upcoming week of games with implications for the Memphis Pick:
Memphis: Sac, Lakers, @ Atl, @Brooklyn
NO: Cle, Lakers, Minny, @Dal
Portland: @Indy, @ Atl, @ Orl, Wash
SA: Orl, Indy, @Cha
Sac: @OKC, @Mem, Det, Wash
absolute best case, Memphis loses all 4 games, NO, Portland, Sac win their 4 and SA wins their 3 but we know that's not happening.
Most reasonable results:
Mem: 1-3 with a win over Sac. could go 2-2 depending on how Atl plays.
NO: 2-2 with losses to Lakers and Dallas but considering how they've improved, 4-0 or 3-1 wouldn't shock me.
Portland: 1-3 with the only bankable win against Wash. Portland's a hot mess but who know, they could go 4-0 or 3-1. Only real tough team is Indy.
SA: 3-0. anything less is a real disappointment.
Sac: 2-2. figure they lose on the road and win at home.
All but Portland figure to gain some ground on Memphis this coming week based on reasonable outcomes but that's why they play the games.