I probably won't be online for the start of the game tonight, and I dunno if we're going to start having game threads this early in the season, when the lines and the over/unders are less clear. But if so, I hereby take the Wizards against whatever spread, and I take the under on points by the big 3, who are still a little rusty.
Also, I see the Wizards looking sloppy in the first, jumping out in the second, then getting a big lead in the third and inserting the second unit. Playing time for Taser will lead to 2 blocks, which will start raising a few eyebrows around the league.
We'll nonetheless get some sort of a scare in the fourth quarter before closing out strong. Because these are the Washington Wizards, and no lead is safe.
...Or, alternatively, the curse of the shorthanded team will continue and Ike Diogu will have a career night. The Wiz, in that case, will make up for it by utterly destroying Boston on Friday.
Them's my predictions. So thrilled that the season has finally started...