Pacers (-2) at Bucks: Indiana wants the best record in the East and home court edge during the playoffs. Milwaukee fans will rally around the Bucks after a tough West Coast trip. Our man Austin Croshere steps up big again in crunch time. INDIANA.
Hornets (+10) at Lakers: The Lakers are on a mission. Blowout home wins over Sacramento and Minnesota have LA in high spirits, especially with the Fab 4 finally intact. If Hornets do lack passion, they’ll get crushed. LA LAKERS.
Last week: 0-2
Oilers at Blues: Huge game in the West with playoff implications abound. The two points are a must for the Blues, which can’t afford to let a home victory get away. This could be a high scoring affair, so you may want to consider the "over" play. ST. LOUIS.
Rangers at Devils: This should get nasty, with plenty of fights since the Rangers aren’t going anywhere. New Jersey chasing Philly for top record in Atlantic Division. Could be another shutout for goalie Martin Brodeur. NEW JERSEY
Last week: 2-0