEVELAND to win parlayed with everything, HOUSTON, and SAN ANTONIO. Id also look into Iverson OVER 28 points and assists (-150), as I expect a big game. Lock it in right now and get ready to make it RAIN.