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11/06/2013 04:36 PM

NBA

Wednesday, November 6

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
TORONTO vs. CHARLOTTE
Toronto is 4-13 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Charlotte
Toronto is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games at home
Charlotte is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

7:00 PM
WASHINGTON vs. PHILADELPHIA
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

7:00 PM
CHICAGO vs. INDIANA
Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 11 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games

7:00 PM
LA CLIPPERS vs. ORLANDO
The total has gone OVER in 12 of the LA Clippers last 18 games when playing on the road against Orlando
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games on the road
Orlando is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games
Orlando is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Clippers

7:30 PM
UTAH vs. BOSTON
Utah is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Utah is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home

8:00 PM
CLEVELAND vs. MILWAUKEE
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cleveland's last 11 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Milwaukee is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland

8:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS vs. MEMPHIS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Memphis
New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Memphis's last 8 games

8:00 PM
GOLDEN STATE vs. MINNESOTA
Golden State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Golden State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Golden State
Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Golden State

8:30 PM
PHOENIX vs. SAN ANTONIO
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Phoenix's last 18 games when playing San Antonio
Phoenix is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
San Antonio is 5-9-2 ATS in its last 16 games when playing at home against Phoenix
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

9:30 PM
DALLAS vs. OKLAHOMA CITY
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Dallas's last 21 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Dallas is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Oklahoma City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Dallas

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/06/2013 04:37 PM

NBA
Short Sheet

Wednesday, November 6

LA Clippers at Orlando, 7:05 ET
LA Clippers: 23-12 ATS after playing 4 consecutive games as favorite
Orlando: 0-9 ATS in home games after playing 2 consecutive home games

Chicago at Indiana, 7:05 ET
Chicago: 10-22 ATS first half of the season
Indiana: 37-24 ATS as a favorite

Toronto at Charlotte, 7:05 ET
Toronto: 40-25 ATS after having lost 2 of their last 3 games
Charlotte: 0-9 ATS off a road win

Washington at Philadelphia, 7:05 ET
Washington: 18-6 ATS revenging a home loss vs opponent
Philadelphia: 4-13 ATS after covering 3 of their last 4 against the spread

Utah at Boston, 7:35 ET
Utah: 20-8 ATS after failing to cover the spread in 2 or more consecutive games
Boston: 67-100 ATS in home games after playing 2 consecutive road games

New Orleans at Memphis, 8:05 ET
New Orleans: 16-32 ATS in road games after 3 or more consecutive overs
Memphis: 25-12 ATS off a home win

Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8:05 ET
Cleveland: 14-3 OVER after 3 or more consecutive unders
Milwaukee: 12-2 OVER in home games after playing a game as a home underdog

Golden State at Minnesota, 8:05 ET
Golden State: 48-30 ATS after 1 or more consecutive unders
Minnesota: 43-68 ATS after a close loss by 3 points or less

Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:35 ET
Phoenix: 35-48 ATS in all games
San Antonio: 54-34 ATS in home games

Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:35 ET
Dallas: 26-15 ATS in road games
Oklahoma City: 38-21 OVER as a home favorite of 6.5 to 9 points

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/06/2013 06:52 PM

NBA

Wednesday, November 6

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Toronto 0 0th Charlotte +2.5 500

Charlotte 0 Over 186 500

Chicago 0 0th Chicago +2.5 500

Indiana 0 Under 183 500 POD # 4

L.A. Clippers 0 0th Orlando +7 500

Orlando 0 Over 209.5 500

Washington 0 0th Washington -2.5 500

Philadelphia 0 Over 205.5 500

Utah - 7:30 PM ET Boston -4.5 500

Boston - Under 185 500

New Orleans - 8:00 PM ET Memphis -7.5 500

Memphis - Over 189.5 500

Cleveland - 8:00 PM ET Cleveland -2 500

Milwaukee - Over 189 500

Golden State - 8:00 PM ET Golden State +1 500 POD # 1

Minnesota - Over 210 500 POD # 2

Phoenix - 8:30 PM ET Phoenix +13.5 500

San Antonio - Under 197.5 500

Dallas - 9:30 PM ET Dallas +7 500

Oklahoma City - Over 210.5 500 POD # 3

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
cnotes Posts:25703 Followers:33
11/07/2013 06:21 PM

