Two for Tuesday Pros

Jun 8, 2004 5:18 AM


Staples Center, Los Angeles

Pistons (+8) at Lakers: Detroit looked faster, younger and hungrier than the Lakers in pulling off an easy Game 1 upset. Look for Los Angeles to again turn the switch on, otherwise the Pistons head to the Palace ahead 2-0 with three on their court.

We had success playing "under" 170 in the opener and still believe the 168½ is too high. Look for another grinder, just the way Larry Brown likes it. We think Detroit can hang under the number, but the total is our recommended play. UNDER 168½, DETROIT.

Last week: 1-1

NBA season: 35-26

NHL season: 30-31

NOTE: Stanley Cup Game 7 was played Monday night just before GamingToday went to press. We picked Tampa Bay to win the Cup and stuck to it.