Thursday, November 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

L.A. Clippers - 7:00 PM ET Miami -6 500 POD # 1

Miami - Over 207 500

Atlanta - 9:00 PM ET Atlanta +4.5 500

Denver - Over 203 500 POD # 4

L.A. Lakers - 9:30 PM ET Houston -13 500 POD # 2

Houston - Under 217.5 500 POD # 3

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/07/2013 06:34 PM

NBA
Dunkel

LA Clippers at Miami
The Heat look to take advantage of a Clippers team that is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games in Miami. Miami is the pick (-5) according to Dunkel, which has the Heat favored by 15 1/2. Dunkel Pick: Miami (-5). Here are all of today's picks.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Game 701-702: LA Clippers at Miami (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Clippers 116.924; Miami 132.560
Dunkel Line & Total: Miami by 15 1/2; 204
Vegas Line & Total: Miami by 5; 210 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Miami (-5); Under

Game 703-704: Atlanta at Denver (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Atlanta 115.226; Denver 116.190
Dunkel Line & Total: Denver by 1; 211
Vegas Line & Total: Denver by 3 1/2; 203 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Atlanta (+3); Over

Game 705-706: LA Lakers at Houston (9:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 115.033; Houston 123.646
Dunkel Line & Total: Houston by 8 1/2; 224
Vegas Line & Total: Houston by 13 1/2; 219
Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers (+13 1/2); Over




NBA
Long Sheet

Thursday, November 7

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LA CLIPPERS (3 - 2) at MIAMI (3 - 2) - 11/7/2013, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA CLIPPERS are 404-471 ATS (-114.1 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
LA CLIPPERS are 159-202 ATS (-63.2 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record since 1996.
MIAMI is 90-128 ATS (-50.8 Units) in November games since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
LA CLIPPERS is 2-1 against the spread versus MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
LA CLIPPERS is 2-1 straight up against MIAMI over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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ATLANTA (2 - 2) at DENVER (0 - 3) - 11/7/2013, 9:05 PM
Top Trends for this game.
DENVER is 30-13 ATS (+15.7 Units) in home games against Southeast division opponents since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
ATLANTA is 2-1 against the spread versus DENVER over the last 3 seasons
DENVER is 2-1 straight up against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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LA LAKERS (2 - 3) at HOUSTON (4 - 1) - 11/7/2013, 9:35 PM
Top Trends for this game.
LA LAKERS are 37-53 ATS (-21.3 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 10-22 ATS (-14.2 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 15-30 ATS (-18.0 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) in road games when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 2 seasons.
LA LAKERS are 10-23 ATS (-15.3 Units) in road games versus good offensive teams - scoring 99+ points/game over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
HOUSTON is 4-3 against the spread versus LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
HOUSTON is 4-3 straight up against LA LAKERS over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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NBA
Armadillo's Write-Up

Thursday, November 7

Hot teams
-- Miami won its two home games, by 12-10 points. Clippers won three of their last four games.
-- Rockets won four of their first five games.

Cold teams
-- Nuggets are 0-3, losing by 2-15-8 points. Atlanta lost two of three on road, losing by 2-9 points.
-- Lakers lost three of their last four games.

Series records
-- Clippers lost last four visits to Miami by 24-11-18-23 points.
-- Nuggets won five of their last six games with Atlanta.
-- Lakers lost four of last six games with Houston.

Totals
-- Four of five Clipper games went over the total.
-- Six of last nine Atlanta-Denver games went over the total. Over is 4-0 in Hawks' games this year.
-- Nine of last eleven Rocket-Laker games went over the total.




NBA

Thursday, November 7

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Trend Report
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7:00 PM
LA CLIPPERS vs. MIAMI
LA Clippers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 8 games at home
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

9:00 PM
ATLANTA vs. DENVER
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Denver's last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 10 games when playing Atlanta

9:30 PM
LA LAKERS vs. HOUSTON
LA Lakers are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Houston
LA Lakers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing LA Lakers


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NBA

Thursday, November 7

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NBA TNT doubleheader: Clippers at Heat, Lakers at Rockets
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Los Angeles Clippers at Miami Heat (-5.5, 209.5)

Two of the most talented - if underachieving - teams in the league thus far square off when the Miami Heat host the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. The defending champion Heat have won two straight, but they've hardly looked like a slam-dunk pick to repeat, dropping road games to lowly Philadelphia and banged-up Brooklyn. The Clippers might have been looking ahead to the showdown with Miami when they lost 98-90 at Orlando on Wednesday, snapping a three-game winning streak.

Miami hasn't had trouble finding the basket, topping 100 points in each of its first five contests - a franchise record to start the season. Los Angeles lit up the scoreboard through its first four games before going cold against the Magic. The teams split a pair of matchups last season with the home team winning each; Miami has won four straight at home in the series.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, TNT, TSN

LINE: Miami opened 5.5 and went as high as -6. The total opened at 210.5 and is down to 209.5.

POWER RANKINGS: Clippers (-12.5) - Heat (-15.0) + Home Court (-3.0) = Heat -6

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (3-2, 3-2 ATS): Los Angeles was red-hot before falling flat in Orlando, posting its two lowest-scoring quarters of the season including a 16-point effort in the fourth. The shots wouldn't fall, as the Clippers went 3-for-19 from 3-point range and shot 37.9 percent overall. The performance certainly was not indicative of a team that shoots 47.5 percent for the season and has four players averaging 17 points or more.

ABOUT THE HEAT (3-2, 2-3 ATS): Miami was impressive in its 104-95 win at Toronto on Tuesday without forward Chris Bosh, who was with his wife for the birth of a child. Bosh will be back against the Clippers, and the Heat seem to have received a wake-up call from their two early losses. They still boast one of the most talented lineups in the league, and LeBron James is again putting up huge numbers with 25.6 points, eight assists and 5.6 rebounds per game.

TRENDS:

* Over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings in Miami.
* Over is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings.
* Home team is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
* Clippers are 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings in Miami.



Los Angeles Lakers at Houston Rockets (-13, 218)

Dwight Howard faces his former team for the first time when the Houston Rockets star center leads his team into a home matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Howard had one rocky season with the Lakers before jumping ship and signing an $88 million deal with the Rockets this offseason. He was booed in a return to the Staples Center to play the Clippers on Monday, but is off to a solid start with Houston, including a 29-point, 13-rebound effort in a 116-101 win at Portland on Tuesday.

Without Howard in the fold and still playing without injured superstar Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles has limped out of the gate, giving up an average of 109 points, second-most in the league entering play Wednesday. Lakers starters produced 32 points on 12-of-34 shooting in a 123-104 loss at Dallas on Tuesday. Point guard Steve Nash continued his slow start with five points and four assists in 20 minutes.

TV: 9:30 p.m. ET, TNT

LINE: Houston opened as -13.5 and has come down to -13. The total opened at 217.5 and is up to 218.

POWER RANKINGS: Lakers (-4.6) - Rockets (-12.0) + Home Court (-3.0) = Rockets -10.4

ABOUT THE LAKERS (2-3, 3-2 ATS): According to Elias, Tuesday was the first time since the NBA-ABA merger that no Lakers starter scored more than 10 points. It continued an inconsistent start without Bryant that has coach Mike D'Antoni going back to the drawing board. "You can't get blown out and then think now we need to learn to win," he told reporters after the loss to Dallas. "No, we need to learn how to play."

ABOUT THE ROCKETS (4-1, 3-1-1 ATS): Given that it came the night after a blowout loss in Los Angeles, the Houston win in Portland was impressive. The Rockets shot 54.7 percent from the floor, outrebounded the Trail Blazers by a whopping 47-30 margin and seemed to get stronger as the second half of the back-to-back dragged on, outscoring Portland by 10 points following intermission. With Howard leading the way with an NBA-high 14.6 rebounds entering Wednesday's action, Houston ranks second in rebounding differential (10.2).

TRENDS:

* Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
* Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Houston.
* Over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
* Lakers are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/07/2013 06:39 PM

NBA

Thursday, November 7

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NBA Top 4: Coldest offensive starts to the season
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The first week of the NBA season often results in some of the clunkiest, clumsiest basketball fans will see all year - and the 2013-14 campaign is no exception.

A handful of teams have had trouble generating much offense and that list includes clubs expected to rank among the highest-scoring units in the league. The sample size may be small, but further struggles may be cause for concern.

Here are four teams that could use some offensive fine-tuning:

New York Knicks (92 points per game; O/U: 2-2-0)

The Knicks are only going to go as far as their up-and-down offense will take them. And through the first four games of the season, that offense has them 1-3 and struggling for answers. Star forward Carmelo Anthony is shooting just 37.1 percent from the field and isn't getting much help from a meager supporting staff. The loss of Tyson Chandler to a fractured fibula will only hamper the Knicks further, since it forces them to either give Amar'e Stoudemire or Kenyon Martin more minutes or play (gasp) Andrea Bargnani in the middle - a move that almost certainly won't end well.


Denver Nuggets (93.3 ppg; O/U: 1-2-0)

The Nuggets look nothing like the team that led the NBA in scoring a season ago, favoring a half-court attack over the up-tempo assault they rode to a 57-win campaign. The departure of Andre Iguodala and a major injury to Danilo Gallinari has severely dampened Denver's ability to run the floor, resulting in far fewer transition baskets. The secondary scoring should improve - no player other than Ty Lawson is averaging more than 11 points per game - but fans hoping for a return to last year's triple-digit explosions will likely be disappointed.


San Antonio Spurs (99.8 ppg; O/U: 2-2-0)

While coming up just shy of 100 points per game is nothing to complain about, it pales slightly in comparison to the 103-point average the Spurs had last season. The explanation for the modest scoring drop is simpler here than in other examples: the Spurs are taking - and making - fewer 3-pointers than they did in 2012-13. San Antonio averaged better than eight 3s on 21.5 attempts last year and are at just 6.5 3-pointers on 17.3 attempts so far this season. If Danny Green (22.2 percent) can find his long-range stroke - and history says he will - the Spurs will be back over 100 soon.


Sacramento Kings (94.5 ppg; O/U: 2-2-0)

This seems more like the real Kings, as opposed to the often-dysfunctional but strangely-effective unit that boasted a Top-10 scoring average last season. With their most accurate perimeter shooter from last season (Tyreke Evans) now playing for New Orleans, guard Isaiah Thomas has actually emerged as a solid No. 1 option, averaging better than 20 points on 49 percent shooting. It's the rest of the key players - aside from all-world center DeMarcus Cousins - that have regressed, resulting in the Kings shooting just 41 percent from the field. Expect it to get worse, as Thomas isn't likely to stay hot all year.

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NBA

Short Sheet

Thursday, November 7

LA Clippers at Miami, 7:00 ET
LA Clippers: 205-271 ATS off a road loss
Miami: 38-23 ATS as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points

Atlanta at Denver, 9:05 ET
Atlanta: 31-18 OVER after one or more consecutive overs
Denver: 6-16 ATS when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days

LA Lakers at Houston, 9:35 ET
LA Lakers: 23-10 UNDER after allowing 100 points or more 2 straight games
Houston: 85-57 UNDER after playing 3 consecutive road games

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/08/2013 05:33 PM

Inside the Paint

November 8, 2013


Game to Watch – Golden State (4-1 SU, 3-1-1 ATS) at San Antonio (4-1 SU, 2-3 ATS)

Tonight’s showdown between from the AT&T Center between the Spurs and Warriors will be a rematch of last year’s Western Conference semifinals. Even though San Antonio won this series in six games, many pundits believe Golden State gained confidence in the second round matchup despite losing. Looking at the opening numbers for Friday, it makes you believe the oddsmakers agree. In the three home games during last year’s conference semifinals, the Spurs were favored by 9 ½, 7 ½ and 7 points. For tonight’s matchup, San Antonio opened as a 4 ½-point favorite.

Heading into Friday’s affair, Golden State has won three straight (2-0-1 ATS) games, the last two coming on the road. The Warriors are known for their sharpshooters and ability to score in bunches but the defense is overlooked. Mark Jackson’s squad has given up 93 points or less during their current winning streak, which has helped the ‘under’ go 3-0 during this span.

San Antonio returned home Wednesday after a three-game road trip and defeated Phoenix 99-96. The Spurs definitely had some jet lag and never came close to covering as 13-point favorites. Including the win over the Suns, San Antonio is now 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS at home.

The total opened at 202 ½ and was pushed up quickly to 203 ½ points. The ‘under’ is 3-2 for both the Warriors and Spurs this season.

Unbeaten Pacers

Indiana (5-0 SU, 4-1 ATS) will look for its sixth consecutive victory to start the season on Friday as Toronto (2-3 SU, 1-4 ATS) visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers have looked sharp this season and it all starts with their defense, which is allowing a league best 84.4 points per game. That effort has helped the ‘under’ go 4-1 for Indiana this season. The Pacers opened as 8 ½-point home favorites against the Raptors, who have dropped two straight games after starting the season 2-1. Toronto’s offense has been shaky (94 PPG) this season and a lot of fingers are pointing at Rudy Gay. The former UConn standout is shooting 33.7 percent from the field, which has translated into 16.8 PPG. Last season, the road team won and covered all four meetings between the pair and three of the decisions were decided by exactly two points. The ‘under’ went 3-1 in the four contests.

Hunter to Hunted

The Magic (5-0) and Suns (4-0-1) have a combined 9-0-1 record ATS this season and in the 10 games they’ve played, the pair have been underdogs nine times. In the other instance, Phoenix was a short favorite (-3) against Utah and it captured an 87-84 win on a late 3-pointer but the ATS result was a push.

Oddsmakers have adjusted to the pair and I believe the experts behind the counter went a little too far, especially for Friday’s matchups.

Orlando will be laying points for the first time this season, opening as a 5 ½-point home favorite against Boston (1-4 SU, 2-3 ATS). After a 0-2 start on the road, the Magic have ripped off three straight wins at home against quality clubs in the Pelicans, Nets and Clippers. Orlando’s confidence should be very high but a letdown should be expected, especially against a Celtics club that just won their first game of the season on Wednesday at home against Utah, 97-87. Boston is limited offensively (89.4 PPG) and new head coach Brad Stevens has slowed down the game (75 Attempts Per Game) to hide this weakness. If the Magic continue to shoot well, then another win and cover is expected but remember that the NBA is about styles and the Celtics should be able to frustrate them tonight.

Phoenix continues to turn some heads this season, especially with a limited amount of talent. The Suns have started 3-2 and in the two losses, the club earned moral victories against two of the top contenders in the Western Conference – Oklahoma City (96-103) and San Antonio (96-99). Personally, I believe losing close games is a sign of a team that isn’t very good and vice versa. The Suns have a decent backcourt with Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic but after that, the talent pool for first-year head coach Jeff Hornacek is very thin. Oddsmakers sent out the Suns as 2 ½-point home favorites, which certainly tells you what they think about this year’s Nuggets squad.

Total Talk

Something has to give with one total tonight when the Cavaliers and 76ers meet from Philadelphia. In five games, Cleveland has watched the ‘under’ go 4-1 while Philadelphia has been the exact opposite with the ‘over’ connecting an 80 percent mark (4-1). Oddsmakers at CRIS, a major offshore sportsbook, sent out 201 ½ on tonight’s total and it’s already been pushed up to 203 ½. Philadelphia is the worst defensive team (108.4 PPG) in the league but Cleveland’s offense is ranked near the bottom of the league in field goal percentage (41.4%) and scoring (90.6 PPG). The Cavaliers strength is their defense and despite giving up 109 points on the road to Milwaukee on Wednesday, nobody else has put up more than 94 in the other four games.

Road Favorites

Bettors keeping score at home should make a note that road favorites are 9-13 SU and 7-15 ATS this season. Tonight we have four more situations on tap and some of the clubs laying points haven’t been productive in this spot.

Cleveland (-3) at Philadelphia – The Cavaliers are 0-2 both SU and ATS as road favorites this season, losing outright at Charlotte (84-90) and Milwaukee (104-109).

New York (-2 ½) at Charlotte – New York hasn’t been in this role this season but it did get embarrassed by Charlotte 102-97 at home on Tuesday as a 9 ½-point favorite. Center Tyson Chandler (knee) is out for at least 4-6 weeks.

Brooklyn at Washington – The Nets are 0-2 both SU and ATS in this role, losing at Cleveland (94-98) on opening night before getting rattle at Orlando (86-107) on Nov. 3.

Oklahoma City at Detroit – OKC defeated Utah 101-98 on the road in its season opener but failed to cover the six-point number. The Thunder are 1-3 ATS this season, which includes a 0-2 mark on the road.

Back-to-Back Spots

Two teams will be playing on no rest tonight – Los Angeles Lakers (3-3 SU, 4-2 ATS) and Denver Nuggets (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS).

Los Angeles knocked off Houston 99-98 on Thursday as a 13-point road underdog. Some betting shops had the Lakers listed as high as 10/1 (Bet $100 to win $1,000) on the money-line against Houston. Prior to last night’s win, Los Angeles only had two wins and they both came at home. The Lakers have only played once this season with no rest and they lost at Golden State on Oct. 30 by 29 points (94-125). On Friday the Lakers head to New Orleans (2-3 SU, 2-3 ATS) and they’re listed as nine-point underdogs, which seems a little high but point guard Steven Nash will be rested in the back-to-back situation. The Pelicans are 1-3 when listed as favorites this season.

Denver won its first game of the season last night, defeating Atlanta 109-107 at home. The Nuggets trek to the desert on Friday for a matchup against Phoenix. This will be the second road game of the season for Denver, who lost 90-88 to Sacramento on Oct. 30. Phoenix point guard Goran Dragic (ankle) missed the last two games but is expected to play on Friday.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/08/2013 05:34 PM

Hoop Trends - Friday

November 8, 2013


ATS TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Pacers are 10-0 ATS (13.75 ppg) since Mar 03, 2012 as a favorite after a double digit win at home in which they allowed less than 40% from the field.

OU TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Jazz are 14-0-1 OU (11.27 ppg) since Nov 13, 2009 on the road with at most one day of rest after a loss in which they scored less than 10% of their points from the three-point line.

PLAYER TREND OF THE DAY:

-- The Bulls are 0-12 ATS (-6.88 ppg) since Feb 02, 2012 after Carlos Boozer scored fewer than 10 points in a loss.

CHOICE TREND:

-- The Raptors are 0-9 OU (-11.83 ppg) since Feb 10, 2013 after Rudy Gay took more than 20 shots last game.

ACTIVE TRENDS:

-- The Mavericks are 8-0 ATS (3.94 ppg) since Mar 24, 2012 after a double digit loss in which they were outshot by at least 10 percent.

-- The Cavaliers are 7-0 ATS (13.50 ppg) since Jan 06, 2012 on the road after Tristan Thompson scored fewer than 10 points in a road loss.

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/08/2013 05:37 PM

NBA Power Poll


Division Rankings

There haven't been any modifications from the preseason version, but only because Philadelphia rescued the Atlantic from the early ineptitude that the Knicks and Celtics have displayed. With a 76ers decline likely and Tyson Chandler potentially sidelined for an extended period, it would be surprising to see the division ranked this high next week. Despite some wacky early results, the Western Conference again looks deeper, but the East has its share of beasts.

1) Southwest
2) Central
3) Atlantic
4) Pacific
5) Northwest
6) Southeast

Playoff Projections

Eastern Conference
1) Miami
2) Indiana
3) Brooklyn
4) Chicago
5) New York
6) Cleveland
7) Detroit
8) Toronto

Western Conference
1) L.A. Clippers
2) San Antonio
3) Houston
4) Oklahoma City
5) Golden State
6) Memphis
7) Minnesota
8) New Orleans

2013-14 NBA Finals Prediction

Miami over L.A. Clippers - Doc Rivers hasn't had much luck against Miami's "Big Three" despite consistently finding ways to compete. That should be the theme again come June, though adding Chris Paul's competitive fire to the mix would make for a riveting Finals. Still, this is the best Heat team ever assembled, so if key guys stay healthy, we'll see a three-peat.

Power Rankings

Rank Team Betting Notes Last Week

1 Indiana Pacers (4-0 SU, 3-1 ATS) 6

3 Los Angeles Clippers (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) 2

3 Miami Heat (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) 1

4 San Antonio Spurs (3-1 SU, 2-2 ATS) 4

5 Houston Rockets (4-1 SU, 2-2-1 ATS) 5

6 Golden State Warriors (3-1 SU, 2-1-1 ATS) 7

7 Minnesota Timberwolves (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) 13

8 Brooklyn Nets (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) 8

9 Oklahoma City Thunder (2-1 SU, 0-3 ATS) 11

10 Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS) 12

11 Dallas Mavericks (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) 15

12 Memphis Grizzlies (2-2 SU, 0-4 ATS) 10

13 Philadelphia 76ers (3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) 30

14 Chicago Bulls (1-2 SU, 0-3 ATS) 3

15 Phoenix Suns (3-1 SU, 3-0-1 ATS) 27

16 Portland Trail Blazers (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) 16

17 Orlando Magic (2-2 SU, 4-0 ATS) 26

18 Detroit Pistons (2-2 SU, 3-1 ATS) 18

19 Charlotte Bobcats (2-2 SU, 2-1-1 ATS) 29

20 Atlanta Hawks (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) 21

21 Toronto Raptors (2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS) 20

22 New York Knicks (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS) 9

23 Los Angeles Lakers (2-3 SU, 3-2 ATS) 23

24 New Orleans Pelicans (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS) 14

25 Denver Nuggets (0-3 SU, 1-2 ATS) 17

26 Washington Wizards (0-3 SU, 1-2 ATS) 19

27 Sacramento Kings (1-3 SU, 0-3-1 ATS) 24

28 Milwaukee Bucks (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS) 25

29 Boston Celtics (0-4 SU, 2-2 ATS) 22

30 Utah Jazz (0-4 SU, 1-2-1 ATS) 28

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs:
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11/08/2013 05:39 PM

NBA
Dunkel

Dallas at Minnesota
The Timberwolves look to bounce back from their 106-93 loss to Golden State on Wednesday and build on their 4-0 ATS record in their last 4 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. Minnesota is the pick (-4) according to Dunkel, which has the Timberwolves favored by 6. Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-4). Here are all of today's picks.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Game 501-502: New York at Charlotte (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: New York 118.475; Charlotte 113.429
Dunkel Line & Total: New York by 5; 185
Vegas Line & Total: New York by 2 1/2; 191 1/2
Dunkel Pick: New York (-2 1/2); Under

Game 503-504: Toronto at Indiana (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Toronto 120.946; Indiana 123.202
Dunkel Line & Total: Indiana by 2 1/2; 193
Vegas Line & Total: Indiana by 9; 186 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (+9); Over

Game 505-506: Boston at Orlando (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Boston 112.861; Orlando 121.278
Dunkel Line & Total: Orlando by 8 1/2; 184
Vegas Line & Total: Orlando by 6 1/2; 189 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Orlando (-6 1/2); Under

Game 507-508: Cleveland at Philadelphia (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Cleveland 112.182; Philadelphia 117.263
Dunkel Line & Total: Philadelphia by 5; 212
Vegas Line & Total: Cleveland by 3 1/2; 203 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Philadelphia (+3 1/2); Over

Game 509-510: Brooklyn at Washington (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Brooklyn 116.904; Washington 119.343
Dunkel Line & Total: Washington by 2 1/2; 204
Vegas Line & Total: Brooklyn by 3; 197
Dunkel Pick: Washington (+3); Over

Game 511-512: Oklahoma City at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Oklahoma City 123.218; Detroit 119.144
Dunkel Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 5; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Oklahoma City by 2 1/2; 196
Dunkel Pick: Oklahoma City (-2 1/2); Under

Game 513-514: Utah at Chicago (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Utah 113.958; Chicago 119.140
Dunkel Line & Total: Chicago by 5; 192
Vegas Line & Total: Chicago by 13; 187
Dunkel Pick: Utah (+13); Over

Game 515-516: Dallas at Minnesota (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Dallas 118.574; Minnesota 124.780
Dunkel Line & Total: Minnesota by 6; 204
Vegas Line & Total: Minnesota by 4; 209
Dunkel Pick: Minnesota (-4); Under

Game 517-518: LA Lakers at New Orleans (8:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: LA Lakers 114.206; New Orleans 115.915
Dunkel Line & Total: New Orleans by 1 1/2; 208
Vegas Line & Total: New Orleans by 9 1/2; 202
Dunkel Pick: LA Lakers (+9 1/2); Over

Game 519-520: Golden State at San Antonio (8:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Golden State 120.983; San Antonio 132.532
Dunkel Line & Total: San Antonio by 11 1/2; 195
Vegas Line & Total: San Antonio by 9 1/2; 203 1/2
Dunkel Pick: San Antonio (-9 1/2); Under

Game 521-522: Denver at Phoenix (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Denver 116.190; Phoenix 120.128
Dunkel Line & Total: Phoenix by 4;
Vegas Line & Total: No Line
Dunkel Pick: N/A

Game 523-524: Sacramento at Portland (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Sacramento 116.786; Portland 114.088
Dunkel Line & Total: Sacramento by 2 1/2; 210
Vegas Line & Total: Portland by 7 1/2; 203
Dunkel Pick: Sacramento (+7 1/2); Over

Always remember the 3 G's Girls,Golf, Gambling not in any particular order......:2thumbs: